1-5 players 13+ 30-60 min.
the Iron Bean tl:dr - Carthage is a fantastic light deck builder and skirmish game. Canadian designed and published. Players build decks of gladiator moves and abilities, getting stronger as the game goes on. With a free companion app that gives players access to coop and solo gameplay.
Gladiators take to battle in the hex-based theater as weak combatants, but as their actions gain crowd favor, they develop their tactics (player deck) into a lethal combination of damage, armor, and movement. Carthage is a deckbuilding board game, each player deck mimics what moves a player’s Gladiator will undertake in the arena, giving a progressive game experience. This game uses blended mechanics of deck building, hand management, and a whole lot of ruthless "take-that" combat. Featuring a unique modular ruleset which allows players to be matchmaker and alter the game complexity, play time, and strategic depth! Carthage is a game that players of all skill levels can learn and enjoy. Easy to learn… Easy to die!