GLADIATOR: Fight to the Finish 2-Person Card Game



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Experience the deadly dance of fighting with sword and shield in this 2-person card game.

Includes 2 decks of hi-quality cards (60 cards each, plus blanks), illustrated rules with historical insights, tally sheets to track your gladiators' often tragically short careers, and 2 custom Roman numeral dice.

Takes only about 20 minutes to play and will keep you on edge as you strive to reduce your opponent – before she takes you down. You must plot your attacks carefully – when to thrust, block, dodge or retreat – as you deftly move closer to delivering the decisive blow.

The game ends when one gladiator has stopped the fight to plea for his life – or lies stretched out dead on the sand.

Half the fun – and heartbreak! – comes with naming your fighters and tracking their careers. If you are skilled or lucky enough to survive many fights, you could be granted your freedom and crowned a champion.

Multiple players can easily become involved taking turns fighting the victor while the audience places their bets.

Fight to the Finish is based on extensive research, but designed to be fast moving and easily learned for ages around 12 and up.

Prove your wits and strength and rise from obscurity to fame and fortune!

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5 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

It’s what we do: We fight to the finish because life matters. David Matson’s “Gladiator” is healthy symbolism and jousting fun in a card game. Handsomely presented with decks for two versions of play and dice whose Roman numerals could decide the fate of the “wounded,” the game is reflective of gladiator history and lore. Pick your battles and think fast. The combat lives on.

alsotango Mar 3, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

We haven’t had a chance to play the game yet as it’s a gift but the package arrived quickly. Very anxious to open it up and play a few rounds! Will be sure to update review once we have. Always happy to support local Maine makers!

Jill Blank Nov 18, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

my experience with David was great. Unfortunately I purchased the game as a gift and had it sent to him so I didn't see it. Sounds like a great game and highly recommend buying.

jody cyr Dec 10, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Who doesn't want a little realism in their card games

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Mike Feb 14, 2022

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