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Gorus Maximus - A trick-taking game of gladiatorial combat!

A project in Thunder Bay, Canada by Conor McGoey

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Dispatch gladiators & beasts in an effort to earn Crowd Favour. Match gladiator rank & change trump mid-trick! Free-For-All or TEAMS!
Backers: 2246
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25 CAD

Funded: $56,399 CAD of $14,845 CAD
Dates: Jun 11th -> Jul 11th (31 days)
Project By: Conor McGoey
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Latest News

"At my signal, unleash hell!"

July 11th - via:
 Gladiators, this is our time!We have just smashed the penultimate stretch goal. Now the last goal, metal coins, lays before us, seemingly just out of reach. We have 7 hours left to raise $9,000.  This may seem like an impossible task, but... (Read More)

This Campaign has 22 Hours!

July 10th - via:
Wowza, what a day!Hello all you new gladiators and thanks for joining us in the fray! With less than 24 hours to go it's great to have this final surge. The last few stretch goals are within our grasp :) Just wanted to let you know that during the... (Read More)

Updated Stretch Goals and Reddit AMA?

July 10th - via:
I am currently doing a Reddit AMA, and then I will be updating the stretch goals to give you a peak at what's coming. (Can you say BLING?)  Keep your eyes out, and if you have questions send them to REDDIT HERE!  (Read More)

5 Days to go - 1,500+ Backers - 250+% Funded

July 6th - via:
Alright gladiators, weapons down for a second.... Joe I'm looking at you! Thank you :) This 3rd Kickstarter has been a very different experience than my first two. And it's amazing every time I see a new name join our ranks, and when I welcome a... (Read More)

Would you like to play now?

June 28th - via:
Click the image above!  That's right 1-8 players on Tabletopia!Check it out and have some fun!  (Just a note if you are new to Tabletopia. It doesn't run the game or know the rules. It is literally just a digital version of a table and the... (Read More)

Kickstarter Live Event!

June 26th - via:
Hello Gladiators! Another mini-update to let you know of a few important additions :D KS Live Event - AMAOn Thursday June 28th at 1pm Eastern time I will be hosting a KS Live event where I can demo the game, and answer any questions you may have.... (Read More)

Solo play & BGG Hotness :)

June 22nd - via:
Hello gladiators! Just a mini update to let you know that thanks to a suggestion from Tim Gay, and a few tweaks from me, we have created a solo mode for Gorus Maximus! And it doesn’t just “work,” it’s fun and challenging!  Watch a quick... (Read More)

1,000+ Backers & Stretch Goals Added

June 19th - via:
Hello Gladiators!!Origins was a great success, and allowed us to prove that the game works just as well at 2 players as it does at 8. Check out your favourite board game media creators and a good number of them should have, or will mention it :)... (Read More)

Origins Game Fair 2018

June 15th - via:
"We who are about to die, salut you!"- Well that doesn't seem very positive... but I'm happy :)  (Hopefully everyone gets the reference to the Gladiator film!) Demos! Another 8 player demo! TEAMS! The demos have been going really well and players... (Read More)

Funded in JUST under 12 hours!!!

June 11th - via:
Talk about blood-thirsty!You guys & gals devoured this goal. And I can't thank you enough. I'm honestly somewhat ill-prepared for this... not in the stretch-goal or manufacturing side.. but in the mental preparedness. My last two campaigns were... (Read More)

'Gorus Maximus': Extreme Trick-Taking for Bloodthirsty Crowds

June 11th - via:
"The crowds demand blood, so you have established Gorus Maximus to give them what they want. When gladiators and beasts battle to the death, you will be the real winner." Note: Probably the goriest artwork is actually the front cover of the box, which I’ve placed at the very bottom of this post. It’s cartoony gore, but you can see a little bit of it above, with eyeballs and jawbones and plenty of blood spatters. (Read More)

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