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Gamble on the gladiatorial games in Gladius!

January 05 2021 – Deep Water Games distribution

Gamble on the gladiatorial games in Gladius!

Gamble on the gladiatorial games in Gladius!

We are proud to announce that we will be co-publishing the award-winning board game Gladius, created by Cat Quartet Games!

With more than 3,000 backers on Kickstarter, Gladius supports two to five players who will play as cunning Roman spectators trying to make the most money by betting on and rigging the gladiatorial games. Through the skillful use of underhanded tactics, players can help and hinder teams to alter the outcome of each battle.

“Our team is excited to add Gladius to our catalog and start co-publishing it with the great team at Cat Quartet Games! We fell in love with Gladius early in their journey. They have done such a great job creating, promoting, and kickstarting the game so we are honored to join forces and take it to the next level!” says Jacob Way, President of Deep Water Games.

Gladius has already gathered critical acclaim, including a Seal of Approval from the Dice Tower’s Tom Vasel, the PAX South Tabletop Indie Showcase, Luci People's Choice Award 2018, Bit Awards Tabletop Game of the Year, and comes highly recommended from Kickstart Gaming Magazine.

“Thematically, Gladius works perfectly: nefarious tactics, gambit & intrigue to stay ahead of the game... After all isn't this what Rome was built upon!” says Kickstart Gaming.

Gladius is designed by Victoria Caña & Alex Uboldi of Cat Quartet Games and features art by Cheryl Young.

"We’re so excited to announce that we're working with Deep Water Games to co-publish Gladius. [Chief Operating Officer] Nolan [Nasser] and Jacob are such cool people, as are the rest of the DWG team. It's a dream come true being able to bring Gladius to life and into players' hands. We know players will enjoy the game as much as we loved making it!” says Caña.

Gladius is available for pre-order now. Will you walk away with toga pockets brimming full of gold, or will you be left without a single denarius to your name?

Deep Water Games is a division of Ox Eye Media. Cat Quartet is a boutique board game publisher that focuses on bringing fun, fast, and accessible games to the world.