In a recent post on the geek, I asked how many cards is too many cards. This referred to my game idea for Broadway Producer. A response stated that my game is similar to Colosseum, to which I responded, “yes, it is.”
For those of you who don’t know Colosseum is a board game in which you are presenting a show to Caesar. The best final show wins the game.
There are definitely similarities in the games – there is a bidding phase, and investment phase and you finally score the show – that and the theme of putting on a show is similar. But what are the differences:
- It is a card game (possibly a tile game a la Rummikub)
- The bidding mechanic is different
- You keep the same show while in Colosseum you invest in new and bigger shows
- It hopefully is much quicker
- It involves card mechanics (like Rummy) – pick up, put down, throw away
- The cards/tiles also act as money
I am sure there are many other differences but also I am sure it will remind many people of Colosseum (which is a great game so I don’t mind!). I don’t think I am stealing anything – just getting inspiration and certainly borrowing ideas. Be interested in your opinions.