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Titan: The Arena - Suggested Card Layout

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Doug Adams writes:

There has been a bit of confusion about how the game is laid out on the table. The rulebook talks about rows and columns, but doesn't give a diagram of a suggested set-up. This is how I play the game. I would love to hear from you if you think the set-up should be different.




 ---                  ---                                  ---
|   |                |   |     Revealed secret bet        |   | Discard
|   |                |   |     monster strength cards     |   | Pile
 ---                  ---                                  ---
  0                    0       Revealed secret bet chips (worth 5)

 ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  
|   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  The creature cards in
|   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  the arena (at start)
 ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  


  0             0                           0           Round 1 bets (worth 4)
 ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  
|   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  
|   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  Round 1 strength cards
 ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  


  0                    0      0                    0    Round 2 bets (worth 3)
 ---   Died    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  
|   |  round  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  
|   |  1      |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  Round 2 strength cards
 ---           ---    ---    ---    ---    ---    ---  


                       0      0                    0    Round 3 bets (worth 2)
 ---   Died    ---    ---    ---    ---   Died    ---  
|   |  round  |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  round  |   |
|   |  1      |   |  |   |  |   |  |   |  2      |   |  Round 3 strength cards
 ---           ---    ---    ---    ---           ---  


                              0                    0    Round 4 bets (worth 1)
 ---   Died    ---   Died    ---    ---   Died    ---  
|   |  round  |   |  round  |   |  |   |  round  |   |
|   |  1      |   |  3      |   |  |   |  2      |   |  Round 4 strength cards
 ---           ---           ---    ---           ---  


                                                        No bets in round 5
 ---   Died    ---   Died    Died   ---   Died    ---  
|   |  round  |   |  round   round |   |  round  |   |
|   |  1      |   |  3       4     |   |  2      |   |  Round 5 strength cards
 ---           ---                  ---           ---  

Remove round 5 creature and total up existing bets for a winner !!

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