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Winner of the UK Games Expo Awards 2014 "BEST NEW FAMILY GAME" Lay the smackdown on some of Lucha Libre's finest! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 18, 2014.

Winner of the UK Games Expo Awards 2014 "BEST NEW FAMILY GAME" Lay the smackdown on some of Lucha Libre's finest!

About this project

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.

The first edition was launched last October at Spiel in Essen where it rose quickly into the top 30 on the Boardgamegeek GeekBuzz listings for most popular game. It eventually finished twenty-sixth out of over 600 new releases at the event and last weekend Luchador! received the UK Games Expo Award for Best New Family Game.

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THE LEGEND of LUCHADOR! - The story of our success.

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The first edition is now close to selling out and we at Backspindle Games have been listening to the exciting feedback from Luchador! players around the world and working with the designer Mark Rivera to make the game even better.

We are now ready to release the second edition of Luchador!, and it will be even bigger and better than before. With some great new additions to the rules like new individual strengths and weaknesses for each wrestler, awesome Killer Combination moves and even a 3D wrestling ring for those special Championship bouts, you can be sure that this will be the best version of Luchador! possible!

 We are led to believe they had great fun playing Luchador at BGGCon.

Below is a quick overview of how to play the game.

Or for a step by step guide to a one v one match you can look at this

A pdf of the basic rules can be found here

In the new second edition of Luchador! you will get -    

  • 8 - Luchador! Superstar Cards (85 x 118mm)
  • 8 - Advanced Luchador! Cards (85 x 118mm) for all wrestlers with NEW individual Strengths & Weaknesses and Killer Combinations. 
  • 6 - Luchador! Score track Cards (85 x 118mm).
  • 1 - Rules booklet, including Advanced Rules & New match types.
  • 4 - sets of core wrestling dice (for up to 4-player matches)
  • 2 - Green Hit Dice.
  • 2 - Yellow Pin Dice.
  • 1 - Large size Black & Gold Luchador Die.
  • 6 - Wooden Score Markers
  • 1 - Linen backed playing board for your everyday fix of Luchador! madness and mayhem.
  • PLUS - Your own 3D wrestling ring with ropes and 8 wrestler cut-outs with stands for those special championship matches and tournaments.

What's in Luchador! Level up (upgrade pack)

'All this' in the Upgrade Pack
'All this' in the Upgrade Pack
Individual Strengths & Weaknesses and Killer Combinations
Individual Strengths & Weaknesses and Killer Combinations

Your very own 3D ring for special matches or tournaments!

We said at the beginning of this project that we had already added many of our stretch goal ideas, like the additional wrestlers and the 3D Ring, into the basic pledge level for the new edition, but there are a few simple upgrades we can now offer as Stretch goals:   Here is the first of those.

 Now lets get those Meeples.

So which of the new designs would you choose?  Each set of four will contain two of the Luchador Meeple shown above and two of a brand new Lucha - meeple designed by Meeple Source for Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice.  Post a comment on this page and let us know your choice.

ONE SMALL STEP!

The Lucha-Meeples will be added free for our Kick Starter backers only and will not be included in the standard Second Edition of Luchador.

"Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 'is a wonderful game of dice that has only one goal: to offer intense and unpretentious entertainment. From my own experience and the smiling faces of other players, winning or not, Backspindle Games have succeeded brilliantly in delivering that goal. I played the first time with a large German gentleman, I lost heavily, but we had fun, and not much later was I playing it again with my best friends. We had great fun."

Review by Dominique Cortens on 'De Tafel Plakt!

"Honest people Luchador! is cool! Although there is little more than an extremely fast-paced dice orgy behind it, the joy you get when your pumped-up...Aztec warrior or even your super-model sized ‘Blessed Crazy Bitch’ torpedoes an opponent with a piece of furniture or with a hard hitting signature move cannot be denied!

- www.SpielTest.at

"Here is a pretty well thought out action dice game, with a high share of luck, but a whole lot of fun. It never comes to boredom or breaks, because the players are constantly involved. The atmosphere and the wonderfully exaggerated graphics and texts stimulate the motivation to always step up and roll again, even if the opponent can so often get the better throw. There are very few dice games that can play on the happiness of frustration so well!"

www.HeimSpiele.info

For most sport simulation games the results and the scores are delivered in gentle rolls and careful curating of dice. Sums are made and scores are decided; its all very British, it is all very gentlemanly, and civil. Luchador! sweeps all that off the table in one grand gesture...Luchador! deserves its space on your shelf for its simple casual play mechanics and its grand standing, mucho macho bravado, theatrics which it calls out for. For now if you spot a Luchador! box in the wild go ahead and grab it; its the filler your game group deserves."

- Beasts of War

"With the theme it has, it’s a great game to end the night. Light, quick, and boisterous enough to wake you up for the drive home. It’s great fun. Loud fun, too – you better warn the neighbors."

- Meople's Magazine

I love everything this game brings to the table. Theme, components, gameplay, replayability, ease of tutorial, everything. This game is going to see the table a phenomenal amount of times as it makes a stonking start to a game night or a halfway palette cleanser to put in between heavier games. Quick, easy and a fun as hell game that has already become a favorite.

- beardplaysgames.blogspot.co.uk

A spare fifteen minutes is plenty of time to get yourself into the ring and beat your opposition senseless. ...– over the top superheroes who pull of incredible feats of daring, hurricanranas from the top rope and death defying dives into the crowd… and the fact that it’s all tucked into a tiny package means that it’s an ideal filler game to just chuck into the bag before you leave the house for your games night.

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For more reviews, comments & pics of Luchador! see BoardGameGeek

 Backspindle Games is committed to ensuring that you enjoy Luchador! We will produce the game any ship it to you and if you don't enjoy it once you receive it and play it, you can return it to us for a full refund.

We will be shipping our rewards from the US and the UK, so those packages bound for folks within the EU will be shipping from the UK and will be EU-friendly

 Video music by Kevin McCleod, www.incompetech.com

Risks and challenges

As we enter the crowd-funding phase, Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice is virtually complete and will be fully 'print-ready' by the time this campaign ends. We had planned to run this as a classic style campaign, with new items being unlocked as we hit specific funding levels.
However due to time constraints and the fact that we really want you guys to have all the cool new stuff we have been working on, we have decided to keep this campaign very simple.

There is one main pledge level with one price for everything and a price for the 'upgrade items only' for those who bought the first edition of the game. The main pledge level includes all the new cards, dice, rules and extra components which we have designed to add to the fun of Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice.

To ensure we fulfill our obligations to you the backer, we (Backspindle Games) will be organizing production of the game. Every game project is subject to potential delays, but we will be controlling the production and manufacturing of this project directly and believe we've allowed enough wiggle-room to bring Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice to you on time. We ourselves would like to have copies for Essen 2014, so the turnaround on this will be as fast as we can manage.

Ship Naked by Game Salute will be shipping the packages for us once we deliver the games to their warehouses. This includes the EU-friendly shipping from their UK Ship Naked warehouse.

We are ready to meet this challenge for Luchador! Mexican Wresting Dice. Thank you for your support. #vivaluchador

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    19 backers

    VIVA LUCHADOR!

    Thank you very much for helping us a little on our way towards getting funded. Perhaps one day we'll meet in the Luchador! arena... #tableslam

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    54 backers

    LUCHADOR LEVEL UP!

    US and UK Backers

    This level is for owners of Luchador! 1st Edition. Includes all of the components necessary to upgrade your copy of Luchador! 1st Edition to 2nd Edition, with all stretch goal upgrades including shipping to the US or the UK. These Upgrade Packs may take longer to assemble than the base game, so we've padded in a bit of extra time for delivery.

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    628 backers

    LUCHADOR - NEW WRESTLER

    US and UK Backers

    Includes Luchador! 2nd Edition with all stretch goal upgrades including shipping to the US or the UK.

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    10 backers

    LUCHADOR LEVEL UP!

    Backers outside the US or the UK

    This level is for owners of Luchador! 1st Edition. Includes all of the components necessary to upgrade your copy of Luchador! 1st Edition to 2nd Edition, with all stretch goal upgrades including shipping to anywhere outside the US and UK. These Upgrade Packs may take longer to assemble than the base game, so we've padded in a bit of extra time for delivery.

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    144 backers

    LUCHADOR - NEW WRESTLER

    Backers outside the US or the UK

    Includes Luchador! 2nd Edition with all stretch goal upgrades shipping anywhere outside of the US or the UK. Rewards for the EU will be shipped from the UK. The rest of the world will be shipped from the US.

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    24 backers

    LUCHADOR - TAG TEAM

    US and UK Backers

    Includes 2 copies of Luchador! 2nd Edition with all stretch goal upgrades including shipping to the US or the UK.

    You can add additional copies for $29 per copy.

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    15 backers

    LUCHADOR - TAG TEAM

    Backers outside the US or the UK

    Includes 2 copies of Luchador! 2nd Edition with all stretch goal upgrades including shipping anywhere outside of the US or the UK. Rewards for the EU will be shipped from the UK. The rest of the world will be shipped from the US.

    You can add additional copies for $42 per copy.

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