Love 2 Loves
Tagsearly elementary, tween, wrestling
When I was a child back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was a huge fan of wrestling. This is before it became more of a serious soap opera that it has turned into today. Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Road Warriors and Randy the Macho Man were some of the most badass characters around. My summers would be filled with basketball, dungeon and dragons, video games and wrestling.
On one unbearably hot summer day in Virginia, my friend brought over a small box with a deck of cards and some dice. The words “Champions of the Galaxy” will remain burned in my memory for the rest of my life. What’s “Champions of the Galaxy” you ask? Imagine futuristic sci-fi wrestling meets a paper and die roleplaying game. The game’s mechanics are rather simple and the contents include character cards. Each card represents a wrestler’s offense and defense. The game is played by rolling six-sided dice and comparing the result rolled to the corresponding wrestler card. This is done for both offense and defense. For example wrestler A rolls a five and piledrives his opponent. Next, you must roll defense for the wrestler who is getting piledriven. That’s the very short version of how the game is played. Of course there are specialty rules for tag team matches and caged fights.
Overall, the game is great fun and can be played by yourself. I’m an only child and always sought out single player board games. There’s even a “Legend” version of the game that includes real wrestlers from the past.
If you love wrestling and you want a fun way to introduce your child to non-traditional gaming then I highly recommend purchasing the introductory set from Champions of the Galaxy.
Pro-tip: There’s a new version for you to play online without buying the cards.