Backspindle Games has announced Lucha Wars, a dice game inspired by Mexican professional wrestling, set to release this summer.

In Lucha Wars, each player assumes the role of a Luchador, or wrestler.  Using the Grapple dice, they try to knock out their opponent by reducing their life points to zero or manage to pin them to the mat for a “count of three.”  Each wrestler has their own abilities and Combo Attacks that they can use and a Special Attack die unique to that wrestler.  Lucha Wars offers a number of playing modes, including tag-team, weapon match, cage match, and a ladder match where the wrestlers try to be the first to reach the top of the ladder.

The game includes a 3D wrestling ring, ladder, and seesaw, 25 dice, 10 cards, 8 wrestler standees, and 24 tokens.  It is intended for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about 15 minutes.  MSRP is $34.95.

Lucha Wars is an updated version of 2016’s Luchador!  Mexican Wrestling Dice (see “Mexican Wrestling and Kaiju Action in March”).