In my house we are not big into micro games. We play love letter and that's about it. Recently i heard about Lucha Jefe, a two player lucha libre wrestling card game. I have been a fan of wrestling on and off since the early 1980's so i was ready to lace them up tight and hit the ring.
Lucha Jefe is a two-player battle of wits and warriors in the exciting world of Mexican wrestling known as lucha libre. Players compete as managers, recruiting a pair of fighters to their team. Will you choose La Alfa, a powerful wrestler who doesn’t like sharing the spotlight, or El Imprevisto, who can turn the tables even when he looks overmatched?Choose the right one at the right time to bring home a championship belt. Win three championship belts and you win the game!
Through a couple of rounds players will use a draft and pass mechanic to select two wrestlers. They will then choose one face down to fight the other players wrestler. Players reveal their wrestlers simultaneously and depending on the cards powers a winner is determined. First player to win three matches collects three belts and is declared the winner!
Divertido! This game is muy bien. There is a lot of strategy packed into this little card game. You will have some information on what cards someone has taken based on the drafting mechanic, but you won't know all the cards, and that's what makes this game excelente. It's all about the showdown. You will have two cards in front of you. One to play and one to sit on the sidelines. Which wrestler did your opponent put in? You will be in your own head quite a bit trying to figure our several possible outcomes. Picking the right card makes all the difference, Plus the fact that the game is multiple rounds adds to the layers of deception. Also, I must mention the price, it's under $10 at most online retailers which is an absolute steal. If you like a two-player deduction game I think this is a must buy, even if you don't like wrestling. The characters are over the top and add a lot of flavor to the game.
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