Book It! The Pro Wrestling Promoter Card Game is a wonderful tabletop card game for fans of the squared circle. You can play solo or with up to four players (including yourself). The game retails for $39.99, and there are two expansion decks available, as of right now, if you want to buy even more content for this already impressive package.
Here’s the official description for Book It! The Pro Wrestling Promoter Card Game:
In the world of pro wrestling, the REAL cut-throat competition comes from the promoters of your favorite events! Take control of your own wrestling promotion. Choose your style, sign your wrestlers, develop local talent, boost your reputation, and sabotage your rivals! Think you’ve got what it takes to run the best pro wrestling company in the world? Well, then… BOOK IT!
Book It! Is a strategy game for 1-4 players. The play time is 45-60 minutes (Though it may be higher your first couple games as you learn).
In your quest to run the best pro wrestling company in the world, you’re going to need to sign some talent! Fight with your competitors and try to book the talent that’s going to best fit your promotion, increase your reputation, and make you the most money!
What type of promotion do you want to run? Do you prefer the flash and glitz of sports entertainment? The no-nonsense hard hitting strong style? The blood and guts of hardcore wrestling? The high-flying exclusive tradition of lucha libre? Or would you rather mix it all together and promote a hybrid style? You’ll have to try to set yourself apart from your competition to make your name, so choose wisely!
What sort of fans are going to enjoy your promotion? Do you want to station of lucha libre? Or would you rather mix it all together and promote a hybrid style? You’ll have to try to set yourself apart from your competition in one spot or take your show on the road? Choose what city best suits you… Or muscle in on your opponent’s turf!
What type of person do you want to be? Promoters can choose to purchase cards that will give them special abilities or events, increasing their stock and maybe putting some extra coin in their back pocket.
They can ALSO spend money in an attempt to screw things up for their competitors! Mess with their bookings! Damage their ring! Hurt their advertising, and more! Be careful, though… Word tends to get around when someone is being a scumbag!
Put together all of these things and do your best to become the top promotion in the world!
In case you’re wondering what’s inside the box, here’s what you get:
- 60 Independent Wrestler Cards
- 48 Local Wrestler Cards
- 20 Promotion Cards
- 30 Special Announcement Cards
- 13 Venue Cards
- 65 Money Tokens
- 40 Match Rating Tokens
- 4 Player Tokens
- 1 Turn Marker
- First Player Token
- Game Board
- Rules Sheet
If you literally want to see what’s inside, watch my unboxing video below.
And if you want a tutorial on how to play, watch the video below.
So, is Book It! worth buying? Absolutely! The fact that you can play this game by yourself had me very excited. I typically play wrestling video games solo, so having this option is fantastic. A lot of thought and care went into the creation of this game. From the different phases you play through, to the cards, to the wrestlers, and more — Book It! is an excellent card game that all wrestling fans will love to play. I wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up a copy of this card game, as well as the expansion decks for even more fun.