While board games can take a number of approaches to their themes and settings, professional sports are often overlooked. A lot of people don't think about adapting a game that already exists in a board game setting. On top of that, however, professional sporting events that aren't as popular as, say, football or baseball tend to get even more overlooked. It's probably safe to venture that most people would never even think of the rodeo circuit as producing great potential for board games. Still, rodeo board games can offer some of the strongest thrills to be found in the board game community.
One may be confused as to how a game based on horseback riding, rope or steer wrestling might well translate into a board game, but it takes much the same approach as a board game. on auto racing. Rolling a car on a track is a much different scream from sitting around a table and throwing dice and playing cards, but racing and rodeo offer the same kind of thrill that can be harnessed well with a board game.
Rodeo Time is one of those board games that makes the most of what the rodeo circuit has to offer. It's a game that's open to all ages, allowing young children to play alongside older grandparents, including everyone in between. The game simulates events like calf rope, steer wrestling, barrel racing and even bull riding. A rodeo usually includes all of these events, sometimes even a few more, like adult steer stringing, instead of just trying to string calves.
This game is played with a combination of dice and cards, giving an element of random luck that helps young players with any challenges that might be presented. Rolling three dice on the game board will help players ride the bulls, but they need to be careful. If they roll badly, they will be eliminated and score a zero for this event! Plus, cards will help any player score well in timed events, like the rope, but pulling or playing the wrong card can add terrible time penalties to the score! It is only by playing their luck and being astute that a player will score the best in all of their categories.
Championship Rodeo is another board game that gives players the chance to compete in the professional rodeo market without leaving the comfort of their own homes. This game simulates what it is like for the player to be part of the rodeo circuit, sending them to the board to participate in different rodeos and do well. If a player does well enough at all the different rodeos around the circuit, they will not only win cash prizes and trophies, but qualify to compete in the World Rodeo Championship final. The player will continue to participate in this rodeo and if he scores well enough, he will be named the rodeo world champion!
Rodeo Opoly is another such game related to rodeos. This game was released by a company called Late For The Sky. The game is similar to the well-known Monopoly game. However, the theme here is Rodeos. So you have to buy rodeo properties and collect something called “scores”. You can redeem these scores for gold rings. And the number of gold rings you have available determines how much rent you can charge for your properties. Overall a fun game for people interested in horses.