M.U.S.C.L.E. Mega-Match Board Game


M.U.S.C.L.E. Mega Match Board Game

The M.U.S.C.L.E. Mega-Match Game sold for about $7.00 new.  The game had a playing board that was built into the bottom of the box, a spinner, a sheet of stickers that you could use to separate teams or to award medals, and 10 M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures.  

Mega-Match Board Game Back

Every board game included the exact same M.U.S.C.L.E figures inside. Five were neon green in color, and the other five were grape colored. While the neon green figures could be found in various toy packaging, the grape color was exclusive only to the board game. The sculpts themselves are not exclusive to the game, and were fairly common.


Figures from the M.U.S.C.L.E. Board Game
Purple figures included with the game are  
#1, #149, #151, #152, and #154.

The Green figures included with the game are
Wrestling Ring Terri-Bull, #177, #178, #180, and #181.

The game was made for two players. Below are the instructions on the inside of the box lid..

Object of the Game
Be the last player with one or more or your M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures left standing.

Getting Ready to Play
1. Put the game board/box bottom in the middle of the playing area.
2. Assemble the spinner as shown in the diagram and put it where both players can reach it.
3. Each player gets a team of 5 M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures of one color.
4. Players set up their teams on top of the 2 opposing walls, 1 team per wall. Players should set 1 M.U.S.C.L.E. creature in each of the 5 spaces on top of their walls.
5. The sheet of press-on labels can be used for decorating and giving medals to the creatures on your team, or any other M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures you might have.

Playing the Game
1. Each player spins to see who goes first. The player who spins the higher number goes first.
NOTE: The numbers along the outside circle of the spinner tell you how many spaces you can move. The "M's" in the inner circle are used when your creatures are in Combat, as explained in Combat instructions.
2. Players take turns spinning the spinner and moving their M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures.
3. On each turn, a player spins the spinner, and them moves 1 or more of his creatures the same total number of spaces as the number just spun. A player can divide up his total move among as many creatures as he likes.
EXAMPLE: If you spin a "3," you can move one creature 3 spaces, or three creatures 1 space and another creature 2 spaces.
4. A player can move his creatures forward, backward, sideways, or diagonally in any combination.
5. A player can have up to 2 creatures on the same space at one time. You can move through a space with 2 of your creatures on it, but you can't stop there.

1. When you move one (or two) of you creatures onto a space occupied by one (or two) of your opponent's creatures, you begin a Combat.
2. During Combat, each player in turn spins the spinner once for each creature he/she has in battle. When spinning, be sure to keep track of how many "M's" you spin.
EXAMPLE: If 2 of your creatures are fighting 1 of the other player's, you spin twice and he or she spins once.
3. After both players have spun, the one with the most "M's" wins the Combat and gets to knock over 1 or 2 of the opposing creatures.
EXAMPLES: a) If the winning player has 1 more "M" than the losing player, the winner gets to knock over 1 opposing creature on the Combat square. NOTE: If the losing player has 2 creatures on the Combat square, he gets to choose which one of his two creatures the winner gets to knock over.

b) The winning player has 2 more "M's" than the losing player, the winner gets to knock over up to 2 opposing creatures on the Combat square. NOTE: If there is only 1 opposing creature on the Combat square, then the winning player only knocks over that 1 creature.

4. Once knocked over, the defeated creatures are out of the game. Players leave defeated creatures lying on the arena, but those creatures are not counted as occupying space, and may be moved around as necessary to make room for more Combat.
5. If both players spin the same number of "M's," the battle is a tie and will continue after the player takes his/her turn moving.
6. Once each player has had one chance to do battle on every space where his/her creatures are in Combat, it becomes the next player's turn to move. This player takes his/her turn moving even if there was a tie in the battle or if both players still have creatures standing on the same space after the battle.
NOTE: This means that if it's your turn to move, you can choose to retreat from a space with your opponent's creature(s) on it and in this way end the battle, or you can choose to bring in reinforcements.
7. Play continues for the rest of the game with one player taking a turn moving, then a Combat round (if there are any Combat situations on the board), then the other player takes his or her turn moving, and so on.
8. You can be involved in any number of Combats at one time.
9. The last player with one or more M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures left standing wins the game!

Another Way to Play
You can use other M.U.S.C.L.E. creatures you already have to build up teams of more than 5 creatures, but always be sure that each player has the same number to play with. Rules for movement and Combat are the same as for a regular game.