We love playing games as a family, it’s a great opportunity for us to all sit down together and have some fun. It’s even more fun now Daisy and Jake understand how to play and take turns. Recently we were sent Big Beard Battle the new game from Brainstorm to review. The kids were very excited and couldn’t wait to play.
Big Beard Battle is a fun new memory game that improves your beard growing skills too. The aim of the game is to grow the longest beard to win. Each player puts on a moustache, uses the spinner and collects beard cards. Next you use your memory to turn over the correct coloured beard piece and affix it to your own beard. Beware though if your opponents spin lands on the scissors or shaver they can snip or shave your beard off.
Upon opening I found that the game did require some assembly, the velcro dots need attaching to the beard cards and beards. I would advise you to allow around 5 minutes to do this before inviting the kids to play.
I was very impressed with the quality of the game pieces. The beard holders, scissors and shaver are made from tough durable plastic and the beard pieces are really thick quality cardboard.
Daisy and Jake couldn’t wait to get going, after choosing their beards I explained how to play. The rules of the game are really simple and easy for kids to understand.
Starting with the youngest player, they took it turns with the spinner. Jake kept getting lucky landing on the 2 beards. He was growing quite an impressive beard until daisy landed on the scissors and took great delight at chopping it off.
One thing we did find with the beard holders was that they were slightly too big for the kids heads and kept slipping down. The kids didn’t mind and chose instead to wear them on the top of their heads instead.
After several rounds of spinning Daisy emerged to triumphant victor, she was delighted with her winning beard.
The kids had a great time playing Big Beard Battle so it will be joining our game shelf where all the other favourites live.
Up to 4 people can play Big Beard Battle making it the ideal family game. It’s recommended for ages 4 and up and is available from all good toy stores.
Disclosure: We received the game free for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
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