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Bears vs Babies - Dastardly Review #075

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

Bears vs Babies is from the same wonderfully insane group that brought us Exploding Kittens.

Bears vs Babies by Elan Lee and Matt Inman was a highly successful Kickstarter in 2016 raising over $3,000,000. Not too shabby!

It is tough to best their quote “Bears vs Babies is a card game where you build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.” There you go!

You build monsters to defend against swarming armies of babies. The babies are from the red, blue or green army. The babies are nice and quiet until somebody provokes them then they attack (never wake a sleeping baby!)

If your monsters of the correct color are stronger than the attacking babies then you score! Otherwise the babies eat your monsters and your cards are discarded.

The quality of the game is amazing...where else can you get a bear skin covered box? And the cloth play mat really helps coordinate game play. And the artwork by Matt Inman is worth buying the game to just stare out.

The Good: There is a high quality strategy game buried underneath the cool art and silly wonderful ideas. The timing of provoking the babies is key...optimize the pain and hurt to your opponents!

The Bad: It took us a couple times of playing to get the hang of this game.

The Dastardly: Love that you can add arms to your monster that are T-Rexs!

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