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Spring 2014 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games
Price: $9.99

A silly nod to the plot of the epic movie Braveheart, BraveRats is a fun, quick, two player card game designed for children ages 8 and above. The premise is simple, two clashing clans of rats, the Yargs and the Applewoods, are dueling to win control of the throne in medieval Scotland. To act this out, each player has a set of 8 cards representing the cast of characters of one clan and each player lays one card down at a time in rounds of "battle" against each other. The player whose card's special power or numerical value is higher, wins the round.

It doesn't take long to learn the strategy of playing the characters' special powers against each other, but never fear, there is a detailed chart included in the tin to determine who wins if, say, the Applewoods princess is played against the Yarg's prince, (hint: the warring clans have a Romeo and Juliet clause built in).

The cards feature fun designs and come secured in a small tin that is easily stowed for travel. With gameplay only lasting 5 minutes at a time, this is a quick and stimulating alternative to endless rounds of Tic Tac Toe.

Kristen Faber   ©2014 Parents' Choice

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