the call to brawl" is the challenge as kids must
decide the fate of the galaxy with magnetic marbles that pop open
to reveal ....powerful Bakugan warrior action figures!
A hot new strategic game spawned by the popular anime TV series
"Bakugan Battle Brawlers", it incudes a variety of Bakugan
warriors like Juggernoids, Fear Rippers, and Robatallians which
must do batle against each other for points.
4 and up seem to enjoy rolling or shooting their Bakugan onto
magnetic cards, where the plastic spheres burst open to reveal
the fearsome warrior apparatus inside.
Kids and fans
of the show also get a kick out of the way the Bakugan transform
suddenly into warrior mode. The mission of Bakugan game play is
to battle against other Bakugan to win the points awarded on the
Starter Pack includes a random selection of three Bakugan warriors,
three metal cards and illustrated, easy to follow, instructions.
Although the game is reasonably uncomplicated, you might have
to give younger kids a hand with reading and understanding the
come in lots of colors and varieties that make them fun to collect
and trade. Most of them are pocket-sized and easy for your child
to carry around and bring over to their friend's houses. There
are many accessories beyond the starter pack and Bakugan brawlers
themselves range in size and price.
The hot new
addition to the game is the Battle
Arena, which provides an even playing field as opposed to
the books around the edge of the table. We have not yet played
with this so that review is yet to come.
While not big fans of battle games or anime,
this was a big hit with the kids. The crew loves them and everyone
enjoyed the way the marbles pop open on the magnetic cards. Funny
thing is most of them never watch the show. Go figure....
The game does encourage:
bit of science
note that as cool as they are, Bakugan Battle Brawlers have many
small parts and small magnets, and can be dangerous for young
children. I would recommend adhering to the age guidelines and,
as always, if possible - play with the kids!
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of