Thursday 17 August 2017

Big Beard Battle - Review

When my son C first saw Big Beard Battle advertised on TV, he was desperate to get it and play. He's always been fascinated with beards as daddy has a beard and he's told us on numerous occasions that he's going to grow a beard when he's older. 

The aim of the game is two grow the longest beard. The game includes:
  • Four coloured plastic moustaches (with arms so that you are able to wear them)
  • A spinner
  • 16 coloured beard pieces
  • Velcro dots
  • Scissors
  • Razor 

Before you start the game, the white and black Velcro dots need to be stuck down on the beard pieces and moustaches. It's probably best to do this before you've got excited children who can't wait to play! The circles on the beard pieces are colour-coded so you know which Velcro dot goes where. You receive the exact amount needed so you need to be careful not to lose any. You'll notice that the beard pieces are different colours on each side and some have shaving foam on them and others don't.

Once you've popped the Velcro on, you place each of the beard pieces down where you are playing (as well as the spinner, scissors and razor) get your moustache in place and it's time to play! The spinner has eight different options to land on. The beard images means that you flip over the beard pieces, two if it says 'x 2' and one if it says 'x 1'. If the colour underneath matches your moustache, you get to add it to your moustache/beard. This adds a bit of a memory element to the game as you need to remember where your colour might be.

If you land on the scissors, you get to cut the last piece of someone else's beard off, the razor means you get to shave someone else's entire beard of and the shaving foam means that the first person who touches the beard piece in their colour can add it to their beard. The moustache fitted both me and Chris perfectly but as C added beards to his, the weight made his slip down occasionally.

As an adult, I didn't think I'd enjoy the game as much as I did and I actually got quite competitive. Every time Chris or myself landed on the razor or scissors, C shouted out, "No, not me!" which gave us all a laugh and it became a bit of a 'tradition' to tease him a little. It's been a great way of bonding and it's super simple to play. It's definitely going to be a staple for family game night. Everyone looks so silly when playing but that's all the fun!

Big Beard Battle is suitable for children aged 4+ (my daughter is almost 3 and it didn't keep her attention so I definitely agree with that!) and is for 2-4 players. You can purchase it from all good retailers and Amazon - who currently have a little deal on - at an RRP of £14.99.

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 
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