Big Beard Battle Review
A few weeks ago the girls spotted an advert on the TV for Big Beard Battle. They were very excited about the prospect of this game – they would be able to have beards like Daddy! Of course, they were over-the-moon when we were sent the game to review.
If you have not seen the adverts for the game, the aim is to win the game by growing the longest beard. To do this you need to collect beard cards in the correct colour – spinning the spinner and then using your memory to turn over the correct colour. However, the spinner can also land on the scissors or razor causing a player to snip or shave their beard.
The game comes with 4 Moustache glasses, a plastic Razor, a pair of plastic Scissors, a Spinner, Velcro dots, 16 Beard Cards and an Instruction leaflet. It is worth noting, that the first time round there is a bit of setting up required before you can play. Velcro dots need to be placed on the Beard Cards. It is quick and easy to do, but worth noting if you have very excited children who want to get started playing straight away!
Once the Beard Cards are set up, each player needs to put on their moustache glasses and the youngest player starts by spinning the spinner. If the pointer lands on “Flip card”, they turn over one of the Beard Card. If the flipped card is the same colour as their moustache, that beard piece can be added to their moustache. The first player to grow a beard made up of four pieces is the winner.
The spinner may land on the scissors. If this happens, that player can remove one beard from a player of their choice. If the spinner lands on the razor, that player can shave all the beard pieces of a player of their choosing. Beard Cards are returned to the table top. The spinner could also land on the shaving foam. This indicates the Beard Race. All players can participate. The first to touch a card that has their colour and a dot of shaving cream on it wins the round and can add the card to their beard.
Big Beard Battle is really straight-forward to play. Because it is based more on luck than skill, it is the perfect family game. Everyone stands a chance of winning – however, things can get a bit unpleasant when the spinner lands on the scissors or razor. The only downside is that the Moustache Glasses are a bit too big for little faces. The game is suitable for ages 4 and above. Emily is aged four, and found it difficult to keep her glasses on. They are also not ideal for people wearing actual glasses! Apart from this minor point, the game is great fun, and is sure to be a family favourite for the foreseeable future!
Disclaimer: We were sent Big Beard Battle for review, but all thoughts are our own