Toys Bulletin was pleased to discover a two-player game that can be played in just 5 minutes by kids as young as 8 years old. That game is “BraveRats,” a new release from Blue Orange that pits two clans of rats (Yargs and Applewoods) in head to head combat against each other, with the winner claiming control of the kingdom.
The game includes just 16 cards, two matching sets of 8 cards (one blue and one red) representing each of the two clans. The Yargs use the 8 blue cards and the Applewoods use the 8 red cards. The eight cards include a Musician, Princess, Spy, Assassin, Ambassador, Wizard, General and Prince. Each of the cards has a strength value from 0-7 with the Musician having the lowest value and the Prince having the highest. Each card also has a special power that is written along the bottom of the card.