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"In this corner: part vulture, part anaconda, part gila monster! It's... the 'vulconster'! And the contender: the water loving beast with opposable thumbs! Meet the 'chimpotacuda'!"

The winner of this titanic clash is in your hands, thanks to the monstrously fun Creatures card game.

The game's cards are illustrated with the front, middle, and back portion of a wide range of animals, from armadillos to vampire bats. Players lay out their cards to form three-part creatures, each with a unique name, with ridiculous illustrations and descriptions. Those beasts then enter combat as the players add up their components' score. The "chimpotacuda", for example, is part chimpanzee (+5), part hippopotamus (+7) and part barracuda (+5), for a total of 17 points. The "vulconster" has 18 points, so the "chimpotacude" is defeated and reshuffled into the deck. Players of all ages will have a roaring good time as they mix, match and compete. Made in Dallas, TX.

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Item ID
21203
Ages
8+
Made from
card stock
Measurements
5.5" L X 3.78" W X 1" D
Notes
intended for 2 to 6 players.

The game is comprised of 96 playing cards consisting of either a 'FRONT', 'MIDDLE', or 'BACK' portion of 32 particular animals. Each animal is illustrated across the three cards, and includes a fun fact about that animal and a corresponding 'strength' value ranging from 1-10 (e.g. a mosquito is strength-1, and a grizzly bear is strength-10). May the strongest creature win!

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CREATURES CARD GAME
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

BEST GAME EVER!!!!

By 

from San Antonio, TX

About Me Mom To 5, Novice

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Explain
  • Easy to understand
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

  • Takes Time 2 Play W Yout

Best Uses

  • Bonding Time

Comments about CREATURES CARD GAME:

This game is HANDS DOWN the most fun my fam has had playing cards...it's easy to explain to a newcomer or a younger child, and it's entertaining TO play!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

good to habituate for reading; humorous

By 

from atlanta ga

About Me Casual Player

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Various Card Games

    Comments about CREATURES CARD GAME:

    interesting gift for my newly 6 year old granddaughter, who is reading and in her school's gifted program.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    fun and flexible game

    By 

    from Utrecht, Netherlands

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • All Ages
    • Flexible
    • Visual

    Cons

    • Unendurable materials
    • Unsuited packaging

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative play
    • Making your own rules

    Comments about CREATURES CARD GAME:

    I'm very interested in games generally, and when I saw the Kickstarter project for 'Creatures - The Card Game' I was particularly charmed by it's simplicity in game-play, which reminded me of the child-play where you draw a part of an animal, fold the paper leaving only the ends of the lines visible, leaving a hint for the next child to draw the next part of the body, and so on. This in it self is really fun (recently saw a similar mechanic worked out in a educational installation in a dutch museum called Naturalis).

    Of course 'Creatures - The Card Game' has a more complex game-mechanic as well: based on the unique qualities of the original animal all part-cards represent a value. Combining those values combine in a new species paves the road for a somewhat traditional trade-card mechanic using hit-points. Because the cards are kept plane and simple it leave opportunities to add or leave out rules. As a matter a fact, before reading the rules my kids made up a game-mechanic of their own, showing how appealing the cards are.

    The cards themselves are not of great quality and therefor lack durability. The cards com in a box with two stacks of cards, but without a separation between the stacks, making the box maybe suitable for delivery by mail but less for safekeeping the cards. I'd rather paid a buck more for higher quality, but given the price it's OK.

    My conclusion: great flexible game for all ages, and surely value for money!

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    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    135votes, 29 comments

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    You won't see these creatures in the wild, but it's sure fun to imagine them! Do you know a kid who would get a kick out of the "chimpotacuda" or a family that would love a good laugh with "vulconster"?

    Christine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Creative, made in the USA and a reasonable price. A winner!

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    great creative and fun idea!

    Jane
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This game is reeee-diculously cute and silly. We have spent many evenings with the kids playing this around the dining room table. The design is wonderful, the game play is easy enough to understand ( we have ages 8 - 36 ) and its new every time we play.

    Jay
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I ordered this game through Kickstarter and thought it was great fun.

    Angel
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Great family card game. Attracts boys in particular due to the creature aspect, but it also gets them adding and thinking about strategy as well.

    Tucker
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I've played this game with coworkers and family and it's a lot of fun. It's not difficult to figure out and was an instant hit. It's one of those rare games that is great for kids and adults. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a simple and fun game.

    Kelly
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Fun and easy game for all age ranges.

    Elizabeth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Creatures has great graphics - fun and imaginative - it's also a fun game

    Gerald
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    The playfulness and whimsy of this game (and the designs of course) are just delightful.

    Ashley
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love this game! Perfect gift for my nephew.

    Alyssa
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute game for kids! Imaginative :)

    Sarah
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This game is great fun. I backed it on Kickstarter so I have a copy already. I can say it is both 6 and 34 year old approved.

    Mark
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Great new card game for casual gamers or for hardcore table top gamers.

    chris
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I love the graphics!

    Oliver
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    A well thoguht out game that is quick and easy to play. good fun in making the different creatures and the additional text at the bottom of the card makes it an even more interesting game.

    Kori
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Creatures is so clever! I love how its educational as well as fun. Each card includes a little description about the animal the part belongs to. Before playing I did not realize an octopus could regrow an arm in 6-8 weeks!

    Marshall
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I'm in college and supported Creatures on their Kickstarter.com page. When I got this game a few weeks ago, I played it over and over with friends, roommates, and later at home with my younger sister. This game is great fun for young and old alike. Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult you will have a blast with Creatures! The game leaves me wanting an expansion pack, so hopefully the creators can get on that soon!

    Steve
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    WHEN CAN I GET ANOTHER COPY?

    Matthew
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Excellent playability, simply fun and entertaining!

    Liane
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Looks like great fun, I'll buy one.

    Paul
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Awesome game!

    Casey
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    looks like fun!

    Jeremie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Awesome!

    Roberta
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love the idea. fun, inventive and perfect for a time when friends are over of any age.

    Kay
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute game!

    Danielle
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute and Creative, a great addition to family game night.. The games that make everyone laugh are the ones worth playing and I have a feeling this game would be hysterical..

    Ruth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This game is such a hoot. My family is all over 20 y/o and we had a great time playing. Great for kids but adults will have a blast too!

    Rebecca
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Such a great game, and at an amazing price!

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