Love 2 Loves
Tagsearly elementary, paranormal, tween
Underneath the starry sky of a desolate village in Mexico, goats huddle in fear, chickens tremble in their cages and cattle shudder at the noises in the night. What are they so afraid of? The “goat sucker” or as you probably know him, chupacabra. Villagers in Latin America lie awake at night tossing and turning with fears of losing their livestock to this predator. The real question remains, is it fact or just fantasy?
Now your kids can take on the role of the chupacabra while learning about modern mythical creatures and basic statistics in the new game from the Haywire Group, “Chupacabra: Survive The Night.” We were lucky enough to get a review copy of the game and try it out. Up to four people take turns rolling six, glow-in-the-dark dice and try to “drain the blood” of their opponents’ livestock. Remember the card game War? That’s probably the best way to think about Chupacabra.
If you are trying to get your kid interested in cryptozoology or in games revolving around dice and statistics, this is a great gateway game. Although it is suggested for ages 8 and up, a kid of 6 should be able to figure this one out. I wouldn’t recommend it for just two players, though; the more players you have, the more fun/chaotic it is. You can even roll under the cover of darkness (just like the chupacabra!) thanks to the glow-in-the-dark dice.
Pro-tip: Rolling a Chupacabra is tough, you only have ⅙ of a chance per dice. Make sure you include the “Loco” advanced game rules to mix it up.