Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 5.33 Players: 2 to 4 Published: 2018 Content Notes: Kickstarter Edition of Creatures and Cupcakes by Grey Fox Games. Includes core game.
For centuries, the citizens of the Cupcake Kingdom have lived peacefully in a delicious dessert utopia. They've done so side-by-side with fantastical fauna, creatures with a cavernous craving for the choicest of cupcakes. Using sweet treats with the perfect blend of sugar, spice, and everything nice for each species, monster trainers befriend and tame these wild beasts. Feed them too many cupcakes at once, though, and they won't get the sugar rush they crave...but a terrible tummy ache instead!
In Creatures and Cupcakes, monster trainers compete to tame two magical creatures to show off to the Cupcake King and Cupcake Queen. The trainer who does this first wins.
In this press-your-luck game, players pull cupcakes out of a bag. Every cupcake you draw advances you a space on each creature's affection track. However, if you draw two of the same in a row, your turn ends immediately. Even going bust has its sweet rewards as that player will get either a special power card with a one-time effect or a medicine card to help keep that monster from overeating next time.
Forage for cupcakes. Feed them to your creatures.
Crush your enemies. Celebrate.
Creatures and Cupcakes is an easy to learn, super fun to play, push your luck board game with some crazy cute components for 2-4 players that takes about 30 minutes.
First person to get two different creatures (out of 4) to the finish line wins.
Step 1. Draw cupcakes out of the bag one at a time until you want to stop ORyou draw two of the same color in a row. If you draw two of the same color, you bust, take a medicine token and your turn is over. If you stop BEFORE you draw two cupcakes in a row, move your creatures on the board.
Is that it? Is that the whole game? I was promised the ability to crush my enemies. Of course that's not it, no race is any fun without a bit of shenanigans. That's where power cupcakes come in:
Any time you draw one of these super cupcakes, you take a power card and use it to show your opponents just who is in charge
— from the publisher
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