In our house we just love to play board games and have regular family game nights. They are an excellent way for everybody to get around the table interacting with each other, having fun and having some good quality family time. But we don’t just like to play board games, we also like to play games on the Xbox as well. We all have our favourite games but one that we all seem to enjoy playing is Overcooked, a family-friendly co-op game where you must work as a team to prepare, cook and serve up a variety of delicious dishes. With our love of board games and Overcooked we were happy to try out a new tabletop card game that combines the two – Bake It Happen from Lucky Egg Games.
Bake It Happen is a tabletop card game where players must collect different ingredients to bake recipes whilst at the same time trying to sabotage their fellow bakers who are all competing to win the bakers hat. It is a game for three or more players, suitable for ages six and upwards and has a playing time of 30-45 minutes.
The game is supplied in a carboard box that looks like a mini oven, getting the kids into the spirit of the game before even starting to play.
What’s in the oven (box):
- 120 Ingredient Cards
- 36 Recipe Cards
- 9 Extra Goal Cards
- 1 Ovens Off Card
- 1 Greatest Baker Baking Hat
In Bake It Happen the players take on the role of bakers and they must collect and trade ingredients (butter, eggs, milk, chocolate, etc.) to complete recipes with the aim of becoming head baker and winning the Greatest Baker Baking Hat. To add a bit more excitement and fun to the game, whilst players are busy trying to collect ingredients for their recipes, they must also try to steal ingredients from the other players to scupper their recipes.
Overall, Bake It Happen is a brilliant concept and we as a family loved playing it. It is a fast-paced game with easy to understand rules and easy game play. We really liked collecting our ingredients to create our recipes of blueberry muffins and chocolate chip cookies whilst taking complete enjoyment in trying to sabotage our fellow baker’s recipe attempts. We also thought that the way that the game comes to an end was a nice touch with the drawing of the Time’s Up card, leaving the winner as the one with the most points (points are earned by completing sets and their worth in printed on the cards). And whoever has the most points wins the coveted Greatest Baker Baking Hat (included with the game).
With a playing time of around 45 minutes (we played with 4 players) it is a very competitive game. We all loved the Action cards that lets players sabotage fellow bakers by looking at their cards and stealing ingredients to complete their own recipes or to stop them completing a recipe (it might seem mean but it’s lots of fun).
Bake It Happen is a deliciously fun after dinner family / party card game that the entire family can play and all enjoy, although I don’t think that the kids will let it take the place of a real desert (and they certainly won’t allow you to steal their real desert).
A game based on food, baking and some delicious recipes but has zero calories (except in the very real snacks you may consume whilst playing).
And should any budding baker’s get hungry and like the recipes they are creating, a FREE recipe book is available to download to help make the 36 recipes featured in the game.
This is an excellent exciting and enjoyable fun game that is easy to play. Anybody can win and being able to sabotage other players is delightfully delicious.