Squishmallows are a very popular and collectible soft toy, there are over 1000 Squishmallows characters with unique names and background stories. And for Squishmallows fans (and fans of family card games) now there is an official Squishmallows game for fans to enjoy, from the creators of What Do You Meme? The game is Squishmallows Take4, a fast-paced family card game. It even comes with an exclusive Squishmallows Benny plush.
Squishmallows Take4 is a quick-thinking, fast-acting family card game. It is suitable for 2-4 players, age 8+ with a playing time of anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. The goal is to try and collect a Full Squad of SQUISHMALLOWS before anyone else to win the game.
In the box:
- 1 Exclusive Squishmallows Benny Plush (4.5″)
- 84 Cards (64 Squishmallows / 20 Number Cards)
There are 16 different Squishmallows in the game and players must try to collect 4 different squad members.
The Squads and Squishmallow members are:
- Classic Squad – Cam, Lola, Malcolm and Winston
- Fantasy Squad – Leonard, Michaela, Patty and Tatiana
- Food Squad – Carl, Chanel, Floyd and Maui
- Sealife Squad – Archie, Gordon, Sheldon and Stacy
To set up the game, take the number cards out of the deck. Place one set of number cards (1, 2, 3, 4), number side up, in a line in the centre of the table. Give each player their own set of number cards. Shuffle the Squad Cards and draw 4 from the top of the deck. Place 1 Squad Card, face up, next to each one of the number cards. Finally, place the Benny plush in the centre of the table, within easy reach of all the players.
With setup complete, it is now time to play. Each player needs to collect a full set of one of the Squads, one of each member. As there are four cards of each member, players can go for the same Squad as another player if they wish to.
To start the game, all players must count down from 3 together. Once the count hits 1, players put one of their number cards from their hand face up on the table in front of them (this relates to a Squad member they want to collect on the cards in the middle of the table on the same number).
All straightforward so far. With all the players having put down their number card, 2 things can happen:
- If you wanted Squad member on number card 3 and you put down your number 3 card, as long as nobody else put down a number 3 card then that Squad member card becomes yours.
- If one or more of the other players also put down a number 3 card, then all players that put down the number 3 card race to grab hold of Benny. The first person to grab him wins that Squad member card.
After each round has finished (number cards put down and Squad member card taken), the centre playing area is reset. Any remaining Squad cards are removed and placed at the bottom of the deck and new ones placed on the number cards. Players pick up their own number card and place it back into their own hand. If Benny was grabbed, he is placed back in the centre of the table.
Play continues until a player gets all four Squad members to complete the set and is the winner.
Overall, Squishmallows is a fun little game. It is fast and easy to play, and a bit of strategic thinking even comes into play. Depending on how the cards fall you might not always need one of the Squad cards on display but if you paying attention to the other players you can try and go for one they need to try and slow them down from completing their Squad set.
This is a nice little game that kids will love, especially if they are Squishmallows fans (although they don’t need to be), and it is great for some simple family game time.
The rules are simple and easy to understand, the cards are good quality, bright and colourful with some excellent illustrations of the Squishmallows. Benny is soft, cuddly and squishy, well-constructed and looks great in his little beanie hat. Benny is a bigfoot and one of the smartest creatures in the world!
Whether you love Squishmallows plush toys or not, the game is fun and easy going. The race to grab Benny can sometimes be a bit frantic but other than that is a nice relaxing game for all the family to enjoy.
A pleasant game that kids and families will enjoy playing.
Available to buy from Amazon here.