Spiky Dastards, from Bananagrams, is a dangerously adorable tabletop game designed for two or more players ages 14 and up. It includes five plastic Spiky Dastard figures in various colors, 60 cards with Spiky Dastard characters printed on them, and a set of instructions.
Spiky Dastards is an easy-to-learn game that challenges players to be daring and quick, and it will ultimately strengthen their visual perception skills. To start, players can remove all 10 of the “nubby” cards from the deck. These cards depict Spiky Dastards with rounded spikes, and can be reintroduced for a new gameplay style.
After a quick shuffle of the deck, players can divide the cards into two separate piles and lay them face down on the table. Then, at the same time, two players can flip over the top card from each pile to reveal the Spiky Dastard images on the reverse side. Each card can depict either one or two Spiky Dastards. After the reveal, it’s time to be quick.
If the two cards reveal a total of one or two different characters, players must quickly identify them and reach for the Spiky Dastard figures that correspond to the images on the cards.
If the cards reveal three or four Spiky Dastards, players must identify which remaining two aren’t shown and grab those figures from the center of the table. No matter what the result is, players will either be reaching for one or two figures each round. Players earn one card for every correct figure they grab and lose one card for every wrong one they grab.
Spiky Dastards is a game in which it pays to be daring, and speed wins.