One of the titles which was generating a lot of buzz (as well as sales) at last week’s Origins Games Fair was Bärenpark from Mayfair Games. In fact, every time I walked past the Mayfair area I noticed someone was restocking Bärenpark; I even joked with Mayfair’s Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, Julie Yeager, that it looked like the company should have brought along someone whose sole job was to restock Bärenpark all day long…
The fast playing, tile laying game tasks two to four players with creating the most attractive bear park which will draw the most visitors. You can currently order the game from the Mayfair website and the company promises plenty of copies to be available at Gen Con. The game plays in approximately thirty minutes and carries an MSRP of $42.00.
Some bears stand over 10 feet tall and weigh 1 ton, so caring for them is surely a challenge. In Bärenpark, players will attempt to build the best bear park not only for the most massive Kodiak bears, but also polar bears and even Koalas! Yes, we hear you, Koalas aren’t bears. But they were too cute to leave out so they’re here! Design the bear park that pleases the most visitors, placing animal enclosures, restrooms and shops to win the game!