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Video GameStorybook Brawl Review
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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: @GrowingUpGamers, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Storybook Brawl is a fighting card game where you choose a unique hero to lead an expanding team of storybook characters in a short 8-player tournaments. Recruit and upgrade a characters from your favourite stories and fairy tales that take advantage of your hero's unique power. It's unusual not only for leveraging these often overlooked fairy tale heroes but the focus on strategic team building team and positioning for battle.

Play alternates between recruitment and battling. At the start of the game and between each battle you get to add, upgrade, or replace character cards on your team, cast magic spells, move your characters around, and gain powerful treasures. During battles your team automatically fight your opposing heroes team while you watch and cheer your team on (or cry in defeat).

Your hero gets stronger after every battle and can recruit stronger characters. This gives you the chance to replace characters with stronger ones as the competition gets tougher. Recruiting and adapting your combination of characters and treasures, finding the best fighting positions for your team, and using spells at the right time are the keys to victory.

Storybook Brawl is a really approachable card-based battler game that is easy to learn and play, and offers a lot of strategy and depth as you delve into it. One interesting thing that helps keep the game fun and fresh while making it easier to learn and remember what cards do is the way in which familiar stories and characters are portrayed through gameplay. Using narrative connections can help strengthen your team, like Princes and Princesses that work well together. Some of the most thematic and fun cards are powerful combos like Romeo and Juliet, which retell their story in a clever way. For example, if Romeo dies and Juliet is already dead, then she comes back to life.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 11/06/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Genres: Fighting and Strategy

Accessibility: 24 features

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Storybook Brawl (@StorybookBrawl)

Players: 1 (8 online)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 20 minutes and 40 minutes to play a round of this game. Since it is an 8-player game where players are eliminated until only 1 is left, play time can vary dramatically, but most games take between 20-40 minutes.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
 

CostsCosts

Storybook Brawl

Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
 
$7.50 USD for 100 gems. $20 USD for 300 gems, $40 USD for 700 gems, $100 for 2000 gems.
Supporter Bundles include gems, hero frame, emotes and cost $5, $40, and $120

It costs 100 gems to add one Hero to your collection. Each Round you are given a choice of 4 random heroes to play. You are always able to choose from the 2 on the left, but you are only able to choose one of the remaining options if you own it in your collection. Heroes can also be bought using Dust, which is collected by playing the game and by winning brawls. There are 32 heroes total, and everyone starts with the same set of 8 basic heroes. Without purchasing any additional heroes you are still able to play with any of them when offered to you as one of the first 2 choices.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Storybook Brawl Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:
The recruitment turns between battles are fairly short, and as the rounds progress and there is more to manage that can create a high cognitive load and reaction time because you are presented with many choices about how to manage and maneuver your team and then need to execute all of those in in a span of 1-2 minutes.

The practice area allows you to play the game as much as you want without any timer on the recruitment turns, so you can read all of the cards carefully and explore the different mechanics and stories without any of the pressure of competitive play. Practice mode allows you to earn dust towards unlocking heroes as well.

It is important to note that the recruitment turns are on a short timer and there are a lot of tactical decisions to be made. Familiarizing yourself character abilities, spells, treasures, and cards synergize can help you make the most out of your the recruitment turns, but isn't necessary to enjoy the game!

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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