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Video GameBeasts of Balance Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Beasts of Balance comes with beautifully sculpted physical toys that interact with your iPad to create and nurture creatures in a magical land. You place a toy creature on the plinth provided and it appears in the game. Balance another creature on top of the first to join it. Different items can then migrate and evolve animals to score more points. Players work together to get the highest score. If the tower tumbles you have a limited time to get it balanced again. There’s also a competitive mode where players balance animals to battle each other.

The balancing teamwork gets players supporting each other and discussing how to add creatures without bringing the tower down.

The collaborative mode is a good way to understand how the different objects interact with each other in the game. But adding the ‘Battle Cards’ really brings the fun alive. Along with picking the right pieces to play, you can use cards from your hand at any time by tapping them on the plinth. This adds substantially more tactics and even lets you booby-trap particular creatures and items.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2016

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1-8

Genres: Physically Active and Puzzle

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete. A round will last up to 30 minutes, depending on how good you are at stacking the items on the plinth and how much time you spend deliberating over tactics.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young players can enjoy the balancing aspect of the game, while older children will come up with different strategies to score more points.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can to purchase additional animals to balance and card for the competitive mode.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Beasts of Balance Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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