Does your son like playing Pokemon or Bakugan? If so, there is a new trading card game that they will love. It is called Redakai: Conquer the Kairu.
I brought my 8 year old nephew a Redakai Championship Tin, which is available at retailers now. The Championship Tin is the ultimate way to begin your game play. It comes with:
- A tournament-ready deck of cards, including an exclusive version of the hero Ky
- A Draw Deck
- A Card Screen with Kairu Counter
- 3 Character Bays
- 43 X-Drive Cards
- A collector tin to hold it all
My sister loved the tin, since it kept his Redakai set so much more organized than his Bakugan and Pokemon collection. My nephew and I ogled over the 3-D cards. They were just so cool, translucent, with figures moving on them. The cards weren’t cardboard, but a thicker plastic which guarantees more play-time and less damage.
After opening the tin and checking out the accessories, I gave my nephew the instructions so he could play with my sons. The game is for ages 6+.
ABOUT THE GAME: Redakai uses math and strategic thinking skills. Players strategically plan out their deck and have to adapt their thinking depending on what they draw during the course of the game. They are constantly having to weigh out the costs and benefits.
Attacks and monsters are stacked directly on characters, where the cards themselves track damage. It features both a basic game for younger fans, and a tournament caliber advanced game with reacts, deck-building strategy and strategic decision points. It’s a game that is meant to be played together, and developed as more of a intuitive game with an easier learning curve. The basic game can be enjoyed by kids who are able to add numbers together (perfect for 6 and up), while the advanced game will take a bit more reading skills and strategic thinking (usually 8 and up).
You can download the rules here: Learn to Play Redakai
COMING TO CARTOON NETWORK: There is a cartoon that ties into the game, as well. Ky, Boomer and Maya are three teens on a quest to gather mystical Kairu energy from across the globe. The fate of the world rests on their mission to collect the energy, harness its power and defeat the evil forces of Lokar. The incredible Kairu energy gives them immense powers and the ability to transform into the galaxy’s most powerful warriors.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Over all, my nephew loved Redakai and it was fun for my son to play too. My nephew won one game and my son won another as we watched them play. There are a lot of accessories and you can change-up the game and their strategies by supplying additional power packs (11 X-Drive Cards, $5.99 a pack).
There are even Redakai Action and Deluxe Figures ($9.99, $19.99). There are 6 action figures, each coming with their own exclusive X-Drive Card. Metanoid and Bruticon Figures can face-off for battle when you insert an attack card and see them project an image of the attack. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Gold Metanoid and Bruticon figures can unlock unique animations hidden in every Attack X-Drive. Insert your card into the figure to see the attack come to life.
The MSRP of the Redakai Championship Tin is $29.99. Other accessories range in price from $5.99 on up.
This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product. And don’t forget to enter my other hot contests so you can win and try buzzworthy products! The Mom Buzz was not compensated for this buzz. The MomBuzz did receive the ChampionShip Tin to review.