I’m sure you’ve all seen those collectible, flexible, tradable bracelets that the girls are wearing this year. Well now boys can get into the fun as well with Senario’s Battle Bands. The Battle Bands themselves are collectible and tradable bands that double as game pieces.
There are over 100 different collectible bands in various shapes including dragons, sharks, and monsters. They come in packs along with collectible cards and a Battle Mat where the game is played. Starter Packs (MSRP $6.99) include seven Battle Bands, seven Warrior Cards, and one Battle Mat. Booster Packs (MSRP $3.99) include five Battle Bands and five Warrior Cards and are the perfect way to increase your child’s collection once they have the basic Battle Mat to play on. Rumble Packs (MSRP $9.99) include 15 Battle Bands, 15 cards, and one deluxe Battle Board.
Each Battle Band has a corresponding card that gives information on said band, including the band’s points. During play, each person receives the Battle Band and Warrior Card associated with the band. Once the Battle Bands and cards are evenly distributed, the game begins.
To play, one places the Battle Mat on the ground between the players. The Battle Mat is sort of like a bulls-eye with different sections worth different numbers of points. Players simply stretch and shoot a Battle Band, aiming it towards the section one wants it to land in. Games are won in each battle based on where the bands land and the type of band played. The Battle Bands come in four categories — water, earth, fire, and the last one being the rare “black band” which gives the player the upper hand with extra points.
Battle Bands are meant for boys ages six and up. I can tell you that my 13 year old enjoyed playing it. He also enjoyed the fact that the bands and cards are collectible. This seems like it is going to be one of the hot new toys this Christmas. Battle Bands can be purchased at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Trans World Entertainment, and FYE stores.