Bumúntú – Engaged Family Gaming

bumuntu engaged family gaming

Bumúntú is a two to 4 participant recreation through Gameworthy Labs designed through Tim Blank which is within the ultimate levels of building and was once to be had to be performed in its prototype shape. It is an animal themed recreation which additionally incorporate cultural components of the Kongo tradition in Central Africa.  It is being revealed through WizKids and can come to marketplace someday in 2018!

We had an opportunity to play a prototype model of the sport sooner than its fashion designer discovered a writer and got here away very inspired. We had a STRONG feeling that Tim would discover a writer so we held our impressions till we knew evidently that had came about.

Game Contents

  • Grid recreation board
  • Animal tokens: chimpanzee, elephant, flamingo, rhinoceros, giraffe, lion, crocodile, zebra
  • Crop Cards
  • Animal Scoring Track
  • Movement Pawns
  • Animal motion card


At the start of the sport an animal token is put on every house of the sport board. Each participant won a pawn and puts it on a animal token on their flip.  They can transfer one house in the beginning in their flip and if the participant lands on an animal they may be able to carry out a undeniable motion relying at the animal. For instance the flamingo can fly up and land on any flamingo token at the board, and the rhinoceros  can pass in a directly line to the tip of the board and knock any participant’s token out of the best way.  The gamers additionally collects the animal token once they land on them. There is an emblem at the token which signifies and extra activity to finish.  Symbols come with Crops, Nkisi, Yowa and bordered tokens.  Tokens with a border the participant can transfer one animal on a scoring continuum, which bumps others round.   Nkisi earns gamers issues on the finish for many gathered and 2d maximum gathered.  Yowa positive aspects issues at then finish of the sport in keeping with place on target.  You can transfer your token or warring parties while you gather a Yowa token.  There are 4 positions at the monitor zero, 1,three,6 and it is going in a circle, so it’s good to bump an opponent to 0.  Crop tokens permit you to gather a crop playing cards. To earn issues you attempt to accumulate distinctive plants, and the collection of distinctive plants dictates your rating in that house (in line with the scoring information).  The plants have been additionally meals repeatedly grown within the Kongo.  Once the entire animal tokens were gathered the sport ends.

Family Game Assessment

This recreation has just right possible for a circle of relatives recreation for older youngsters.  There have been a couple of steps to every flip within the recreation and the tactic and the scoring was once just a little complicated.  The motion for every animal was once other, and there was once an excessive amount of complexity.  While there was once no age famous at the recreation, that is simply and eight+ recreation for an skilled gamer, and could also be higher fitted to a 10+ advice.  The elementary content material of the sport is circle of relatives pleasant and all components of the sport have importance or symbolism for the Kongo Culture.  The recreation has the possible to spark an passion in studying extra concerning the Kongo tradition and generally is a glorious social research hyperlink in older youngsters.  


Bumúntú is an engaging and entertaining recreation. The recreation play which multi step consistent with flip was once reasonably simple to be informed, and the sport was once a laugh to play. Overall, Bumúntú was once relaxing to play and is usually a just right addition to a circle of relatives recreation assortment when it’s revealed later this 12 months!


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