Want to be a bear?
20 - 60 minutes
2 - 5 players
68 - Cards
1 - Fold-Out Rule Sheet
1 - Tuck box for the Cards & Rule Sheet
21 - Hibernation Tokens
10 - d10 Energy Counters (5 uniquely colored sets of 2 ten-sided dice)
All contained in an easy to travel with Brown Bag!
Dice are different in every purchase!
Hibernation is a fun, fast-paced, and easy to learn deck-building card game. Players take on the role of a bear waking from Hibernation, slim and hungry, and must prepare for the next year’s big sleep. Alas, other bears in the ecosystem have become extremely competitive. Players must race to gather food while fending off foes along the way. A deck of cards contains the means of finding food. Each player’s deck starts bare, but they strive to make it a perfect library of food-collecting assets. To do this, they must forage, frenzy, and possibly steal to stockpile their hoard of food. Then, eat their food in proper portions to gain layers of fat. The first one to achieve the five required layers of fat via Hibernation tokens can rest easy – victorious!
“It looks simple to pick up, but there is a depth of strategy.”
“I’ve never played a game like this before, so it was refreshing.”
“Love the theme. A smart take on a deck-builder.”
“A deck builder where I’m a bear trying to get fat enough to hibernate? I’m in!”
“I like the double-layer aspect of this deck-builder - you’re not just playing cards to get VP; you’re playing cards to get cards to get VP.”
- Judges from BFIG Fest where Hibernation won Best Family Game in 2018
“Hibernation is no snooze fest ... The mechanics are lightweight enough for it to be a quick game to pick up ... And the theme of the game works well with the style.”
“You are trying to be the first bear to go back into Hibernation. So you also want to stop the other bears from gathering food before you. Knowing what cards are in an opponent’s deck, and making them reshuffle before they get to play a Steal or crucial gather card, can be effective.”
- Glitch Free Gaming
“Fun and light deck-builder with a great aesthetic. Quicker to learn and play than other deck-builders ... great for parties.”
“A deck-building game that turns a lot of conventions on their heads. You start with no deck. You never have a hand of cards. You don’t shuffle your discard pile to make a deck unless you explicitly spend your turn’s action doing so.
“...or you could just nap and see if your opponent will choose the shuffle action.”
“You can trash your own cards at any time. Clever and fun!”
- Commenters from BoardGameGeek
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