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Board Games with Bears, Bears and More Bears!

Who doesn’t like bears? Unless you’re a jar of honey, a running salmon or Hugh Glass, bears are awesome. To think otherwise is to admit to being an unfeeling monster.

To satisfy those ursine cravings, here’s a selection of games featuring bears. Bear in mind though – these games are bear-heavy, full of high octane bear action. That means games which happen to feature a bear on the cover (e.g. Parks) or as a character’s companion (e.g. Scythe) are not included in this selection of picnic basket raiders. Enjoy!

Bärenpark

2017
Use polyomino tiles to construct the best park for bears! Buy the expansion if you want things to get a little grizzly!
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Bears!

2011
Rapidly roll dice to reveal interactions between campers and bears - will they shoot at the bears, run away from the bears or sleep through any bear visitations?
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Ecosystem

2019
Draft cards to build your own ecosystem, making sure to place bears next to bees and trout to get maximum bear points!
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Ice Team

2019
Race teams of polar bears across the melting ice whilst collecting fish to ensure victory!
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Bears vs Babies

2017
Create monstrous bears and bear-like monsters before sending them to battle the evil babies
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Takenoko

2011
Grow bamboo in patterns in the ornamental garden for the giant panda to eat. Add the expansion for baby pandas!
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Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature

2017
Work together to collect data and save ridiculously cute polar bear families from rising temperatures!
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Cascadia

2021
Place tiles and animal tokens to build the Pacific Northwest, ensuring that your bears are grouped with other bears to score points.
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Stuffed Fables

2018
Go on a dreamscape adventure to protect a little girl from nightmares. You'll be playing as teddy bears, of course!
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About the author

Andrew Holmes

Andrew Holmes is a husband, father, scientist, poet and, of course, gamer who lives in Wales, works in England and owns a Scottish rugby shirt. He has never passed up a challenge to play Carcassonne.

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