Am I The Baddie? (2021) is a running and collecting game of hide and seek where you control a character on a simple maze of streets. Up to five people compete on separate devices or computers. One person is the baddie who tries to collect the clues without being touched by the others. The other players can't see the baddie apart from then they collect a clue, and must track them down to catch them. Play is like Luigi's Ghost Mansion in Nintendo Land, with a little bit of Pac-Man and Among us thrown in. In each game a randomly-selected player is the baddie. If you are the baddie you need to develop strategies to get the clues and then move away before you are caught. If you are the catchers you need to communicate to work together and catch the baddie with pincer tactics.
There are four themes: grassy, night-time, desert, and snow. There are three maps. And a virtually infinite number of layouts. We especially love the night-time, with glowing windows and working chimneys in the cozy town.
The result is a family-friendly game for all ages and everybody from kids to grown-ups. Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Am I The Baddie? 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Oli Hawkins and updated 15 months ago.
This is a Race and Traversal game with Puzzle and Stealth elements. You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room or as a 5-player online game. You each need a separate device or computer to play on. You can play on your own against computer controlled characters to practice.
2+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players may need some help to get started, the simple directional movement and bright visuals make it approachable. Playing with siblings or parents adds to the fun.
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