Bakugan is the hot hard of find toy of 2008. Imagine a kind of cross between Pokemon and the old fashioned game of marbles, and you will have an idea of how this is played. The players lay down metal cards and then throw their Bakugans that are in the shape of big marbles. If the Bakugan lands on one of the metal cards it will open and then the two players will battle based on their strenths and abilities. There are also ability cards to go along with it.
So for those of you with a special kid in their lives, this is a great way to introduce them to the concept of gaming. Indoctrinate that with these cute little Bakugan brawlers and someday you can be playing Magin the Gatering with them!
Benefits of Bakugan:
Teaches match skills.
Gets kids into stategy gaming which is great for logical thinking.
Social gameplay - fun with friends and family.
Can be played in any weather.
No helmet or car insurance needed.