Don't Wake The Bear

Entrant 2014

Backpedal Games


"Don't Wake the Bear" is a multiplayer game designed to be played on a single gaming device by up to 8 players at a time. The game can be played with friends and family, young and old, in any social space -- ideally, at a party.

It's a strategic "hot potato" game, where you must take turns passing around the device and dropping items on a sleeping bear. Some items agitate the bear, while others soothe it. If the bear wakes up during your turn, then you will be eaten. The last one remaining is the winner.

The story: You and your friends have gone camping and become trapped in a cave. The exit is blocked by a ferocious sleeping bear. Who will get out alive? You, your friend or the bear? It's survival of the fittest.