Git Bit Card Game Overview
Shark Week on Discovery Channel is one of the few television theme weeks I can think of that people wait all year for. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact we all grew up watching Jaws and its sequels. Adding in the seemingly abnormal number of actual shark attacks this year has kept these sea monsters in the news almost daily. While checkout out the demonstration of Click Clack Lumberjack by Mayday Games at this years’ Gen Con, I noticed a small, shark-related game at the other end of the table – Get Bit! And it had robots…what an interesting combination.
And one that I can totally appreciate. I mean, how gory and non-pc would it be to have a game where a shark ate people? Robots are fine, we can always make more. And since the game made its debut in 2007, there was no way they could know there would be a shark frenzy this year. Nevertheless, Get Bit! is as fun today as it was 8 years ago – keep reading, I’m sure you’ll agree.
In Get Bit! you play as a robot swimming in the ocean (don’t ask, I don’t know what you’re doing out there). If you’re asking “why don’t I sink?” Well duh, you’re a plastic robot! Fortunately your robot friends are there with you, but unfortunately so is a shark. And he’s hungry. So much so that he’ll eat plastic robots.
And as robots do, they swim in synchronization. A nice neat feeding line for the hungry predator! To survive, you don’t have to out-swim the shark, you just have to out-swim your friends!
Every player receives an identical hand of cards with numbers on them ranging from one to one more than the number of players (Get Bit! supports up to six players). On your turn you decide on one card to play face down. When everyone has selected one card, they are all revealed at the same time.
In order to get away from the shark, you must have played a card that no one else played. If you tie anyone else, your robot does nothing this round. This might sound fine if you are at the front of the line, however, every other person who played a unique card gets to jump to the front of the line, in order from lowest number to highest. What was once a safe position might now actually be at the lips of the shark!
After all cards have been checked and robots jumped, the shark then bites off a limb of the robot closest to him! Get Bit! includes six colored robots with removable limbs that snap back together easily. Take off any limb and return to the front of the pack.
During the next round, anyone who wasn’t bit discards their played card. Now they have less to choose from and keeping track of what the others have played becomes a key strategy. Once you are bit or have used all but one of your cards, you pick up your discards, shuffle and start the next round with a full hand.
One by one players will be eliminated until only one robot remains. Lucky for you the shark is now full and you make it back to shore, where you spend the rest of your years assembling cars in a Hyundai factory (just kidding).
Very kid-appropriate and rated at only 10-20 minutes per game, Get Bit! is a hilarious game that incorporates a variation of trick-taking coupled with robot dismemberment! It has been so well-received that Mayday Games has even issued a Deluxe Version that turns each robot into an individual character with included self-applied stickers! Find the base game on Amazon for well under $20, with the Deluxe Version ringing in at just a couple dollars more.
Don’t want to wait until next year for your own shark week? Mayday Games has offered a free copy to one lucky SahmReviews reader by entering our contest below! Be sure to come back tomorrow for additional entries!
41 thoughts on “Git Bit Card Game Overview”
This game has been on my “want” list since I seen it on Table Top.
Still have yet to acquire it though…
Great review. Game looks really fun.
One my kids would enjoy. I need to add this to my BGG wants.
Hooray! Love these games!
I’d love to win!
What a cool game! Thanks for the contest!
This looked like fun when Wil and friends played it on TableTop.
Get Bit fits my family. The rest scares me, including the sushi.
Thanks for contest
This game is one I’ve been wanting to try for awhile!
Thanks for the giveaway Scott. This is a fun little game.
For my family (wife and 3 young girls), I would say it is Get Bit……can’t imagine the nightmares I would have to wake up for with Jaws and Shark Week!
I think Get Bit, but I’ll take some sushi too 😉
My kids would love this!
I keep hearing about this game but haven’t played it yet
This looks like it would be a lot of fun!
Looks fun! Thanks for the contest!
Looks like a fun game, kids would love pulling the people apart though younger ones might get a bit upset being eaten.
Thanks for another great contest!
We love watching Shark Week, it’s the main reason I’m deathly scared of the ocean! I would love to play Get Bit with my six year old son, we’d have a lot of fun!
This is awesome!
get bit! because we like games
Sharks and board games… what’s not to love? Jaws would probably be too scary for the little ones. Shark week also too scary (plus, we don’t exactly have tv). Board games are right up our alley – we play them several nights per week.
This looks like it would be a lot of fun 😀
Get Bit! is a better fit for our family. We rarely watch Shark Week and have seen Jaws many times already.
My kids love sharks (everyone has to eat) and are really into card games right now. This looks like so much fun!
Awesome! This Get Bit! Game looks so much fun! We all love it 🙂
Thank You for the chance
This game looks so fun!
I like them all, Jaws, Shark Week, Get Bit.
All of it! Sharks, sharks & more sharks!
All of it but i dont care for sushi
Get Bit as we are obsessed with games.
All of it and some sushi to boot!
We love finding and playing new board games in our house! My son is also crazy about sharks!
This game will probably hit close to home for those who live in Florida, we will call it the safer way to go swimming.
Thanks for the giveaway
I would say Shark Week.
I would say Shark Week.