Monday, September 3, 2007

Hey, That's My Fish!

Subject: General
Category: n/a
Ages: 8 and up
# of players: 2 to 4
Time to play: 20 minutes
Mechanics/Game Type: Abstract strategy

Ratings (1 to 5)

Educational Value: 3
Gaming value: 4
Aesthetic value: 4
Price value: 4
Ease of play: 5
Younger adaptability: 5

My comments: My kids and I really like this quick strategy game. The game consists of 60 tiles with either 1, 2, or 3 fishes on them that set out to create the board. Each player then has 2 to 4 penguins (depending on the number of players) to place on the board. Each turn consists of moving one penguin in a straight line to another tile of you choice and picking up the tile the penguin started on. The winner is the person with the most number of fishes on his or her collected tiles.

This is a great introduction to abstract strategy games, and abstract strategy leads to better Eurogaming in general. It's quick to set up and play, younger kids can play (my 4 year old loves this), and the tiles/pieces are fun and appealing. link to this game:

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