by Blackspot Games
Played our first few games at one of our frequent family games nights. All thought it fun, and we look forward to playing again.
The kids (4, 6, 7) played for a while but lost interest, so I guess "Age 8+" is pretty accurate. The older two understood the rules; the game just didn't hold their attention. The little guy enjoyed flying the birds to where his dad said to put them. "Four, six dad? Or six, four?" Four years old and your game has taught him Cartesian coordinates.
We did note that the actual die-cut birds weren't as bright and colorful as the ones on the box, which is too bad. as the box looks great (almost better than the game). We wished you had been able to cut to the edges of the bird (that is, have the color "bleed" to the very edge, with no white border). Minor issue.
We all had trouble discriminating the crows from the dark-colored birds; in one game, someone was actually moving crows around and nobody noticed for several turns. So after we finished playing, we took a black felt-tip marker and colored the white border and edges of the crow tokens. We expect that this will make crows easier to identify in the future.
We set the bottom of the box inside the top, just to get it out of the way. Mistake! It fits so well that we had a hard time getting it out again.
Looking forward to the updated rules.
This arrived on my birthday. Loved it :)