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Zack Stackurski
United States
Mankato
Minnesota
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I love almost all games, play Boardgames with my wife, have three kids, generally enjoy cats and understand and like those bumper stickers with the little fishies sprouting legs.
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10
Jan 2012
This is a great kids game. The rules are Candyland simple (choose a card and move to the next available space of that color) but the cooperative aspect of sharing all the owls and racing them to their nest before the sun rises adds a remarkable amount of fun. I doubt I'll be finding many better games for younger kids.

Rating note: No... I really don't rank this equal to Agricola and Go... but it the best kids game I've found for pre-school aged children... and its fun for the parents they play with too!
2012-01-20
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Thomas Denmark
United States
San Rafael
California
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Dec 2012
This is a favorite kids game to play with our 5yr old, even our 2yr old can enjoy it (for about half a game, which is pretty remarkable to hold a 2yr old's attention that long). Unlike just about all other little kids games there actually is a decision to make: which owl to move? Being cooperative it does end with "who won?" and the kids aren't quite satisfied with "we all did". But it makes us parent types happy.
2012-12-26
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CM Amidon
United States
International Falls
Minnesota
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GO CRAWL IN A CAVE! When not playing games.
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9
Mar 2014
What an undervalued kids game. Must have. Cooperative, uses color navigation, but as kids get older they begin to see the strategy. Company uses high quality material and environmentally friendly. If you have kids, get this game! One of our favorite kids games.
2014-10-19
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Australia
NSW
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9
Nov 2014
My favourite game to play with my 3yo
2014-12-11
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Jonathan Nelson
United States
Birmingham
Alabama
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9
Dec 2014
Check out my review of Hoot Owl Hoot review.
http://jlnelson73.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/hoot-owl-hoot-rev...
2014-12-16
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Bradley Gilbert
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Jun 2015
Rating as a children's game. As children's games go, this one is an all star. It's cooperative and offers plenty of choices and difficulty levels to keep my son coming back for repeated plays and gaming requests.
2015-06-26
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Mark Christiansen
United States
Highlands Ranch
Colorado
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Jun 2011
[My rating is for kids]
Ages 4+. Fun, light, co-operative game for kids that adults can also play.

The basic mechanic is like Cartagena by Leo Colovini. You play cards of different colors, and move a game piece to the next space of that color on the board - it that space is occupied, then you get to move to the next space of that color. In this way you can leap far down the board. This obviously creates some strategy, and some discussion among the players.

There is some luck involved - each time you draw a sun card, you move the sun closer to rising and ending the game.

My 8 year old says this is her favorite among the new co-op games from the publisher Peaceable Kingdom.
2011-06-28
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David Mernin
United States
California
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Sep 2011
[Hand Management]
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2012-05-03
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Brett Christensen
United States
Dickinson
North Dakota
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8
Jun 2012
Very nice cooperative kids game. Recommended.
2012-06-23
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Professor of Pain
United States
St. Cloud
Minnesota
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Jul 2012
Attractive components, simple rules and fun theme make this a solid young kids game. It has room for growth in the appreciation of complexity and strategy. Very young kids (my daughter was 3 when I bought the game for her) can enjoy just moving the owls to the nest, while slightly older kids may pick up on some of the strategy in card/color selection. I appreciate the cooperative vs. competitive aspect as a an experiential lesson in values as well.

I'm giving this a numerical rating as a kids game. As a game for adults, of course, it's rather insipid.
2012-07-20
Scott Preston
United States
Fremont
Nebraska
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8
Jul 2013
Rated as a young childrens' (6 and under game). I think this is about as good as you can do for a preschool/early elementary game. I just wish the components were a little more stout. I think the cards and owls will wear out quickly.
2013-07-22
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Taylor Nakamoto
United States
Montrose
Colorado
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Aug 2013
Rating reflects how I rate it for playing with young (pre-school) children.
2013-08-03
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Let's Play Two!
United States
Collinsville
Illinois
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Mar 2012
Very nice cooperative game for kids which is certainly miles ahead of Candyland. Also has overtones of Cartagena (which I love). There's still quite a bit of luck involved - in our two games, the suns seemed to gather at the top of the deck - but overall, this is a nice twist on the above-mentioned two games.

Rated for playing with young kids.
2012-03-04
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Don Comfort
United States
Beavercreek
Ohio
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7
Apr 2013
A quick, fun cooperative kids game. I will always play this if they ask, and usually suggest this as one of the first games to play with the girls.
2013-04-09
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Chris Toy
United States
San Diego
CA
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7
Apr 2013
Great for the 4-5 year old range. Good introduction to planning and forward thinking for that age.
2013-04-05
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Joshua
United States
Roseville
California
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Mar 2015
Excellent game for the little ones, co-op and sweet theme and component art.
2015-03-31
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Vaucharwen 30
Australia
St Ives
NSW
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6.5
Dec 2012
03-10, 2-4 players, 15 minutes. Gave one to O in 2011. Have one for H Christmas 2012.
2012-12-14
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Vaucharwen 30
Australia
St Ives
NSW
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6.5
Dec 2012
03-10, 2-4 players, 15 minutes. Gave one to O in 2011. This one for H Christmas 2012.
2012-12-15
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Tim J
United States
Illinois
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Don't touch my precious!
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Feb 2015
Probably my favorite of my daughters games right now.
2015-02-06
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Erik Stanfill
United States
Portland
Oregon
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5
Oct 2013
Cute co-op I play with my daughter. Not terribly exciting, but she likes it.
2013-10-12
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Josh Olson
United States
Wauwatosa
Wisconsin
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Beware the Jabberwock my son!
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5
Mar 2014
Kids (girls, 3 and 5) like this one, but not much fun after the first few plays. Map is nice - cards not so much. Girls like naming the owls after family members and have mom and dad owl home in the nest while they fly home.
2014-03-18
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Chih Hua Chao
Taiwan
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Feb 2015
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2015-03-29
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Jason Lees
United States
Rochester
New Hampshire
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5
Apr 2015
Kids'co-op with some light tactical choices to make. Good family game.
2015-04-26
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J S
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Lots of plays. An excellent first cooperative game.
2013-01-01
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Eric Etkin
United States
New York
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For daughter's game stockpile. Should be old enough to play in another year...
2013-04-08
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Chris Tannhauser
United States
San Diego
California
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The three-year-old I was playing with was making such terrible decisions I had no choice but to accuse her of being the traitor.

"I'm not the traitor," she screamed, "You're the traitor!"

I was most assuredly not, doing my utmost to get the wee baby owls back home.

Of course, due to her lackluster efforts we did not prevail and so most of them perished. (They die, right? The sun hits them and they explode like vampires. That's what I told the kid, anyway.)
2014-04-21
Bayerisches Spielearchiv
Germany
Haar
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2014-06-29
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Erik Capps
United States
Milan
Missouri
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My wife LOVES cute owl games, and I'm always looking for something for my younger sisters as well as to save for my growing daughter. This one is on my list for sure now!
2014-08-04
Martin Gregory
Australia
Mount Nelson
Tasmania
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Good coop game for young kids from 5 up to 7 or 8.
2015-02-04
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Eric Watkins
United States
Pennsylvania
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An excellent game to start teaching more complex game mechanics to young kids. The board is colorful, the design is nice, and everything is made from recycled materials.
2015-03-30
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Derek M
United States
Chester
Virginia
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Simple, but a lot of fun for the kids!
2015-03-21
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Eric
United States
Albuquerque
New Mexico
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4+
2015-03-17

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