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Tonight on Family Game Night we played a really fun game called Ninja Squirrels by RoosterFin. It’s a really fun, action packed and fast paced game that keeps you on your toes and thinking quickly. It’s head to head as you race the other players to collect the most acorns using your quick ninja training! We had a blast playing it.
Ninja Squirrels by RoosterFin is a super fun and fast paced game. You are a Ninja Squirrel and your mission is to snatch as many acorns as you can before your opponents. Teaches great skills like color matching, problem solving, reflexes, and quick thinking. It’s fast paced and full of laughs. We had a great time competing to grab the acorns and add to our piles.
In the box you will find:
60 Playing Cards
4 Ninja Character Cards
4 Battle Ring Pieces (for the game board)
20 Acorns (5 each of 4 colors)
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
This game is designed for ages 7 and up. My youngest daughter is 8 and she loved the game. The entire family enjoyed the game. With our family having big age differences it’s sometimes hard to find games that will be enjoyed by everyone so this one really worked out great. We all liked it, found it challenging to be quick enough, and enjoyed some great laughs while playing. Designed for 2-4 players. I felt like it was more fun when we had four players because you have more people competing for the acorns which leads to more ninja battles and laughs.
Is If Fun:
We had a blast with it. Rushing to recognize that there is a match and the racing to the acorns turned into some fast paced fun. There were many times that someone just barely beat another which turned into lots of laughs. The game play is not difficult so we could really focus on just beating each other on the quick thinking skills. It made everyone pretty evenly matched even our youngest.
Game play is pretty easy. To set it up first build your playing ring by connecting the four game board pieces to form a circle. Put one acorn of each color in the four holes on the game board to start. Deal the cards evenly among the players (pass them all out). Each player can then pick a ninja to represent them (you don’t really use these for anything other then to read about your ninja squirrel).
To play you will take turns placing a card face up in the center of the circle. You are looking for a match (a match is when the ninja squirrel and the acorn on the card are the same color) when you see a match try to grab an acorn on the board that matches the color on the card (purple, green, orange, or blue). When someone grabs it they get to keep it and replace the empty space with a random acorn from the box. You can have more then one of the same color acorn on the board at the same time after the first round. If there are two blue acorns on the board and you play a blue match card then two players can each grab one of the different blue acorns and keep them. If you play a match card and there are no acorns of that color on the board keep playing until you get a match card that does have an acorn on the board. If someone grabs and acorn my error and there is no match card played they must return one of their acorns to the box. Keep playing until you either run out of acorns or playing cards. The person with the most acorns wins the game. If there is a tie you will reset the game like the first round for the two who tied and the first person to grab an acorn wins.
I didn’t have any concerns with this one. If you are playing with younger players then you may run into hurt feelings. My eight year old didn’t have any issues but if you know your younger ones struggle if they don’t win then it might not be a fun game for them because they won’t win every round. However, we had a blast with it and my daughter is calling it her new favorite.
Where Can You Buy It:
Visit the RoosterFin website for more information and a list of retailers.
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