Dec 4, 2011

Angry Birds: Knock on Wood Game Review

Do you have an Angry Birds fan on your Christmas shopping list?  Then check out Angry Birds: Knock on Wood.  This fun take on the Angry Birds app gives you a chance to flip the bird away from a screen. Product Description

Play your favorite app game in real life with the Angry Birds: Knock on Wood Game! The age-old battle between Angry Birds and the egg-stealing pigs continues, and the birds will have their revenge. Draw cards, build castles, and knock them down in this hands-on version of the touchscreen hit. First one to 100 points wins!
Hands-On Version of the Touchscreen Hit The Angry Birds: Knock on Wood Game brings all the fun of the touchscreen app to a new, tactile playing field for two to four players. This game follows the same goals as the online version: launch the Angry Birds toward the egg-stealing pigs' wooden castles to destroy them and advance to the next level. With three Angry Birds, four pigs, a variety of "wooden" pieces, and a bird launcher, you can now bring the same action to your living room.
Build, Launch, and Destroy to Win
Play consists of drawing cards from any of four levels, building a structure on the card, and then knocking it down. To play, you draw a card--the higher the card the more points possible to earn. Give it to the next player to build that card's castle. Then, use the bird launcher to shoot it down with the birds indicated on the Mission card.
Go Crazy with Wild Cards
Our testers enjoyed the challenge of playing within the game's rules, including the ways the structures can be built and the birds that can be used during particular launches. They also had fun with the special fourth-level mission cards that allow for freestyle building for more creative play. They enjoyed experimenting with the distances from which they could shoot the birds toward castles. With so many possibilities for hands-on play, this game will keep you and your family and friends occupied for hours!
What's in the Box
3 Angry Birds, 4 pigs, 1 bonus points star, 1 bonus points egg, 1 bird launcher, 14 building blocks, 40 mission cards, 16 points cards, and instructions.

My Thoughts on Angry Birds: Knock On Wood;
I have to give the creators of this game credit for trying to take such a well loved game and bring it to life.  My kids were so excited to try this game because they LOVE Angry Birds.  We learned a few things very quickly, first, you will want to find a very sturdy table and play when the kids are bouncing all over like a a pack of wild dogs otherwise your structure won't stand long enough to shoot any birds.   Second, this game is NOT on a 3 year old will be able to play, not the right way at least.  We realized that despite the suggested age of 5-9 years old many of the arrangements are difficult for even a 50 year old to create without some patience.  And lastly, as frustrating as you thought the app Angry Birds was, this one is just as frustrating. The boys still LOVE to get this game out and flip the bird, but most of the time they do NOT play the right way.  I love the concept and the boys still enjoy just playing with the game pieces but figuring out the right distance and how hard to flip those crazy birds really is very challenging. 

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this game for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own honest, personal feedback.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun (albeit difficult to set up) game! I love Angry Birds, although I stink at it. My three year old kicks butt at it though!


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