March 15, 2009

Want. Want! Wantwantwantwantwantwantwantwant!

So The Brickmuppet and I are chatting, and he tells me that his pal BOB (who is never mentioned on his website) is going to be carrying a "collectible game" that uses rubber duckies as game pieces. 

Oh.  Oh my.  Yes, please.

Duck Duck Go! does, in fact, use rubber duckies as pieces, but they move around a hexagon board as guided by random movement cards, all the while being chased by a "bird dog" that can cause all sorts of havoc to your plans.

The rules (pdf) are simple enough to be understood in just a couple of minutes, but can become complex enough to require strategic thinking, which I really didn't expect.  All in all, methinks I see a new addition to the Flock's collection sometime in the future.  You can get it from APE Games, or from your favorite game retailer, of course.

There is one rule that I think they missed, though... they advertise "100 different duckies" are available as playing pieces (I've already got 34 of them, by the way), but none of them have 'special powers'.  The advanced game introduces action tokens, yes, but that's not quite the same.  For example, a Halloween duckie could scare the bird dog once a game, which would keep it from bonking you.  A Christmas duckie could give a gift of one hex of movement to any duckie (or the bird dog), which could make the target miss a bouy (or the drain!).  The possibilities are endless... which could make this game even more fun! 

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1 The "bird dogs" look like ducks wearing doggie ears, pretending to be dogs. Which is a nice touch.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 15, 2009 05:50 PM (+rSRq)

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