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.
The husband and I pulled out this game to try before wrapping it up for Gabriel. The whole household has become addicted to the phenomenon known as Angry Birds. Let me tell you that you get a thrill of actually setting up the game then shooting your “angry bird” through the sky and knocking down some blocks in real life. It was a little tricky setting it up the first time. Trying to figure out what goes where, but I think that was just the adult in me making it harder than it should be. I can not wait to see Gabriel’s face on Christmas morning when he opens this up. The Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game by Mattel is on my list of Hot Holiday Gifts.
***Disclosure: I received the Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game from Mattel to review***