Tuesday, June 03, 2008

#98: Bis Bald im Wald

Bis Bald im Wald
  • designer: Peter Neugebauer
  • publisher: Goldsieber
  • date: 2004
  • BoardGameGeek rank/rating: not ranked/5.3
  • age: 7+
  • # of players: 2-4
  • print status: OOP
  • cost: EUR 10,99 (about $16)
There are a lot (21+!) of memory games on the Kid Games 100... this is the first of those - and quite possibly the most difficult. There's only 25 pieces in the forest (aka playing grid)... but the need to move your deer & remember multiple tiles in order to complete tasks makes this one a real brain-burner.

On your turn, you move your "Bambi" (even now, Disney lawyers are trying to figure out if the air quotes keep them from owning this blog) from intersection to intersection, turning over one tile at each stop. You're trying to complete a task of finding two or three animals within five moves - but if you turn over an animal that's not on the card, your turn is over. There are trees (which are neutral), owls (who let you peek at another tile) and foxes (who rearrange the row & column their in when they're part of a completed task!)

The rearranging of the tiles & the necessity of avoiding the other players (you can't land on an intersection someone else is on) takes a simple memory game & turns it into a game which threatens to blow the synapses of unsuspecting adults.

My almost 7 year old is just getting old enough to try this one - we'll see how it goes.

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