March 13, 2006

Two New Reviews - Hey! That's My Fish! and Palatinus

by Susan Rozmiarek

Despite a busy month, I've managed to write a couple of reviews with a few more on the way:

This is a great little filler that is worth checking out.



daVinci Games publishes some very original games and this one is no exception. Unfortunately, it didn't click with me at all.

Posted by Susan Rozmiarek at March 13, 2006 1:49 PM


Susan -- I'm always looking for new 5-6 player games. Hey! That's My Fish! sounds like an ideal multi-generational family game. Do you think it would play well for 5, 6, or 7 players, using only one penguin per player?

Posted by: Gerald - gamesgrandpa on March 14, 2006 10:12 AM

Hi Gerald,

It is definitely a good candidate for a multi-generational family game, I think. A very young child would get beaten by an older child/adult, but my 10 yr. old easily holds his own.

I'm not sure if it would work well with more players. The more penguins that get to move before you get a turn, the less control. You might get pretty hosed before getting a chance to try to save yourself. It's worth a try, though.

BTW, I think it it pretty neat that you get to regularly play games with both your kids and grandkids together. That's quality time!

Posted by: SusanR on March 14, 2006 10:44 AM

Thanks for the feedback. We might give it a try. We generally only purchase games that accommodate at least 5 players, and preferably 6 or 7, but we have learned that many 5 player games can be successful with 6 or even 7, and a few 4-player games can accommodate 5 or 6. If we really like a game, we try to find ways to include everyone who wants to play. Fortunately, many new, high-quality, games are being designed and developed for 5 and 6 players.

Yes, we consider ourselves most fortunate to have a weekly 3-generation game day. Now, if I could just convince everyone to try the four unplayed games sitting on the shelf -- Alhambra, Australia, Cartagena, and Hacienda.....

Posted by: Gerald - gamesgrandpa on March 15, 2006 11:12 PM
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