On Hand: 5
How to Play:
The object of the game is to move all the owls from start to the nest before the sun rises. Players take turns, but work together. To start, place the sun token in the first space on the sun track and place 3 owls on the start spaces. Give 3 cards to each player. Players keep their cards face up in front of them so they can work together to strategize how to move. If a player has a sun card, she must discard the sun and move the sun token 1 space up. If she has all color cards she discards any 1 color card and then moves any owl to the next open space of that color. If an owl “flies” over an owl on a space of that color on its way to the next open space, all players make a hooting sound! The game can be made more challenging by adding up to 6 owl tokens. Because Hoot Owl Hoot! is a cooperative game players play any of the owls – no one player has a single owl she is trying to get back to the nest.
Why families love this item:
The basic game is easy enough for first time game players and the game can be made infinitely more challenging simply by adding more owl tokens into the game. This allows the game to age with the child or for older kids (or adults!) to play with younger kids. Like in Candyland, kids practice color recognition and moving tokens. Unlike Candyland, Hoot Owl Hoot is a cooperative game, meaning all players are playing for the same outcome together. A cooperative game eliminates stress, builds self-esteem, and teaches kids that playing together can be fun! Kids learn to work together, they share in the game play, and they practice cooperation. Help your kids learn at an early age how easy it is to cooperate!
- About.com's Best Children's Game of 2011
- Dr. Toy 100 Best Products 2011
- 2011 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum
- Disney FamilyFun Toy of the Year 2011
- Parents' Choice Silver Award
- Major Fun Award
- Dr. Toy Best Green Product 2011
- 2011 Goddard School Top 10 Preschool Approved
- Ages 4+
- 2-4 players
- Plays in 15 minutes
- No reading required
- 1 game board
- 6 owl tokens
- 1 sun token
- 14 sun cards
- 36 color cards
- Box measures 12 1/4" x 8 7/8" x 1 1/2"
What is a cooperative game?
A cooperative game is a game where all players play together against a common obstacle, not against each other. In a cooperative game no one feels left out and everyone has fun! Peaceable Kingdom’s cooperative board games use familiar game mechanisms – spinning a spinner, matching cards, moving a token, strategizing a win! The difference is that players play together. Playing together helps kids in many ways – they experience shared decision-making, they build self-esteem, they learn to share, to feel compassion, and to work as a team. Playing cooperative games teaches kids to cooperate.