CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Mayfair Games Hey That's My Fish Deluxe
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- Fun family game
- Deluxe version
- 16 penguins in 3-d hand painted resin
- Takes 20 minutes to play
- Easty to learn
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Like most "Eurogames," the pieces in this German-made game by Mayfair are about as high quality as you'll find. You get 60 two-inch-wide hexagonal game tiles that are used to create a board that never plays the same twice. Each tile has a double-sided illustration of an ice floe containing one, two, or three fish. The tiles are linenized paper affixed to thick cardboard. Sixteen two-inch-high penguin figurines (in four colors, each color with four unique poses) fill most of the box. Each penguin is hand-painted.
When was the last time you could explain the rules of a strategy game in less than a minute? Randomly place the 60 tiles in a rough square. Each player takes one set of four colored penguins and places one penguin on any of the tiles that contain one fish. Each player adds one penguin in turn until all are placed.
Each turn, a player moves one penguin piece any distance across the floes in a straight line. The only limit is open water or meeting another penguin. The tile the penguin moved from is removed from the board and is kept by the player. This creates open water. The object is to gather the most fish, as depicted on the tiles the player's penguins landed on.Read more ›
I got the deluxe edition, which comes with the nicer penguins, and was glad I did. They are colorful and very well constructed. Definitely worth the extra money.
This is a game that adults and children can play together that children will enjoy and adults could be stumped by "analysis paralysis" (i.e., "if I move this here, then they could go there and cut me off... maybe if I go here? no, wait!" etc., etc., until someone finally yells, "just MOVE already!")
Seriously, this is a fun game that adults will appreciate as a classic like chess or backgammon, while kids will forget they even have Candyland in the game closet anymore.
It would be great if the game pieces were printed on plastic instead, especially at this price.
That said, the penguins did feel very solid; that only sort of makes up for it.
Second, the good: It's a very fun game with easy to learn mechanics. I purchased this game along with a few others to have for family and friends when they come over for the holidays. It didn't receive the most play time (Blokus did), but everyone thoroughly enjoyed this game as well.
It seems easy at first blush, but there is definitely an element of strategy involved in terms of trying to carve off islands of ice. It's not as mindless as simply trying to land on tiles with more fish (hint: you won't win often if you play that way).
I'd say that this game is best played with 2-3 players. With four players, the board is a bit crowded and the penguins don't have much room to move. It seems that it would have been better to include maybe 16-20 more tiles for 4 players.
One lesson learned: don't play this game with investment bankers; they're too good at strategizing how to capture the most resources.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A bit pricey (Why???) but quality set that is easier to play with than the smaller (cheaper) set more commonly available. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grlbyzzk
Very fun game. I like playing the deluxe game much better because of the larger tiles and large colored penguins! The deluxe game is almost impossible to find though.Published 10 months ago by Peasantville
Basically movement works like a queen for all penguins, but the board is constantly changing and your penguins are getting blocked off from the fish. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kevin Smithwick
simple to learn, great for all ages (played with 9+), fun, interactive.
great quality pieces.
because of the hexagonal pieces this game has a different layout each... Read more
That's My Fish is a quick, fun game we have played several times. My daughter received it when she was 7 and I think children of 6 could easily play it, or even younger. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Ulerhof
My son was 4 and my daughter was 6 when we learned of this game. We love playing it as a family and they did great even at such a young age. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Mommy of 2
Directions very complicated to understand. Cute game Grandkids just play the game with made up rules. Very disappointing and it was not low priced game eitherPublished on December 30, 2013 by Brenda McKinsey
My 6-yr-old daughter loves games involving animals, so I thought this one would be a hit. But she was just not interested in it at all. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by J. Olson
This is a great game for adults. Simple rules and only takes 20min to 30min but the game can get quite involved. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by M. Thiel