on March 19, 2009
My 6 and 4 year old received this game as a X-mas gift and they both love it. My husband and the grandparents like to play with the kids, which can't be said about some other children's board games (i.e. Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, etc). It's really a great strategy game and I'm hoping it will help them to learn chess in the future. You can't go wrong with ThinkFun products. The game is durable, colorful, and just the right size for kids' little hands.
on December 24, 2008
The rules are very simple for this game, but the strategy is complex. My 5 and 7 year old boys don't like games all that much, but they were playing within minutes of opening the box and wanted to keep playing for a long time. I watched they develop strategy as time went on, and I can see that they're going to keep learning how to play it better as time goes on. We introduced one extra rule to even up the playing field between them (the 7 year old has to say, "Ducks in a row!" when he is one move away from winning) and they've been challenging each other ever since.
on November 13, 2013
My kids got this for Christmas last year and at 4 and 6, it's one of their favorite games. I like playing it with them as well and each game goes quick. They've really developed their ability to strategize and the older one can beat me sometimes. My only complaint is our board broke in half after so much play but it's not a thin, cheap board so I think it's more due to how the kids were folding it to put away. Definitely recommended for the 4-8ish age group.
on November 9, 2014
Great product for teaching critical thinking skills. For two players, reviews divergent thinking (many possible answers). Students may move one duck as many spaces as they want on each turn in one direction. Student must get four ducks in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) to win.
on January 11, 2011
Even though this is for 5 and up, based on some other reviews I bought this for my almost 4 year old who loves boardgames and games like Tic Tac Toe and Four in a Row. However, she really is still too young for it. She can't think ahead far enough yet to play this game. I put it in the closet for now and will get it back out in a few months to try it again.
The board is pretty small, but very cute. The ducks are thick cardboard and may bend after lots of use, but I think if kids are not too rough with it, the game will last a long time.
on June 13, 2013
My dyslexic son can't play a lot of games because most involve reading. There is no reading in this game just strategy. He loves it. It's similar to checkers, but a much quicker game making it fun for the ADHD kid who doesn't have the patience for checkers. Great for older kids too, you can add some of your own rules and make it more difficult. Great game you'll wear it out.