In celebration of World Penguin Day Monday 25th April 2016, why not try out this fun Penguin Pile Up game from Ravensburger? It is fun to play and at the same time, it is quite challenging to balance those cute little penguins on the iceberg! It is a great test for fine motor skills!
This game is suitable from aged 5 onwards and for 1 to 6 players. The game comes with a light blue game base, iceberg with flag, 24 penguins and instructions. Before you start the game, you will need to assemble all 24 penguins and once assembled they cannot be taken apart.
To play the game, you need to place/balance the iceberg on the game base and place the flag on the top of the iceberg. Next you have to divide the penguins evenly amongst all players and if you have any leftover penguins, just set them aside. To win this game, you have to be the first player to get rid of all his or her penguins.
We have played this game a couple of times and it is tricky! Trying to balance your penguin and making sure not to tip the rest of the penguins on the iceberg is really tricky, even for myself! We find it challenging to balance the penguins on the uneven surfaces on the iceberg. Each player puts only one penguin at a time onto the iceberg. There were many times when we accidentally knocked off a few penguins and had to take them back which is not ideally. Instead of getting rid of our penguins, we end up growing our penguin colony! It does get harder each time the number of penguins on the iceberg increases!
The game is well made and the items should last for a long time. This is a fun and challenging family game for all ages. It is available to buy from good toy shops or Amazon.