Today’s post is all about a great game I recently played with the kids, called “Hey That’s My Fish”. It can be bought from Amazon and has an RRP of £9.99.
Hey That’s My Fish is a fun little game, ideal for the kids and family, but also suitable for adults. Its really simple to set up and play, but you’ll find yourself getting incredibly competitive over it – working out whether the best strategy is to go for the fish – or block off your opponents!
Inside the box you will find fish spaces and penguins. The game is for 2-4 players and dependent on how many play, depicts how many penguins you start with. The girls and I played together, meaning there was three of us and as such we started with three penguins each. After popping out the fish spaces (you only do this once obviously), you turn them all over, mix them about and then make your game board with them randomly.
Once the game board is made, you take it in turns to place your penguins. Though obviously at first you have no idea where placing your penguins will be best, you do get to learn as you’ve played a few times and while there is no right or better place, its run to pick tactically too.
After you’re all set up, play is super easy. Each player takes it in turns to move one of their penguins. You can move in any direction, as many spaces as you want, but you can only move in one straight direction and only in a way whereby the tiles are joined to your space. You basically have six directions to go at. You choose how far you move and then stop, picking up the tile from where you just left. This fish space gets added to your pile, beginning the count for your captured fish.
As the game goes on, you get cut off, the other players get cut off and you make your way down the fish. Any time that a penguin is completely cut off with no further moves to make, that penguin is removed from the game – but you do get to take it’s final tile with you and add it to your bounty.
The game ends when all the penguins have captured as many fish as possible and no moves remain. Once this is done, each player counts up their fish and the player with the most fish win. It’s a really simple game but it’s lots of fun. Starting a new game is really easy too as you just shuffle the tiles again, lay out the board and place the penguins. Then you’re off again – trying to collect the most fish and finding a way to cut off your players and leave them with no fish and no penguins!