Hey! That’s My Fish! Deluxe!

  • Designers: Guenter Cornett, Alvydas Jakeliunas
  • Manufacturers: Phalanx Games, Mayfair Games
  • Artist: Francois Bruel
  • Year: 2008
  • Players: 2 – 4
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Ages: 8 and up

Maybe I’m looking ahead to cool weather. Maybe I just want to talk about a fun little game.

You’re a group a penguins at the pole, jumping from ice floe to ice floe, tile to tile, hunting fish. The setup varies each game, and some tiles have one fish, some two, some three. Your goal is to collect as many fish as possible, by making strategic moves, blocking other players, and staking the best areas for yourself. Most fish wins.

I love the penguins. They’re adorable 3-D resin figures who actually look like smart alecks.

It’s a fun family game, easy to learn, but you can plan ahead and with some smart moves ensure that you get a good fishing spot. As the penguins move over the hexes,the player takes away the hex where the penguin started his move, creating a gap which other players can’t cross. If a penguin can’t move, he’s taken from play.

Enjoyable and quick enough for shorter attention spans.

We played at Origins 2010 and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon and Funagain Games associate.