How to play Hoot Owl Hoot!
The object of the game is to move all the owls from start to the nest before the sun rises. Players take turns, but work together.
To start, place the sun token in the first space on the sun track and place 3 owls on the start spaces.
Give 3 cards to each player. Players keep their cards face up in front of them so they can work together to strategize how to move.
If a player has a sun card, she must discard the sun and move the sun token 1 space up.
If she has all color cards she discards any 1 colour card and then moves any owl to the next open space of that colour.
If an owl "flies" over an owl on a space of that colour on its way to the next open space, all players make a hooting sound!
The game can be made more challenging by adding up to 6 owl tokens.
As Hoot Owl Hoot! is a cooperative game players play any of the owls – no one player has a single owl she is trying to get back to the nest.
What is a cooperative game?
A cooperative game is a game where all players play together against a common obstacle, not against each other. No one feels left out and everyone has fun!
Peaceable Kingdom's cooperative board games use familiar game mechanisms – spinning a spinner, matching cards, moving a token, strategizing a win! The difference is that players play together.
Playing together helps kids in many ways – they experience shared decision-making, build self-esteem, learn to share, to feel compassion and to work as a team.
Playing cooperative games teaches kids to cooperate.
- Ages 4+
- 2-4 players
- Plays in 15 minutes
- No reading required
- Educational benefits and Learning Skills:
- Color matching
- Simple strategy
- Following directions
- Social development
- Box measures - 31 x 22.5 x 3.8cm
- Multi Award winner:
- About.com's Best Children's Game of 2011
- Dr. Toy 100 Best Products 2011
- 2011 Oppenheim Platinum Award
- Disney FamilyFun Toy of the Year 2011
- Parents' Choice Silver Award
- Major Fun Award
- Dr. Toy Best Green Product 2011