The lunch break is almost there and all of the young penguins would finally get the fish they’ve been craving for. However, some rascals think they are quick enough to snatch some of the fish before the lunch break starts, but they have forgotten one thing – the Hall Monitor! Each school day one of the penguins is designated to watch over the school, and this is his moment to shine – for each rascal penguin he catches he would get additional fish!
A fun run takes place – the rascals are running everywhere and trying to snatch some fish on their way, but the Hall Monitor is trying to catch each and one of them to have some order in the school. Who will be more successful?
Ice Cool is a flicking game in which each round one of the players takes the role of the Hall Monitor (also called "the Catcher") – his aim will be to catch each other penguin and get points for that. The others (also known as "Runners") will try to run through several doors, thus gaining fish (that give them points) on their way. When either the Hall Monitor has caught each other penguin once or any of the others has gone through all 3 doors that have fish on them, the round is over. Each player will take the role of the Hall Monitor once and at the end of the game the winner will be the one with the most points on their fish cards.
The penguins can be flicked in a straight line, make curves and even jump over the walls! Each player will have to use the best of their skills in order to get the most points in this fun and exciting game. It's not just cool, it's ICE COOL!
Hey thats my fish! is one of her favourite games of all times, and she likes dexterity games like Flick 'em up! It gives ages 6 and up, but i reckon once people see it it wont matter what age they are, they will want to play it, and fun can be had by all ages for it. Its for 2-4 players, and they say around 30 minutes, though we have had quicker games once we knew what we where doing.......
So lets pop the box open and see whats inside!
Then its a box.. of boxes..... yes you actually use the main box as part of the board, its very clever.
Then you set up the round and go again with a different player taking the catcher role. There are as many rounds as their are players (though there are special rules for a 2 player game to make it work) The game is great at 3, but really shines at 4 players.
A nice touch again is it also gives you a run down of packing the boxes away. Its such a clever system, making setup and storage nice and easy, as the box is much smaller then it should be for the amount of content in the game.
So what do I think?? well..... its nicely presented, the rules are clear, and its fun. It may not have the "depth" of some long heavy games, but it does have entertainment and charm in bucket loads, and it will get people over looking to see what you are doing whatever their ages. You will just have good old fashioned simple fun and laughter when playing, and playing as the cacther is still good fun, do not worry if you think you are being singled out, we had plenty of chuckles as the catcher hurtled around rooms bouncing off things and skidding past the runners. Components are good quality, art is great, rules are easy to learn and teach. Its a great game for all ages.
What did Olivia think of this?
I love the penguins, and i like games like this where i am doing things in my turn. The penguins are easy to flick and you can do some cool tricks with them. I learned the game very quickly it was not hard, but it was really good! Sometimes its nice to play something that is just about playing and laughing rather then thinking too much. I think everyone will like this game!
With an RRP of £29.99 and a "cool" theme and fun game that all ages are sure to love, head over to your Local Game Store and grab yourself a copy, its the perfect game for friends and family to chill out with! ahh my jokes are getting such a frosty reception.. Dont worry i will put the jokes on Ice for now.... I will however certainly be keeping an eye on Brain Games future works to see what else new and innovative they come out!