Monday, January 10, 2011

Angry Birds Board Game?

You already know I have an addiction of sorts to Angry Birds.  I am proud to say that I still have not used The Mighty Eagle, but only because I finally managed to pass the level I'd been stuck on forever and my urge to throw my phone across the room subsided.  I even relinquished my phone for awhile this weekend to allow my kids the chance to play.  Hey, it's my phone, it's my game, they have to wait their turn.  While they were playing, I checked out previews of the Angry Birds board game that was shown at CES last week.  My first thought when I heard about this was "OMG, I have to have it!" but then I saw it and thought "OMG, what did they do?".

The game is comprised of 3 plastic birds, 4 pigs, building blocks and a launcher.  Player one draws a card and builds the structure pictured so player two can try to knock down all the pigs and score points.  It is ridiculously cute with little plastic birds that are likely to end up perched in cubicles the world over when they're not busy being hurled at pigs.  The game is labeled for ages 5 and up but it looks like it would appeal to the average adult for about five minutes before they'd abandon it to the kids, and I'm not sure the kids would last much longer.  I'm reminded of the Pac-Man craze, when his cute little face adorned everything including, you guessed it, a boardgame.  I'm sure there's a collector out there who still has that one, just like there are folks who will have to buy the Angry Birds board game.  But if you're looking for the addictive fun of the game you play on your phone, you're not going to find it here.  If you're looking for some potential new Cubicle Decor then by all means, pick up a copy of the game when it hits stores this May.

3 comments:

  1. They do look like they'd provide some pretty good cube decorations, though...Plus, you can launch angry birds at annoying co-workers! You know, provided you wanted to get fired.

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  2. Oh, they look just perfect for causing office mayhem! Can't you just see the little buggers flying over cubicle walls on a Friday afternoon? Or getting you fired when you beam your boss in the back of the head with one on a particularly bad Monday morning ;)

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  3. hmmm... surely not as fun without the, bakaawww... oin oink, crash, poof! du du dun dun du du dun dun du da du da du da dun dun!!!

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