Those pesky squirrels are after your hard earned stash of nuts, seeds, and pinecones! Be the lucky person with the most cards at the end of the round to win this game of choice, chance, and strategy.
Shuffle the deck of stash cards with 8 squirrels. The first player begins flipping over as many cards as he/she dares from the deck (each player MUST flip at least one card on each turn). The player may choose when to stop flipping and pass to the next player at any time. The object is to flip over as many cards as possible without unearthing a squirrel which will steal your stash! If any of the other players have accumulated stash cards during a round where someone flips over a squirrel, they get the reward of banking their nuts, seeds, and pinecones. After the deck is depleted, players count their cards to determine the winner. For more challenging play, add more squirrels! We've included 15 total squirrels to amp up the fun, or should we say frustration!
*72 sweet, superior smooth playing cards with beautiful illustrations
*Ages 4+/ 3 levels of play/ 2-4 players
*Excellent practice for making choices and using strategies to better your game. Higher-order
thinking skills will be applied and practiced (younger kids included)
*Fun and easy to learn for all ages
*Easy to take with you for fun on the run! (restaurants, vacation, camping, parties)
Tillywig Award Winner 2021
"This simple, highly enjoyable card game takes no time to learn and plays well across a broad range of ages, making it a game the entire family can enjoy. Each card displays either a squirrel or a specific type of nut or seed, and players take turns flipping as many cards as they wish from the top of the deck, one at a time, before passing to the next player. The goal in so doing is to accumulate nuts and seeds without flipping a squirrel, an event that would cause the player responsible to lose all cards they had gained thus far during the round while freeing the other players to keep theirs. To a substantial degree this is a game about risk tolerance, and it is great fun to see just how elastic each player's willingness to take chances becomes based on how many cards other players have in their stash and how long it has been since a squirrel has made an appearance. This buildup and release of tension has quite an energizing effect, and as depletion of the deck (and end of game) nears, formerly meek players may suddenly find themselves taking wild chances. As the saying goes, fortune favors the bold!"
How To Play
unicorn unicorn Donkey!
unicorn unicorn Donkey!
New design but same great play as nut nut Squirrel!
Your unicorns are aflutter with sparkles and rainbows. Corral as many as you can, but beware of those dorkey donkeys! They're lurking deep inside your deck of cards and will make your unicorns scatter!
nut nut Squirrel! Even Nuttier
Those naughty squirrels are back at it and peskier than ever in this nuttier version of nut nut Squirrel! Collect the most cards to win this game of lickety-split decisions, chance, and strategy. What kind of player will you be?
Are you meek and mild mannered, an impulsive risk-taker, or a slow, calculating strategist. Find out in this breakout game of surprise and wild choices. The object is to flip over as many cards as possible without unearthing a squirrel which will steal your stash!
Exciting New Additions
The Golden Acorn (oooh! ahhh!): If you are able to bank this card by the end of the round, add 5 points to your final total.
Squirrel Cage: Cage the next squirrel you flip over and keep going!
Winter Is Coming: It’s time to gather more nuts. You must flip 3 more cards.
The Nut Thief: Steal 1 nut from each player.
unicorn unicorn Donkey! Even Donkey-er
Those dorky donkeys are at it again! Corral as many unicorns as you can to shut down their shay shenanigans! The Golden Unicorn, Broken Horn, and a Disgruntled Donkey adds to the excitement in this brand new version of Unicorn Unicorn Donkey! Flip over as many cards as you dare without flipping over a donkey. The teeniest of gamers will delight in flipping over the multicolored unicorns.
Exciting New Additions
Golden Unicorn: Add 5 points to your final total if you are able to ‘bank’ this card. If you draw a donkey after the Golden Unicorn on your turn, you lose the card.
Corralled Donkey: Corral the next donkey you flip over. You get to continue your turn. However, if you flip over a second donkey you will lose your cards as before and your turn will be over.
Broken Horn: Your unicorn’s horn is broken! When this card is flipped, everyone cries ‘boo-hoo’ and passes all of their unicorn cards in play (NOT banked cards) to the person on their left. The player who flipped the broken horn may now choose to continue their turn, or pass to the next player.
Bathroom Break Donkey: This donkey is on a break! You must flip at least 3 more cards on this turn. If one of your 3 cards is a donkey you lose your cards and the other players bank their unicorns. However, if all 3 cards are unicorns, you can continue your turn or pass to the next player.
Ultimate Unicorn: When you flip the Ultimate Unicorn card you may choose whether or not to trade all of your cards in play with another player’s cards in play (NOT banked cards). Continue your turn.