nut nut Squirrel!
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)
"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!"