Hey! That’s My Fish! Board Game

by Gary Sonnenberg

(Waukesha, WI)

Hey! That's My Fish! Board Game

Hey! That’s My Fish! Board Game

Hey! That's My Fish! Board Game

Hey! That's My Fish! Board Game Mid-game

Hey! That's My Fish! Board Game Near the end

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Board game manufacturer:
Mayfair Games
Number of players:
2-4
Ages:
6yrs+
Time:
20 mins

Quick verdict

Hey! That’s My Fish! is just another way of saying stay off my ice floe! The title might make it sound like a kids’ game, but it’s not really. It’s an easy to learn tactical game that adults will enjoy too.

The game and gameplay

Hey! That’s My Fish! almost takes more time to setup than to play. The number of cute little penguins you use depends on the number of players. With 4 players, use 2 each. With 3 players, use 3. With 2 players, use all 4 of your color.

Initial placement of penguins must be on a tile (ice floe) with just 1 fish on it. Tiles show either 1, 2, or 3 fish. Each fish is worth 1 victory point.

When you move your penguin off its current floe in a straight line as far as you wish (without bumping into another penguin or skipping over an empty space) you collect the tile you just vacated. That tile adds to your score.

It’s important to try to keep moving as long as possible. The longer you can stay mobile, the more points you’ll get.

Eventually though, you’ll end up stranded on a floe and unable to go any further – either because there are no more adjacent tiles or because other penguins are occupying them.

The game ends when no one can make any more moves. You get to collect that last tile you got stuck on and add it to your score. The player with the most fish wins.

Pros and cons

The penguins are on the adorable side, but I wish I had the better tokens from the Deluxe version.

Setup is a little bit of a chore.

The rules are so simple that even most kindergarteners should be able to play well.

The verdict

Hey! That’s My Fish! is a wonderful game that can easily lead to more than one play at a time. It may take you a few moves to see what the best moves really are. Hopefully it won’t be too late for you to win by then.

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