Thursday, July 12, 2012

Angry Birds: On Thin Ice Game - No App Required

The Angry Birds game has been made popular through an application that's available for download on most IPad systems. Unfortunately, technological gadgets like those don't make the best toys for boys 5 years old and younger. The Angry Birds: On Thin Ice Game is more stable for child use -- and it would fare much better if it were ever accidentally dropped, stepped on, or thrown haphazardly down a flight of stairs. This automatically makes it a greater toy over an IPad, because no one can guarantee Angry Birds would function after the normal abuse a child can dish out to their toys.

How does it work?

The Angry Birds: On Thin Ice Game includes 2 Angry Birds, 3 green pigs, 1 slingshot catapult with launcher, and several structure pieces. There are also mission cards that instruct children how to set up the green pig's fortress, all so the Angry Birds can free their friends and knock the structures down again. There are the usual additions to make the game harder, as well. For example, construction helmets might make the pigs a littler less easy to demolish, while an exploding TNT box could prove fatal and send the blocks tumbling down.

This game is best played with 2-4 players of 5 years of age and older. Little boys will find it especially fun because they can make sounds as the blocks fall, imitating the reverberating BOOM! of the dynamite as it sends the malicious green pigs flying to oblivion.

The downside of the Angry Birds: On Thin Ice Game would be that younger children might find it difficult to play without parental supervision. The mission cards might display complex structures, making it harder as the game wears on. It also takes a great deal of patience to hit anything with the catapult; therefore, this could also serve as a lesson on good gaming sportsmanship to normally impatient kids.


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