Angry Birds gets a Board Game?


I just recently discovered Angry Birds on my iPod Touch, really fun game; despite the fact that before I started playing it I thought it was about bird crapping on people…the is described on Wikipedia as:

… a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile, in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield.

It is easy, but can be extremely difficult, especially once you start getting up in the levels. But, I’ve started getting a little tired of it, but I’ve been enjoying it so far. I’m not a fan of the stupid Toucans that are like boomerangs…they are a pain in the ass. But I do enjoy the distraction. I’m a fan of puzzle games, like Tetris, but this should not be considered a Tetris game by any means…

Now, it seems like Mattel is cashing in on the Angry Birds craze and has come up with a board game for it. From The Huffington Post:

Angry Birds Board Game: It Exists! (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

First Posted: 01-13-11 09:01 AM   |   Updated: 01-13-11 09:04 AM

Angry Birds is on Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android operating system, PlayStation, and, now, cardboard.

Mattel is launching Angry Birds Knock on Wood, a board game based on the massively popular Angry Birds video game.

So how do you play without exploding animated birds and a touchscreen? The game comes with small plastic versions of the Angry Birds characters–both birds and pigs–as well as a slingshot and blocks for creating the pigs’ fortresses. One player picks one of the 56 “mission cards,” then the other player builds the structure shown on the card, which the first player has several turns to knock down using the birds shown on the card. The first player to score 1,000 points wins.

Electricpig explains what the $14.99 game (coming May 2011) includes:

You get a set of 14 Jenga-ish bricks, a couple of the hilarous green pigs, as well as the red bird, yellow bird and black birds to lob at them – sorry, none of the tiny blue birds, the egg laying monster or the boomeran toucans. As for the catapult, it’s not actually an elastic band on a slingshot: the whole catapult is made of plastic, and pulls back at the base to send the irate bird flying. It’s a much sturdier solution, especially if you’re going to let the kids have a chance to play with it.

See pictures and video of the Angry Birds board game below. What do you think of it?

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