The Ice Hop Game is a very high quality game with a colorful sturdy
box that contains 1 instruction booklet, 35 Ice Hop Cards, 17 Penguin
Cards, 4 Penguin Pawns, and 1 game board. The children at our house
loved the little Penguins. They are nice quality and very cute.
Basically, the cards are played first, and a Hopping Path is created
using the Ice Hop Cards as ice chunks in the Hopping Path. At the
end of the game, when all the cards have been played, you then
use the game board to total up your score. I found that a little
awkward. I just felt the game board could have been incorporated
more into the game.
This is an addition game, and according to the box it is for ages
4 and up. In my estimation, unless the players are going to have
a lot of adult help, the age range should start at age 6 or 7.
You really need to have the concept of both addition and subtraction
to adequately grasp the game.
The retail price of this game is $24. My family loves games, and
we own an entire closet full of them. We really wanted to love
this game. However, although it is well made and appealing to the
eye, the game does not provide enough enjoyment to make it worth
spending that much money in my opinion.