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Feed the ducks (2011)

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2011
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Feed the ducks
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Migas para los patos
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Three old men and a small child all sit around a small duck pond, tossing breadcrumbs into the water. With each ripple from a crumb, ducks race toward the new treat. (They never actually get the snack, due to the wily fish just below the surface, but it doesn't dissuade them from trying!) Passersby watch the scene for a moment, then smile, charmed by these four people idling away their time. Little do they realize that these crafty individuals actually have a standing wager: Each has chosen a color of duck in the pond as his own, and whoever can gather his ducks into a group first gets to choose the adventure for the day!

Feed the ducks is a board game for two to four players. Each game lasts about 20 minutes. Players drop breadcrumbs into the pond, in order to attract the ducks. There are ducks in 4 colors. The first player to coerce all the ducks of his color into a single group wins.

The basic set includes components for a 2-player game. In order to play 3- or 4-player games you need the additional ducks and counters (red and blue).

MATERIAL

This is what you need in order to play Feed the ducks:

- A board depicting a pond with 61 hexagonal spaces.

- 12 white ducks, 12 black ducks (plus 8 red ducks and 6 blue ducks optionally).

- A breadcrumb (not included)

- One white counter, one black counter (plus one red counter and one blue counter optionally).

- A carrying case.

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Notes from the designer

I was actually feeding ducks with my daugther when this idea showed up in my head. Toss a breadcrumb, ducks race towards it, repeat until a group of ducks of the same colour is created.

Although the design was quite straightforward, I find similarities with two outstanding games: 9tka (ducks are placed on the outer cells during setup), and Volo (merge all of the same colour into a single connected group to win), so I guess both games had something to do with it. Another Nestorgame features a similar mechanic: Hello, Dolly!, with sheep distributed randomly on the outer cells and being arranged in groups during play.

It is intended to be a nice little connection game for kids of 6 and up, but I find it quite deep, specially with 2 players.

I wish to thank Nathan Morse for the corrections and narrative.

This game is included in the book Yavalath & Co., by Néstor Romeral Andrés.

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