Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Review - Poo (Take It Like A Monkey!)

Players: 2 - 8
Playing Time: 5 - 15 Minutes
Age: 8+
Suggested Retail: $9.99

It’s been a tough day in the monkey cage and something in the food tonight wasn’t quite right. In monkey world, there’s only one thing that can be done about it – fling poo!

Poo is a fast-paced card game for two to eight players, requiring anywhere from five to fifteen minutes to play. It’s fast and furious – something you can play while waiting in line or on lunch break.

Each player takes on the role of a monkey. You fling poo and mess with each other until only one monkey is left standing. That monkey, of course, is the cleanest one. Each turn, every player gets to draw and play a card, usually either to fling poo at another player or to clean himself off. Out of turn, each player gets to play cards to defend himself or foil other players’ poo flinging.

With cards like these, you can’t lose!

Not in the Face!
King-Kong Poo
Grandpa Poo
The Big One
Montezuma’s Revenge
Buddy’s Face
Shimmy-Shimmy Shake
Blaze of Glory
The Golden Banana

The Goal:

Be the last Monkey standing.

The Setup:

Remove the Golden Banana Cards and shuffle the cards and deal 5 cards to each player.  Use Rock-Paper-Scissors to determine who "goes" first (no pun intended).

The Play:

On you turn either play a card or trade cards.  Playing cards usually ends up in some amount of Poo being flung at another player.   There are also card that allow you to remove Poo from yourself.

You can also choose to trade any number of cards from your hand for cards in the draw pile.

When it is another players turn you might be able to play Defense cards or Mishap cards.  Defense cards basically block poo that is flung your direction...maybe redirecting the poo to another player.  Mishap cards cause problems for the person who flung the poo, like losing a turn.

Players stay in the game until they have 15 Poo stuck on them.  Then they are out...unless a Golden Banana is available.  If so, the player can grab the Golden Banana and rejoin the game, but they start out with 8 Poo already stuck on them.

Game End:

When only one monkey is left standing.


Poo is a GREAT game!  Almost every group I have played it with enjoy it.  We plussed the game by using chocolate chips as hit markers.  Eating them whenever we clean ourselves...yup, kinda gross, but FUN!!!

You never actually see poo of any kind in this game, just a lot of monkeys with various expressions on their faces that match the level of poo being thrown.  The artwork is very well done and makes players smile as they "Take It Like A Monkey".  Families can bring this out and have a lot of fun with it, no need to be concerned.

Of course, Poo will never go down as a deep game.  It is a great filler and we usually play several rounds when it is brought out.

Overall, I give Poo 9 out of 10...mainly because it knows what kind of game it is and it does it well.

You can buy Poo in our eBay store (www.howlingfungames.com)  or by contact us directly.

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