Game Length: 20 minutes
Best enjoyed: With 2-4 players who want a quick and light tactical game with a mean streak!
Hey, That’s My Fish! is a quick and light tactical planning game that sees players responsible for controlling greedy penguins trying to get the most fish on a shrinking ice floe. With each move, the vacated space is left empty and impassable, and players will have the opportunity to strand their opponents while keeping the lion’s (or emperor penguin’s) share of fish for themselves.
Hey, That’s My Fish! is played on hexagonal tiles with up to three fish on each tile. After placing their starting penguins, each player has a chance to move one penguin as many spaces as they want in a straight line. They take the tile they started on, which will count to their final score as well as leaving an impassable gap. Over the course of the game, the ice floe will shrink, and players will have to be careful about which penguin they choose to move – if they leave it too late, an aggressive opponent might cut them off!
There are a number of versions of the game, from the Deluxe edition with large penguin pieces (pictured above) to the Pocket edition by Fantasy Flight Games that takes up about the same amount of space when fully set up as an A5 piece of paper (pictured below). It plays well with 2-4 players, with less penguins on the board when there are more players.
Hey, That’s My Fish! plays very quickly and makes a great filler game between heavier games, or as a child-friendly game – provided they don’t get too angry at being stranded!