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Charley Harper's Spot the Birds Board Game Review


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Quick Look: Charley Harper's Spot the Birds Board Game

Designer: Cory Mimms
Artist: Charley Harper Art Studio
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Inc.
Year Published: 2019
No. of Players: 2-4
Ages: 6+
Playing Time: 30-60 min.

From the publisher:

Grab your binoculars and keep an eagle eye to the sky with Charley Harper’s Spot the Birds. It’ll be a hoot! Peregrinate through the board’s five habitats—the Backyard, the Desert, the Woodland, the Wetland, and the Shores—and track each bird you spot by collecting the tokens for each space you land on and placing the token on your birder's journal. Roll the die to see how many spaces you move along the outer loop (the habitat loop).

Along the way, you’ll discover how to be a good bird steward. But watch out—you’ll need to dodge storms, avoid falling in a river, and beware of birds that poop on your head (it happens). All of these will negatively impact your turn, in some cases sending you backward or in other cases making you put a token back, and some will have a global impact on all players.

The game has three different levels to play at, from standard to more difficult. Once you spot the required number of birds, which is determined at the beginning of the game, then the game becomes a race to the finish. Turn up one of the four trails to the Bird Sanctuary and be the first to reach the end and you’ll rule the roost!

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I received a copy of this game for the purposes of this review, but all opinions here are mine or those of my family and friends, and not of the publisher.

Review: Charley Harper's Spot the Birds Board Game

Overview and Theme:

If you are a fan of Charley Harper (like my family is!), you are in for a treat with this new game... if you're not a fan, just wait... you will be!

Charley Harper was an American modern artist who used a style he called "minimal realism" to create prints, posters, and illustrations of the natural world, mostly birds, in a brightly charming style.  He described his work this way:
"When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures."
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Alexa Chaplin- Reviewer

My name is Alexa: I'm a life-long game player and homeschooling mom to two awesome kids. I've loved board games since my early days playing Scrabble and Gin Rummy with my grandmother, and life only got more interesting when I married a Battletech enthusiast and fellow game lover. We've played games with our kids since they were small, and I helped start a thriving homeschool co-op where we have weekly sessions of board games with kids.  In a family with kids raised on Catan and Pandemic, life is sure to be fun! You may run into me on Twitter, BoardGameGeek, and other social media as MamaGames. Be sure to say hi!

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Charley Harper's Spot the Birds Board Game Review Charley Harper's Spot the Birds Board Game Review Reviewed by MamaGames - Alexa C. on May 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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