Drumond Park Pickin’ Chickens : Review

Earlier this year I was very fortunate to be able to head down to London for the annual Toyfair at Kensington Olympia, London. Here I got to many upcoming products for 2016 from many brands but overall I was eager to visit the Drumond Park stand to see what they had in store for this year and I wasn’t left disappointed at all. With a couple of new games lined up for release now and I very fortunate to be able to review them and show you. First up we have Pickin’ Chickens.

We are very fond of board games in our house, especially games which can be enjoyed as a family and test the kids memories.

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This game is designed for children aged 4years+ and for 2-4 players.

Contents of this game include;

  • 16 Chickens (4x red, 4x green, 4xblue and 4x yellow)
  • 12 Chicken Coops
  • 1x Rotating Field Circle (game base)
  • 4x Double-Sided Chicken Cards
  • 1x Farmer Card
  • Instructions

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There are 2 games to Pickin’ Chickens, 1 game designed for the younger of players (where they need quicker and positive results) and another game for the older of players where they don’t mind taking their time and getting possible slower results. Because there are 2 games the game boards are double sided, I shall explain soon which side is for which game.

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To set up the Field Circle base simply attach the chicken coops over the characters, they attach by simply clicking into place. Put the pile of chickens to the side of the base with the farmer card and each player takes a double sided chicken card.

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Game 1 (for the younger players) – With your card showing the white chickens (orange side) you simply have to be the first player to collect any 4 coloured chickens. You do this by taking it in turns to spin the base, then by lifting a coop from that will decide which colour chicken you get to pick up. As the game progresses there will be less chickens to win, if all the chicken of a particular colour have run out you have to forfeit your go and the next player goes. Occasionally a player may lift a coop and reveal the farmer, this is like a prize card, having this card prevents you from loosing any of your chickens. With this card you are safe from the fox, if the fox pops up and you have the farmer card in your possession you do not loose any chickens. If you do not have this card each player will loose a chicken and has to put it back in the pile.

The first player to collect any 4 coloured chickens is the winner.

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Game 2 (for the slightly older players) – This game requires a bit more patience, its played exactly the same way as game 1 but you play on the blue side of the card. Here you will notice that the chickens are coloured, in this game you can only collect 1 of each colour chicken. The farmer rule still applies in this game as does the fox.

The first player with 1 of each coloured chickens is the winner.

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Lewis and Leah were really eager to try out this new game, as was I after spending a few months waiting for its release and it really is fun. Its an easy game to understand but you do need to have a good memory. As you spin the field circle the pictures of the chickens and farmer underneath do not move so you may lift the same coop more than once, you need to remember which coops you have lifted so that you know which ones to avoid and which ones to go for. A good memory will get you further in this game and faster.

Pickin’ Chickens is available to buy now with an RRP of £19.99 it certainly is a fun family game to enjoy.

You may want to check out my Giveaways page as I shall soon have a copy of Pickin Chickens up for grabs to one lucky entrant.

**This is not a sponsored post, we were provided with Pickin’ Chickens to test and review. All words and opinions are my own.

1 Comment

  1. farmerswifeandmummy

    1st October 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve seen this advertised on tv and your review makes me want it even more. It is right up our street 🙂 it is on my very own Christmas list. How exciting

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