Hoot Owl Hoot from Peaceable Kingdom was one of my 5 year old's birthday gifts and I am totally in love. It's a cooperative board game so there is no fighting! It was the obvious choice for the game of the month.
I can't believe it took our family this long to discover the joys of cooperative games for family game night! I have been struggling lately with game time because New Kid always wants to play, but he gets super frustrated when he loses. (Note: This post contains affiliate links)
Peaceable Kingdom is known for their cooperative games, but as I said above, Hoot Owl Hoot! is the first one we've played. Players work together to gather the baby owls together in a nest before the sun rises. At the bottom of this post is a video from the company showing game play.
Considerations for Playing Hoot Owl Hoot with Kids:
The official age recommendation for Hoot Owl Hoot! is 4 and up. I haven't played with anyone younger than 5, but I feel strongly that kids younger than 4 will be able to play this game with a grownup at the table.
Reading and math skills are not required. Kids match colors to move the owls forward.
Play-date friendly! No one wins, no one loses, friends working together. Peace and harmony for everyone! Am I getting a little carried away?
I am rubbing my hands together with glee! What cooperative board game will we acquire next? Do you have any recommendations?