Penguins on ice is a single player game that you really need to see in action. The object of the game is to pack the ice so that every puzzle tile can fit on the game board AND to make sure that all the penguins are in the right spot. At STARTER level you are given the form and the position of one or more puzzle pieces to show you how the game works. The more difficult challenges only show the position of the penguins. When the challenge shows fewer then 5 penguins, you can choose where to put the other ones. The game looks complex at first sight, but once you get to know the different possibilities, it’s not that difficult.
Although you only have 5 puzzle pieces in Penguins on Ice, you can create 13 different pentomino shapes with them (of 18 one-sided pentomino shapes that exist). Some shapes can be formed by different puzzle pieces (a pentomino is a shape that is formed by putting 5 equal squares together edge to edge). Penguins on ice is true a pentomino game: It uses only pentomino shapes (made of 5 squares), but also uses 5 of them on a 5 x 5 grid. And of course there are 5 penguins on them. Only minor default, it doesn’t include 5 challenges, but 60 😉
- 1 Player
- Ages 6+