Over Under Ostrich Review

Over Under Ostrich - Dolphin Hat Games - $9.99

Game title: Over Under Ostrich

Game description: Do you REALLY know why ostriches stick their heads in the sand? Find out why in this fast, feathered, frenzy of a card popping game! Be the first to say "Heads up!" as you POP, SNATCH, & WIN 6 ostriches. Can you save their hair-dos from a terrible fate?

Overall
3
  • Play (Mechanics)
  • Presentation (Art/Quality)
  • Plan (Rules)

Summary

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring us joy. A good book. A cup of tea. A relaxing afternoon in a hammock. Frantically sliding cards across a table and then trying to flip them up and snatch them out of the air while other players are trying to shave your Ostriches. Just because these things are simple doesn’t mean they can’t get a little weird. Over Under Ostrich is just that. Simple, weird, and a hell of a lot of fun.

Pros

  • Hilariously addictive
  • Quick to pick up, set up, and play
  • Great for all ages

Cons

  • Some may find it too frantic
  • Requires a good amount of space to play

Full Over Under Ostrich

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring us joy. A good book. A cup of tea. A relaxing afternoon in a hammock. Frantically sliding cards across a table and then trying to flip them up and snatch them out of the air while other players are trying to shave your ostriches. Just because these things are simple doesn’t mean they can’t get a little weird. Over Under Ostrich is just that. Simple, weird, and a hell of a lot of fun.

What’s the point of the game? To get a full set of 6 ostriches, each with their own unique hairstyle. How do you do this? By slapping face-down cards, dragging them to the edge of the table, flipping them into the air with the back of you hand, and then catching them mid-air and placing them in front of you. Be careful, though! A set of clippers can be played on your cards to shave them and take them out of your set. Of course, you can do the same to other people.

That’s it. That’s the whole game. It’s crazy. It gets loud. It’s so much fun. Over Under Ostrich is a game that’s easy to take on the go, dump out on a table, and start the party. It can be taught in just as much time as it takes to set up the game and bouts last around 5 minutes, though you’ll find you’re several matches in before you even realize it.

There’s so much to love about this game, though I’m sure some people will balk at how crazy it can get. At $9.99 it’s more than worth it to pick it up and see if you like it. You won’t be sorry…unless your ostrich gets shaved.

A copy of Over Under Ostrich was provided free for review by Dolphin Hat Games

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