Tally Ho! is a game of strategy that involves clever maneuvering. Every time you play is unique in this two-player game of pursuit. In Tally Ho!, one player takes the role of the hunters and the lumberjacks; the other takes the part of the foxes and bears. The light-hearted illustrations on the sturdy cardboard tiles are colorful, crisp, and clear, and the rules are easy to understand.
Before beginning, all of the Tally Ho! tiles are placed face down on the board. On your turn, you can either flip a tile or move a piece. As in chess, each character moves distinctively and has different objectives. The more tiles that get turned over, the more tactical it gets. Knowing that you can't repeat a move, you are continually analyzing your and your opponent's options. Plus, you need to factor in what could be beneath the remaining facedown tiles. It takes a lot of strategizing and planning, making Tally Ho! an exhilarating way to use your brain.
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
Author: Rudi Hoffmann
Illustrator: Franz Vowinkel
Manufacturer's Recommended Age Range: 8+
Time To Play: 30 minutes
Made In: Germany
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Roads to Everywhere
”I have to admit that game box is a little ominous looking... The game itself, though, is really a lot of fun. It’s a strategy checkerboard game with rules for the different pieces, similar to chess but not that complicated.”Read the Review
review by The Ranch Woman
”My 7 year old son LOVES this game.It involves animals and using your brain to “hunt” those animals or if you are the animal, you’re hunting the lumberjack and the huntsman.”Read the Review
We won this game from Timberdoodle last month, and ever since it arrived there hasn’t been a single day that this game hasn’t been played! It’s incredibly fun, makes you think and because 2 rounds count as one game, it’s always fair. One round you are the hunter and lumber jack, and the next round you’ll be the animals. I really didn’t expect this to be as awesome as it turns out to be, but I highly recommend this game for ages 6/7 and up!
We have this game available to our kids for when they need a break from book learning and it has been played multiple times in the last two days! Easy enough that our first grader can play, challenging enough for our sixth grader. The strategy reminds me of chess which is a family-favorite of ours.
It is a two player game but we've played using teams. Depending on your strategy, the game can end quickly or it can be drawn out to about 20 minutes. When we played the first time, we kept bouncing around in the instructions to figure out moves/captures but we found today that on the back of the instruction booklet, there is a quick guide with all the info.
My 12 year old son really enjoys this game, and it’s hard to find a board game for him. It takes a lot of strategy and planning.
How might I describe this game? It is similar in strategy to Chess but has a component similar to the game Raptor. I would also say some of the strategic elements are much like Santorini with game play a little like Sabbotage. It is a surprisingly simple game to lay out and learn. There is a ton of strategy with this one. If you have a highly competitive kiddo who is easily upset or frustrated, this one will be a tough game for them but otherwise, it is really a great little game.
We have only had this little game for about 2 months but we have played it numerous times. It's a fairly quick play and you can take a break between rounds. This is a definite keeper!