September 15, 2020

Hoot Owl Hoot Game Review

As a photographer, my goal is to capture those special moments of your family, as they are right now. I also want to inspire you to create family memories of your own, especially in this modern age where it seems like everyone has a phone or tablet in their hands. Family game time is a great way for you to connect and make memories without devices or screens. Please use this blog as your personal resource to find the best games for your family!


In this color-coordinated matching game, players cooperate to help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Help all the owls home before sunrise and everyone wins! This is a fun cooperative game for 2-4 players and is recommended for ages 4-8. Game includes 1 game board, 6 owl tokens, 1 sun token, 14 sun cards, 36 color cards and instructions for two versions of gameplay. Kids learn simple strategy, following directions & taking turns. Two levels of play allow the game to grow with your child and lets older kids play with younger ones too.


Play a color card and fly to that space. Draw a sun card and you're one step closer to daylight. Players can move any owl on their turn and talk together about how to get owls home & win.

I've found the best way to learn how to play any game is to watch a video tutorial on Youtube. Here's the link for the quick tutorial for Hoot Owl Hoot:


This is the first cooperative game that I have purchased. Cooperative games are designed to cultivate emotional development, shared decision making, creative problem solving, and develop a sense of community in a non-stressful play environment. It WAS fun to work together to win the game which is helpful for small kids who have not yet learned how to be good losers/winners.

This game was easy to play right out of the box, especially after watching the tutorial video. The instructions are printed on the inside lid which means no extra paper to lose. My one main complaint about Hoot Owl Hoot is that the cards are too small to shuffle properly. This means that the suns don't usually get mixed in well with the other cards. That can be frustrating when you draw a bunch of suns in a row and lose quickly. Otherwise, the game components are well made. Since there is no reading involved, Hoot Owl Hoot is simple enough to play if you know your colors. This game only takes about 10 minutes, and it's a nice calm game to play before bed.


I purchased my copy of Hoot Owl Hoot from Rainbow Resource for $15.95. This seems to be the best price but you can purchase from Amazon, Walmart and other retailers.


  • COOPERATIVE: non-competitive
  • EASY: simple concept
  • NO READING: colors only
  • QUICK: less than 10 minutes
  • DIFFICULTY: multiple levels


  • SMALL CARDS: hard to shuffle


Hoot Owl Hoot gets a final rating of 4 out of 5 stars for an interesting game that is exciting for the whole family, even those who cannot read yet. It's the perfect game for preschoolers and kindergarteners.


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