My son is really into bugs and, in fact, he had an ant farm a few months ago that he got for his birthday last year and loved it. When he saw this game on my table after it arrived he was very interested in it and wanted to play it right away. So, I knew I had to open it soon.
We still haven't played it yet but here are the pics of the box opening.
|Antics! box front|
Speaking of The Lamont Brothers, I have also played (and now own as of recently) the excellent race game Snow Tails. They have also design a number of well regarded games with unique game play including Antler Island, Savannah Tails, and Shear Panic.
|Antics box back|
|Time to get to it!|
|You know the drill...er...cut...|
|Pulling the shrink off|
|Sheesh! Don't man-handle it!|
|Ah! Ready to open it now....|
|The instruction sheet|
|The cardboard sheets are nice and thick.|
|The bit sheets laid out.|
|The board with it's organic looking art.|
|The bag of wooden components.|
|Closeup of one of the sheets.|
|Punching some of the pieces out!|
|Everything punched out and ready to go!|
|Just for fun - a giant ant hill!|
I can't wait to get this game to the table! But, I've been a bit busy the last couple of weeks. The furnace went out and we had to deal with that. When it was out (for 3 days) we borrowed a couple of space heaters and one of the circuits in our bedroom went out after it was plugged in overnight! Finally got an electrician to look at it and he found a loose wire (and charged $70 to 'fix' it! UGH! I could have done THAT!)
Anyhow, I loved my first play of this and am looking forward to playing again soon now that I have it opened and ready to go!
Now go play a game. Or go outside and watch some ants....