Angry Birds board game makes us want to throw bits of plastic at other bits of plastic

Do you have a whole load of pent up passive aggressive tendencies that simply can’t be satiated by blasting the bejesus out of make believe virtual Nazis/communists/alien tentacle beasties? Then you might want to look into picking up the new Angry Birds board game. Based on the beloved iPhone title, it lets you throw small plastic birds (with a shitting slingshot!) at green plastic pigs until your heart's content. We can smell the minor injury lawsuits already.

Angry Birds: Knock on Wood is a two-to-four player game, where players have to build wooden structures to protect the porkers based on card instructions. The other side then has to demolish said structures by flinging the feathered freaks courtesy of a decidedly badass-looking slingshot.

Apparently, points will be tallied up on how much of the structures remain intact and how many of the pigs have been knocked of their perch… eh, so to speak. The game will be released by Mattel for $14.99 in the US around May.

We don’t know about you, but we’re so going to use that slingshot to fling random shit from our desks at each other. Let the black eyes commence!

Source: Kotaku 

Jan 7, 2010


  • Ultima - January 8, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    @PushesPaperInACircle I think we started off taking turns, moving on to 'fire at will' when losing and then the whole thing descended into a fist fight
  • skeletalbutton - January 7, 2011 7:53 p.m.

    We all knew that Angry Birds would branch out into other media. But I don't think any of us saw this coming.
  • talkraider - January 7, 2011 7:20 p.m.

  • Nintendophile - January 7, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    @ bugmenot: I think the eggs are on the left side of the first three pictures. Those things that look like lop-sided boobs.
  • TheWerebear - January 7, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    This seems like it would be fun for the first 20 minutes and then I would never play it again unless I had company over that really wanted to try it out.
  • bugmenot - January 7, 2011 2:40 p.m.

    Where is the egg? We're rescuing eggs, right?
  • PushesPaperInACircle - January 7, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    @Ultima What a blast from the past. I always liked the tiny (and somewhat disturbing) plastic characters you would set up inside the castle. Did you take turns firing as a kid, or just fire away as fast as you could?
  • RETCAIL - January 7, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...... Dont really know what to say..........sigh
  • Ultima - January 7, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    Does anyone remember crossbows and catapults? It was like this but a two player game in which you could build castles and forts with plastic blocks and then knock them down with, erm, crossbows and catapults powered by some seriously powerful elastic bands. Ahhh, good times.
  • thibtje - January 7, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    OMG i hope this will we released in europe

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