Play Angry Birds As A Tabletop Game

Want to take some time off from staring at rectangular LED-backlit screens, but can't stand not having your fill of Angry Birds?  Not a problem soon with Angry Birds Knock on Wood, which brings the popular mobile game out of your smartphone and into the coffee table.

Created by Mattel, the game lets you build porcine fortresses using plastic blocks of various shapes.  You get pigs to set on top of the blocks, of course, along with projectile birds that you can send soaring up the air using a catapult.  Unlike the video game, the birds don't get special qualities as ammunition, although they do feature some variety in appearance.

Angry Birds Knock on Wood comes with 14 bricks of different shapes, four pigs, three birds (red, yellow and black), a few extra figures and a card deck.  Designed for up to four players, you can play as one of the birds or the dude in charge of the pigs.  Gameplay involves pulling a card from the deck, doing the missions and scoring each move -- first to get to 1,000 points win.

It's easy to see how they can expand on the game to sell even more add-on toys.  Right off the bat, I know folks would want more blocks and more of those cute birds to hurl across equally adorable swines.  A card-based game is also reportedly in the works, along with more versions if this thing goes big (which it likely will).

Slated for a May release, Angry Birds Knock on Wood will retail for $14.99.

[via Electric Pig]

5 Responses

  1. Jaggerz

    Cards, blocks, birds, pigs; this is too much to miss out on! I might as well wait for more such mobile game imitations before deciding on a present for my boy’s birthday in the fag end of the year.

  2. Thomas

    Yippeee! Angry Birds has been a hearthrob for me, and it fascinates me no ends to know that my cute little birdies would fly out of the small screen of my handset, right onto my table. Weekends would be super fun, playing with my pals. Already, I have quite a lot of ideas to amplify my playing fun. I really pray that there are more variants of this game, and would simply love it if they chose to launch it earlier than May.

  3. MA Mint

    This sounds good. Cards and blocks, in the Angry Birds avatar! Hmm. This is one cool game to get for your kids. Wouldn’t it be some real quality time pass, playing these cards and building all those blocks, before taking the game to the next level with the firing birds!

  4. Afzal

    Ha ha ha… This sounds cool. Building custom made forts, and trying to bring them down through air borne missiles in the form of birds; count me in for the odd game. I was wondering if my little spare table would serve as the playground for this ‘off the mobile’ Angry Birds version. Certainly do not want a mess of playing blocks tumbling all over the room!

  5. Oyster

    Hey, don’t these piggies and birds appear too cute to leave out. I would not mind flaunting then on my coffee table just for the sake of it. Anyways I do not have the free hours to play to my heart’s content. Having the creatures of the game cuddled close to each other on my table would be pretty enjoyable.


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