On a crisp but sunny day turtles quite understandably prefer the beach’s warm sand over the cold sea. Unfortunately not all turtles will fit on the small Turtle Island. In the game players try to help the turtles find a place on the beach and avoid pushing them into the ocean. On a turn, players have to gently push one turtle from their slightly elevated nest onto the beach. Once the turtle completely left the nest the turn immediately ends, ideally without any turtles being pushed off the beach – because the player must collect any turtles falling into the ocean as a penalty. If they pushed a golden turtle into the ocean they even have to take another turn. Once a player pushed 3 turtles of the same color off the beach, this player loses and whoever collected least turtles by then, wins.
Turtle Mania is a cutely themed dexterity game with simple rules, quick turns and tons of turtles. It requires a steady hand and bit of luck.
Playing time: 15 to 25 minutes