It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ Board Game
It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ board game is the heartwarming creation of Randy Hecht, who rescued a baby squirrel back in 2015. This fun game helps players develop social and negotiation skills which are very important and are not always covered in schools. Players can also improve their math skills while playing. It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ is designed for 2-4 players ages 8 and up. Pieces and playing board are well made. And really really cute. Realistic looking squirrels, acorns, strawberries and pumpkins are all part of the fun. During the game, players collect food, and live out “A Squirrel’s Life” through trips to the hospital, having babies and fulfilling squirrel destiny cards. You are going to love it.
Instructions for It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ are written in English, Spanish and German, so the game may also be used to help learn foreign language skills. That is really cool. I love that there are no cords or batteries needed to play. In this age of so much technology, it is beautiful to find a way to spend real time together with your family.
There are two versions of the game:
The Deluxe Version Limited Edition, with only 500 sets produced, has two toned, PVC injection molded food pieces, and the 25 Squirrel Destiny Cards© are made of plastic. Its price is $39.99 each.
The Classic Version has two toned, card board food pieces, and the 25 Squirrel Destiny Cards© are made of paper. Its price is $24.99 each.
(Prices quoted are on date of review publication)
1 Game Board; 4 Squirrel Tokens; Tail Rings (6 yellow, 10 green, 10 pink); 49 Acorns; 49 Strawberries; 49 Pumpkins; 4 Player Trays; 25 Squirrel Destiny Cards©; 1 pair of Squirrel Dice
“Charlie” the Squirrel, a 7” Luxury Plush Toy, with Moxy Roxy™ Pendant
For the review I also received “Charlie” the squirrel. This is the most adorable little friend. Soft and cuddly, Charlie is a beautiful way to give the love of squirrels to someone you love.
This soft toy in an upright position captures the cuteness of a tree squirrel begging for your attention and food. With its almond shaped eyes, darker brown paws and a signature bushy tail in multiple colors, all you want to do is give Charlie a hug and take it home.
Designer Randy Hecht’s Bio:
Randy Hecht, a former aerospace engineer and California-licensed professional civil engineer, used to dress up as the caped crusader and navigate Southern California traffic in his Batmobile to entertain kids (and adults), participate in local cities’ 4th July parades, and appear at numerous charity events, movie premiers and business openings. It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ is his first foray into game design, and he hopes to continue to build on it with your support. Randy currently volunteers once a week at the Huntington Beach Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, and realizes firsthand the challenges and joy of rehabbing injured and orphaned animals. He has prepared a work shop to share his story of inadvertently rescuing an orphaned baby squirrel, becoming a volunteer at a rehab center, and turning his love of animals into a family business with proceeds benefiting local wildlife centers. Rehabbers work hard and rely heavily on donations. Randy wants to encourage them to find ways to turn their passion and knowledge into opportunities, and share his hard lessons and where to find free help. Hecht applied to be a presenter at a rehabilitator conference in October.
Inspiration for It’s a Squirrel’s Life:
Roxy is the orphaned squirrel Randy rescued in summer of 2015. In the early spring of 2016, she became of age to be on her own. Feeling immensely attached and proud, Randy needed to find an outlet to share what he was feeling. Inspired by a great poem by Edgar Guest (1881-1959) “Miss Me, But Let Me Go” that he had read a year earlier, Randy wrote the following verse borrowing several excerpts from Guest’s work as if Roxy were speaking to him.
He poured his heart out and it starts like this:
You were there to save my life
I will never forget that day
You’ve made me very happy
For thanks, I’ll say it this way.
Now is the end of my up-bringing
And my destiny lies before me
Please do not weep of my absence
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss Me a little-But Not Too Long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss Me-but Let Me Go…
To read the full poem, please visit: https://www.moxy-roxy.com/a-poem-from-roxy/
Ready to Buy? Head over to Moxy Roxy and get ya one. Get some games for your friends too. You will be helping with your purchase as a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to local animal rescue and rehab centers.
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