First, the drunken adults: Having counted myself one of this group, I can happily say that this game is a riot. It's far more clever than can be seen at first glance. In fact we were all a little dissuaded when we first saw the sticker on the box stating "The Smash Hit Korean Game!" (that I've never heard of....) But after setting it up, we immediately saw how clever the toy/game design. Each level of the tree has a central piece with outer bark connected to it loosely. When stacked everything is very stable but once a level moves out a bit from the others, the bark actually falls off quite easily. It's a bit hard to describe but elegantly simple once you see it in action.
|Setting up the tree|
The 3-year-old understandably didn't get the points system but seemed to understand not to knock the trunk pieces off as they were "bad". The 1-year-old just whacked the shit out of the tree until it fell. Awesome.
Overall, the response was that it was easy to set up, clear goals even if the points system is too complex, and quick playing which allowed many rounds.
So in summary, this game is awesome. That's kind of it. Us adults loved it and it sounds like the kids did, too. A simple, quick diversion that seems like more of a toy than anything else but I would heartily recommend at the end of any evening. Highly recommended.
(The video below is sideways but it gives you some idea. And he was lying. He loved it.)