The chickens are hanging out on their perch. Some are just sitting there, others are on hay bales or wagon wheels. All in all it’s a pretty precarious situation and your job is to clear the perch, piece by piece. “Chickyboom” is one of these rare games that is almost self-explanatory and invites you to get stuck in straight away: You stack all the nicely-made wooden pieces on the perch, balance it on the base and take turns to take a piece off – but there’s a method to it: the fattest hens and the bales of straw are worth the most points at the end of the game but they also cause the whole structure to lose balance the quickest. The game involves thinking not only about the laws of physics but tactics too.