I had this game when I was little and now my kindergartener is enjoying it! We actually tape "sight words" to each piece of ice to supplement his reading. It's a huge hit!
I loved this game when I was younger so I wanted to purchase it for my toddler. The quality of this game could be better, especially for Hasbro. The legs of it do not want to even stay together which is frustrating to a kid (and myself)! The penguin doesn't really stay on well either. Overall its still a fun game and my son loves to hammer the ice.
I played this game all the time as a child so this set is very nostalgic! The ice blocks sit well in the game and I find the penguin stays tight in the corner (or wherever you place it) the whole game. The legs fall off easy when your trying to flip the board over but it doesn't affect game play, you just have to be careful. Getting the game put back together is a challenge for my 3 year old alone so you'll have to help get the ice pieces in sometimes. Everything fits back in the box easily and stores great. Other that that my son loves it and it has brought so much joy to family game night!
There are 2 variants of "Don't Break the Ice" - this one and an octagon shaped board. The Octagon one is awful. THIS is just like the old fashioned one that came with a hockey player (except this comes with a gross-colored penguin). The game is very sturdy and plays exactly the same. They've added texture to the ice to make it more interesting. 2 hammers (did there used to be 4?) Simple enough for all ages, and interesting enough to keep adults from going insane :-)
Easy to learn, easy to play. Helps me get dinner cooked while they play! Instant distraction. No tiny pieces to lose (it does have bricks but they are large and easy to keep up with). We use this multiple evenings a week!