Game Review: Fox & Flock by Smarter Games


Fox & Flock is a quick but charming puzzle game based on the board game Fox & Geese. Foxes have infiltrated a ball and started eating the other animals, and you play sometimes as fox, sometimes as flock, moving pieces around the board as the story unfolds.

Official Description:

There is a Fox in the ballroom!

Or so the whispers from the other ballroom dancers suggest. Can the Flock trap the Fox before it is too late? Or will the Fox systematically eat all the other dancers before they even realize he is in their midst?

Based on the puzzle game Fox & Geese, Fox & Flock is a dark, modernized version of Queen Victoria’s favorite classic!

Storyline, local multiplayer, and single player modes supported.

Long Review:

Apparently this is based on a board game called Fox & Geese, but these devs have taken it and dressed it up and made it into this. It’s a simple game, somewhat reminiscent of checkers, but what they’ve done here is so fun!

I was just kind of delighted by these fancy, aristocratic, animal people and their designs. (I’ll be honest, I was especially delighted by the foxes—they were dastardly and terrible, but so dapper and charming!)

Screenshot from Fox & Flock of a dapper creature with human body in a suit and fox head saying, 'I seem to be in need of assistance, my dear. Do you mind providing a bit of help?'

I seem to be in need of assistance, my dear. Do you mind providing a bit of help?

I also appreciated how they included a bit of story to tie it all together and make it feel like more than just puzzles. Humanizing the playing pieces even gave the puzzles more stakes because I really wanted whichever side I was on to win that round.

I loved the look and feel of the whole game, including the visuals, the music, the dialogue, the voiceover, and the story.

I played this with an Utomik subscription, but it’s only $1.99 full price, and definitely worth it, in my opinion, even though it only takes about an hour to play.

It’s not complex or deep, you’re just playing the same game multiple times (sometimes as foxes, sometimes as flock), but it’s so nicely executed that I really enjoyed it and had a fun time playing!

Screenshot from Fox & Flock of a fancy creature with human body in a dress and fox head saying, 'With the utmost pleasure.'

With the utmost pleasure.

Short Review:

– Based on a board game (similar to checkers)
– Delightful fancy animal people
– A bit of story to tie it all together
– Loved the visuals, music, voiceover, & writing
– Simple but exceptional!


(May not include everything)
– No accessibility features that I found.

More Info:

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