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This is a poor second when compared to a TM game like The Great Wall of China. This game had about two seconds of explanation, and that was it. It was easy enough to figure out how to erect buildings, but I'm not a seasoned TM player, and I never did figure out how to replenish the money. Additionally, there was little independent movement. While you did have to get your workers to chop down the trees, the delivery wagons showed up automatically, as did wagons for the coal and other resources. There was little planning necessary; all you had to do was click on the wagons when they popped up, and they delivered their goods automatically. There didn't seem to be any opportunity to actually plan your activities, and without explanations I couldn't see what else to do. Perhaps a player more familiar with TM games will have better luck.
The best thing about this game was the music, which was cute, upbeat and bouncy. There were no real directions, other than the explanation that you could choose three modes of play, chaining, grouping, or matching. I chose to play in matching because once you got toward the bottom, as noted by another reviewer, it was almost impossible to get the fish or other frozen pieces off the board. It took me quite awhile to realize that I not only had to break all the snow blocks but that I also had to complete the matches at the top of the board. Who looks up there? This is very repetitive with no variation, and the squares are quite small. I don't even think kids would get all the way through without becoming bored. I played 40 games, or 4 levels, before giving up.