We bought this for Christmas (2009) having read the rave-reviews on Amazon. I have to say that although we did have some fun playing the game it didn't hold attention for very long. The 'ice-berg' sits on a spike which allows it to wobble on that point, and you then take it in turns to place penguins until the inevitable happens and they all come crashing down. As the penguins are so large and the ice-berg platforms similarly sized, its not possible to quite as delicately balance just-one-more-piece as you can in other balancing games (like the 'straw that broke the camel's back' games, where the small straws allow for minute balancing). That said, Penguin Pile-Up is pretty much what you'd expect from such a game... some carefully balancing, a big crash, and then starting again.