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How to Play

Griffin Bateson / February 29, 2024
How to Play

Go around the lake and save as many ducklings as you can in, the surprisingly intense pond game. The goal of the game may be simple, but perfecting it can be extremely difficult. In this blog, we’ll go over how to play and give a few strategies to help newer players start off strong.

How to Play

The controls of are simple. To control your duck, all you have to do is move your mouse to move in the direction that you want. As you get closer to other schools of ducks, they will begin to move toward your flock. Be careful though, other ducks can steal your ducklings as well!

The end goal of is to get as many ducklings as you can back to your nest. Your nest will continue to grow and grow as you get more ducklings and create a bigger raft. Along the way, you will be rewarded with cool hats that your duck can wear. Strategy

The concepts are basic, but there really is some strategy to this duckling game. Don’t let the cuteness of it all distract you, will take a certain level of skill and planning in order to succeed. Read on to learn 4 tips and tricks that 

Return to the nest

A common mistake among newer players is that they want to get as many ducks as they can all at once. However, the more ducks you have, the easier it is for other ducks to steal. Instead of getting giant chains of ducklings, get a moderate amount and then return to your nest. There is no reason to get overly ambitious and try for a chain of 30 ducklings or something crazy like that.

Run from boats

How to play Ducklings io Gameplay

Other ducks are a big problem in, but there is one enemy that is even greater – boats! If you hit a boat, it’s game over. Everything will be reset, including the size of your nest. So over everything else, avoid boats as much as you can. Even if you have to give up on getting some ducklings in the process, it’s worth the price of your safety.

Choose your battles

Some battles just aren’t worth fighting. If you have a ton of ducklings following you, it isn’t always wise to get in another scrap with a different duck. Pacifism is a philosophy that can be extremely applicable in this game, especially when you already have a plethora of ducklings on your tail.

Dress to impress

As your nest gets bigger and bigger, you will earn more hats that your duck can wear. Collect as many ducklings as you can in order to earn nicer and nicer hats. This isn’t so much a strategy, as much as an incentive to perform your best in the game.

So now that you know how to play, get out there and give it a shot! Not only is it a cute game that has fun graphics and a nice aesthetic, but it also requires a lot of skill and nuance in order to become one of the top ducks.