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Article code DNF-850680002173
Like a bird on a wire..,.
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Designer John Shulters, Sarah Graybill
Year 2018
Number of Players 2-4 players
Time 30 Minutes
Ages 10+
Mechanics Area Control / Area Influence, Tile Placement
Theme Birds
Game Video

Grackles are noisy, iridescent birds that love to gather on telephone wires at sunset throughout the southwestern United States. Grackles is a lightly themed abstract strategy game in which players line up as many of their birds in a row on telephone wires to score as many points as possible. On each turn, players take 1 action:

  • place a tile with 4 coloured spots and telephone wires;
  • connect 2 matching spots with their birds;
  • extend an existing line of their birds;
  • or rotate an unoccupied tile.

The player with the most birds on wires at the end of the game wins. 


  • 25 tiles; 45 birds each in black, purple, green, and blue; 20 rotate tokens; 4 player aids; 1 rule book