This is a neat, furious game suitable for all ages to blast away a bit of Christmas fug and have some light-hearted fun.
It is well worth picking up, and investing the time and effort required to make the game pieces and board in advance, especially if you suffer the common problem of being the only gamer in your family and finding that all your gaming friends are busy with their own families. This is a game that is easy to understand and to play, accessible to the non-gamer who is probably too full of Christmas cheer (or at least, dinner) to understand your explanations of your role-playing game of choice.
The rules are clearly explained and actually quite sophisticated - so even a gamer will find enough tactics and variety to keep themselves amused - yet they are straitforward enough to be explained and picked up fairly readily by complete novices. The game is turn-based, with a selection of actions that can be performed by each player on their turn. You can play a straight snowball fight or explore more complex scenarios as you become comfortable with the ruleset.
The resources for creating the game board and pieces have been well considered, and the building notes are clear. Get some foamcore in to make everything solid enough - so get this in advance of the holidays and make sure that you have everything you need before the shops shut! Everything's bright and colourful...
... all the fun of a snowball fight whilst staying warm, and no snow stuffed down the back of your neck!