I just finished playing the Food Chain Island PnP (I had backed the KS). The rules say it takes 20 minutes but each of my sessions lasted less than 10. I played 4 times in a row.
I'm posting here instead of writing a full article, because I don't have much to say. It's a nice puzzle. However, games like this end too soon and leave me unsatisfied. I understand that people with a hectic lifestyle may only have 8 minutes to dedicate to gaming. Not the case with me. So I should stop buying micro games.
The animals are very cute. I used at least one animal assistant to win every time, so there is space for improvement. How to improve, though? I can't tell if there is a particular strategy to implement here. I just tried to take advantage of the animals' position and ability each time, without overthinking it. I guess the 20 minutes stated in the rulebook apply if you're AP-prone. I can't be bothered to spend an eternity on my turn, and don't mind if I lose either.
Now to find a game that will keep me occupied for a while...