4 years & up. The object of the game is move all of the owls to the nest before the sun rises. Players take turns, but work together. Because Hoot Owl Hoot! is a cooperative game, players play any of the owls -- no one player has a single owl they are trying to get back to the nest. The basic game is easy enough for first time game players and can be made infinitely more challenging simply by adding more owl tokens into the game.