Plaid Hat Games has announced Hickory Dickory, a game about mice on a scavenger hunt while riding the hands of a clock, which will release in Q4.

In Hickory Dickory, each player controls a team of mice who are riding around on the minute hand of a cuckoo clock, trying to collect item tiles that match the symbols on their score cards so they can impress Lord Cuckoo.  Points are awarded for completing rows and columns on the card, as well as bonuses for finding Lord Cuckoo’s lost relics and by riding the clock’s pendulums.  Meanwhile, there is a cat stalking the mice, threatening to push them off the minute hand if too many animals try to ride it at the same time.  As soon as the clock strikes midnight, the scavenger hunt is over and the mice with the most points win.

The game is played on a clock-shaped board with moving hands using wooden mouse- and cat-shaped pieces.  Created by Sawyer West, the game is intended for 1 to 4 players, ages 10 and up.  Games take one to two hours.  MSRP has not been announced.

Earlier this year, Plaid Hat released a follow-up to Quirky Circuits (see “Plaid Hat Offers More ‘Quirky Circuits’”).