One of the games that I got for the boys for Christmas was Spot It, a game that looked like it would be fun and had tons of great reviews. My sister brought it down after I had it sent to her house and I saved it for Christmas.
The game was much smaller than I expected, but it turned out to be just the right size for playing. Each round card has a bunch of images on it, in all different sizes. There are five different games you can play and everyone here has their favorite. Dante and I really enjoy The Poisoned Gift.
To play this game, you each get a card and the stack is turned upside down in the middle. You have to match an image from the middle to one of your opponent’s cards and then put the card from the middle on their stack. The person with the fewest cards at the end wins. You have to be quick and super observant!
What I like about this game is that kids can play it without needing to read or anything. It’s all visual. In fact, it would work in any language because of this, too. Plus, it forces you to think quickly and process the information rapidly. I suspect this is even more helpful for adults than kids.
We all enjoy playing. Irving and Dorian are particularly competitive. Dominic takes his time, but usually gets a few matches in and is thrilled with his lot. Dante and I are a tad slower, but we hold our own and even win sometimes!
There are a bunch of other versions of the game, too, which we might just have to try out!