The suggested age range is from 36 months to 6 years old but who
doesn't want to keep their memory sharp as a tack? Adults can
play this game too and reap the benefits. Memory helps develop
the ability to concentrate and improve memory. The difficulty
of the game really depends on how many matches have been hidden
and how much a stickler to the rules the players are.
are 72 cards (36 matches) all with bright and colorful images
that children love. Practice makes perfect when you play this
game because if you are looking for the airplane card and you
keep turning over the kitty cat card you get pretty good at finding
that kitty cat card. The trick is finding the other kitty cat
card before someone else. Eventually all the cards have been seen
at least once and finding the matches gets easier as they are
found and eliminated from the face down cards.
bonuses: There is no reading involved so these can be used sort
of like flash cards to help children learn some of their first
words. Not to mention the fact that the cardboard that the cards
are made of is pretty sturdy so they hold up to even the meanest
of the game: Be the one to find the most matches.
play the game: Determine how matches to begin with. For beginners
or very small children, you can start as low as 4 cards or 2 matches.
For the more advanced player there are up to 36 matches to make!
Mix up the cards face down and then arrange them in whatever order
you want. With the youngest player going first, take turns trying
to find a match. If you find a match you get to go again. If you
don't find a match it is the next player's turn.
Why parents love this game:
It is a
great generational game
taking and waiting for turns
It is a
great family activity or it can be a one player game
memory and concentration skill
"first words" to smaller aged children