& Game Reviews
There is no question about it. The other name for this game should
be Quick Draw. It isn't about how great of an artist you are.
It is how quick you can draw something that makes your team guess
you have teams of people who know each other very well or think
on the same wave length - watch out. As kids, my sister and I
were the team to beat. All she had to do was draw the two sides
of a triangle for me to guess "circus" and we won the
when I play with my little ones I alter the rules a bit
using only words or phrases previously chosen by them. The deck
of cards actually becomes small pieces of paper on which their
words are written. This way everyone has a fair shot at knowing
how to draw at least one word or phrase.
of the game: Make it from start to finish before anyone else
play the game: Players take turns drawing clues for their
team to guess the word on the card drawn. There are different
categories, P for person, place, or animal; O for object; A for
action; D for difficult and AP for All Play which can be any type
After you roll the die, move to the appropriate square. Draw the
corresponding card and choose one member of your team to draw
what is on the card. If your team does not guess it before the
timer runs out, your team's turn is over.
moves to the team on the left. If a team lands on an AP, then
all teams get to choose one person to draw and all teams guess
at the same time. Whoever guesses the word correctly first wins
control of the board regardless of who started the turn. There
is a final word at the end of the board that must be guessed correctly
in order to win the game. It is an AP, so all teams get to play
and try to keep whoever is trying to win from winning.
If your team
guesses correctly, but is not the one in control of the board,
it doesn't matter. You
must be the team in control of the board and guess it correctly
Why parents love this game:
It is a
great generational game
quick thinking skills
small motor skills
the Author: The "Toy Guru" is Katrina Cramer-Diaz,
a mother of four with a very personal interest in toys that are
fun, challenging and educational.