4 & up
Ask your best
questions - the better your questions the faster you win! This
game is perfect primer to the game 20 questions.
of the game: to collect the most chips
play the game: Before playing for the first time, stick one
sticker to the top of each square. Select 25 squares at random
and line up in 5 columns of 5 rows each. Give 3 chips to the youngest
player - who becomes the Hider. The other players - the seekers
- each get 7 chips.
close their eyes as the Hider hides one chip under a square. This
square becomes the 'secret square' for this round. The player
(seeker) to the left of the Hider starts. seekers take turns asking
questions about the pictures on the squares to discover which
square is the 'secret square' that hides the chip. Each time a
seeker asks a question they must give the Hider a chip.
continues a turn as long as he/she gets a yes to the question
asked. If a no answer is given the turn passes to the next seeker
to the left. The game ends after 6 rounds or when one player runs
out of chips. The player with the most chips wins.
love this game:
develop their question asking skills - from specific to categorical
grow older variations can be played to increase the level of
difficulty (I Spy, Guess My Tiles, Story Chain)
can be placed in a ziplock back for traveling
be played with teams
the Author: The "Toy Guru" is Odette Cabrera, a
two with a background in education and child development, and
a very personal interest in toys that are fun, challenging and
reviews by the Toy Guru -> Magna-Tiles