Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Family Time February - Spot It

During the month of February, I am featuring games that our family has enjoyed over the years.  February is a great time of year to get cozy with your family and play some games.  I guarantee there will be lots of laughs and memories made.  

The kids got SPOT IT  from their Aunt Elaine for Valentine's Day but this week was the first chance we got to play it.  This game has easily moved up to our favorites for quick and fun games that all of us can play.  

The best part of this game is that it can be played four different ways and all of them are fun.  For all the games you are looking at the cards and comparing them with the other players to find a match....such as the dinosaur, ladybug, snowflake.  Then depending on the game you could pile on the cards to the other players by finding matches or they could be piled on you.  The game requires quick mental thinking, but not too difficult for kids over 7. All the images are easily remembered, but the tough part is you have to forget them when you get to the next card with different images.

The game comes in a circular tin and is small and perfect for travel.  You just need an area, such as a floor or table for all players to sit around so all cards can easily be seen.  This would make a great game for summer camping.  Each game type is quick, so even though the games might be short, they can still be numerous.

This game is for 2-8 players and for those ages 7 and up.  SPOT IT is available on the BLUE ORANGE website HERE for $12.99.  I assume it is also available at your local discount stores, but I haven't noticed if it was at any of ours or not.  This is a perfect game for siblings to play together or if the parent has only a 15 minutes to devote to game time.  You can squeeze in a lot of fun and laughs in a short period of time with this one!

1 comment:

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

I actually love this game. I discovered it a couple of years ago at a toy store. It is seriously a lot of fun, so I understand why it's a favorite of your families. It's easy to take on the go to. It reminds me of playing the card game spit with my brother growing up.