Gadgets are sold like pancakes. Video games are the kind of technology kids these days find appealing. And what else do they see? None. On the other side of the universe board games may seem obsolete, but no. They still manage to survive in the competitive market of playthings. In the market, toys, and other games still continually emerge, while others improve. However, some people find it fun by simple playing charades or simply acting out the words written in pieces of paper, rolled and put in a jar or use a marker and a whiteboard to draw clues until a certain period of time expires. Nonetheless, it’s all fun.
Three decades back, two Israeli game designers outlined a mind-boggling game, which they called – Guess Who? This game is best played with two players, aged 6 to 12. And adults too! This game is very easy to understand. The game has a mystery feel behind it because you have to flip open windows with different faces in it. Each window shows cartoon images of 24 people and their names (it can vary/changed with animals). The images in the cards differ from their hair color, eye color, hair, hats, glasses and facial expressions they make.
The game starts with a player being the “it” and to choose among the 24 faces with different features whom he/she wants her opponent to try to guess. The game’s objective is to figure out which character the opponent selected. The player has the chance to ask questions ONLY answerable by YES or NO, like “Is this person bald?” Bringing up a well thought question would help the players get rid of the improbable characters (like when opponent says “No” to bald, you close all windows with pictures of bald cartoons). Different questions can be given until “it” get to guess who is the chosen cartoon.
Knowing all of that, this makes Guess Who? a perfect gift for kids who want fun and at the same time work out their skills in illustrating the characteristics of the image they see. Apart from playing this game for entertainment, it is also good to exercise the minds of our children. As a matter of fact, I was so excited to receive a set of Guess Who? from Hasbro for my daughter to try which became her favorite game to play now. She’s three and a half years old and is already interested with such a game. It’s actually easy enough that she was able to grasp it right away after a few trials. Considering her age, I did some rule change of letting her ask for as long as she wants until she got the character right. I believe it is more important that her imagination and critical thinking be developed than to stick with the provided game rule. One can also change game rules. It is an option to limit time for a more challenging game, or to play it as a group, and so much more. Now, when other player asks, my daughter can give the right instruction as well.
This game is easy to set up and brings fun to the whole family despite the two-player requirement. Unlike any other fun games, this does not require any AA or AAA batteries to run. To make it more fun, Guess Who? also comes in different version: there’s Star Wars and Disney. If you ask me, each and everyone of them have to be had.
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