When our kids were growing up, our family loved to play games! Spoons is a family favorite — especially playing it with cousins.
Panic was another favorite as was Pit. We spent lots of fun time playing all sorts of games.
As my grandchildren grow, they are getting old enough to play some of the games in our game closet.
In addition to the games we already have, I’m always on the lookout for new games. When I first saw the game Spot It, I was a little hesitant. I wasn’t sure that my grandkids would like it.
But, I bought it anyway. I’m SO glad that I did!
The premise is very simple. See if you can spot something on a card from the draw pile that matches your card. Each card has 8 symbols in various sizes. There are more than 50 different symbols in all. One — and only one — matching symbol exists between any two cards.
Here’s what a sample card looks like.
The makers of the game claims that there will always be a match. I was skeptical but there really and truly always is a match!
There are 5 variations in our Spot It game. My grandkids love The Tower.
To play, you shuffle the cards. Deal one face down to each player. The rest form a draw pile. Place this face up in the center.
The players flip over their card and try to spot one symbol that appears on both their card and the card on the top of the draw pile.
If you see a match, you call it out. For example, in the picture above you would say, “Key!” and take the center card and placer it face-up on top of your pile of cards.
The object is to collect the most cards. The goal is to be the fastest player to spot matching symbols and call it out. The faster you spot your match and the faster you call it out the more cards you win.
My 4 year-old grandson is AMAZING at seeing the match! I don’t know how it does it so fast. He must be gifted with visual acuity or something.
The thing that I really like about this game is that it isn’t boring for adults. Well, at least I’m not bored when I play it with the grandkiddos.
I also like how fast paced it is. I also think it’s cool when the grandkids get more cards than me. That makes them feel really smart. (But then, of COURSE they are smart. They’re my grandkids!)
You can get Spot It in various stores for $9.99. I’ve also seen a sports Spot It (boy, say THAT 10 times fast!), a ‘hip’ version, a winter wonderland version, one with numbers and shapes, and a Finding Dori Spot It.
Spot It would be fun to play at family get togethers, at a Halloween party, at Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or just about ANY time that your grandkids come to visit.
This game would be a great addition to your own personal collection of games. It would also be a wonderful birthday present or a Christmas gift for your grandkids.