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Sketch It!

Sketch It!

Fall 2011 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games
Price: $19.99

Sketch It! is a fast-moving, creative sketching game where the object of the game is to be able to draw quickly your own object, and guess accurately your opponent's. The game rewards both quickness and accuracy of drawing, as the person who turns in their drawing first gets potentially the highest number of points if the object is correctly guessed. The object of the game is to earn the most points after ten rounds. This game is simple in design, yet provides hours of enjoyment. Objects to be drawn include a loudspeaker, boxer shorts, spaghetti, and a barbell. These all sound easier to sketch than they really are. We played this game with multiple ages, and an older player did not automatically have an advantage over a younger one. Everyone appreciated that pads of paper and pencils were included in this game. With the number and detail of sketches required, a whiteboard and dry-erase marker really wouldn't work. The company, BlueOrange uses durable goods and promises to plant two trees for each one used in game construction. This social responsibility is a great thing to point out to children.

All in all, this is a fantastic family game: easy to play, full of laughs, and different every time. I would highly recommend this.

Trish Reske   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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