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Spot it! Party

Spot it! Party

Fall 2013 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games
Price: $19.99

Spot It! Party is a fun game in which players try to be the first person to identify matches on various game cards. The person with the most matches in the end wins. While one often thinks of matching games for younger children, this version of the matching game uses strategies and materials that are for older children. Each card has a scattered group of images, some large and others smaller. It might not look like it at first, but any pair of cards from the Spot It! deck will have only one object in common. It requires speed as players race to be the first person to find a match, and it requires players to scan a large number of items at once (like a "Where's Waldo" version of matching).

The packaging reports that Spot It! Party is appropriate for children 10 and older, but we found that our 8-year-old players enjoyed it just as much as the older testers. Spot it! Party also comes with instructions for six variations on the game that allows for long term playability. With broad age range appeal, Spot It! Party is a great game for families and classrooms that allows for up to 8 players at a time.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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