Spot It! is one of my absolute favourite, award-winning family games! Players of different ages, from first graders to grandparents can quickly and easily learn how to play and really enjoy this game together. Since the cards feature illustrations, even youngsters who haven’t quite mastered reading can join in the fun. Spot It! is a card game that involves matching and encourages the development of recognition and concentration skills as well as quick reflexes, but most importantly Spot It! fosters family FUN!
For 2 to 8 players, Spot it! is suggested for everyone ages 7 and up (MM# 112227, $13.99). The object of the game is to quickly spot the single matching symbol on your card and another card (there is always one and only one!), the sooner you see the match and call out what it is, the better your chance of winning! There are a few different ways to play Spot It! and each of them is based on high speed matching. Imagine a card game that can be learned in seconds and enjoyed by the whole family in as few as ten minutes, so fun!
Today we’ll learn how to play the variation of Spot It! called “The Well”. To get started, place a single card face-up in the centre, then evenly distribute the remaining cards (face down) among the players. Once you’ve done that, it's time for the BEST part: playing Spot It! At the same time, each player flips over their pile of cards and everyone tries to be the first to find the one matching symbol on their top card and the card in the middle. The first to correctly call out a matching symbol gets to discard their top card in the centre, and the next round instantly begins! This game is a lot of quick-paced fun for kids and adults alike, and will have players calling out symbols like "heart", "snowflake", "dinosaur”, or "baby bottle". The first player who is able to get rid of all their cards wins! That’s just one way to play Spot It! Each of the 4 different Spot It! games you can play with one tin, involve matching and either trying to collect the most cards or discard all of your cards first.
Spot It! is compact enough to bring with you anywhere you might be travelling and the cards are just the right size for each member of the family, even the littlest of hands. You can play Spot It! in the back seat of the car, on a table, on the playroom floor, at the park or even on an airplane! When the game is over, all of the instructions and cards go neatly into a convenient, portable storage tin that can fit in the palm of your hand! There are themed editions (featuring animals, hockey, or travel) of Spot It! and Spot It! is also available in Junior editions which feature fewer symbols per card to make it easier for younger players to play. Spot It! is perfect for the classroom, family game night, camp or the cottage, vacations, parties, sleepovers and more!
This game has so much to offer:
-reinforces social skills by playing together
-encourage quick reflexes
-develops recognition skills with matching
-an inclusive game for each member of the family to enjoy together
Have you played Spot It! with your family or with your class at school? What are your favourite games? We love to see your pictures and hear your wonderful stories! Share them with us, on your favourite social media site and in a comment below!
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- Auntie M