When I first received Spot It!, I was a little worried. The tin instructions said for ages 7 to adult, and I thought 2-year-old Griffin might not be able to play. The premise is simple. The tin is filled with little circular cards containing a handful of graphic images—a water drop, an igloo, whatever. When you put two cards next to each other, the goal is to spot the image that appears on both cards.
The manual gives several different instructions for mini-games based on this simple premise. Some involve timing the game or alloting points. However, Griffin loses interest in games very quickly and doesn't seem to care about winning so we just played simple Spot It!
I was shocked at how quickly he caught on. I was fully prepared to throw the game in his favor and allow him to spot the picture first. Imagine my surprise when he would spot the matching image first! And then did it again and again. Nicholas was skeptical so we all three sat down to play. Again, Griffin would spot the matching image before either of the clueless adults.
Obviously, besting his parents was pretty much the best thing to happen in the history of the world and "Let's play the Spot It! game!" has become a refrain in our home.
Bonus: The game is easily portable in purses, diaper bags, kiddo backpacks and can make a good restaurant or travel game.
Spot It! Giveaway
This giveaway is now closed.
Congrats to Liz (Comment #4) & Jen (Comment #7), you were selected as the winners!
Blue Orange Games is going to give two Salt & Nectar readers Spot It! to try out.
To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite game as a child.
As always, we will use Random.org to select the winners. The contest will run from today until next Friday, May 18th at 12PM PST.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only.
Neither Sarahs nor Salt & Nectar were paid for this review. It is our own opinion based on our use of the games, which were supplied by Blue Orange Games for the purpose of an experiential review.
~ The Sarahs