Thursday, 25 September 2014

Can you Guess? Orchard Toys - Review

After trying out Cake Monster for Orchard Toys, we were looking forward to playing Can you Guess? as a family. If you have What a Performance! then this game is very similar and it is a lot of fun. 

Can you Guess? is an exciting game where players have to mime or make noises or do both from picture cards so the other players can guess what they are. The game is for ages 4 and over and for 3 to 4 players. This is the sort of game that I could see families playing together on Christmas Day. 

Inside the box you get:
  • 18 sound cards
  • 18 action cards
  • 10 performance cards
  • A spinner
  • 4 scoreboards
  • 24 golden star tokens

The eldest player starts by spinning the spinner and choosing the corresponding card for the picture they land on. This could be a sound card, an action card or a performance card. If the spinner lands on the question mark, the player can choose any one of the cards. If a player lands on a sound card, they have to make the noise and only the noise of the picture on the sound card. If they land on an action card, they have to act out the picture on the card, without using any sound. If the spinner lands on a performance card, the player can act out and sound the picture on the card. The other players have to guess what the picture is on the card and the person to get it correct first collects a golden star token. The winner is the person with the most golden star tokens after everyone has taken 6 turns.

We had so much fun playing this game that we played two games one after the other. It is very similar to What a Performance! however, the picture element in this game instead of the words in What a Performance! means that Miss C can join in without someone having to read her card for her so she knows what she has to do. 

Can you Guess? encourages social and interaction skills as well as observational skills. It also encourages children to think about what they have to act out and how they will do it or to think about what sound they need to make. It was really funny to see Miss C's interpretation of some of the things she had to act out. We were left pretty clueless on some!

The pieces in the game are well made and really bright and colourful. Can you Guess? is priced at £11.75 on the Orchard Toys website which I feel is a fair price and in-line with similar products on their website.

We'd really recommend Can you Guess? as a fun family game. I'll definitely be getting it out at Christmas time and I can see it being a fun game to play with just adults too!

We received this game for the purposes of a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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