My son got this game for his birthday last year. I had never seen them before so thought it was a lovely gift for him especially as he was into Ben 10 at the time. They are still available in places like Argos Toys R us and amazon at around £12-£15.00.
If you've ever played the MB game of Guess who then this is pretty much the same but based on the childrens TV program Ben 10. Ben 10 is a 10 year old boy with special powers to turn into an alien and fight the bad aliens and monsters.
When you first open this game up you will have to set it up, you have to separate all the cards from the main card and slot into each white base of game board which has 24 lift up flaps. This bases are light and not very hard wearing. I found these quite fiddly to do and when I'd done one board I had to help my son finish his board as he too found it tricky to do, but on the plus side once this bit is done it doesn't need to be repeated, that is unless you have a smaller child that manages to take them out again (he loves his sister truly). Once this part is set up you have a further 24 cards which all have a picture and name of a particular person or alien on them. Each of the 2 players picks a card which they keep hidden from the other player and it slots into the front of the board facing you so the opponent can't see it.
Next you take it in turns trying to guess which card the other player has by asking questions like is yours human? Is yours alien? Does yours have red eyes etc. When you are eliminating the ones it cant be then you place the flaps down on the board and eventually you will be able to start guessing which card your opponent has.
I found this harder to play then the original Guess who game as I don't know too much about all the characters of the program where as my son does and asks questions like does your one have fire in him etc and I haven't a clue lol. Each game lasts approx 5 minutes.
If you are still after some last minute Christmas presents and have a Ben10 fan then I would recommend this especially if they have another fan to play along with them.
As most little boys are at the minute, my grandson is crazy about Ben10. He's got the toys, the magazines, the wii game, the cartoons and he's driving us mad with his current obsession for it. For christmas I know my daughter had bought him a few Ben 10 toys so I thought I would try to make sure I could get something to do with Ben10 that he hadn't already got. I suggested this to my daughter and she agreed it would be a good idea so I picked this up for him from Argos for £12.99 before christmas.
Do you remember the original Guess Who board game? It was out years ago, a 2 player game, where you each have a card with a character on it and you take it turns ask questions to narrow it down and work out which character the other person has. The Ben10 game is the same but rather than them being people, they're characters from the Ben10 cartoon like Ben10 and Echoecho. They're the aliens and people from the cartoon that the children are familiar with.
Setting it up:
I was at their house christmas day and was given the job of setting this up. Setting up the game was a bit of a pain. All of the cards, including the ones that go on the boards are attatched on a cardboard sheet so you have to 'pop' them out which takes a while. You then have to try and get each card into the small slots on the 'doors' that you flip on the board. It took a while to get the hang of this and you have to do this for both boards which does your head in, but once it's done, it's done.
I thought this would be a good idea for my grandson because it gives him the opportunity to ask questions and look at features, so he's kind of learning to describe things as well. I saw it as a learning game as well as fun so thought it would be good. It's also good because he can play it with someone else, well you need two players, so it's good for him to share his game and play with someone else, normally his sister.
Overall: My grandson loves it, and has been teaching us the names of the aliens and characters. It only takes five minutes for a game and comes in a box so you can pack it all away easily. I'm glad I bought it for him, he loves playing with it and it only cost £12.99 although I noticed today, it is on special offer in Argos for £9.99. I'd definitely recommend this to others, for young and slightly older kids as it is a fun way to play together and learn a little as well.