Product Type: MB Games board games
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MB Games Guess Who?
Member Name: mattconnect
MB Games Guess Who?
Advantages: Intuitive game
Disadvantages: Short, minor product faults
I remember playing this game when I was young, and now that my kid cousin is over for a few days, we have dug this game out from the cupboard for a second life.
-2 Player Game
-Ages 6+ Up
~~~PLAYING THE GAME~~~
The premise of the game is very easy. Each player takes control of a board (coloured Red and Blue). The boards have 21 plastic "frame" holders, each containing a picture of a face. Players pick a card corresponding to one of the faces on the board at the beginning of the game. The aim of the game is to correctly guess your opponent's card before they guess yours.
In order to do so, players take turns to ask "YES" or "NO" questions in order to eliminate possible candidates. For example, I ask, "Does the person have black hair?" If your opponent says YES, you flip down all the ones that don't have black hair, and after a while when you only have a few left standing, you can take a guess!!
An average game lasts around five minutes, depending on who you're playing with and what age they are. The recommended age is probably good to keep to as the players must be able to communicate and understand the concept of the game.
The good thing about this game is that it encourages communication, logic and deduction skills. There are subtle tactics to playing this such as what questions you ask, although there is a slight element of luck in what card you pick at the beginning (there is an imbalance in female characters so picking one is an immediate disadvantage).
The negatives to this game come in the form of physical equipment. The plastic frames come off pretty easily when you reset the game by flipping all the holders by tilting the board, although they can be connected again pretty easily.
The game is pretty fun but cannot be played for long periods of time, perhaps 15 minutes each go; as it can get repetitive and slightly boring after a while.
The game can be purchased for under £15 at most toy stores. It is worth the money I think, but you can probably get this cheaper elsewhere.
Overall, the game is intuitive, fun and can encourage useful skills in children. It cannot be played for too long and there are minor equipment annoyances, but overall, it is a successful product that is enjoyable to play.
Summary: A successful toy