disclosure: I received a sample product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100 percent my own.
One of my favorite things to give as a gift are games. I feel like I really get my money's worth when I buy games for my boys, because they are (usually) something that last a really long time, and they usually go right back into the nice box, all neat and tidy. Mad props to anything neat and tidy around here! Plus, if a game just so happens to be educational, that gives it even more points in my book. That's why, when we got the chance to check out Spot It!, I knew it was going to be the perfect game for us!
Spot It! is all of the things I like in a game! First of all, it's affordable (under $12 on Amazon!), and it's small. I love the tiny tin that everything nicely fits back in. It's the perfect size for a stocking stuffer! There are no complicated instructions, the game is simple and easy for kids to understand. I love that! So, how does it work? The game is all about visual perception, so it's working your brain while you play it. There are 55 cards in all, and there is a pattern: between every two cards there is ONE and ONLY one matching symbol. You have to find the matching symbol between the two cards, as fast as you can! Sounds easy, right? It's not!
It's actually really hard to find the match, especially when you're in the middle of game play and the pressure's on! There are five individual mini-games inside the tin, so if you get bored playing one particular way, you can switch it up and move onto a different way! This game is so fun, I have to say that our entire family has really enjoyed it! It does say for ages seven and up, but Beanie has really enjoyed it as well, and he is only three! It's great for working his growing little brain, and I love that! My boys love it because it is fast paced and keeps them entertained, and they don't have to wait a million years for it to be their turn again.
I have to say that this is probably our favorite game of the year! It's obviously LOTS of people's favorite game, since it has won tons of awards, and there are TONS of reviews on it around the web! If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer that will get tons of use, I highly recommend Spot It!There are also a ton of great versions of Spot It! including languages like French, Spanish, and more, and animals, shapes, numbers, MLB, and NHL, really and truly, something for everyone! Check out Blue Orange Games and all of their other game offerings as well, they have tons of great ones! Here are a few of our other favorites: