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Thinkfun Distraction Card Game
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- Quirky questions keep the whole family engaged for laugh out loud fun
- Strengthens working memory and improves recall
- Includes 1 Deck of 54 Round Number Cards, 1 Deck of 50 Rectangular Distraction Cards with 100 Distraction Questions
- Ages 8 to adult, 2 or more players
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o For ages 7 and up (publisher suggests 8+)
o For 1 to many players
o Variable game length (depends on number of players)
o Active Listening
o Child - Easy
o Adult - Easy
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It's easy enough to go to your local gym and workout to strengthen your body, but adding "muscle" to your memory cannot be done by bench-pressing and running laps. Lucky for you, ThinkFun has the perfect game for you to flex your memory and give it that lean, mean 6-pack you've always wanted your brain to sport the next time you go the the beach. Get ready for some intense memorization and focus as you and a group of your friends attempt to out memorize each other and do your very best to not be distracted. Oh, look! A butterfly!......
Distraction is a card game that is comprised of two sets of cards. The first is a deck of 54 round Number cards. The second is a standard sized deck of 50 Distraction cards. These two decks will be used in the game, but remain separate from each other at all times.
-Game Set Up-
To set up the game, have all the players sit down around the playing area. Shuffle the Number and the Distraction decks, keeping them separate.
Place the shuffled Distraction deck face-down in the middle of the playing area where all the players can easy reach it. Decide, as a group, if you will be playing the blue questions or the purple questions. Note that there is no difference in difficulty or topic in regards to the different colored groups.Read more ›
Players each get a supply of round number cards in random order face-down. Digits may be any mix of 1 through 9. There is no equal or "fair" division of the cards among the players.
Players take turns flipping over their top card and placing it on a central stack, concealing all the ones below it. Each time you add a card to the top of the stack, you must call out the numbers in the correct order, from bottom to the top, from memory. After 8 or 10 cards the going starts to get a little tough, even with the help of hearing the other players call them out on their turns.
To add to the challenge, if a player turns up an orange card, that player now takes the top card from the DISTRACTION deck which has questions on it the player must answer before going back and calling out the number sequence in the right order. Now the question to answer digs into an entirely different part of the brain--something personal and triggering other senses, for example, "For a pizza topping, do you prefer anchovies or bacon?" or "What's the last book you finished reading?" You can feel your brain refocusing on this new subject while trying to park the number sequence you've memorized where you can retrieve it once you've answered the distracting question.
This is a great game for people skilled in multi-tasking. Linear thinkers may find the interruption unnerving and even derailing if the number chain is 6 or more in length when the distraction arrives.
A player unable to repeat the correct order gets the number stack added to their own hand.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perhaps a little too difficult to be fun. Good brain exercise though!Published 1 day ago by Jill Risko
Arrived on time and in great shape. It's a super fun game to play with family and friends.Published 25 days ago by Nicole Christopher
This game is guaranteed to help build auditory memory. The fun distraction cards mimic real life interruptions that tend to get one off focus. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Merry
LOVE this game! great for all ages really. love it for my kids and for my mom who says her memory is going....great practice and lots of fun.Published 1 month ago by Sg30roolz
Disappointing. I found this game to be quite frankly boring, and more importantly, so did my 11 and 13 year old nieces. It just isn't very challenging nor entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Donna Kaye Leick
I never thought as humans we could be so easily distracted, wow, was I wrong! I cannot win this game. My teen aged daughter likes it a lot and always wins. Fun game.Published 1 month ago by BK
Fun game! Challenging and humorously frustrating, better for older children and adults, my 10 year old did ok.Published 1 month ago by Kim