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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Family card game, February 8, 2004
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
3 Reasons why Blink is a great game to play with your kids:
Simple Rules - the box says ages 7 & up, but a bright 3-year-old can learn it in a few rounds (ours did).
Easy to Handicap - It's a "get rid of your cards first" kind of game and I'm much faster than my 3-year-old, so I simply deal myself 3 times as many cards as I deal her. That way it's still a fun and challenging game for both of us.
Unlike most card games, this one plays just as well if you're missing a few cards - VERY important for a family card game.
The only downsides I have found are that it's really just a 2 or 3 person game. You'll have to get multiple decks and play "tournaments" if you have a large family. And I have more trouble shuffling these cards than most other cards - probably something about the coating on them.
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Initial post: Jul 22, 2011 12:37:10 PM PDT
Thank you for the brilliant idea of how to handicap the game for younger players!!!

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 11:29:57 AM PDT
dreamer7777 says:
we love this game and I too must handicap myself when playing my child--what I do is allow her to put down cards the normal way (by number, shape, and color) but I only put down cards by color --this gives my daughter a good fighting chance.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 3:03:30 AM PDT
Art says:
You can play 4 player with one deck -- we use 4 start piles. Its a little messy, more luck based and even shorter, but none of those things are prohibitive -- still lots of fun. Granted, your idea of multiple decks might help.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 9:34:51 AM PST
Thanks for the excellent review! Particularly helpful was your recommendation on the handicap and also the ability to play with missing cards.
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