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on April 23, 2016
Spot It is a great little game to throw into a carry on bag when traveling or to bring along to kill time before the food arrives at a restaurant. The game is deceptively simple but it is entertaining for adults as well as kids since the game changes every time.

Spot It consists of a hand sized metal tin with a snug fitting lid and a deck of round cards. Each card has a set of different pictures – some words, some symbols, all dependent on the version you are playing. The most simple way to play the game is to turn two cards over at a time, players search for the one picture or symbol that the cards have in common. It sounds so simple but the kids beat me more often than not – younger eyes move more quickly! The game is fast paced and fun and challenging enough to keep adults and kids alike entertained. No reading needed so perfect for younger kids too!

We have the Spot It Junior Animals version of this game as well but I think that most kids would be fine with the version labeled for older kids and adults.

One of the biggest pros for me is even if one of the cards falls behind the bookshelf, the monster under the bed steals it or it gets torn, you can still play the game. How many games in your basement are basically useless since a card is lost or the green cherries are missing in action?

I find myself suggesting this game when the kids want to have a game night - so much better than the one thousand nine hundred and sixty third round of Candyland. Or Hi-Ho Cherry...please don't make me try to find all those green cherries again.

5 stars for Spot It from us!
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on December 26, 2015
Perfect for all ages! We opened this last night and my four-year-old caught on so quickly. I'm amazed that any two cards only has one matching picture, but that's beside the point. The instructions come with four possible games to play, but we quickly came up with an easy version for just two players (see below). I love this game because it's easy to play in a short amount of time, and my kids can play it by themselves.

Our two-player version:
Both players draw a card from the pile, and then a central card is drawn from the pile. Both players look for a match with the center card and call out their match. The first to call out their match collects their card and the card in the center pile. The other player's card goes into the center, then repeat the process. The person with the biggest pile of cards at the end wins.
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on August 15, 2014
This is a fun card game where the cards are round and 3 1/4 inch diameter, and each card has eight different figures pictured on it (out of 50 different ones) in various sizes from lips to sunglasses to igloo. The figures are the same color and shape on every card, for example, the lips are always red and shaped the same, but they may be different sizes on the two different cards. If you put two cards down there will only ever be one match of the figures on any two cards.
There are a variety of games you can play, and we've only played the first one so far. The game is fast paced. It only takes a couple of minutes to play.
I thought my 6 yr. old granddaughter would enjoy this game--she loves board games. We played it a couple of times, and she beat me both times. Then the five year old played with grandpa and he won also. So it's a great game to play with just two people. (I think one person could also have fun challenging himself.) But the real fun was playing with the grand kids' parents. wow! It got loud and crazy and pretty hilarious. At one point we had five playing.
I really like this game. It's very portable--would fit into a purse--and simple enough to learn quickly. There are a variety of these spot it games, some for younger players that use numbers, shapes, etc. The five year old can't read, so the words on this version and some of the symbols were hard for him, but he learned quickly to just grab the card and point to the match, and when he learned the words and symbols (yin/yang, "art", etc.) it didn't hold him back.
Highly recommended!
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on January 26, 2018
This is a great game for many ages. I'd say 8 to 80. There is a ton of laughter - everyone who plays it later askes me for the name. It can be played most anywhere. In Spain we were with people who had children who were playing it in a restaurant as the adults visited. It exercises your brain in ways you need and are very benificial if your are getting older. You will not believe how much you laugh if you are playing it with maturing adults. If you are a kid - it's a game filled with speed and quickness of hand. It has most all the great marks of a game. There is tension and frustration and a need for quick responses. It is easy to learn - takes about 2 minutes. It is just cool! You don't have to think, you just have to see, which it turns out to be much more challenging than you think. It's very portable - you can stick it in your purse.
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on October 9, 2015
This is such a fun game for the family. It's easy, has no moving parts, just 55 playing cards, and the kids absolutely love it. So do the adults! My three year old is actually quite good at it, so I am writing to specifically address the manufacturer's recommended age of 7-11: definitely not! If this three year old can do it without any help from her parents, so can most! Her older brother (age 6) is also great at it. They're pros. Spot it certainly appeals to the 7-11 group, but Blue Orange should consider the younger crowd too. They're smart and can enjoy the game just as much, if not more!

As far as Amazon's recommended age of 6 months to 8 years, I think that's way more off... no 6 month old can pick this up, unless you want them to pick up the cards only to bend them and destroy the game! It still requires a learning curve for 3 year olds, but once they get it, they're golden. I would recommend minimally starting this with a three year old crowd and up, and not starting this for anyone younger than that.
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on July 7, 2014
I was surprised with how popular this game was, I picked this and a few other games up for an big family vacation. There were 20 people - 10 adults / 10 kids, with the kids age range of 8 - 18. Everyone was able to play this game and have fun, it was the most frequently pulled out game during the week.

-suitable for all ages
- Younger Players: as long as they have the vocabulary they can play. Words like "lightening bolt, exclamation point, yin yang" although you could probably allow them to point at items if they didn't know the words.
- Older Players: this is a game of speed, the first person to make the match wins, so the older may be a bit disadvantaged when going up against kids, but there were always rounds where no one found the match for almost a minute.
- Quick rounds: depending on the rules used, the games usual lasted about five minutes. This made it great for people dropping in or out of the game, or filling time waiting for something then suddenly dropping the game to go do something else.
- Multiple ways to play: the rules that come with the game offer clear instructions on a couple of different game rules, we played a couple different ways and even came up with new ways to play
- Feels fresh after multiple games. Every game is unique, just shuffle the deck and replay for a whole new game.

Some of the games were disappointingly short, but that's the nature of having cards without repeated characters. I will probably pick up other versions of this game to create some variety.
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on October 20, 2016
This game is a great travel game and the young children I have played it with really enjoyed it. It was accessible for a 3 year old and fun for a 5 year old. They were challenged but still were able to compete with each other in a fun and engaged way despite their age differences. It was also fun for me as the adult playing. They improved over time as we played a few games. Seems like it could be great for many younger ages.
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on December 31, 2017
We love this game. We had a family reunion and one of my nieces suggested this game. It is an easy game to learn but not as easy as you would think to play. All ages can play together which makes it really nice for families. It is fast moving so no one will be bored and it can be played anywhere you have a flat surface. Also it is just a deck of cards so not a lot to set up, clean up or store. I purchased several of these for Christmas gifts and everyone's feedback was positive.
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on June 22, 2016
I am so glad I got this. After reading several reviews, I opted to purchase, in hopes my twin 6 year old nieces and 8 year old nephew would enjoy this and enjoy this we all did. This game is relatively addicting and pretty fun, even for an adult. I know the age range wasn't kosher for the little ladies, but once they understood the concept, what they couldn't read, or what they didn't know, I just had them point out on the middle deck (I believe that is the first game you can play in the instruction sheet).
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on April 17, 2015
Let me just say that I love Spot It. It has been my go-to game for years!

Many other reviewers have provided a background about how the game is played, so I will offer a different perspective. I am a school-based occupational therapist. Games are great way to build skills which are important for school, and Spot It is one of the best. It is excellent for developing visual skills such as: form constancy (recognizing matching shapes in different sizes and orientations), visual scanning, and saccades (visually jumping from one target to another). Spot It is also great for developing social skills, as it can be played with up to 8 people.

But above all, Spot It is fun! It is a great party game, family game, you name it. Buy it! You won't be sorry.
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