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Each player has 5 cards face up for everyone to see. Each card has a state. There is a different pile of clue type cards. Someone turns over a clue and the first one to find a state matching the criteria wins. They put the card in their own discard pile and get a new state card. The person with the biggest discard pile wins.
The best clue cards are "Go the Distance". With that card, you turn over another state card and the person with the closest state wins.
I would give the game 5 stars but it has a couple of cons - some of the clue cards read such things as "a blue state". These don't refer to political tendencies but the color they are on the maps that come with the game. These do nothing to help learn the states. I took them all out. The other con is not all the info is accurate. I live in Georgia. The card lists the nickname as "Empire State of the South". Georgia lists its nickname as the "Peach State". Also, we play by altered rules that make the game go faster and gives the younger one a chance to win. We let each person that has a card that meets the criteria discard the pile.
The game does more for learning the states and their relative position in the country than for learning capitols but if you are playing a game they enjoy, it is always nice to learn at the same time!
So I won't bore you with the details about how I am the one who has to pull this game out of the stack in order for it to get played at all. Ever. It was a Christmas gift for the then 8 year old. I was disappointed when I opened the box and saw how small the game was. It cost almost twenty dollars, so I thought there would be a big board. Also, the level of 'fun' and 'education' value felt small. It felt kind of 'dumbed down'. But perhaps it's intended for a younger audience. Overall, it wasn't bad, but should have been more information about regionality, landforms, ways to link the states together, alternative forms of play, etc., to my mind.
I won't donate the game yet - maybe next year, because I like the game concept overall, and think it's essentially decent. And I'm always hopeful that a rainy day and maybe a power outage will lead them to open this game once more.
With regard to the topic of learning about states, regions, and geography, I keep atlases and books on states, and work U.S. geography into our science and literature or wherever we happen to travel. I think that works better for us overall. Hope this wasn't too negative sounding.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
awesome game. My son has learned how to say/read all the names of the states and is now working on the capitals. He is starting to remember where the states are on a map. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Happy
Our nephew introduced us to this game and we love it! Perfect for a broad age range of kids.Published 15 days ago by LBSeattle
We love this game. We have both books, but this set came with a tiny paperback one as well. There are some parts of this game like Go the Distance that are challenging for the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Triedit.online
The grandchildren that I sent this to said they were enjoying the same. I have not personally seen it to be able to evaluate it proberly.Published 1 month ago by Jeanette
My 8 year old can't get enough of this game. And, it's super fun for adults too!Published 1 month ago by kmw3000
My children love this game! We have eight children from ages 4 to 17 and they all love playing this game! It makes learning about the states fun, a task I have yet to master! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adena
My son is obsessed with states and geography. He loved this book and the game is right up his alley. Not a bad game from an adult perspective either!Published 1 month ago by Jess B