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- Thinkfun's first transparent card game
- Includes 60 transparent swish cards
- Game-go bag included
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From the Manufacturer
ThinkFun's Swish is a fast-paced card game that challenges players to flex their mental muscles as they try to out-Swish their competitors. Designed to challenge spatial intelligence, Swish is easy to learn and addictively fun for players eight years and older. Get ready to stretch your mental noodle with this engaging card game.
Swish's 60 transparent cards challenge spatial-recognition skills with a fun, competitive game. View larger.
Exercise Your Brain with Lively Play
Swish is a thinking game designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels so that adults and kids can play together. To play, players examine 16 cards laid out on a table and try to create more matches than their competitors to win. Matches are created by stacking two or more cards on top of one another so that a colored hoop matches up with the same color ball on a different card. When you make a match, you keep the cards. When all the cards are claimed, the player with the most cards wins.
Visually Appealing and Brain Teasing
This fast-paced game's visually appealing graphic elements keep players engaged throughout the action. The brightly colored hoops and balls are printed on transparent cards that can be stacked to form multiple matches in a single turn. Use your spatial-recognition skills to see matches, even if you would need to rotate or flip the card to make the match work.
Multiple Levels of Play for All Ages
The rules for play allow for each player to participate at a level appropriate to their ability, so players eight and older can play Swish together. The instructions include tips to make the game easier or harder.
What's in the Box
60 transparent Swish cards and carrying bag.
At a Glance:
- Accommodates a variety of skill levels
- Players match colored hoops and balls to win
- Striking transparent cards grab attention
- Spatial recognition game for one or more players
- Fun for kids and adults
- Eight years and older.
- One or more
Top Customer Reviews
The cards are fairly attractive and well designed for their purpose. Just the look of the cards got my students intrigued - they look like no other cardgame cards. They are transparent and have only colored hoops and balls that you can see from each side. We have noticed that you need to play on a surface that makes it easy to see colors and the hoop/ball symbols. The cards are a little tricky to pick up from certain surfaces, but my students quickly devised a workaround solution by squeezing the sides of the card to make it bulge and facilitate pickup.
As I noted above, with a few people playing, game play goes pretty fast. The game builds visual intelligence and pattern recognition as well as math concepts of rotation and reflection as players turn and flip cards to try to match balls with hoops and vice versa. It is very satisfying when you find a match and the fact that others are simultaneously looking for matches makes it pretty competitive. A number of Thinkfun games are solo in nature and I have always thought that an asset, but it is great to see that Thinkfun can make the same kind of puzzly/thinking game and make it work for more than one player.Read more ›
Surprisingly, the Swish cards are transparent and can be rotated and flipped to layer the matching elements. Each card has one hoop (a Lifesaver-sized ring) and one ball (solid dot that exactly fills the space in the ring). An analysis of the distribution of the hoops and balls, each in 4 colors, shows that indeed every combination is represented, with one color only on corners, one only on the inside, one only on centers of the short side, and the last in the two positions on the outside edges of the long sides. (Imagine the card divided into a 3x4 checkerboard.) To my delight I found that every card has its matching opposite, so the full deck of 60 cards can be sorted into 30 pairs with one or two colors. However, why there are 8 duplicate pairs, and why particularly those pairs, escapes me. It seems erratic, somehow, though the two teachers who designed the deck must have had their reasons. I, for one, being a purist in these matters, would love to know.
To match up a pair during the game is thus quite straightforward. The challenge grows when you try to find trios or even quartets that stack to fill all their hoops with matching-color balls. It has a lovely round-robin effect, a loop or chain sequence. Searching for them and finding them is a singularly pleasurable pay-off for the mind. The game, therefore, is deservedly addictive.Read more ›
also, the clear cards got scratched easily. the paint didn't come off and the cards are still useable, but I was disappointed at how easily and how much they scratched (we were near the beach, so we had more sand than most game rooms probably experience, but any place with children is bound to see SOME amount of dirt and such).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is not one of my favorite games. I bought it for my daugther to play on a plane trip. Not right for the plane because it takes room to lay out 4 rows of cards. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Shopper1972
Really fun family game!! Both my kids (age 5 and 8) can easily play this game. I love that it is a short game that can be played in about 5 minutes.Published 3 months ago by Lezlie Bradford
I totally love this game. I am a teacher and find this game very fun and challenging enough for my students.Published 4 months ago by ClaudiaR
the kids figured the trick out and kich our butts, great to bring along.Published 4 months ago by Joy Harvey