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Brainspin Creativity Game
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- Includes 54 card deck
- Simple images on each card
- Easy to play
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In contrast, this game necessitates communicating, sharing one's perspective, and trying to see from another's point of view. I know my family's dynamic-- we are all very analytical-- and as I anticipated, at first this game almost caused a row when when answers were frequently contested. We started off mercilessly nit-picking each other's answers, until fortunately we decided to calm down and agree to accept any answer unless it was obviously way off base.
Once we went with these new rules, the game became very enjoyable and we started really learning a lot about each other. My husband tends to "see" hardware, tools, machine parts, etc in the lines. My 14 year old, who usually only plays family games reluctantly, loves this because he sees symbols from physics and mathematics that the rest of us aren't familiar with, and so he is a frequent winner. It led to some very interesting discussions and enabled us to see each other in a new light. It reminded me of the passage in The Little Prince when he showed a drawing to a grownup and asked them if it frightened them. They wondered, why should we be frightened by a hat? The Little Prince corrected them: it wasn't a hat, it was a boa constrictor digesting an elephant!
So while we started off unable to "see" what another person saw and voting down their answers, we shifted into appreciating and accepting one another's viewpoints and knowledge base.Read more ›
Brainspin is a game like a Rorschach test, in which the viewer tells more about himself through his interpretation of a graphic. Brainspin's graphics are much simpler but the effect is the same: you see what you want to see.
Like my son's Fwooga game, it requires a timer of one minute and 30-second increments. The lack of a timer is a serious flaw in the game's design.
At the 30-second mark, the card is turned 90 degrees "to give players a different view of the image." That doesn't quite jibe with up to 10 players, who would presumably all be sitting on the same side. The reality is that some objects look different depending on how you turn them, and a player across the table or to the left or right of you will get a very different view of the object. This isn't a bad thing, per se, but it means every player will have a different experience and -- depending on the object -- might not get a full assessment of what the object could be.
The other problem is that there's not really a lot of replay value. After a certain point, objects elicit very specific images and you're biased from then on out with those images in your head. Brainspin is fun to play the first time -- my eight-year-old boy and six-year-old girl played through the entire deck -- but after that you may find it repetitive.
One rule I imposed on the kids is that they couldn't just describe the object as is.Read more ›
I was happy that the shapes weren't too Rorschach-like obscure. Those seem like any answer could work, but these are more like symbols (as you can see in the product photo.) I like that it isn't some board where you have to roll dice and move to colors/categories, etc., though you could certainly adapt the cards where teams could play a certain number of cards or have one team pick the other's cards. You could also use one card and go round-robin type until someone is stumped and earn points that way. YOU decide how you want to play it! It would be nice if it came with a little hourglass egg timer or turn-timer that makes a noise when time is up, but we just took one from another game or used our phones.
I hope they make a second set as playing with the same cards over and over with the same people will generate the same answers after a while.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was surprisingly good. It seemed too simplistic for me initially, but you can have a lot of fun with these cards if you let your imagination run, even kids enjoyed it (eleven... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sirius
For such a simple game, this is a lot of fun. It's surprising what people see in the simple shapes and it has led to some interesting disagreements, It's a pretty quick, easy... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane Rosenthal
This is a good little game to keep in the car and bring along to any spot where there's likely to be some waiting time, like at a sit-down restaurant or movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tung Yin
It's an interesting game, but it is confusing to spin a circle around, because the shape remains the same.Published 1 month ago by Ulalume Viva Jones
This is a simple, but clever game that encourages participants to use their imagination as they tell what they see in a series of shapes. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Movie Man
I use this game with children and adolescents in therapy. It works amazing for this purpose. We play the game as intended to start, and then use it to segue into other topics. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adrian Black
This card game is okay. We are a game-loving family, but this just wasn't something we liked. I give three stars as I'm sure others may enjoy it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by texicanwife
This is a fun game for people of all ages!
We played this with my wife's nephew and his responses were amazing (he's two!). Read more
So technically the box says 7-15 years but I have been playing this with my 6 yr old niece but I figure that is close enough. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TerraTerrain