Title: A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game
Author: Wee Society
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
“When all cards are matched, whoever ends up with the most pairs is AWESOME!” the inside box flap states in the Wee Society’s game, A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game.
~ What ~
Targeting five-year-old children and older, this 5.75 by 5.75 by 1.5-inch colorful cardboard box contains forty 2.5 inch square thick cards. With similar designs on the back of all the rounded-corner cards, their opposites have 2 cards that match. The concept of the game is to place all cards face down and then turn 2 over at a time, removing the matches by the players. The goal is to collect the most pairs of cards. There are 2 blank cards added that could be written on by the players.
Having 3 grandchildren who visit from out of state, it is fun to play games with them. I like how any age can play this iconic game that promotes memorization and hand-eye coordination. The cards are durable and thick so do not bend like regular cards. All the cards’ pictures are simplistic with the word description written out in white letters.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like playing card games will avoid this game, although it can be played by several players. Others may not like how sophomoric the designs are with little detail, but this is the style of Wee Society’s artwork.
~ Wish ~
With some of the card depictions being more complicated than others, it would help if they were all either more generic or more detailed. An example of a simple card is YELLOW which has a yellow and white rectangle. More complex ones that non-readers may have trouble understanding include ARGYLE, PLUTO, TRAPDOORS, and SSSSSSNAKES (which is spelled incorrectly on purpose).
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun game to play with children, this matching game will be a favorite.
I am under no obligation to review this complimentary product.
GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.