Such fun! We love Out of the Box games (our favorite one for kids
is Apples to Apples
Junior), and this new product didn't disappoint. Squint Junior
is a kid-version of the popular Squint Party Card Game.
Players lay out all of the 48 transparent shape cards on a table.
The first player to start the game looks at a card of a completed
picture, keeps it quiet, and then proceeds to swiftly build the
shape to the timer. Other players (you'll need at least 3 players
total) do their best to guess what the first player is building. Is
it a slice of pizza? A leaf? A top hat? The player who correctly
guesses the mystery picture wins a chip, and so does the first
player. Each player gets a turn building pictures, and children
decide how many "rounds" to play before determining the winner of
the game--whoever has accumulated the most chips.
Squint Junior plays similarly to charades and Pictionary.
In order to build the pictures, players generally need to overlap
the transparent shape cards. It's a fun abstract exercise, and
squinting truly does help players guess the mystery pictures! Our
kid testers also enjoyed building their own freeform pictures with
the shapes. As with other games by the same publisher, game rule
variations are offered.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy: The
Out of the Box Publishing web
Reviewed: February 2006