Comments: First, there is a tiny deck of 20 cards that are part of the game and keeping track of those can be challenging with a toddler who likes to throw them all over the place. However, since you only need to keep track of up to 2 cards during game play, if the child you are trying to entertain is 3 or older, you can pretty much play this game anywhere. The box lists an age range of 6+, but my 4 year old LOVES to play like this: He holds a card. I ask him questions. I tell him who he picked. Obviously, there is no real winner or loser, but somehow he thinks this is awesome and will happily do this for 30 minutes or more. I think it’s great, because he’s actually gotten new vocabulary from this game like “facial hair” and “earrings”. He also has to work on his observation skills when I think of new questions to ask him like, “Can you see your person’s teeth?” or “Is your person looking straight ahead (or to the side)?” Now that he’s learning his letters and sounds, I can ask him questions like, “Does your person’s name start with a J (or juh)?” Unfortunately, while I think he conceptually understands how to play the real way, he’s not quite up to a full 2-way game at this point. He’ll ask a question, put down a couple of people, and then get distracted. Also, I was a little disappointed that the face cards slide down instead of there being hinged pieces to close like in the original version of Guess Who. I thought my toddler would enjoy the original hinged style, but I do think that this travel version was pretty well thought out.
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