We had a blast playing the new I Spy Private Eye game from Briarpatch. Nathaniel, Caleb and I played this game on Thursday night, and we had fun! Even Caleb, who is 3 years old, could remember what he "saw." This game comes with 2 decks of cards, one for the beginners and one for the advanced players. What you do, is you put all the dice (nine picture blocks) in the blue (Jumbler) container. You put on the lid, and shake 3 times. Then, you move the Jumbler around on the table a bit, to let the dice settle so they aren't piggy backing on the other dice. After that, you remove the cover and look carefully at the pictures on the dice. You get as much time as the timer (which you assemble to the top of the container) gives you. We didn't use the timer, because we were playing with Caleb. We don't think we needed as much time as the timer allowed, but we would probably use all the time allowed if we were using the advanced cards. After you take a look at the dice, you replace the lid, and draw a card. Then, you have to remember what you saw, and see if the card has it or not. If you guess correctly, then you win the card. If you are incorrect, the card is placed on the discard pile, and the next player could win their card as well as yours if they correctly guess on their turn. There is a "Spy Glass" included as a game piece. This is used for challenges.
This game is geared toward ages 5 and up, and retails for $24.99. My kids really like that there is no reading involved, and this is a game that they can bring with them in the car for travel. The Jumbler has a compartment on the bottom where you can store the cards, so that helps with keeping it all together.
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