Nick and I both come from families that love to play games. Family get-togethers seem to inspire the zany and competitive in us, and we always haul out the board games, card games, hobby games, and just about any kinda game you can think up to play together. So I was pretty excited when Blue Orange Games contacted me about sending me a couple of free games to review!
Blue Orange Games specializes in making learning fun. Spot It! Party is a great example – it’s a matching game that improves your object recognition and hand-eye coordination. You can play it with up to eight people, or as few as two (fantastic, for parents of young children who struggle to get together with bigger groups very often).
Nick and I played Spot It! Party last night, and we loved it!!
My favorite feature of this game is that my competitive streak can come out without worrying about offending anyone – everyone’s rushing to make the most matches! Nick’s favorite thing about the game is the sheer number and variety of matches on the cards.
Nick and I agree that this is one game we will love playing with our daughter when she’s old enough to get it (this game is recommended for ages 10 and up). We think she’ll love the bright colors, fun pictures, and the big orange hand that players battle to win (or lose, depending on the game). We also love that there are several ways to play Spot It! Party, so kids (and parents) never get bored.
This game comes in a sturdy and attractive box, with a molded insert that neatly stores the rubber hand, eight red plastic card stands, and the deck of 55 cards.
I love this game, and I was super excited to “spot it” (ha) at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair two weeks ago! They have the coolest line-up of games, and I hope to collect most of them in the coming years. Speaking of which, keep your eyes peeled for our reviews of Keekee the Rocking Monkey and 20 Express coming up next week!
You can connect with Blue Orange Games on their website, Facebook, and Twitter. You can pick up a copy of Spot It! Party for $19.99, and see all of the Spot It! games here.
Are you intrigued, yet?? I hope so, because you’ve got a chance to win a copy of this fun family game right here on The Homemade Creative! The giveaway is open to US residents who are at least 18 years old, and the prize will be shipped directly to you by Blue Orange Games in time for Christmas. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and be sure to share the love and tell your friends!
Have you ever played Spot It! before, and if so, what did you think? What’s your favorite family board game? Do you play games as a family during the holidays? Which game are you looking forward to playing this Christmas?
This post is part of The Homemade Creative’s Christmas Gift Guide 2013! To see all of our Gift Guide items, click on the image or on the words “Christmas Gift Guide” at the top of the page. Merry Christmas! ?
Disclosure: We received a free copy of the game mentioned in this post in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own, and may differ from the opinions of others.