Recently we have won two party games by Crown Andrews: Linkee and Telestrations. We’ve given the latter one to our relatives’ family with two kids (5 and 8 years old) to try out, and here is what they have reported.
They were excited about the fact that Telestrations involved making quick sketches, because all the family loves to draw. The game reminded them of a Broken Telephone game (which is also known as Russian scandal, or Chinese Whispers or simply Pass the Message). Its idea is to observe the transformation of an originally set word or phrase into what may appear something totally different. Since each person’s drawing and guessing abilities vary a lot, the process creates heaps of fun moments, which is always great for a successful party! They only wished for a thinner marker to include more details on their sketches. The game can be played by up to 8 people, and is recommended for ages 10+, which, I suppose, is a bit exaggerated, but makes sense since players need to know how to write/read and have a rather wide vocabulary.
The other game called Linkee was as easy as a piece of cake in the rules, though a bit more complicated in its contents. It is a trivia-type game with questions on all the most popular topics, such as sports, movies and TV shows, music history, and even fairy tales. It is rated 14+, though can be easily adopted for younger intellectuals by adding up some elements of hinting and guessing. Our 9 year old – being the question master - was pantomiming his associations with actual answers thus revealing an enviable artistic talent, while the smaller one (7 year old) was sensitively absorbing everything that was shown and shouting out his interpretations that left us, adults, wowing. It was hilarious! We’ll be sure taking this game along on our future trips.
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