Friday, November 2, 2007

Snap It Up! Match Three

  Snap It Up! Match Three is a simple card game that can be played in many ways. If you follow the rules, it's a fast-paced race game. This can be hard for younger players, so you could modify the rules so that everyone gets a turn.
  But following the rules, each player holds three cards and has a discard pile. Players try to get two cards in their hand that have something in common with the one card in the center. If, for example, there is a banana in the center and you get an apple and grapes in your hand, you quickly snap up the middle card and say "Snap! They're all food!" Each round of the game requires a player to win three hands. The second time, you yell "It!" and the third time, "Up!"
  The game gets interesting as kids think of more creative associations between objects. For example, a bird, rocket and moon can all be seen in the sky. Or a potato, frying pan and the sun are all hot.
  Preschoolers could have fun just sorting the cards. Adults could have fun playing without kids, stretching the associations to the point where players must take a vote, like whether a raindrop, dog and pants are all things that get dirty.
  For ages 7 and older (or younger if you don't follow the rules), 2 or more players. Cost: About $10.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

mindy said...

I've bought ABC Animals for my little girl. It's a Card matching memory game. She like to play it very much.