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Subject: If you have kids, you might want to think about getting this. rss

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Diane H
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This is a game you have most likely seen at Target, Walmart or any store that sells Milton Bradley games. My 8 year old asked for it for Christmas, and of all the other versions, this one seemed to have the most going for it. The electronic part of it isn't a real necessity, you pretty much use the electronic part as an alternate way of answering yes or no. The sounds the game makes aren't words, but strange laughing or clapping sounds.
The game comes folded together, nice and compact in one piece. You swing the sides open and set it up like a triangle on your playing area.



One player gets red, the other blue. Each side has 3 cardboard inserts with pictures on both sides. Here is an example of the board with Usual Suspects faces on them:



You slide a red or blue bracket over one of the top 24 faces on your board and that is the person the other player is trying to guess. Here, a woman's face on the 2nd row is bracketed, and that is your secret person. For a little more difficult game, you bracket a secret person on each of the top 2 rows.




The players take turns asking yes or no questions and eliminating people on their board. Such as Becky asks Jimmy if her kid has a hat on. She says no, or hits the red light on top, and Jimmy then closes the cover on all the kids that have a hat on. Eventually you will be left with one kid left. You can then guess the other persons hidden kid face on your turn. Sometimes if you think they are getting close to guessing your hidden face, you can make a guess even if you don't know for sure. That is usually an act of desperation, but on occasion it pays off.

You are supposed to play to 12 points, there is a score slider on the side of the board for each player. Each time you win, you get 2 points. There are a few alternate rules you can play to get extra points, and those are explained in the ever so easy to read rule book.

My kids got this game for Christmas. It has beat out Operation Spongebob, Sorry Sliders, Wasabi, and some other games for number of plays already. My 2 girls can play to 12 points in less than 15 minutes.

It definitely is a nice little game. It is commonly on sale and well worth it, especially if you have 2 kids that want to play games and you don't want to be the one to set up the game and monitor them. They can do it all themselves with ease. There are a few little pegs to keep track of, but you don't need them if you are just playing regular Guess Who. You would use them when you want to make Wild Guesses about who your opponent picked before you start making guesses. Otherwise this game is easy to set up and put away, with no cards, chips, tokens, nothing. With 6 different boards, this is the one to get compared to the other Guess Who games. You do need batteries for the electronic part, but if you don't ever put them in, you can still play the game.
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