Danny from ZiaComics.com teaches us how to play the fast paced picture matching game Spot It! from Blue Orange Games.
Spot It! is the awesome fast-paced matching party game. The concept is simple: each of the 55 cards in the deck feature eight symbols, and there is always exactly one matching symbol between any two cards in the deck. Your goal is to be the quickest to find the match between two cards.
It sounds easy, but it can be incredibly frustrating when you can’t find the match that you know exists! Couple this with the fact that you are racing feverishly against your opponents, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for good-natured yelling, taunting, screaming, bawling, and caterwauling.
Features & specs
Five ways to play
55 illustrated cards
Includes storage tin
Spot It is a game that is easy in theory but hair-pullingly frustrating in practice.
Every card features 8 symbols, and there is always exactly one matching symbol between any two cards in the deck. Your task is to identify (and call out) the match as swiftly as possible.
Try it out yourself! See how fast you can find the matching symbols in the picture below. Click the image to reveal the answer.
The game is all about speed — how fast can you spot the match? Because you’re racing against your opponents, the pressure is intensified. As they rattle off a few matches before you’ve found one, you tense up. You’re losing, bro!
Mercifully, you finally spot a match. Now, can you blurt out its name quickly enough or will you succumb to the stress and blurt out some sort of half-German-half-Middle-English guttural grunt as your opponent swoops in and identifies it? Ahh, yes, now the fun begins!
Spot It! includes instructions for five different games. The general concept is always the same (match the symbols between cards), but the objectives can change.
In “The Tower”, your objective is to collect as many cards as possible. Each player starts with one card each and the remainder are put into the center pile. When play begins, you must match your card to the card on the top of the center pile. On a successful match (meaning you called out the symbol before anyone else), you grab the card from the center pile. This becomes your new matching card and a new center card is revealed. Continue until the draw pile is exhausted.
In “The Poisoned Gift”, you try to find a match between the center card and any of your opponents’ cards. Your goal is to have as few cards at the end as possible by piling them up on your opponents. Pro tip: Convincing others to help you gang up on your mother-in-law can be quite satisfying.
The remaining games include “The Well”, “Triplet”, and “Hot Potato”. Instructions for each game are written on five cards included inside the storage tin.
Spot It! consists of a 55 discs (3.25″ in diameter) that can be stored inside the included tin. It can easily fit into a pocket should you need to take the fun on the road.
Try a free online demo of the game at http://www.blueorangegames.com/spotit/