Games we play: Spot It! (and a giveaway, too)

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The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

Today is Friday.  At our house that means tonight is our Friday Night Nest, a time when we gather up all of the pillows in the house, make a “nest” and spend some time together as a family.

Sometimes we watch movies, sometimes we do puzzles, create crafts together, and sometimes we play games.

Games we play: Spot It!

A game that has been in our Friday Night Nest rotation for a few months now, after I was given a copy from to review, is called Spot It!

Spot It! is a matching game, the object being to be the fastest person to call out the match between two cards.  There are 55 cards in each deck, each card is decorated with 8 symbols, and there are more than 50 symbols in all.

There is a basic matching game called The Tower, plus 3 other mini-games that you can play with Spot It!

The game is intended for 2 to 8 players, ages 7 to adult.  My ten year old caught on to the concept quickly.  Although our almost six year old can play the basic Tower mini-game, after a bit of coaching and help, I would say that it is a game best suited for older kids, according to the recommendation. (When we play as a family, we create a team of the littlest girls and mommy, but I think we”ll soon be picking up a game of so that everyone can play).

My family enjoys this game and it can get pretty loud and silly when we play together.  It is fast paced, funny, and rounds go quickly.  Aside from the deck of cards, there aren”t any extra little pieces or even a game board, no batteries required.  You simply grab and you”re ready to play.  Simple, good, family fun!

There is  that you can play if you”d like to check out the concept.

I think Spot It! would make a great addition to a family”s game collection, especially if you have older children.

The giveaway

The generous folks at Blue Orange games sent two copies of Spot It! – one for my family to review and one for me to give away to a lucky Simple Kids reader.

One Simple Kids reader will win a copy of Spot It!

To Enter:

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.

Bonus Entries:

  1. “Like” on facebook.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.
  2. “Like” Simple Kids on facebook.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway will end at midnight EST Saturday June 9, 2012. Good luck!

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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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Comments

  1. Lindsay Rechnitz says:

    This looks like a great game for my nephew who just turned 7. He’s coming out to visit his new baby cousin next week and the family always plays games where he can be included as well when we’re together.

  2. Heather K. M. says:

    Sounds fun! Love your nest idea!

  3. we love playing games thanks for chance to win

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  4. This game is on my want list! It would be a nice addition to our summer fun.

  5. Liked Blue Orange on fb.

  6. Abigail Gunter says:

    I love to play games with my family!

  7. Valerie says:

    Looks like a fun game – I’d love to start a regular family game night.

  8. looks like a fun game!

  9. I like SK on FB

  10. Charity says:

    We are always looking for games that a broad range of ages can play!

  11. Thank god for Fridays

  12. We really like games at our house! Thanks!

  13. I am a facebook fan!

  14. Melissa M. says:

    We would love to win this. We are going on a family camping trip and I have lots of nieces and nephews that would love to play this game with us.

  15. Melissa M. says:

    I “like” Simple Kids on Facebook

  16. nopinkhere says:

    I have seen this one at the toy store, but passed because of the age recommendation. I’m excited to know they have a “jr.” version.

  17. looks like a great game, we’d love to try it! thanks for the opportunity to get one!

  18. We’re always on the look-out for a fun new game to play! Thanks for the chance. :)

  19. Miranda says:

    We love games!!

  20. Miranda says:

    FB follower of simple kids

  21. Kris Freitag says:

    Love spot it–we have it and my 6 year old beats me every time. I liked blue orange games on fb

  22. Kris Freitag says:

    I liked simple kids on fb. Love the game and would love to be able to share!

  23. My kids would love this!!

  24. I like simple kids on fb

  25. Our 4-yr-old is just now really “getting into” games. She’s the one making requests/recommendations and finding the times for us all to play!

  26. We like Blue Orange Games on Facebook.

  27. …and we like Simple Kids on Facebook, too!

  28. This looks like a game my daughter would love to try!
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  29. Shannon Morris says:

    Would love to win!

  30. Shannon Morris says:

    Like u on Facebook

  31. This sounds like fun!

  32. I like Simple kids on FB

  33. I also liked Blue Orange Games on FB

  34. Always looking for new games to add to our collection!

  35. Liked Simple Kids of FB.

  36. We love these sorts of games. Would be a fun one to add!!
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  37. We like Simple Kids on FB
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  38. my son is super into games right now – looks fun!

  39. Marc Anthony says:

    nice blog . i would have liked it if the relevant links for this were shared to me ..
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  40. Angela Fagan says:

    That’s really cool, I’ll have to consider it the next time we go game hunting. My kids really liked the demo on the site.

  41. I’ve heard great things about this game. We’d love to give it a try.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Spot It! from Blue Orange Games is one of our favorite family games.  Small enough to tuck away into the diaper bag, easy enough for our four year old to play with a little help, and fun for kids of all ages.  Spot It! is a matching game, the object being to be the fastest person to call out the match between two cards.  There are 55 cards in each deck, each card is decorated with 8 symbols, and there are more than 50 symbols in all.  You can read my review of Spot It! here. […]