I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Weekly board game night continues in my house and I am here to share with you a new game we recently tried out that we really enjoyed. We are pretty competitive but sometimes it is nice to work together and that is exactly what you do playing one of the many cooperative games from Peaceable Kingdom. The What’s It? board game combines our fierce competitive sides to work together to defeat the doodler.
- 150 doodle cards
- 1 category die
- 6 answer boards
- 6 dry erase pens
- 1 scoreboard
- 1 30-second timer
- Box measures 8 3/16″ x 10 3/16″ x 2 1/2″
Roll the die to get your category for each round. Categories include, you wear it, you eat it and so on. Take turns flipping over a doodle card so it ends up face up. As the doodle card is being flipped over also turn your timer over to start counting down 30 seconds. Each players tries to guess what the doodle is based on the category on the die. The goal is to try and think like the other players! Matching answers give points to the players and non-matching answers give the Doodler the points. First one to the top of the score card wins.
This game is definitely all about speed so it constantly keeps you on your toes. I am not the most creative type so I really struggled in the begining. My daugher on the other hand was great at coming up with answers that matched ours. I also love that this was teaching her how to write out words. Since she is still learning she wrote them phonetically. Then each round we wrote the correct spelling next to it so she got a mini lesson each round.
One example below is the category, you eat it, and the round noodle card was flipped over. Here are the three answers I came up with quickly. How the rest of my family did not come up with sausage or hot dog is beyond me but we all guessed macaroni so we got points for that answer. The doodler certainly won that round.
Overall a really fun game and it is not easy! As Big Sis gets older I really enjoy playing games with her that are difficult for her. I like that they really make her use her brain power and are a challenge. A great game for a family game night!