MFG: Blue Orange Games
#of Players: 1 – 6
Age Range: 7+
Overall Construction: As tends to be the case with Blue Orange travel games, this game comes in a metal tin. The cards are slightly more flexible than standard card stock and big enough to be handled by little hands. You should easily be able to get a few years of game play out of them. The rulebook is accordion style, in the shape of the tin to fit conveniently into the tin.
Gameplay: There are several variations of the rules in the rulebook, but the basic idea is that the players are trying to compete to find the “Original” image on the card. The thing that makes it the Original is that it has all of its parts. For example you may have 4 images of a car in different colors, one will be missing a headlight, one will be missing a hub cap, and another might be missing a spoiler. The last one will not be missing anything. If you correctly call the Original you get the card. Play to receive “X” cards, where “X” is the agreed upon number of cards.
Yes/No Recommend: This is a surprisingly difficult children’s game. Although, I would say that a child of 4 or 5 would be great to start learning how to play this game. Not only will it teach them colors, but it will instill in them an attention for detail. There is enough variety of items that a person should be able to remember all of the things that are usually missing on the copies, but when you do learn them it makes the race to find the Original more interesting. I couldn’t help but love this game because for as many games as I have played it is rare for one to be a challenge, let alone a children’s game doing it. For around $10 this game is a steal.
Where To Get It: I have been seeing this pop up in Big Box Retailers here and there. My first go to as always is your local Game or Hobby shop. For more information on this game or other Blue Orange games visit their website at http://www.blueorangegames.com/index.php/games/pin-point