Publisher/manufacturer: Mattel Games
Recommended age: 8 years up
Celebrate 25 years of the classic game with the new family edition of Pictionary, with two sets of cards (adults & kids) with differing difficulty levels and even more plays. The game of quick sketches and crazy guesses. Let your imagination run wild and your pencil will follow. It doesn’t matter if you can draw the Mona Lisa or just stick figures, the excitement begins when everybody tries to shout out the right answer. This 25th anniversary edition of Pictionary includes 123 adult cards, 83 junior cards, 2 card boxes, 4 category cards, 4 pencils, 4 drawing pads, game board, 4 playing cubes, sand timer, die and instruction sheet.
What we thought
Brilliant! I can’t believe we’ve never owned a copy of this, though we do have similar games. It’s really good that it has a section of children’s words, so that they can join in. LaLa had a good try with it (someone had to read the words to her, though, and so be out of the guessing), but after a while she decided to draw something completely different to the word! RoRo (who is 6 years old) was brilliant at it – both drawing and guessing. (She’s really good at Creationery, too – the Lego version.) It says 8 and over, but I think there would be plenty of younger children who could do it fine. You might need to relax the rules a bit and let them skip words they don’t know, for example, but with the children’s cards, it’s very accessible. And it’s a great game to play as adults, too, and can be really quite funny.
Would we recommend it?
I would recommend it, and I’d probably be happy to pay the £24.99 RRP, which is about what I expect to pay for an adult/whole-family board game. Argos have it for £19.97 at the moment.
Disclosure: We were sent a free copy of this game by the publishers, but the opinions are our own.