Disclosure: My cousin received the What's It game from Peaceable Kingdom for review. All opinions are her own.
My kids have a lot of board games, but I was glad to see that the goal of What’s It? is to teach children to think creatively. My daughter was really excited to receive a new game from Peacable Kingdom called What’s It? because she loves drawing and doodling games. I love it when we get cooperative games because I don’t have to worry about any fighting or hurt feelings between the kids.
What’s It? is designed for ages 8 to adult, with two to six players. Each player gets their own white board and marker to write with. The deck of cards for What’s It? are black and white shapes, that could be interpreted as many different possibilities. When a card is drawn, each player writes a list of things that they think the drawing could be.
To make the game more difficult, there is a sand timer, so players only have 30 seconds to write their answers. In the instructions, it does say that you can adjust it to 60 seconds if needed, if you are playing with younger children who might need more time to write their answers. And to make the game even trickier, there is also a 6-sided die with categories, such as “You Wear It” or “You Eat It” so players have to limit their answers based on the category. What’s It? comes with a scoreboard, so that when the time is up, players can compare answers and count up the number of matches they got.
My children loved playing What’s It? My daughter wanted to include her younger brother in the game, so she would let him just tell his answers verbally of what he thought the picture could be, or the other ‘rule’ she made up was that you could draw a picture of what you think it is, if you don’t know how to spell the words. I was so happy that my children were able to use their creative thinking skills with this game. The die has a ? option, where if you roll it, the player gets to choose their own category. If you’re having trouble thinking of ideas, the instruction booklet includes a list of fun ideas for more categories.
Every time you play this game, it is completely different, so it really never gets old. Every roll is a different combination of category and picture. I was very happy with this game. The boards were easy to wipe clean. I think the kids will use this game for years to come. That’s why I was excited to see that Peacable Kingdom has a policy where you can call them and they will send you a missing piece for free. What’s It? could be used by a classroom teacher, or as a party game, or just as a fun family activity.
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