I was recently introduced to Imagine – The Visual Charades Game. It’s a new board game by GameWright and they sent me a free game in exchange for my honest review. They are also sponsoring a blog giveaway and sent me an extra free game to giveaway here on DustinNikki Mommy of Three! So make sure to read through my review and enter the giveaway below. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.
Here’s a little information about the game.
Imagine is a Visual Charades Game using transparent cards. The transparent cards are an assortment of different objects or designs. When you overlap the cards you can make so many different creative pictures. And scenes. Yes, scenes. When you overlap the cards, you can even animate what you are trying to create by moving and manipulating the cards. It’s a really creative concept in my opinion.
There cards called enigma cards. These cards have all the things you can create using the transparent cards. There is a bold category name for each enigma. There are 65 (yes, I counted) enigma cards and they are front and back. Both sides lists 8 enigmas. That means there are tons and tons of different ones so this game can never get old. There are so many different ones that you will probably see players creating and guessing something new every time you play.
There are 62 transparent cards. I will get to those in the next paragraph. The other pieces of the game are points chips. There are tons of 1 point chips and not as many as the 3 point ones. The point of the 3 point ones are to consolidate the 1 point chips so you don’t run out. If a player ends up with 3 points, they can trade in their 1 point chips for a 3 point chip. The chip pieces are a really thick and durable cardboard. Really great quality so they won’t get bent or broken easily at all.
As you can see in the above picture, overlapping the transparent cards create a picture of what you are trying to get other players to guess. They are made of a really strong, durable plastic that are flexible. I love this because since they are the cards that are used the most, they need to be durable. They are also easy to slide around so that they can be easily manipulated when there are cards on top of them or below them.
The best way to play is to spread all the transparent cards out. It is suggested in the game rules to spread them out in a circle over the surface you are playing on. I suggest making sure the surface you are playing on is clean because since these cards are see-through, you want to be able to see the images clearly. I happen to think they are better seen if you have a white surface but our light colored wood dining table works well for us. You definitely want to play on a hard surface.
The rules are simple.
Set up all your transparent cards how you wish. You don’t actually have to spread the cards out as suggested but it really does make it easier to play. Determine which player goes first. The player then draws an enigma card and another player shouts out a number 1 through 8. The player then makes the scene/picture/image with the transparent cards that is found on the number the other player called out.
The player working the cards speaks aloud the category. That is all the player is aloud to say because they can’t give any other clues. As soon as the player puts down the first card while making their picture/animation, everyone else can start guessing. If someone guesses correctly, that person gets 1 point and the player working the cards also gets 1 point.
Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
The age recommendations are for ages 12 years and older and this game can be played with 3-8 players. I personally recommend playing by the age recommendations. Although I don’t see anything wrong with anyone younger than 12 playing it. The reason I think the age recommendation is a good one is because younger kids would have trouble with this game. Our youngest (almost 8) does play but he needs help. Which is fine because that’s the fun about family game night. Team up and play. Even a 12 year old might need some help sometimes. There are a lot of enigmas that they may not understand or know how to create.
But there are a lot of them that are easy enough for them to figure out. In the above picture, our 11 year old animated a haircut. He used the cards to make it look like a person was sitting on a stool. Then took what looked like a flame and used it for hair. Using a + sign, he covered up part of it with his fingers to make it look like scissors. Then while manipulating the cards, it looks like he was giving the person a haircut and then pulling away the flame of hair. At first our youngest though there was a guy that got caught on fire and we had a couple of strange guesses but in the end, it was our youngest who guessed right. It’s a lot of fun to play!
We have played other games like your typical charades games, or games like pictionary. Although those games are fun and we enjoy drawing games, I think Imagine takes it to another level. In my opinion it’s easier to draw something. But this game makes you be creative. It makes you think and makes you think more critical. In my opinion it makes these kinds of games that much more fun and enjoyable.
With our kids, instead of having them create a picture randomly, we let them look through the cards to find something they think they can easily create. We can make up our own rules right? But it truly is a lot of fun to play. Lots of laughs and a really great time. This game is great for the whole family and is also a great party game for adults to sit around and play!
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received free product mentioned in this post from GameWright in exchange for my honest review. GameWright is also sponsoring this giveaway and sent an extra game for free to giveaway on DustinNikki Mommy of Three. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.