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"Good game, shame about the gender inbalance…"
It's a great game that's stood the test of time as other reviewers have said. But only 25% of the characters are female. While my (then) 6yo noticed immediately. We had a right dingdong on Twitter about it during which defenders of the game basically came out saying that all 'features' only applied to 25% of the characters. So being female is a feature? Like having a beard..?!Read moreLess
"Hours of fun for all ages…"
Easy to play, no mess, minimal effort and hours of fun for all ages. Great for rainy days or bored moments, should be in every games collection!Read moreLess
"It's a fun game to play together. My five year…"
It's a fun game to play together. My five year old is learning quickly to ask good questions and we enjoy the time together.Read moreLess
"A simple yet fun game. Ideal for children ages 6+…"
A simple yet fun game. Ideal for children ages 6+
Guess the identities of the other player and reveal your opponent for who they really are !Read moreLess
"Comments from other mumsnetters: A great game for a four/five…"
Comments from other mumsnetters: A great game for a four/five year old. When my son received it for his birthday I groaned because he never really got into toys and also initially setting it up does take a bit of time. However, it's a really good simple idea for a game and we've played it over and over and as yet haven't broken or lost any of the pieces. It's a great game and one that I actually enjoy playing as much as my son. It encourages using observational skills and also teaches children how to work things through by process of elimination. "There's also a travel Guess Who".Read moreLess
"I encouraged a grandparent to buy Guess Who for DS…"
I encouraged a grandparent to buy Guess Who for DS (four) at Christmas because I'd loved it as a child, and thought he might like it. I was right!
As other reviewers have said, initial set-up is a minor faff, but after that, it's all set for instant play.
Guess Who reinforces the diversity of people - that they all come in different shapes, sizes and colours. It's a useful platform for learning how to carefully observe and eliminate cleverly - and it reinforces early reading skills.
To be able to play, you have to keep "translating" in your head between a yes or no response - for example, "Does your person have blue eyes?" "Yes." You eliminate brown eyes. Or, "Does your person have blue eyes?" "No." You eliminate blue eyes. It can seem easy, but I know adults (i.e. my dad, who DS continually beats!) who struggle with this, so Guess Who is a great game for encouraging this kind of lateral thinking (if that's what it is).
DS likes it so much, he has decided to have a couple of games of Guess Who in place of half his bedtime stories!
A quick, fun, simple and subtly educational game. Really recommend it.Read moreLess
"My DD got this game at Christmas and got so…"
My DD got this game at Christmas and got so much fun out of it. The games are quick and the whole family can join in. It helps the child to eliminate all the faces by asking questions until they have one left. Even though it is for six years plus our 5 year old managed it perfectly.Read moreLess
"We bought the travel version of this for our daughter…"
We bought the travel version of this for our daughter when she was 4 and she loved it - and you don't need to be able to read to play it, which helps.Read moreLess
"good fun - disney version is best…"
good fun - disney version is bestRead moreLess
"A great game to encourage children to take turns and…"
A great game to encourage children to take turns and improve their observational skills and powers of deduction. After a few plays they get to understand quick ways of eliminating bigger numbers of people. We have the full version and the travel version, the latter being great for wet days on holiday.Read moreLess
"We loved Guess Who when were children so got the…"
We loved Guess Who when were children so got the game for our son once he was old enough. I am not sure the quality is as good as it was - the plastic seems more flimsy and sometimes the cards fall out of the slots.
But it is a great game and our two children love playing it. My daughter is only 4 and can't read but she can play on her own right up until it is time to guess the name. A good, fairly quick game for two children to play together.Read moreLess
"Our Ds (5) is addicted to it and all his…"
Our Ds (5) is addicted to it and all his friends who have come to our house for a playdate love it too. Even we play it daily with him and have done so for the past three weeks.Read moreLess
"We love this game in our house. My 4 year…"
We love this game in our house. My 4 year old loves it and plays again and again.Read moreLess
"A family favourite in our house! My DDs (10 &…"
A family favourite in our house! My DDs (10 & 4) aren't really into board games but this one comes out again and again. Good if you have children with a large age-gap as games like this one seem to bridge the gap and keep everyone happy. I believe they have brought out a new updated version, which I'm looking out for as Christmas is fast approaching! I think it would be improved with more faces in the game and more options for questions.Read moreLess
"A good game, but found the one I bought recently…"
A good game, but found the one I bought recently to be cheaply made. They don't make them like they used to!Read moreLess
"a great game - no pieces to loose & good…"
a great game - no pieces to loose & good for developing reasoning & logic skillsRead moreLess