Our testing families loved this unique and exciting new game! It was certainly not the standard drawing game most were expecting. In this game, no one is trying to guess what you're drawing. Instead, penmanship is used for tasks like drawing teeth inside the wide open mouth of a shark. Or, using the stencil to draw bigger fish over top of the little fish pictured on the challenge card. Or maybe you're just drawing an air hose from the boat to a diver - without hitting the sting ray. Sound simple? The catch is that the challenge card is sitting in the middle of the table, and you're drawing on a blank transparent sheet - so you have to imagine where you think your drawing should go. When everyone is done drawing, players take turns laying their sheet over the challenge card to see how accurately they were able to guess where their drawings should go. NOTE: You can also put the challenge cards directly under the transparency to make a fun activity for younger kids trying to master fine motor skills to help master printing letters.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
This game is unique because most games don't have drawing. I find this game boring because there is no strategy. It gets boring because it is always an underwater theme, I wish there were other themes.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
My son (6) loves this game - if he can't get a family member to play with him, he'll play on his own. Towards the end of the testing period, he has started to wonder why all the challenges are "under the sea" themed. I wondered that all along... It keeps him quiet, concentrating and creative. Happy mummy. I LOVE that the calculation of points reinforces arithmetic skills - practical application and motivation for doing math! But any more than 3 players makes seeing the challenge card difficult (the adults were given the additional challenge of doing the tasks upside down). The harder challenges on the back side of the cards were beyond even the adults who played. Box is bigger than it needs to be, but everything stores neatly.
Such a fun game, especially because no actual drawing/artistic skills are required. All 4 of us (2 adults and kids ages 6 and 8) love playing this game together. We enjoy that it doesn't require any type of artistic/drawing skills and that we all have a good laugh at how our final accuracy turns out. I also like that there are 2 different challenge levels, although the second level (flip side of the card) is pretty difficult, even for the adults in the group. A fun game that doesn't involve any technology, which is a plus in our books!
We enjoyed playing this smart drawing game that tests and improves spatial perception (M8, F6, Mom, Grandad)! At first we thought it was a win/lose/draw type of game, but it isn't at all. A challenge card is placed in the middle of the table and you complete the task on a blank [transparent] sheet in front of you (e.g. draw lines from the boat to the divers without touching the sting rays). You have to visualize the centre card on your sheet and draw the challenge, for example sketch fishing lines to the mouths of 3 fish. You then lay your clear sheet on the challenge card to score. Each card has great examples on how to score the final drawings. A write on/wipe off score card is also included. I love that it inspired Chloe (F6) to create her own doodling challenges for me to do using the materials of this game. Grandparents, parents and kids all enjoyed playing this game. Jack (M9) says he doesn't like it, but he enjoys keeping score and tabulating the results. I imagine the write on/wipe off markers will eventually run out but those are easily replaced. The only thing I did not like was that the game took longer than the suggested 20 minutes because we were playing with 4 people - 2 people looked at the challenge card and then the other 2 people. If we all drew at the same time, some players would be at a disadvantage because it would be upside down to them.
Dive below the deep blue sea where there’s fish to gobble, treasure to discover, and divers to save! You will complete each quest with the power of your pen, drawing your way through underwater scenes on the quest cards. But it’s not that easy! Players draw on separate transparent sheets and must trust their eyes in order to meet targets and avoid obstacles. This unique drawing game includes 36 illustrations and two levels to master. The bait of the challenge hooks kids for hours of fun! Skills: Visual-spatial; Creativity; Focus & Attention