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Monday, February 1, 2010

Out of the Box ~ Backseat Drawing Jr.

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Drawing is something that can keep our children occupied for a very long time.  When Out of the Box games agreed to be a part of the giveaway celebration, they sent me the game Backseat Drawing to play with our kids. Guess who was VERY excited?

We pulled out the game on a snowy afternoon and it was an immediate hit! Even Zachary {with a little extra coaching} was able to play along with us.

To play the game, one person is chosen as the ‘Director’ {aka the one who describes the picture that needs to be drawn} and another person is the ‘Artist’. The Artist must draw a picture that only the Director has seen ~ drawing a picture based on what the Director tells him to draw.

Backseat Drawing Jr.Everyone else then tries to guess what the picture is and the person who guesses correctly gets a point along with the Director.  Instead of using paper, the game uses a dry erase boards, so there isn’t a lot of clean-up or mess when playing the game.  The first person to get five points wins!

We played the game for several rounds {i.e. until everyone had a chance to win. :) While the game is for ages 7 and up, Zachary {who is 5} did play along with us by both Directing and drawing. Granted, his directions were a little more sketchy than others, but he was able to work through many of the cards without much difficulty.  Below you can see a few of our artistic endeavors while playing.

Backseat Drawing Jr
Backseat Drawing Jr. is a great game to use in helping focus on directions and also incorporate some great positional words ~ ‘draw a smaller circle inside the larger circle’ or ‘draw a medium triangle upside down under the circle’. Out of the Box Games also has a sheet of the educational standards for Backseat Drawing Jr.

Backseat Drawing Jr. Game
Ages: 7 & up {depends on the maturity of your child}
Number of Players: 3 to 8
Time per game: About 20 minutes per round
Where to buy? Available online from OTB Games

Out of the Box also has many other fun and educational games, including Apples to Apples Jr. {another favorite here}, so be sure to browse around their website a little bit.

This Giveaway is now closed

Out of the Box Games is giving one of my readers a copy of the game Backseat Drawing Jr.! There are several ways for you to enter this giveaway, but there is one mandatory first entry: visit the Out of the Box website and leave a comment here telling me another great game that looks like fun!

If you would like to earn extra entries {you can earn 4 extra entries}, leave a comment for each of the following:
  • If you are a subscriber to my blog, give yourself an extra entry! Thanks so much! If you don’t subscribe, hop on board and leave a comment.
  • Visit the Out of the Box awards/reviews page and leave a comment telling me one game that won MORE than SIX awards {there are several, so you have plenty to choose from!}
  • Follow Out of the Box Games on Twitter and leave a comment with your username.
  • Twitter about this contest and let me know your twitter name so I can follow you too.
This giveaway will be open until Sunday, February 7th until 8pm and I will announce the winner by Tuesday, February 9th. Please be sure there is a way for me to contact you ~ otherwise I will draw another winner. Note: US Residents only, please!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Out of the Box Games for providing the giveaway product. This review is based on my own experiences and gives my honest opinion.

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