ThinkFun has so many new games for 2012, including some pretty cool family games that are great for a variety of ages. On our recent vacation, we tried out two new family games, one of which was Distraction. Recommended for ages 8 to adult, Distraction is a game that seriously exercises your sequencing and memory recall skills! In our family the kids ended up being better at this game than the adults!
Distraction comes with one deck of 54 round number cards, and one deck of 50 Distraction cards featuring 100 distraction questions. Gameplay is simple. You must remember the sequence of numbers as each player takes turns laying down number cards, and recite them when your turn comes. But if you flip over a number card with a Distraction logo on it, you must first pull a Distraction card, answer the silly question and then try to remember that sequence of numbers. Not as easy as it sounds! First player to run out of cards wins. You can play with as little as 2 players, but the game is more challenging and fun with at least three to four players.
Check out Caitlyn all serious and trying to make sure Jeremy was reciting the numbers correctly. She is SOOOO good at this game!
The Distraction cards feature silly and fun questions about a variety of topics. Everything from ‘If you had a pet rhinoceros, what would you name it?’ to ‘If you had to eat a vegetable with vanilla ice cream, what woudl it be?’. It’s also a fun way to get to know your friends and family better. You can snag Distraction at the ThinkFun website for only $12.99. My only complaint? I am spoiled by ThinkFun’s storage pouches, and was wondering where the great space saving storage option was for this game.
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One lucky reader will win their own Distraction game from ThinkFun! For your first required entry, leave a comment below Leave a comment below telling me who has the best memory at your house! All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on May 21st.