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MORE Great Board Games

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at 5:48 am in Family Entertainment.

Backseat Drawing If you’ve got your TV turned off this week – and even if you don’t – you’re probably busily looking for fun things to do with the fam. So this week, we’re talking about our favorite board games. Have you played “Backseat Drawing“? ($24.99, all ages, 4-10 players) In this goofy game that turns Pictionary on its ear, two teams race to identify sketches drawn by teammates – only problem is, the artists don’t know what they’re doing. No, we don’t mean they’re lousy artists, but every stroke of the marker is directed by a teammate who holds the card. It’s kind of like those Survivor challenges where a blindfolded player is guided through an obstacle course by a teammate’s verbal instructions. Only with whiteboards and markers and no blindfold. Very fun, which is what you’d expect from the company that makes Apples to Apples. The regular version’s cards spell out the object to be drawn. The junior version has a picture of the object. We just wished some of the objects were more bizarre. After a while you get bored drawing trucks and submarines, so we started writing our own… for the other team.

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  1. Mary Couzin Says:

    This is one of my favorite games and the inventor, Peggy Brown, is one of those really great people you love to hang around with since she is into everything. She’s been on Rachel Ray many times and she writes books, too!

    She signed copies of this game at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair and there was a long line!

    There is a new junior version, too!

    Mary

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