LinkIt is one in a series of card games aimed at ages 6+ and for between 2 and 8 players. The fast paced games consists of a series of cards covered in pictures and you have to find a link between two of the pictures. The unique game has been designed to help children sharpen visual perception and language skills in a fun and competitive atmosphere.
The cards in LinkIt are circular making them a bit different but user friendly and I really like the storage tin that they come in. This is brilliant and makes it great for storage and an ideal travel game. With two children aged 9 and 7 I couldn’t wait to have a play and see how they found it.
There are two sets of cards, orange and blue backed which need separating, the orange go in the centre of the table and the blue are dealt out between the players. All the cards have colour images on and the idea is to find a matching image between your top card and the top card in the central deck. As easy as it sounds, it can be tricky to find one as the images vary in size across the cards and it takes a bit of quick thinking to find a pair.
The sort of pairs you need to find are things like a baby and bottle, football and goal, camel and desert, rabbit and carrot, mouse and cheese etc. The first couple of rounds took a little getting used to the pairs but we soon all got the hang of it and everyone was eager to find a match with their card. We found it fast paced, competitive but fun and a game the children wanted to play again and again. Although they find it fun it really does help sharpen their perception and learn to spot things quickly and I found my 7yr was as able as the adults in this game with his eagerness to win. Over the last few weeks we have played this multiple times and being quite a quick game, you can fit in a round anytime.
The LinkIt game is great fun, in particular my 7yr old thought it was the brilliant and is now one of his favourite games. I love it because it’s quick, light hearted fun for all the family and being compact and in a tin makes it a top travel game – we’ll definitely be taking this on our 4 hour train trip next week!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.