I think I’ve mentioned before that my 8 year old loves to play board games. I know we’re pretty lucky as we get offered some fun games to play. My son is always delighted when he asks to play a board game and I can bring a new one out. We were recently sent Googly Eyes from University Games to try out at home.
Googly Eyes from University Games
My 8 year old thinks he’s a bit of an artist which is why I thought he would love Googly Eyes. It’s a hilarious drawing game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more!
Simply put on the zany, vision-altering google eye glasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses.
This is a fun game that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms, since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone.
Googly Eyes includes a gameboard, wacky oversized glasses with 3 sets of lenses, 4 playing pieces/tokens, a drawing pad, pencil, die, timer and 54 challenge cards.
We’ve played it a few times now and it is lots of fun. It’s suitable for ages 7 and over but my 6 year old had no problem playing it. The challenge cards are divided into 3 subjects: Objects, Places and Entertainment. Each has 3 different things on and you have to draw the corresponding colour of the square you land on. Each challenge also has a time which you set on the timer and try to draw in that time frame.
The rules are quite simple and the only difficulty we had was playing with the three of us. Most of our games are played after school so we had to adapt Googly Eyes to play until my husband could join us.
I love my children’s drawings and this is really fun to play. They knew most of the challenges but we had to skip a few. This is great for developing observational and descriptive skills and will remain a firm favourite.
Googly Eyes from University Games is available from Amazon and all good toy shops, priced £19.99.