I played the original Guess Who as a child in the 80s and 90s and it was so much fun! So when I found this Hasbro Guess Who Card Game I picked it up immediately to show my youngest daughter.
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Guess Who Card Game
As you can see the game is designed for ages 5+ and 2 players. I played it with my 7 year old. A 5 year old could definitely play it but younger children may just need a little help. I suggest doing a trial run before you start playing.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with Guess Who, you have a bunch of different people on cards (for this version.) You spread them out in front of you so you can see them all. Then you draw one of the mystery cards to see which person will be your secret person. This is who the other player is trying to guess.
How to Play
Once you are both set up, you take turns asking YES/NO questions about the other player’s secret person. The aim is to eliminate people until you either have one left or only a few and you want to risk guessing. So you might ask questions like:
- Does your person have brown hair?
- Is your person a girl?
- Is your person wearing glasses?
- Is your person wearing a hat?
As you get your answers, you turn over the people that it can’t be. For example if you asked does your person have brown hair and the answer is YES you would turn over all the non-brown haired people. If the answer was NO you would turn over all the brown haired people.
If you only have a few options left you can guess who it is but if you are wrong you lose the game. Or you can wait till you have one option left. What we did was if one of us was clearly going to win the next round, the other would take a guess with what they had left since they would lose anyways if they were wrong.
I think it’s a great game to play when celebrating diversity.