It doesn’t matter how old we are, everyone loves a good board game, the crazier the better! We are a very competitive household so we all love a good game that we can get into. A bit of healthy competition is good within a family; I’m the eldest of my siblings, 3 sisters and 3 brothers and we thrive on beating each other at a good game, and everything else really!
What‘s in the box
- Notepad and pencil
- Dice with stickers
- Googly eyes frames and easy, medium and hard lenses
- 4 counters
How to play
Googly eyes is a challenging game for your vision. All you have to do is put on the googly glasses and draw! The team has to guess what you’re drawing, whilst the timer is counting down!
The game is aimed at a minimum of 4 players so you can split off into teams. Googly eyes is recommended for aged 7+ but because you are in teams younger children can definitely get involved. Leo is 4 and if someone in his team tells him what to draw then he is more than capable of joining in!
On the cards there are different levels depending on which lenses you are wearing in the glasses and what colour block you land on on your turn. It’s a pretty seamless game to be honest.
What we thought
Leo really enjoyed playing this game, and I have to admit that it is pretty hilarious! Leo kept laughing his head off and shouting at me that he couldn’t see properly. At one point he was wearing the hard lenses (which are seriously blurry) and he wasn’t even drawing on the pad! His hand wandered off the pad and he was drawing on the table!
I think to make this game even better that there should be a 2 player option. To introduce a younger age bracket there could be picture cards that the child has to draw from instead of it being in words. This option would open the game up to a whole new audience!
Thankfully the game wasn’t too long to play. This is the downfall of a lot of games that we’ve played; the littles get bored before the game is finished. I think this game has got the length just right and we are happy with it!
Have you tried Googly Eyes? What did you think?