Guest Author - Lynn Little
Think-ets is a small, portable game that is big on fun. You can literally play this game anywhere. You can play Think-ets waiting for your food at a restaurant or driving to grandma's house for a visit. This portable game will fit in a purse, a pocket, backpack, or glove compartment. Keep it handy so when you have a few minutes to spare or when the kids complain about being bored, pull Think-ets out for a good time and for good conversation.
Think-ets is made up of 15 miniature objects that come in their sachet bag. Each bag contains different items, so buying one for each family member adds to the fun of this unique game. Some of the tiny trinkets include a miniature horse, a tiny glass, a small alphabet block, and a mini milk jug. All trinkets fit into the sachet bag as well as the rule book.
The game comes with a rulebook that has 10 game ideas. You can play one of these or make up your own. There are games that will test your powers of observation like What's Missing?, where players will briefly look at five think-ets and look away while one is removed. Games might also give your creativity a work out. The game What's your Story? is played with five think-ets and players take turns making up a story by weaving in each object into it.
The A-Z game will challenge players to put objects in alphabetical order. A variation of that game is to ask players questions about the objects and then have them place them in order. A question might be What's your favorite? Players can then explain why they chose the order that they did for the think-ets.
Think-ets is for kids ages 8 and over. What makes Think-ets really innovative is its portability. Stick this small bag in your purse and have an instant crowd pleaser next time you are waiting for at the doctor's office, at a restaurant, or at a movie theater. Think-ets is a great way to pass the time and is very versatile. Play memory games, story-telling games, or make up your own game.