Guest Author - Lynn Little
Some may recognize Can you see what I see? as a video game for the PC. It is a hidden object/seek and find adventure game that you can either download for your computer or play online. Now this fun game has a board/card game counterpart that will have players scrambling to seek objects and be the first player to clear all of their cards.
Can you see what I see? is basically a card game with two types of tiles - Keep Me and Find me tiles. Each player is given 12 Keep Me tiles that they lay out in front of them. These tiles will have pictured on them various objects. Some may be sideways, upside down, or on top of each other. The Find Me tiles contain a picture of a single object. When a Find me tile is turned over, players must then search their tiles for the object. When they find it on one of their tiles, they remove that tile from play by flipping it over in a discard pile. The first player to flip over all of their Keep Me tiles wins the game.
Can you see what I see? is for 2-4 players and is for ages 4 and up. Playing time varies but shouldn't be more than 15-20 minutes. You could even play with a younger audience as long as you have some patience and use less Keep Me tiles to make it a shorter game. My three-year-old was bored after about 5-7 minutes. But playing was a fun exercise in finding objects quickly. Also since objects might be upside down or behind something else, it makes it a little challenging to find objects.
Can you see what I see? is definitely more for children although you would alter the rules to make it more challenging for adults like putting a time limit on finding each object. You could also make other player's tiles free game and play until one player has a certain number of discarded tiles.