Backseat Drawing Junior S$45.90
Artist: John Kovalic & Cathleen Quinn-Kinney
Publisher: Out of the Box
Number of players: 2 - 8
Official Recommended Age: 7 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 5 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description: The Silly Game of Sketchy Directions! The laughter builds as the artist attempts to follow directions and everyone tries to identify the drawing. With Backseat Drawing Junior everyone can play and the fun never stops!
BGG Trent Howell:"We like to play Backseat Drawing Jr. in the mode where everyone participates. It's less stressful for the younger kids when you play that way. We don't have a time limit and you just get points when you guess what's being drawn (or you're a successful director). So there aren't fights on who gets to be on dad's team.
It's really a good game to help kids learn how to be descriptive in what they're thinking. When we play as a family, we also play the with the "Rules Modifications for Younger Players". Those include getting "close enough", allowing for "oops", and in our book - not always keeping score. So we usually pull out the Jr. version for family game night and standard Backseat Drawing when it's our adult party game time. You can see our full family video review of Backseat Drawing Jr. here."
How To Play
Players race to identify a drawing done by the “artist”— but the artist doesn’t know what he or she is drawing! It’s up to the “director” to tell the artist how to draw the picture without giving away the name of the item shown on the picture card.
This game reinforces:
BGG Major Fun:"Backseat Drawing, Jr is at least as fun as its Major FUN Award-winning parent, Backseat Drawing. The rules, drawing boards, markers, card holders are all the same. The most visible difference is in the clue cards. Where Senior's clue cards have words on both sides (in three languages, even), Junior's have both drawings and words.
As the "artist" you most definitely have to follow the instructions as carefully and responsively as you do in the Senior game. On the other hand, when you're the "Director," though you still have to describe the object in terms of shapes (it's rectangularish, with rounded corners, only it looks like someone stepped on the middle of it), you have an actual drawing to guide you."