Friday, January 27, 2012
Pick and Draw Review and Giveaway.
I have a few questions for you.
Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to spend more quality time with your family?
If so I have found a great way to make it fun for all.
It is a game. It is called Pick and Draw. Rich Davis created this game. He has illustrated many children’s books, greeting cards, he has even drawn coloring books. He also has free art lessons here! Check those out for sure!
What makes a game user friendly?
Is it quick to set up, quick to learn, and fun to play? Does it get you interacting with those playing it too?
Pick and Draw does all those things.
What makes a game family friendly?
Is it that it can be played by a wide variety of ages and any number of people?
Pick and Draw is that.
What if no one can play with you?
Pick and Draw can be played alone or with any number of players.
Is the price reasonable?
Pick and Draw is just $10 for hours of endless fun.
Now you ask me, What is Pick and Draw?
It is a simple game made from sturdy plastic cards, (my 2 year old got ahold of them and they are still fine). There are 5 categories. Face, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Hair. (You add your own ears if you would like.) Each feature is simple to draw. Don’t worry, we are not going for perfection here anyways, just fun! Each card category has 8 different types. That makes for 60,000 different designs!
How does you play?
You divide the cards into their categories and choose one card from each category, without looking. You then flip each card over one at a time. drawing that feature. After you have drawn all the features, you can then name your character and write a story about them, or you can just go on creating more.
The drawings above were all drawn using the same features, they look different due to placement of the items.
How did we play?
We began by playing the same way as stated above. We then decided to switch it up a bit. Each person was assigned a feature. They would draw their feature and then pass the paper to the next person for them to draw their feature.
Another way we played was to have someone else name and tell the story about the creation done by person who was next to them.
Emily even played it using all the cards. She created 9 faces this way. Never using the same feature twice. Then she went through and named them all.
You will need some supplies to play Pick and Draw, you can be as plain or as creative as you want. Any drawing device and canvas will do. We started out with just paper and pencil. Then we went on to Dry Erase. Then onto paper and Crayons. Markers and construction paper. Chalk and chalkboards or sidewalk. Window markers and windows. The possibilities are endless.
The Nitty Gritty
Pick and Draw is a fun family game that can be played as a group or individually. It was created by an actual artist! You do not have to be “artistic” in order to play it and enjoy playing it. Open the door to creative fun for the whole family by ordering Pick and Draw here for just $10.
I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway for you to win your very own Pick and Draw game! Entering is easy!!! Leave each entry in a separate comment. The winner will be drawn by Random.org on Feb 6th. There are 4 ways to enter
1. Leave a comment on this post to be entered.
2. Follow Family Style School on Google Friend Connect.
3. Check out one of Rich Davis’ websites. Pick and Draw website, The Draw with Rich blog, or his Art Website. Tell me which one you went to.
4. Like Family Style School on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Also one last thing I wanted to mention: I love giving unique gifts for Birthdays or Christmas. It seems to me that people are always more surprised about something they have never seen. It may not provide the same shock value for the child as the trendy toys, but this game will provide long time creative fun. All their friends will want to play it with them. Or think about a friends and family game night with this game. Even a baby shower game (This is what your baby will look like.) SO MUCH FUN!!!
I was generously provided this game for free in order to be able to write an honest review. All opinions are my own. He also generously provided a free copy for the giveaway. Thank you, Rich Davis.
*Affiliate links are used, I became an affiliate after I saw how great this game really was. If you prefer not to use the affiliate links you can purchase Pick and Draw here.