This month, we discovered another fun family-game from Drumond Park called Mask 'n' Ask. Do you remember the student party classic game of sticking a cigarette paper with someone's name on it on your forehead and playing Who Am I? Well, the basic concept behind the game is the same.
This version relies on brightly coloured plastic glasses with cardboard cut-outs to slot in instead of cigarette papers though ! The cardboard faces and also the board are double-sided, so you can choose whether to play with animals or people. There are 30 masks, giving you a total of 60 different identities to find.
The board has a spinner in the middle showing you how many spaces to move your counter and each space has a question for you to ask, in order to try to work out which of the people/animals around the edge of the board you are. You have little yes/no tokens that you can place after you've asked a question to help you remember what you've already discovered.
The fact that you have a finite number of identities and that you don't have to come up with your own questions (apart from when you land on a specific square) means that the game is easier for younger players. As long as you can read, you're old enough to play !
But even if you are too young to play properly, you can still have fun putting on the silly masks and looking in the mirror, which is what Pierre does while we play !
It's a simple but fun game that the whole family can enjoy. If you have trouble keeping the glasses on (which we sometimes do), you can sit them in front of you on the table instead.
Do you like the look of this game? Look out for my new giveaway, coming up in just a moment then !