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This week for Family Game Night we played a super fun game from Brain Games called Doodle Rush. If you love drawing games like Pictionary then you will love this game. It puts a new spin on the classic drawing games that really gives you a fun and competitive experience. We love that kind of game so we had a lot of fun with it and it was a great game for the entire family so it was perfect for Family Game Night.
Doodle Rush is all about drawing and in a fun competitive way. Each player gets to play individually so it’s a little different than traditional drawing games. It’s all really fast-paced so it’s a fun quick game that you can play with the entire family. We had a blast with it and really enjoyed the new twist on one of our favorite kinds of games.
In the box you will find:
Six sets of drawing boards (each set is a different color and includes six boards)
Six dry erase markers
Large deck of clue cards
1 sand timer
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
Doodle Rush is designed for ages 10 and up and for 3 to 6 players. We played this with my 8-year-old and she really enjoyed it as well. We were just careful to make sure she knew her clues before we started and let her redraw if she didn’t. For us, we have a wide range of ages in the family so it’s difficult to find games that everyone will enjoy. Doodle Rush is a game that we all loved. It’s difficult enough that adults and older kids like it but easy enough that our younger kiddo can play too. So if you are looking for a family game that everyone will love this is a great one to try out. If you love drawing games this one is perfect for you too. Since you can play with up to six players it’s great for a larger family or party. Lots of fun.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a blast playing it. It’s so funny to see everyone’s drawing ability and how they come up with a way to get you to guess the correct words. We loved it because we like drawing games and this put a different twist on it that we had never seen before. So it was fun exploring a new game and we have played it several already. It quickly became a family favorite.
The gameplay is pretty easy and it is fast-paced. To set up the game each person will choose a color. Collect your six colored boards and a marker. Put the timer in the center of the table so everyone can see it. Shuffle the cards and give two cards to each player (don’t show anyone your cards).
You will be playing three rounds and each round consists of a drawing and guessing phase. Before you start, choose which side of the cards you will be using. There is a difficult and easy side to choose from. You will start with drawing. During the drawing portion, you will look at your two cards and begin to draw pictures to get the other players to guess your words. Just like traditional drawing games, you can not use words or numbers on your cards. Draw one of your words on each of your cards. You will have two more drawing portions so don’t worry if you don’t get all six drawn in the first round. Once the timer runs out, you will enter the guessing portion. Put your cards out in the center of the table so the other players can try to guess what you drew. If someone calls out the correct word (must be the exact word) then you give them the card. Continue guessing until your time runs out. Now you will do another drawing round. You can continue drawing words you didn’t complete and you can also make changes to cards that did not get guessed in the guessing portion. You will do another guessing round then another round of both so a total of three guessing and 3 drawing rounds total.
After you have completed all of the rounds you will calculate your score. To get your score, you will give yourself a point for each card your guessed from the other players and collected. If you have any boards left of your own that didn’t get guessed you will subtract that number from your total. For example, if you guessed five cards from other players you would have a score of 5 and if you have 2 cards left of your own that no one guessed you would subtract 2 from your total for a grand total of 3. The person with the highest score wins.
No concerns with this one. Just make sure that it is age appropriate, some of the clues are difficult to draw so for your younger players they may struggle. We fixed this problem by letting our 8-year-old review her cards and redraw if she had a clue she didn’t know. It worked well for us.
Where Can You Buy It:
Doodle Rush is available from Brain Games.
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