Pick a Dog family card game
As the 'Game-Night' contributor on Squidoo, I have recently been on the hunt for great family games. Pick a Dog is perfect fun for all the family, for ages 8 and up. Me and my sister loved this game - it is such a good laugh and makes a great party game. It is also good for developing memory skills and recognition in young children.
Pick a Dog contains cards with different dog pictures on each of them - big dogs, small dogs, pink dogs, brown dogs. Some are wearing sunglasses, and some are eating popcorn.
The cards are dealt facing upwards (in a 5X6 or 7X7 grid) and you are dealt a starter card face down. When the round begins, you have to scan through the cards and pick a dog with only one difference. Continue to do this so that you pick a sequence of dog images that only have one difference each time. The player that can't pick any more dogs shouts 'STOP! Then everyone has to stop. Other players check their cards and if they have a perfect sequence with only one doggie difference each time, then they keep their cards. But if there are two differences in a pair of dogs, then they have to turn them all in!
The winner is the person with the most cards in their pile at the end of the game.
Image Credit: Amy Trumpeter (all rights reserved) taken at Thirsty Meeples
If you love Pick-A-Dog you will certainly love the alternative Pick-A-Pig. Combine the two for a longer and more exciting game.
Pick a Dog on YouTube
A fabulous run down of Pick a Dog by Jolly Thinkers. You can see that three or four players works really well as you start racing each other and slapping each other out of the way to get cards! When you combine pick a dog and pick a pig, you can play with up to 8 players.
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