The biggest takeway about the lockdown restrictions has definitely been the quality family time. As a family we love playing board games and one such game is Pictionary. Recently we sparked more family fun by discovering a new way of playing the game with Pictionary Air. With the classic version you have to draw quick sketches on a sheet of paper or whiteboard and then guess what it is. No more paper wasting or ink drying as Mattel has taken this classic quick draw game to the next level. The high tech version of Pictionary Air allows you to literally draw in the air with a light pen – which is so much fun.
How it works?
First of all, you have to download the Pictionary Air app onto your phone or tablet. The app is free and compatible for IOS and Android operating systems. It is extremely easy to use and allows you to interact, record and save your drawings and then play it back for more laughs in between rounds. A bonus is that you can share it to social media. Now that is definitely next level. For additional fun and more laughter, cast your gameplay onto your TV screen by using a compatible streaming device or HDMI cable.
What we love about it?
Although the objective of the game remains the same as the classic version; whereby you need to get your team mate to guess what you are drawing – it is not that easy. Drawing in the air is challenging and can be a bit tricky especially as you can’t see your previous lines or what your picture looks like. But as a family we love a good competitive challenge when it comes to playing board games and Pictionary Air creates even more competitiveness in a hilarious way. On selecting a card, you don’t have to draw in the exact order as it is displayed on the card; you can draw the easier ones first.
It increases brain functionality especially for those more complicated drawings. Ones cognitive abilities are really put to the test as your thinking and reasoning capabilities are challenged. Aimed at children from 8 years and up, this game is perfect for our family as our kids have quick thinking abilities and can concentrate for longer. We also love that the round time can be adjusted which allows more time for Lea and Mika to draw their sketches. Surprisingly the two of them were the ones who were better at this game probably because their artistic skills are on a much higher level than Brent’s and mine.
Whether you decide to have friends or family over, you sure to have some fun with Pictionary Air.
Pictionary Air is available at selected retailers at a recommended retail price of R499.99.
**Disclaimer – this post is in collaboration with Mattel. However, the views expressed in this post are my own**