Play involves selecting a build card and assigning roles. The player who can see the card has to communicate with only signs and gestures. The player in the middle tells the blind player what to do, both interpreting the instructions and helping them navigate which pieces are touching and placing.
As teams progress and start to play against the clock, they come up with different strategies for speeding up communication. The building player has to have their eyes closed but can speak and ask questions. The player with the card, can't speak or point at the pieces but can develop different gestures to communicate.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Team 3 23 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
You can play this game in the following styles:
- Pick a simple design card for these familiarisation rounds.
- Play a round without the builder player blindfolded, but the architect is unable to speak.
- Play a round with the builder player blindfolded, but the architect player with the plans is able to speak.
- Bring it together but don't start timing things until the following round.
Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and half an hour to complete. Time depends on how many rounds you play.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young children can play, to take on the Builder role you need very careful and controlled movements and to be the Architect you need clear communication skills.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
There are two different versions of the game, Pink and Green that include different blueprint cards and a different mini-game expansion.