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Team 3 (2019) is a cooperative puzzle game where three players work to build structures from Tetris-style pieces. The target build is on a card that only the Architect player can see, and this player can't speak. The Builder player can touch the pieces but must close their eyes. Leaving the Advisor player in the middle to try and communicate between them. It's a simple premise that's surprisingly hard and enjoyable.

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 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 9 months ago.
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This is a Communication and Dexterity game with Push-Your-Luck, Race and Sequencing elements. You can play with 3 to 6 players in the same room. You can play as a cooperative team against the clock, or play with two teams and compete for the best times.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes 15 minutes to learn. Although the pieces and premise are simple, playing a test round is when it starts to make sense. We'd suggest you do the following:
  • 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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

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 Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
There are two different versions of the game, Pink and Green that include different blueprint cards and a different mini-game expansion. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 09/06/2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 3-6

Genres: Communication, Dexterity (Push-Your-Luck, Race and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Cards

Developer: Brain Games Int (@BrainGames_Int)

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