I loved finding Wally when I was younger. I would spend ages searching for every little item including the scrolls and all manner of hidden items on every page. Who am I kidding? I still love Where’s Wally books and one of the many joys of having kids is that you get to regress with them. So when an Instagram buddy, Kevin Grote (aka @oldmangames on Instagram), announced he was creating a Find It book based around board games, my interest was piqued!
Our American friends use the arguably better term Tabletop Games for all things board games. It encompasses dice games, card games, board games and more. Meanwhile, they have to put up with searching for Waldo rather than Wally, who is probably lurking in a closet, whereas we get to look for Wally in a wardrobe! I might’ve got distracted.
Can you tell me more about the book?
Firstly, let me tell you that I have received a sample of the book, with less images than the finished article. The hardback book that will hopefully be funded on Kickstarter will have over twenty images of varying difficulty.
Each page has a theme, included in my demo copy are Dinosaurs, Detective, Pirates, and Cowboys, as well as one abstract image. Like all Kevin’s photographs, these are pretty awesome compositions. I’d happily look at the pics even if there wasn’t a puzzle to solve!
Final thoughts on The Tabletop Find It Book
The pictorial puzzles are intended to be played alongside children, but big kids like me will still enjoy it. Most of the objects were quite straight forward for me to find, but my kids certainly were entertained for longer. Especially as I was a good Dad and not helping too much, despite internally screaming, how can you not see that Triceratops!
For a family with mini board gamers this book will be great fun. My boys have really enjoyed the preview copy and so getting a copy of the finished book via Kickstarter is now inevitable!
The Tabletop Find It book would be a great gift too, as it would be something familiar but a little bit different at the same time.
I found myself creating a mini challenge, trying to work out what games all the components were from. Yeah, I am that level of board game geek!
Find out more at https://tabletopfinditbook.com/ and sign up for alerts so you don’t miss the campaign arriving on Kickstarter in the next few days!