Finders Keepers is a fun, fast-moving two-sided card game for ages 3+. It’s enjoyable for kids and adults! In Finders Keepers everyone tries to find cards that have a specific object or two. What makes it more fun and interesting is that there is also an object that can’t be on the card you’re finding.
For example, the card may show you have to find a card with a dog and a sun but it can’t have a horse. The objects you need to find are in the green, and the object that cannot be on the card you find is in red. I think this a great visual example for young children because they often understand that “green means go and red means stop.”
We play Finders Keepers together as a family – my husband, myself, and all three kids (ages 8, 6 and 4). To play, we start by spreading out the deck with all pictures facing up. Our youngest flips over the first card, and the game is on!
With Finders Keepers you have to stay on your toes because you never know what the card will be. You have to be quick to beat everybody else, but you have to pay close attention as well! It’s easy to grab a card and think you have it, but you overlooked the fact that it has the object it can’t have! It happens often, and we all just laugh and keep going.
I like that Finders Keepers is fun and keeps us sharp. There are also different recommended ways to play it. We have the option to end the game when all players agree the next card doesn’t exist. The person with the most cards win. This is how we usually play. It offers variations though to keep track of cards and play additional rounds until someone reaches 100, play games until all cards are used by flipping over an additional card at the stopping point, or play a specific number of rounds where the winner is the one who has the most cards after that number of rounds.
Regardless of which variation played, the game will always be different. Many times more than one card will have the objects needed without the object it shouldn’t. Depending on which one is found first determines the next play.
We have been having a blast with Finders Keepers. I love that it keeps everyone on their toes and makes you focus, too. I also love that we can play it with the whole family! Our preschooler has also played it by himself. There is no winner in that case, obviously, but he has fun finding the cards!
Finders Keepers can be purchased on Amazon for $12.99.
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