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Catch the Match

Catch the Match

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $7.95
Catch the Match is a visual perception/pattern recognition game where speed matters. The game is comprised of 15 large, colorful, and durable cards decorated with 15 fun everyday objects. Each object appears in a different positionon every card, and is always shown in two distinct colors. Two cards are turned over at a time, and the object of the game is to be the first to find the item that is identical on both cards. The player with the correct answer gets to keep the two face-up cards. The player with the most cards at the end of play is the winner.

It's easy to see that playing this game can help improve observation skills.Once you select an object on one card and shift your gaze to the other, you have to visually scan the whole card to find the object to compare. Since only four colors are used to decorate objects on the card, you may have to scrutinize many objects before finding the right one. Best played by players of the same age or ability.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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