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Spring 2012 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Gamewright
Price: $9.99

Fitzit is a fun game of wits. It consists of a deck of playing cards, each with a short description of something, such as "edible" or "usually found in the kitchen" or "made of plastic." Each player is dealt 15 of these cards and the challenge is to see who can get rid of them first by playing one or more cards per turn. To play a card or cards, you need to name an object that satisfies them. For instance, I can play my "contains liquid" and "has a logo on it" cards by saying "soda can."

Cards are played down in lines and rows and each player must play off of them, similar to playing off of the letter tiles in Scrabble. In the "soda can" example, for instance, I would need to play those cards onto an existing card with a description that also fit, such as "usually found in the kitchen."

It's a great thinking game. Other players can challenge your turn, which invites fun discussion and debate, and it comes in a little box which makes it easy for travel. Fitzit gets louder and more fun with more players, too - perfect for game nights.

Teresa DiFalco   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Teresa DiFalco is an award-winning ghostwriter, writer, and mother in Vancouver, Washington. She's been a contributing editor for Parents' Choice for over ten years. She's a strong speller, a menace at badminton, and makes a decent soufflé.

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