What is your favourite family game? In our house I don’t think that we necessarily have a favourite as we like to play a variety of different types of games. Among our favourites are trivia games, fun question and answer games that challenge. With that in mind, we have been playing a trivia game with a twist in Got It! from The Happy Puzzle Company.
Got It! is a general knowledge quiz game for 2-6 players, aged 8 and above, with a playing time of around 30 minutes. But Got It isn’t just a simple question and answer game, whilst you may know the answers to the question being asked and are actually right there on the card, the twist is that they are all in code; Braille, Semaphore, British Sign Language (BSL), Morse Code, Hieroglyphics and a few others (the world’s first game to do so) and players have to be the fastest to decode the answer.
You probably know that a strawberry is red, or that Paris is the capital of France. You probably also know the names of common musical instruments, famous Kings and Queens of England, well-known sporting events or even breeds of dog. Of course you do… The question is, would you know all of these things if they appeared in code? When the question is so easy, Got It! turns into a game of speed, as you race your opponent(s) to decode the answers and enjoy that ‘Got It!’ moment, as everything falls into place!
Got It! features 960 question and answer challenges covering a wide range of family-friendly subjects, with commonly used codes, including Braille, Semaphore, British Sign Language, Morse Code and Hieroglyphics, plus others that you probably never even knew existed.
In the box:
- 6x Code-breaking ‘crib sheets’ containing the details of all eight codes
- 60x Double sided challenge cards
- 1x Eight-sided die
- 1x Card stand
Before playing the game, all players are given a code-breaking crib sheet (these have 8 different codes on it that you can use to decipher the challenge cards). The 60 challenge cards are shuffled and placed in the centre of the table. That’s all that is required to set up the game and you are ready to play.
Playing the game is simple and straightforward. A challenge card is taken from the top of the deck and placed in the card stand so that all players see the same side of it (the cards are double-sided with a different challenge on each side, so make sure that each player can see the same side). The eight-sided die is rolled. The number rolled (1 to 8) is the number of the challenge on the card that needs to be solved. Players now race to break that code and get the answer (using their code-breaking crib sheet). The first player to crack the code and give the correct answer wins the round – the first player to win 3 rounds is the winner.
Players can’t just shout out an answer in the hope that they get lucky. When answering, each player only gets one chance. If an incorrect answer is given, that player is out of that round and play continues with the remaining players. When a player gives their answer, it can be checked on the card (the answers can be found at the base of the challenge card on the reverse side). Some challenges might have more than one possible answer, including some that may not be listed, if the answer fits, it counts!
Overall, I think that Got It! is an exciting and fun general knowledge quiz game with a twist – I like that just knowing the answer isn’t enough and that you must decipher the code to solve it. It is very different from other trivia games we have on our game shelves and gives us something different for our family game nights.
The rules are easy to understand, and it is very simple to set up. Game play is simple, just use your crib sheet to decode the answer as fast as you can! With eight different codes to use to help you decipher the codes and find the correct answer, it is a challenging game and lots of fun.
Got It! features 60 double-sided challenge cards. As each side of the challenge card has eight possible answers, playability is great as it gives 960 challenges for players to attempt.
I think that Got It! is a fun and competitive game – we have loved playing it as a family. It is perfect for people that love general knowledge quizzes and problem solving puzzles. The brain teasing code-breaking puzzles are varied and you get to learn more about Braille, Morse Code and other kinds of non-spoken language.
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Hopefully this is correct – using Morse Code it should say “Fast-thinking competitive family fun.” Click below to play the sound.
Can you become the top codebreaker and win the game?