What It Is
In Count Me In, players count and organize the items in a garden. There are two ways to play this number sequencing game. In the cooperative version, players take turns placing cards into rows of ascending number order (1-10), making sure that an item appears only once in each row. So you can't have two cards with mushrooms on them in the same row. Players work together as a team to create each sequence. Once two rows are complete, everyone has won the game.
In the competitive version, the cards are turned facedown, which adds a memory aspect to the gameplay. Put cards of the same color in rows of ascending number order, 1-7. Each player takes turns turning over the cards to reveal the items on the cards. If a player reveals the same item twice (such as two mushrooms on one card and five on another), their turn is over. The first player to turn over seven cards without revealing the same item more than once wins a special card. The first player to win three cards wins the game.
Count Me In comes with 50 playing cards and instructions in English, Spanish, and French. The game is for two to four players.
Why It’s Fun
Count Me In is a fun way to introduce kids to counting and number sequencing, while also helping children with their memory skills. We like that there are two ways to play the game, which will appeal to both younger and older players.
Who It’s For
Count Me In is for ages 5 and up. Older players might be more attracted to the competitive version where there is a clear winner and some level of competition to define the play.
What To Be Aware Of
Count Me In is part of Playroom Entertainment's Bright Idea Games line-up. There are a variety of other Bright Idea card games for the same age range.