Bright Idea Games

 




Games are designed by award-winning game designer, Reinhard Staupe, with beautiful artwork by Oliver Freudenreich.  

 
Catch the Match™ - The Original Match Spotting Game!

Catch the Match™ is an eye-catching, pattern recognition game.  There are 15 cards that each have the same 15 objects.  Each object is different and is in different colors and various locations on the cards.  

Any two cards always have one (and only one) object that is exactly identical in color.  All players play at the same time, trying to be the first to find the pair.  The correct player takes one of the cards as a reward, and the player with the most cards wins!

Contents:  15 Catch the Match Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Encourages Visual Perception
Easy to Learn
Teaches Color Recognition
Promotes Pattern Discrimination



      
 
     
Sherlock™ - A Memory Game for the Whole Family!

As Sherlock™ goes around and searches the clues, every player tries to remember each of the objects hidden in a face down circle of cards.  Sherlock travels from one card to another, stopping at a face down card, which the player has to remember.  Sherlock continues to move, as long as the player guesses correctly.  

When Sherlock travels to a face up card, then the player gets to keep that card.  The first player to collect six cards wins, in this multiple award-winning memory game.

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Encourages Memory Through Repetition
Enhances Deduction Skills
Unique Design for Endless Replayability




 
Barnyard Buddies™ - A Fast-Paced Cognitive Thinking Game!

Farmer Brown has many Barnyard Buddies™ on his farm.  He has five different types of animals in each of five colors.  Every night he has to check the barnyard to make sure all his animals are there.  Today, though, they are playing hide and seek!  Can you help Farmer Brown find all of the animals?

To figure out which animal is missing, look at the Herd Card to discover which animal is not there, then quickly find it among the Animal Cards scattered about.  Be the first to grab the card showing that animal and collect the most to win the game!  

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Promotes Cognitive Thinking
Encourages Following Directions
Great for Group Play
Uses Deduction
Sharpens Color Recognition

          
 
 
Trading Faces™ - A Silly Game of Emotional Intelligence!

Can you get players to guess an emotion just by using facial expressions? In Trading Faces™, players quickly swap Emotion Cards until one has three of a kind.  Then, that player makes the expression on the matching cards, using only their face!  Guess correctly to win points.  Will you be Happy or Surprised with your guess?

Contents:  39 Playing Cards, 5 Reference Cards, and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Teaches Emotional Expression
Collecting and Counting
2 Player and Group Play Options
Great for Children with Special Needs
Exercises Emotional Intelligence 

   
Number Chase™ - A Numeric Logic and Reasoning Game!

In Number Chase™, figure out the mystery number that has been chosen before your opponents do.  One at a time, each of the other players tries to guess the number, getting clues along the way.  Is it even?  Is there a 5 in the number?  Each answer helps narrow down the possibilities.  Can you "chase" down the correct number first?

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Builds Basic Number Comparisons and Identification Skills
Social Interaction Play
Encourages Deductive Reasoning
Fun for All Ages

 
   
 
Right Turn, Left Turn™ - A Fun Way to Learn to Follow Directions!

In Right Turn, Left Turn™ there are several Traffic Officers ready to give directions.  Players will see the Officer either from the front or from the back.  Start at a location and then fallow three directions going right or left from the Officer's point of view.  Be the first to quickly call out where the directions lead.

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Teaches Rights and Lefts
Challenging for Children and Adults
Encourages Critical Thinking Skills
Endless Combinations

  
Monkey Memory - A Quick-Thinking Logical Memory Game!

A gang of monkeys has broken out of the zoo and stolen a whole pile of items from the zoo's visitors!  After all of the items are recovered, one is still missing.  Keep your eyes sharp, because a different item will be lost each round.

In Monkey Memory™ players get to see all of the items at once, and then they must quickly determine which item is missing.  Get a monkey coin for each correct answer - the player with the most at the end of the game wins!

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Strengthens Memory Skills
Fast-paced and Fun
Encourages Concentration
Promotes Logical Thinking Skills

 
  
 
M is for Mouse™ - A Phonics and Matching Game!

M is for Mouse™ is the letter-matching game of starting sounds!  A is for Apple, and B is for Banana!  Each object forms a match with its first letter, and players must try to quickly find all of the pairs they can.  Can you spot the most before they all get covered?  Players can enjoy M is for Mouse with three different levels of play!

Contents:  5 Reference Boards, 26 Playing Cards, 30 Chips, and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Teaches Letter and Object Recognition
Fast-paced Visual Perception
Early Phonetic Training
Great for Early ESL Drills

   
Saddle Up!™ - A Colorful Pattern Discrimination Game!

Saddle Up!™ for some fun with this brain-busing game, where you DON'T want to make a match!  Each card has four objects, and players must place cards next to each other under one condition:  a matching object or color cannot touch, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally! With multiple levels of play so that it's different every time, this is the game where you don't want to be the one making the match!

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Encourages Visual Perception
Group Play
Teaches Color Recognition
Three Variants of Play
Reverse Domino Concept

 
   
 
Gopher It!™ - A Family Game of Collecting and Counting!

In Gopher It!™ each player is gathering a stock for the wintertime.  Collect exactly six apples, six carrots, or six nuts and place them face up for safe storage to receive a Gopher Trophy.  While searching, don't get too greedy!  If a player collects the same food type twice in a row, that player will lose all the cards that are gathered.  Whoever gets three Gopher Trophies first is the winner!

Contents:  50 Playing Cards and Instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Encourages Basic Addition Skills
Introduction to Strategic Decision Making
Teaches Cause and Effect
Fun for the Whole Family

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