Building blocks, shoe laces, symbol cards and more. At first glance, the five sets of materials included in “Pictures” couldn’t be more different. Nevertheless they will all be used for the same purpose: players must recreate a photograph so that their opponents are able to identify it amongst all the other photos displayed. This might not be so simple, depending on the task and the material you’re using, so you’ll need to use some creativity and abstract thinking. You’ll also need to keep an overview of the rest of the photos in the grid so that your creation doesn’t accidentally resemble a different picture. Once all players are happy with their efforts, everyone has to guess each others’ and points are awarded accordingly. Afterwards everyone swaps their building tools, so that every player gets a chance to try out every set of materials once.
The materials in “Pictures” at first seem to have been randomly thrown together, in reality however they have been chosen cleverly. Each set provides the player with a different challenge and so there is a huge incentive for experimentation. The results are often astounding, so the guessing rounds often seem like a visit to an art gallery: featuring great ‘Aha’ moments and amusing attempts to justify your misunderstood creative genius. Super creativity with the simplest of tools.