Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How Tall Am I?

Publisher: Jax LTD

Players: 2-4

Ages: 3-8

How Tall Am I? Rules:

How Tall Am I is a game that focuses around estimation of length for younger children . As players take turns, they roll the die to see which part of the body they get to add to their person. Without direct measurement or comparison, you need to choose what you think is the longest "hat", "head", "arms", "body", and "feet" from the middle pile.

Once all players complete their person, the final measurement occurs. We added one more step to the estimation process and took a poll to see which final person looked the tallest before measuring.

I liked the included measuring tool.  It came in inches and centimeters and led to a discussion about different units of measurements.

There is no reading to required to play this game, only the recognition of numbers 1-12 (for inches) or 1-30 (for centimeters).

The One Zillion Games family enjoyed this game.  One of the things I really liked about How Tall Am I? as a parent was its playability.  Sure we had fun playing a couple rounds by the rules, but we apparently don't need no stinking rules! After we were done playing, the kids spent a good half hour free-playing with the pieces; trying to build the longest possible person, the shortest possible person, and the wackiest possible person.

My only issue with the game was the initial confusion surrounding the definition of "body" pieces as stated on the die. I when I think "body", I instantly think of the torso, but torso is taken by the term "arms". The term "body" was meant for what I would normally describe as legs. - Note, I was the one that had the hardest time getting this part straight. The kids had to keep correcting me (I think I have it now).

OZG Kids' score: 9 points

OZG Grown-ups' score: 8 points - I felt a little guilty playing  with my kids since, theoretically, my years of experiences helped me pick out the longest pieces.  This is where the randomness of the die helped. It also helped, I learned later, that both of the kids had played his game before at their school.

One Zillion Games was provided with a review copy of How Tall Am I?. The fact that a sample copy was provided, in no way influences our opinions of the game.

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