Mask ‘n’ Ask from Drumond Park is a board game to guess who am I. It is for two to four players and for aged around 7 and above. There are 30 beautifully designed double-sided masks: colourful animal faces on one side, and jokey-looking human characters on the reverse. On the animal side, kids might find a cow, rabbit or elephant, for instance. And on the human side, the mask maybe a policeman, doctor or pilot.
- 30 double-sided masks
- 4 pairs of glasses
- Double sided game board
- 4 playing pieces,
- 48 yes/no token
Each player has a turn at spinning the spinner – and then asks the other players the question printed on the board, on which his or her playing piece has landed. The questions are printed on the board. Their opponents have to give ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answers, and the player then places a YES or NO token on the relevant space, to help them remember the answer. This strategy takes away the worry of having to think up a series of questions by themselves, in order to work out who they are – helping children to express themselves more clearly. When a player guesses his or her identity correctly, they choose a new mask from the pile – and the first person to guess three masks correctly is the winner!
Both of my children are too young and need plenty of help with the questions and the glasses are too big for them to wear. This does not mean they didn’t enjoy it though. At times, I have to refer back to the instruction chart for the Yes/No questions. The masks are made from good quality card that I’m sure can endure for a long time. I do find the yes/no tokens are too small and should be made from thicker cardboard or plastic. This game will definitely help them to develop their logical thinking, recognition and reasoning skills while enriching their knowledge on animals and occupations.
This is our review video: https://youtu.be/YVc5Eui2-_c
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. We are members of Drumond Park Panel.