Trix is a quick thinking word-association game. You need to find three cards which are related in some way, then describe them to the other players using 1-2 words. The quickest guess is the winner, but if no guesses are made then extra clue words can be given one by one.
Sounds easy? Let’s get started. Trix comes in a lovely tin which is great to store all the pieces and keep them lovely. Minimal packing which was lovely (we’re a sucker for green credentials!) although the tiny shrink wrap around the cards was a little tricky to remove.
The cards are laid out – three person cards, three action cards and three place cards.
We set out our cards as above and although the game is simple, it’s quite hard to find three cards that have a theme, we had a few false starts where the children got frustrated; we were playing with two adults, a 12 year old and a 10 year old. However we did persevere and encouraged them to try.
Here is one example, it was JJ’s turn and he called “Mafia” which we all laughed at, however interestingly we had two different guesses – thus:
Gangster-Steal-Italy and Gangster-Steal-Prison.
At this point the kids began to get into the game more, seeing there could be some strategy involved too!
We enjoyed playing Trix and as it was a well packaged smaller game, we now take it to our boat – it’s a great travel game!
We found the game to have long pauses of thinking time in it, as soon as the children realised it was more of a thoughtful game than a raucous call out game such as snap they enjoyed proving their brain power!
Our Play Advice:
Trix really encourages deep thought, it was a good game for just before bedtime being a more calm game than many. As a teacher I thought the skills encouraged by the game were excellent.
Packaged in a tin around 15cm x 12cm it was a good game to pop in my handbag for impromptu play such as waiting rooms or when the car as stuck in traffic!
Trix is available from independent toy shops. More information can be found at Porcupine Press