Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For

Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For

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I know I’ve mentioned many times how I’ve noticed my reflexes waning as I age. Not enough to warrant losing my driver’s license, but just enough that playing any type of game where fast action is a key mechanic has me at a disadvantage. Especially when competing with two sugar-filled daughters. Our latest favorite fast-action card game is Face Chase by R&R Games. And this isn’t just your typical turn-over-a-card-and-match-it bore. This one has a twist – you only match PART of the card!

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

How excited were the girls to play this one? The game itself is accurately rated for 5-10 minutes per round. They spent more time than that trying to recreate the goofy faces on the cards even before we began to play! Like I said, sugar-filled…

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

In the box you’ll find a custom game board along with 64 double-sided playing cards. Each card has a different face on it. There are eight possible versions of each important feature – hair, eyes, nose and mouth. Look closely at the above example. While the lady has the same hair, each card has a different set of eyes, a unique nose and a distinctive mouth.

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

The entire deck is dealt out to all players (up to five), making sure everyone receives an equal amount. One card is saved to put in the middle of the board and any extras set aside for the next round.

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

To begin, the middle card is flipped over, revealing a different caricature on the other side. Players now race to find a card in their hand that matches one of the listed features. Either side of your card can be used, and only one match is allowed per round per feature. You try to match as many as you can, playing your card to the board and locking your opponents out.

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

Once all four features have been matched one time, the middle and three of the outer cards are discarded and the last one now moved to the center to be flipped over, starting the next round.

More than a regular matching game, Face Chase by R&R Games has you matching just a part of the target cards. Read more to see how to save face! - SahmReviews.com

Continue to find matches, trying to match multiples in a turn. The first player to rid their hand of all of their cards wins the game!

Face Chase turned out to be a quite satisfying matching game thanks to the unique mechanic of needing to make four matches before a new card is revealed. Having double-sided cards definitely added a twist as well, and makes it next to impossible to arrange your hand in order by anything.

As far as matching games go, for under $15 this is a great value. You can find copies on Amazon or direct from R&R Games. You might remember R&R Games as one of our favorite publishers. Hanabi, Igor and Coal Baron continue to be game night favorites, and they have a huge number of great titles to check out on their website. They’re pretty active on Facebook and Twitter, so give them a follow if you have a moment.

Are you fast enough for these types of games? If not you, who in your family is the quickest?

Scott

About Scott

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as SahmReviews.com, GiftCardCollector.com and a number of other online properties. He also is an occasional writer and full-time board game fanatic.

17 comments on «Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For»

  1. Maggie says:

    I’ll be adding this to my son’s birthday list. He loves games like this!

  2. Mallory says:

    What a cool game! I’m definitely going to have to share it with my best friend’s kids. They will love it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura says:

    Well, that’s kinda cute. A new spin on an old idea. I like it. I bet my girls would like it.

  4. Ana says:

    This sounds like an amazing Game. I will check this out for my niece. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Oh wow, I can totally see my kids mimicking the faces as well! This looks like a really fun game and quick ones always seem to be the funnest!

  6. Crystal says:

    That sounds like so much fun! My middle child was telling me yesterday that she doesn’t feel like she’s good at board games (it’s hard being the middle child, isn’t it?). I think this would be a great one for her.

  7. Eileen says:

    Sounds like a grat game. I love the idea of matching. Keeps the brain working and thinking!

  8. Rosey says:

    lol, I have sugar-filled kids in the house too. They make game time fun. 🙂

  9. Michele says:

    This really does sound like fun! My reflexes are not what they used to be–nor is my eyesight. I guess I would have to play this with people around my own age!!

  10. I love matching games. I think they are a great way for kids to sharpen their memory skills.

  11. Liz Mays says:

    It sounds super fun and I like quick thinking games like that. I’m not usually the fastest, but they’re fun!

  12. David Carapinha says:

    Looks totaly fun!

  13. June S. says:

    (Another Matching Game I’m Too Slow For) I love playing these matching games. I play some of them with my three year old grandson and he loves them.

  14. brody says:

    looks like something fun to play with the kids

  15. Regina Elliott says:

    I actually love matching games in fact I would make up matching games to help my boys study for tests in school and it worked

  16. Gail W says:

    Very cute

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