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Looks good but flawed
on 17 January 2013
I bought this game because I remember playing Go Fish in my youth with a pack of regular playing cards. As my girlfriend's children are used to the bright colours and instant gratification of video games I decided that a more colourful set of cards would be better than playing with a standard deck of cards.
The cards themselves are really nice. Bright colours and reasonably good quality. The kids aged 6,7 and 11 all liked the pictures. The younger 2 liked the game more than the 11 year old who found it a little babyish but played.
For purposes of this review I have only played it with 4 players.
My issue is with 2 points however.
Firstly - there are only 40 cards in the pack instead of 52 cards in a regular pack of playing cards used in the traditional game. It really does make a big difference to the game as it is a lot easier to guess who has what.
Secondly - The rules ask you to match up pairs instead of sets of 4 like the classic game. Having an open mind we tried this. After a good shuffle each time this resulted in a couple of games with lasted less than a minute before someone ran out of cards. collecting sets of 4 cards as per the classic game solves this issue but then you have problems with my first issue,