The box is very fun. It is also made of a high quality hard cardboard which will last through at least two more accidents than the boxes of many other games we have in our closet. It clearly states that it is a family game for people age 10 and up and that rules for solitaire play will not be included (it isn't lying either).
Inside the box
Other than the paper instructions, you get a nice black plastic cardholder and four packs of cards, which you will promptly open and shuffle together and separate into two piles so they will fit nicely into the card holder. This brings up the first oddity of the game, two draw piles, but we will get more into that later.
The playing area
Play starts with four cards being dealt into a plus like shape with their arrows pointing out. From here we get into the fun of playing the game.
When you play a card it must either "fit inside" the card you play it under, or "fit around" the card you play it over. This may make no sense right now but pay attention and I will try to clean the window of understanding for you.
Let's start with a card:
The next card played will either have to fit around a shoe (the shoe fits in it) or fit in a shoe. Take a bedroom for example. A shoe obviously fits in a bedroom, though some of you parents out there may wish that they didn't.
|I put the bedroom card crooked on purpose. Normally, the cards are lined up.|
Note: You cannot add a card between two played cards as shown below. That is cheating and may get you tossed out of the house.
This game gets very fun and a little argumentative when someone plays that universe fits in a book but since it can be found in a dictionary and a dictionary is a book... I think you see what I mean.