The Astute Goose
The science behind this game is fascinating. German Neuroscientists investigated The Astute Goose as part of a scientific study to see which brain functions are used or required to play. The Astute Goose was found to exercise three brain functions: fluid intelligence, working memory, and long-term memory. In The Astute Goose, your student must identify a burglar hiding in a crowd. What color and style were his clothes, and what animal is he pictured with? If the player can accurately remember the burglar, they claim the card as a reward. Whoever correctly identifies the most burglars wins! Unlike other static memory games, the constant mental updates needed to win provide a memory-building challenge. The Astute Goose requires concentration and attention to succeed. Still, the game takes just seconds to learn, and players can easily adjust the difficulty.
From the Manufacturer:
In Brainwaves: The Astute Goose, players must identify a burglar hiding in a crowd. What did the culprit look like? What color were their clothes? And what animal accomplices did they have with them?
Suspect cards are assigned a number, from one to six. Players look at these cards, then turn them face down. On a turn, a player rolls the two dice: one showing a number, the other a characteristic of a burglar card. If the player can identify the correct item on the correct burglar card, they claim that card as a reward, and then put a new card in its place. Whoever collects the most cards wins.
Author: Reiner Knizia
Manufacturer's Recommended Age Range: 8+
Time To Play: 15 minutes
Country of Origin: Germany
Year Released: 2019
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Little Earthling
”Forget the endless games of memory you played as a kid, in this game the burglar is changing each turn and it takes some super brain power to keep up.”Read the Review
review by Cummins Life
”The Astute Goose definitely requires concentration and attention to detail. I really like that it takes only a minute to learn and the difficulty can be adjusted.”Read the Review
review by Educational Roots
”It's a super-fun game!”Read the Review