Brainwaves: 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.
Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos Author: Reiner Knizia Manufacturer's Recommended Age Range: 8+ Time To Play: 15 minutes Players: 1-5 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.”