A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show’s games challenge contestants’ memory skills and ability to think on their feet.
The show encourages sportsmanship in fair competition. Contestants must work as a team to win the games and claim the grand prize. Adults and kids are on equal footing during the games, which test skills like memory and quick thinking.
Positive Role Models
Parents are equal partners with their kids in this show, and all the team members must work together to in order to win.
Products & Purchases
The series is produced by Hasbro and based on its popular board game Pictureka!
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this family-friendly game show celebrates teamwork, family togetherness, and fair play. Kids and parents must work as a team to win the game, and the show's challenges focus on memory and quick-thinking skills, so that no contestant is at a disadvantage because of his or her age. Of course there's the unavoidable issue of Hasbro's blatant marketing of its own Pictureka! board game, but families who like the show may be encouraged to forego the TV entirely for their own family game night.
Is It Any Good?
This family-geared game show is probably best for viewers who are familiar with the board game itself, since they'll have the added enjoyment of seeing how the show's creators have transferred the two-dimensional game to a lively studio setting and its components to the contestants' challenges. As for sheer entertainment value, this show falls a little short. The games are difficult for viewers to get invested in, since the scavenger hunt for pictures is tough to replicate from the living room couch.
But that's not to say it's all bad, since the show does encourage the contestants to work as a team and puts all of the players -- adults and kids alike -- on equal footing throughout the game. All of the participants seem to have a good time and demonstrate good sportsmanship, so there are positive messages for kids about healthy competition and fair play. What's more, if you can look past the blatant advertising by series producer Hasbro, the show might just inspire you to plan your own family game night playing Pictureka! or other games you have at home.
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