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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Family game show encourages teamwork, pushes Hasbro game.

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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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