Rating: 4.8 Moderate
Popularity:0
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1980
Players: 3-6 players
Playing time: 30 minutes
Age:12+

Created by: Michel Laclos, Liliane Laclos, Paul Sellers

Published by: Borras Plana S.A., Damm / Egmont, Habourdin International

Alternate Names: Dingbats, Dingbats Illustrés, Katch-Its, ¿Que es?

Description:

WHATZIT? are cunningly disguised names, phrases and sayings that are turned around, upside-down, sideways or jumbled up.

You need to work out the hidden word or phrase on each card. It could be the size, position or direction that will give you a clue. Sometimes, the pictures combined with a word or a number will give you your answer

In 'Whatzit?' the object is to solve rebus-like puzzles. (PLAY PLAY might be "double play") The roll of a die determines if you play solo, against everyone, or challenge a specific opponent. The winner moves the roll of a d6. Special spaces allow you to take a shortcut by solving a tougher "Wicked Whatzit". First to the top of the board wins.

The Rose Art edition of the game has new puzzles. The puzzles are divided into three categories of difficulty. The more difficult the puzzle, the more points it is worth. Four puzzles from each category are placed randomly in a the three by four frame. Players must solve puzzles which are orthogonally to the previously solved puzzle. The first player to reach an agreed to number of points is the winner.

Known as WHATZIT? in the USA and Canada, KATCH-ITS in Australia/NZ and DINGBATS in the UK and rest of world, are syndicated internationally, in newspapers, best-selling books and TV shows.

The family board game was voted 'Game of the Year' in the UK and 'Toy of the Year' in the USA. Since then, over 2 million DINGBATS and WHATZIT board games, travel games and best-selling books have been created.

Prices:
Retail Price:$19
Amazon:$24


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