By Out of the Box

Reviewed for Middle School, 2008

Backseat Drawing

How do you draw a picture without knowing what you're drawing? By relying on your teammates directions to guide you, with hilarious results! In this unique drawing game, two teams race to identify drawings done by their own team members on white boards. But it's not just fun and games: directing an artist to draw "butter on toast" or "a pearl" takes high level communication skills, and the ability to break down tasks into smaller components. And learning how to follow directions, while drawing something that makes sense, is great practice in teamwork. This project-oriented game is fast-paced and fun, and it will give your budding artist a new perspective on his work!  (Out of the Box, $24.99)