Wink – Game Review for Family Game Night

by Robyn Wright on June 23, 2015

in Reviews & Giveaways

Wink Game Box

My family and I tried a new game on Father’s Day, Wink (disclosure: I received a free sample to review). I really enjoyed this game, it was something very different than what we usually play.

Wink game being played

Everyone picks a pawn color and gets a set of cards for their hand. All the cards have numbers on them. Other cards are set out in a grid, face up, on the table which also have numbers on them. Each player picks a card on the table to place their pawn on – they cannot have that number in their own hand of cards. As everyone takes turns you try to wink at a player if you have a match for the card on the table they placed their pawn on. The trick is though that you have to be sneaky about it because if another player catches your wink they can steal the cards, which are worth a point each, from you and the other player.

Players winking during Wink game play

The players for our family were myself, Hubby, Mom, Dad, and my nephew, Justin (20’s). Hubby and I both really enjoyed playing the game. My nephew originally wasn’t really interested in playing because it looked kind of like a kids game to him – but once we played he actually enjoyed it. He also added that he thought this would be a great game for those with autism because you have to read facial expressions – something autistic people have a problem with – and he thought it would be good therapy for them. My dad seemed to have a hard time grasping the game, but I think if he played it more he would get it. Mom struggled a bit too, but she seemed to really have fun playing.

Wink is rated ages 8 to adult and for 4-8 players. Retail price is $15.99 for Wink. The games takes about 30 minutes to play in full. It was a bit confusing to get started, but I think once you play around a few times everyone grasps the idea of it. It is a lot harder than you think to wink at someone secretly around a table full of players though. I think the next time we play it will be even easier because I won’t be explaining how to play so much. Definitely a fun family game night game to play!

Do you think Wink would be fun for you and your family? How often do you have a family game night?


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1 ginette4 June 24, 2015 at 7:22 am

I loved game night with the family…we always played board games when the girls were little…I miss those days

2 Robyn Wright June 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

So what is stopping you from having a game night now? Grab some friends and some games and have fun!

3 Julie Wood June 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

We used to have game night all the time when my kids were young, and I grew up with game night all the time. But now we do not have game night very often! But I like this fun game. I think it would be fun to play with my niece and nephew when I babysit them over the summer months.

4 Robyn Wright June 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Remember game night is good for all ages – not just kids. We have all adults playing at our family game night’s now.

5 sandra June 24, 2015 at 11:53 am

sounds a bit like spoons. thanks for bringing it to my attention

6 Robyn Wright June 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Nope, not like spoons at all. I love spoons though :-)

7 Tiffany C June 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

this looks hilarious! I just taught dds how to wink too, I have to get this game! Thanks for sharing!

8 bonnie July 5, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Board games are such a fun way to bond with people – what a great idea for family! :)

9 Olivia July 14, 2015 at 10:45 pm

We try to have a family game night once a week! This sounds like something we’d enjoy!

10 Monique July 25, 2015 at 11:18 am

At first glance, I thought the game was for 8 and younger. My kids are teenagers. It’s hard to hold their interest. But I think this game may do it for me. I like that it’s only 30 minutes long. We usually play Monopoly and that can last all night.

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