★★★☆☆ Wink: Winking is no longer exclusive to awkward pick-up lines and bad dad jokes (are there good dad jokes? *wink*).

Check out this game if: you’re looking for a light hearted silly game.

This game stands out because it’s silly fun to watch everyone making their wink face -and try not to get caught. It may feel odd winking at your best friend’s girlfriend, but you get over this quickly -or just end up laughing about it for the rest of the game.

I love this game, but gave it 3 stars because it doesn’t play a mix ages as well as other games.

Positive:
1. Plays up to 10 people! (although it’s best with 5 to 8).
2. Easy concept once taught.
3. Plays well with groups of adults or kids.
4. Lots of giggling potential.
5. Winning the game doesn’t seem important.

Negative:
1. Adults and kids can play the same game, but adults will have a clear advantage.
2. A few people have had a hard time with the finer points (but everyone eventually got it).
3. The accusation aspect of this game can seem a little competitive, but it’s essential to encourage subtle winking.

Brief Overview:
In this game, every player gets a few cards with numbers and a token (of your color). If someone chooses a number that you have in your hand (using their token), you need to wink at them. When you choose a number, you need to keep an eye out for someone winking at you. If someone sees you wink, they can call you out. points are awarded for either successfully winking at each other, or successfully accusing someone of winking.

Number of Players 4-10
Age 8+
Time 20 mins
Friendly ★★★☆☆
Teachable ★★★☆☆
Replayability ★★★☆☆
Creative Freedom ★★★★☆
Inclusive (no elimination) ★★★★☆

Version:
There is a 4-8 and a 4-10 player version.

Teaching Advice: 
Lay out the cards, and deal everyone their hand (tell them not to show anyone). Explain that you can not put a pawn on a card from your hand, but in putting your pawn on someone else’s card you have secretly asked them to wink at you.

Once players get the secret winking concept down, explain the “accuse” cards and points.

Link to Video Tutorial.

Link to Wink on Amazon.

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