Ammo Books generously provided the boys with the Patrick Hruby Memory Game to review. I was not aware of Ammo Books or Patrick Hruby when I first received the offer of reviewing one of their items.
About the Publisher
Ammo Books, a Los Angeles-based publishing house, focuses on the rich colorful world of arts and culture, creating must-have, one-of-a-kind books. They present new released to a worldwide audience on ammobooks.com and via all major bookstores in more than 20 countries.
About the Artist
Los Angeles-based illustrator Patrick Hruby grew up in a log cabin within an Odaho forest. As a young boy he dreamt of running away to join the circus and become a trapeze artist. Eventually, however, he grew up to study math and physics before attending the renowned Art Center College of Design and pursuing a career as an illustrator. His interest in the geometry of nature is central to his work.
My initial expectations were exceeded when I opened the box. I anticipated a flimsy card game similar to the ones you find in your average store. But this game is far from average. The cards are extremely sturdy similar to board books that you would give to a little one. And there are more than enough cards for a group of kids or adults to play without difficulty.
When I asked the boys what they like most about the game, the answers didn’t stop. Drama King liked that the drawings were out of the ordinary. Little T liked the amount of cards in the game. They both liked that some of the drawings had light backgrounds while others had dark backgrounds.
I know this game will last a long time and can easily be played by kids and adults alike. There are 36 pairs so 72 cards included in the game. You can play with as few or as many pairs as you feel appropriate for the youngest player in the group. Because there are 36 pairs, you can even setup multiple games in a party situation.
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