Alphaventure: Game Rules

Goal

Find the letters and numbers hidden in the images on the reversible game boards using the cards. Players try to collect as many cards as possible.

Set-up

The cards are placed face down on the table and the players choose a game board. The youngest player starts.

Play

The youngest player turns over the card on top of the pile and places it so everyone can see it. All players begin to search for the letter or number on the card that is hidden in the image on the game board (each character on the cards is hidden in every game board). When a player finds the camouflaged letter or number, he or she immediately tells the other players. If the player is correct, that player keeps the card; if the image does not match, the players resume their search until one of them finds the correct match. The player who finds the match keeps the card, and turns over a new card to start a new search. The game continues in this way until all the cards have been turned over. The player with the most cards wins the game.

Team play

If there are a sufficient number of players, participants can form four teams, each of which gets a game board and nine randomly selected cards. The goal of the game is to find the hidden images on the game board that match the nine characters on the cards as quickly as possible. The team that finishes first wins the game.

More fun

A little Alphaventure explorer is hiding in each of the images on the four reversible game boards. Can you find them?