Okay, so what’s Pictureka? I honestly have no idea. I am, after all, a mere pussy cat. A feline. A tom cat, actually. Sure, I can use a computer and read and write a fairly coherent sentence, but I fail to recognize this particular word or [I assume] object anywhere in my lexicon. Perhaps I should do a little research… Here’s what Amazon.com has to say about this:
Find it fast, find it first! Pictureka is the exciting game of visual hide and seek. Players compete to collect the most mission cards to win the game. Great for the whole family, and kids as young as six can play with older kids and parents. No batteries required. “
Apparently this is a game. This should have become immediately apparent since Hasbro donated it to all public libraries around the country. Since The Pine River Public Library is my home I should have noticed its presence. I have been sleeping on the job. Sorry. I find, upon further inspection, that American Library Association’s first annual National Gaming Day at your library will be Saturday, November 15th, 2008! Having gone through Muriel’s mail, I also find that we at the Pine River Library are participating and that the ALA is urging every public library to help set a record for the most number of people playing Pictureka. I should have snooped earlier. How illuminating!
And the fun never ends here at The Pine River Public Library! Other games will also be available! Monopoly Express, the classic game in a faster version for those who perhaps have ADD – and others, of course - as well as Hey That’s My Fish and THE a MAZE ing LABYRINTH will be available.
Join me and my friends for National Gaming Day at the Pine River Library during our regular hours Saturday. That would be from 10am to 2pm. Ah, that explains Monopoly Express! We would have to be open much longer for the regular game to be played to the bitter end!
Until next time, remain...
Browser, the library cat
P.S. (that means “post script” – stuff that comes after…) Most games are ages 8 and up, but Pictureka is age 6 and up.
Published in the Pine River Journal Nov 13, 2008