John James H.
I shared the discount code with the other camps, so hopefully, they will go back to tehir supervisors and order this for the summer.
I presented your game at the American Camp Association Tri-State Camp Conference in Atlantic City on March 16 as part of my session "Creative Activities That Foster a Culture of Inclusion." I presented it as an icebreaker. The cards help you to learn new ways to make connections with people, and once engaged, conversations can continue to see what 3 additional things the "connectors" have in common. Everyone seemed to be pleased with the many uses. I am going to pitch the game to various counselors at our camp: using the cards to generate choreography for our dance program, to generate stories for our film program, for mindfulness (to help campers and counselors with anxiety), to our art counselors to generate Art, and who knows what other one uses we may discover. I plan on filming and photographing your game in action and sharing what we came up with! x John James Hickey (JJ)
I'm sorry to say that we purchased Ouisi for out grandchildren's visit, but we never played it. Another set of grandchildren are coming in a few weeks and I will try it out with them.
Both purchases were gifts.
Fun creative game! Relaxing AND enlivening
This was my third order. Thanks
Played it once with my family. We started with just matching the pictures by a similar characteristic (looks like a foot, made of metal, flower, etc) but then it just naturally jumped into making a one sentence story with the matching of the two pictures. Kids got very creative and funny without any direction to do so! I think this game will be a big hit in Japan with my English students.
This is a beautifully made game good for a variety of ages. Our grandchildren will enjoy it for years. Thank you.
Played once with friends and donated to my sister-in-law who uses it for various activities in the assisted living facility she works in.
The photos are high quality and cards are sturdy.
I've only "played" solo so far. Looking forward to playing with others if I can rope some in.
It is quite meditative and satisfying to make visual connections.
I love some of the close-up pictures, where you can hardly tell what it is at first. There are quite a few of what my college drawing instructor called "poetic moments."
I also bought the other 2 versions, but I'll get familiar with this one before I open another one.
Honestly, we're not really sure what to do with it. The colors and photos are beautiful, but, how do you actually play?
My name is Theresa. I ordered your game for my 85 year old mother, Rosemary, who lives in a senior citizen center in Tennessee. Most of the games they try to play are too confusing and have too many rules for the residents. This is what my mother says about your game:
Basic play works better. It is a creative game and helps everyone to use their creativity. They come up with many different ideas. Eye spy is the best.
In the photo Rosemary is center with the white scarf.
We played for hours. Everyone in the family, from 9 to 61 years old had a great time! Thanks for a new and refreshing game that fosters family engagement and creativity.
It has been a fun game to play with my grandkids, ages 8 to 11.
Its really great, can't wait to add this to family QT time.
Entire family enjoys it!!! Age of participant is of no relevance. Good times!!
I use this to help my elementary groups with executive function. They love deciding how the pictures should go together!
I am a retired special education teacher and I volunteer in a first grade classroom. When I brought OuiSi to play with my small groups, of course the other students noticed right away. Fortunately, it was a freezing cold day, so—inside recess! More kids got to play! I like it because there are so many different ways to use it, there are really no wrong answers, and students of all abilities can play together. Students are being enriched in a variety of ways. Fun!
This is my second set of the original Ousi. I purchased this to use in my art classroom as a creativity and relationship jump starter. My students love it.
This is a fun way to connect with family around the table and challenge our imaginations.
great addition to my therapy practice
I got this for my 4 year old son, and for my students. Everyone that I have shown this to has enjoyed it!
Only played a couple of times so far. It took us a minute to get used to the idea and then we caught on. Still have to play with different themes. Thank You
I have been opening the shrink-wrapped packs one at a time. I like looking at the intricate photos one by one. The photos are so engaging.
For a visioning retreat that I helped to lead, I gave each person 5 cards and asked them to choose 2 that they thought had something in common and to share one word describing the commonality. It was a fun way to get our creative juices flowing and to see how people approached the task.
Got for a family gift at Christmas and lots of fun was had! Photos are amazing and loved the QR codes with bonus info!
We love the interactions we have while playing. We discuss the plays we make and the other plays that each card could have. So interesting to hear all the ideas.
It's a beautiful game. I took it to my grandsons over Christmas but was unable to spend enough time there to get into it with them. They are 4 and 6, so I'm hoping after the rush of the holidays they will want to explore it further.
Thanks for all the work you put into this.
I played this with my grandson who is 8. We had a great time he wanted to keep playing
Very creative game and engaged adults and children alike at holiday gatherings
I use this in my classroom and the kids LOVE it! Great conversations! The students justify their choice and explain their reasoning. This is an engaging way to provide opportunities to reinforce classroom conversations.
I really love the pictures and the concept. The part that was a fail for me was having too much info to be relatable to the children (between 5-7)
I gave it as a gift but on the premise of the ad, I feel like it has great potential as an educational tool in developing communication and analytic skills.
OuiSi is artfully presented and fun for all ages.
Wonderful game! Beautiful images.
I gave OUiSi as a Christmas gift to my middle grandchild. I was immediately impressed with the quality and the many ideas for use/playing. I have grandchildren ranging from two to six, so we are just starting our explorations with our first set, but it was an immediate hit with children and adults alike, with discussions about all the possibilities. I will be adding a nature set by request soon!
High quality captured the interest of our grandkids, ages 5-12
MY Grandchildren really enjoy this!
I originally bought this as a gift, but decided to keep it. I still haven't had an occasion to play the game yet, but I look forward to it.
We really enjoyed the open ended game playing that changes every time we play. It's fun that it allows for creativity in a way that is always "right".
We haven't even explored all the ways to play but several groups of family and friends have played this and all liked it. It is different every time.
I’m a preschool teacher and I’m always looking for ways to expand children’s thinking and understanding of the world around them. As well as build vocabulary and conversation skills. OUISI has been a fun way to build skills. The more children play the more connections they make.
We love it so much! I keep it at our home to play with the Grands - ages 3-24 years old. Quite a span but there is an adaptation for any age.
Unique and they always ask to play❤️
So enjoyed playing OuiSi with our grandchildren. Each family has their own game and so do I.
It is wonderful to have a game that is not competitive, asks you to look and then look some more and forces you to use your imagination.
The quality of the dissected photographs and the subject matter of the photographs allows you to think up many possibilities and make connections whether it is objects found in nature, food, cityscapes, elements of design or nature scenes. One can play, learn and practice visual learning skills! Great game for both young and old!
Grandkids loved it. Very different.
We had so much fun making up the "rules" and changing them as we went along. There were 3 generations of us playing.
I bought this game to play with my 80yr old brother who has Alzheimers.
He is quite impaired at this point but he found the pictures very engaging. With help he gradually started sorting them by color. He doesn't eat much anymore but he always loved food and the pictures of food caught his interest. All on his own he started picking out and making a pile of the food pictures!
We've been doing this for awhile now (several months) and he enjoys Ouisi 4-5 times a week.
He has started seeing some of the pictures that relate by pattern. He has many days where his attention span isn't that great but your game has definitely added interest and engagement to his life. His 6yr old granddaughter likes to help him with it when she comes to visit. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and a wonderful way to connect with my dear brother. Jan Brittan
John and S.
The family loved it! Mom, Dad, and five year old. The Dad doesn’t like board games - but he enjoyed Ouisi!
Brain challenge for everyone to enjoy.
My 9 yr old grandson grew bored very quickly. The object to the cards is to simply match any detail you see with a similar detail? And then what? Make a pattern with the matching cards? Which would require a large area.
Played once. Spent too much for this experiment. ( didn't open the nature box, perhaps I can return?)
We had so much fun playing this game! There’s many ways to play and my children that are 9 and 7 had fun making stories with their tiles. We were laughing at how silly and fun their ideas were and how creative we all had to be to make the connections. It was great! Grandma loved it and loves to play with her kids and grandkids.
I think it’s wonderful enough that O gifted the game to all my family and some dear friends at the holidays! I even took a copy to the staff gift exchange at work.
We found OuiSi interesting in that in the name of participation and creativity, we didn't play hardball with the connections. We felt this fostered imagination and graciousness. We love it, thank you.
Played our first game today. Kids didn’t want to stop even though it was ‘Taco Tuesday’ dinner time.
OuiSi is a beautiful, fun and creative game to play. My 5 and 7 year olds love it and it’s so interesting to see how they interpret the different images and the similarities they find. I think it’s perfect for kids and adults alike.
Actually purchased both games, Nature and Original. Gave the Original to my 4 1/2 year old grand daughter at Christmas and we had a great time playing different creative games. Put the Nature version away for the future. Highly recommend!
This was a gift to someone in my family. They said they liked it. I have not played it.
I enthusiastically purchased the game for my family to play during the Christmas holidays when I would have many people, of all ages, here. It was taken out several times but never attracted much attention, even when I tried to stir up the excitement. It is now sitting in the cabinet, having never really been played with.
We will keep bringing it out when the grandkids come and hope, as they get older, there may be some interest.
I purchased OuiSi for my two grandchildren aged six and three at the time. They love them. It's amazing watching them interact with them. Sometimes they play by some of the recommended rules provided by you. More often than not, they make up their own rules. When they can't figure out what the images are, they allow their imaginations to run wild.
The greatest thing is when three generations are playing together. I can't tell who is having the most fun.
Had fun playing with my husband who doesn’t like “playing games”. But he enjoyed this clever, non-taxing version of game playing! G. August
gave 2 as gifts and kept 1 for myself. it was a hit at a recent family event, with a lot of curious minds asking "what is this game?" great for stimulating conversation while playing at the same time.
Like this one better than the original, really like how you can find out what the card is using your phone. Like the original, I'm finding it hard to get anyone to play with me.
First time playing the game was a HOOT. 3 yo and 3adults
Child wanted to WIN!, BUT she is learning from the game! !
Once I forgot about the directions my grandkids loved them. (8,7and 4) Just using associative seeing was fun.
Another grand child….(5) …we had fun calling out our associations snd silly sayings about what the cards made us think of. We did it as round robin everyone going on the same board. We were all laughing hysterically ! So funny I can’t remember them. The funny thing is, the parents were so skeptical at the start but we all enjoyed it!
Its beautiful and has a lot of variations of how to play it. I love the idea of us all being more aware of the shapes and designs around us
Purchased as a gift
I am using this game for activities with my students in elementary and middle school speech-language sessions, for categorizing and describing items by characteristics.
I purchased it as a Christmas present and we played it only once before the receiver of the gift left for home. We tried playing it with 3 adults, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old (on my lap). It was rather chaotic... we made it fun, but I think it might have been better with a different mix of players.
Got game for elderly mom but it was difficult for her . Instructions for so many possible games but from my experience, to overwhelming for elderly people with any dementia.
Had so much fun playing this with my four year old, we used all the cards and can't wait to play again and find more matches!
I bought this game for my seven year old grandchild and her family. We all enjoyed playing together and especially liked the different ways of play.
For Christmas, I purchased 4 of your wonderful "games". The product is much more than that. The product was for our 3 adult children and their significant others. First of all, the visuals are absolutely gorgeous. My first response was from our eldest daughter. They had played it and loved it....2 adults, no kids. She commented that it provided different games in one box.They challenged each other by creating different "rules" to play. Our daughter works with youth who have learning disabilities and she was able to use the photos with them. As she commented..."it was amazing to see the correlations that these young people would find.
You have also provided a wonderful pastime for the older seniors who enjoy looking at the pictures. Looking forward to your next projects.........Thank you......Sandi Tundel
My son and I have enjoyed looking at the pictures and finding connections between them in different ways.
My daughter and I play this as a picture dominoes kind of game. It's really cool to see all the ways you can try to match the pictures with each other. Does it have the same shape, color, item, etc.? You have to get really creative at times. It's a beautiful game!
I bought this for my son and his family for Christmas. We played while I was there and it was amazing how the concept caused my grandchildren to think out side of the box. Iwould recommend this game.
I love this game! My sister-in-law taught it to me and my kids love getting creative with the cards. I love that it is stress-free and can be adjusted to the capabilities of the people playing. I’ve used it with my nieces (ages 4-6), my children (ages 7-10), and the high school girls in my youth group and they have all loved it!!
G Jason S.
Beautiful imagery in both sets.
Good brain challenges for us old timers and their grandkids!
Fun game but it is almost overwhelming with so many different ways to plan and trying to teach kids.
Finally got my family to do something together
Loads of fun! Makes you think!!
I’ve only played with this game once. It was great, since I played it with my grandkids, and we all liked it.
Well, to be honest, I gave one of these games to each of my 6 children's families for Christmas and don't know if they've had a chance to play yet. I bought them because a very dear friend of mine told me how much she and her family loves theirs. I hope to get to play Ouisi soon!
I really have not had much of a chance to use. I got for my daughter to use with her clients. The photos are too “busy” and confusing to use with her Altzheimer’s clients.
I just thought it seemed a little too sweet. Vintage Cola and Vintage Root Beer.
Karen M C.
It is very interesting and fun!
Beautiful images and nice quality. Love this open ended game and the conversations it starts for my family
Beautiful, well-crafted, quality game for all ages
Played it on New Year's Eve with some gals. None of us were super impressed but we did find it interesting to see how the interpretations of the pictures differed. Fun in a low key way.
M M F.
So sorry for the delay - I’ve only been able to play once. It was a “get familiar” session that was fun for all three of us; we look forward to another game, soon…perhaps with the Nature set. Age range: 78-56, 2 females, 1 male.
Used these with my 8th grade students to tell a story, they were so engaged! The images are astounding!
Brian Luke S.
I love this game.. It is great for family interaction, great for creativity, and great for family and friends bonding.. Congrats.. % Stars!
I originally bought it because I grew up playing board games and card games and our family loves them! We've passed down this love of games to our kids. My sister recently had a stroke and has 3 kids. Reading and concentrating are hard for her so the regular games we usually play together are too difficult for her. Also, she has aphasia, so one of the things she has to practice is word recall. Playing the OuiSi games means that she can practice her word recall, and make connections all while playing games with her kids and not needing to read. We've enjoyed that there are so many different ways to play and LOVE the beautiful photos! Thanks for creating it!
It’s not something that we’d play often.
Wasn’t as fun as I originally thought it would be. If you have a family that is big into technicalities(like mine) this is not the game for you. There is a lot of room for debate about what matches what doesn’t and in my family there was a lot of fighting over who was right because they had differing opinions on “matches”. Let’s just say that it was not a game that brought my family together. Fun but a little to much wiggle room for my liking.
You are writing because of order number 2. I just ordered again today because I needed an 18th one. I paid full price this time. We did enjoy playing.
We love this game and have gifted it to others who also love it. Great group game for all ages, generations, and speakers of different languages.
I love these cards! There are so many ways to play! It stimulates curiosity and develops connections in our world! I am playing it with my granddaughter and my father! Interesting and creative! Love it! Thank you!
Really drawn to the pictures but playing with them in a group was kinda eh. Maybe it's my friends.
I love games that can be played and engage a wide age range. This game does that - great for family time.
Shared it at a family gathering where there were differences of what cards matched
There are several ways to play, and a great game for a variety of ages to play together.