Read My Mind

Banana or sun?


40 image show very different images within a blue border – foodstuff, animals, differently dressed people and vehicles. Those cards are laid out on the table randomly in a grid of 8x5 cards; another set of 40 cards show the same images, without the border, and this set is shuffled and stacked face-down.

One player as the active player draws a card from the stack, looks at it and keeps it secret. All other players try now to identify the image depicted on the card by asking questions. Those questions must be asked by players in turn, it is not allowed that all talk at the same time or out of sequence, and players must formulate their questions in a ways that enables the active player to answer only with Yes or No. Those are the only answers he is allowed to give.

If you believe that you have identified the image you take the card showing this image out of the grid – if you guessed correctly and took the correct card, you may keep the card from the grid for a victory point. The other card is set aside and the next player in turn draws a card. If you picked the wrong card, you put it back into the grid and questioning continues with the next player in turn. Whoever is first to have won three card, wins the game.

“Read my Mind” uses a very simple basic mechanism that yet encourages players to think carefully about how to formulate the questions. Contrary to other such games, e.g. “Guess who?” there are more different characteristics that offer the options for very varied questions, e.g. “does that animal make that noise?”. All in all a super training for posing questions and finding criteria.


Players: 2-6

Age: 5+

Time: 15+

Designer: Martin Nedergaard Andersen

Artist: Heike Georgi

Price: ca. 10 Euro

Publisher: Beleduc 2016


Genre: Questions, image identification

Users: For children

Version: multi

Rules: cn de en es fr it nl

In-game text: no



Simple rules

Good practice for questioning and communication

Nice selection of images


Compares to:

Wer ist es?


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 2

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0