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Kaleidos Junior

something made of wood


Kaleidos junior is the junior version of Kaleidos, a picture-spotting variant of Scattergories and related games, intended for children not yet able to read, in which you match images to categories. In Kaleidos junior you can play Level 1 without any knowledge of reading or letters, categories are represented by pictograms. Players or teams – in case of more than four players – take 10, 15 or 20 tokens, in relation to their age, and you use the spinner to determine a category. Categories are: something – square or rectangular, - which makes a noise,-  that moves, - made of wood, - made of paper, - fragile, - soft, - pointed, - round, - which smells, - liquid, - edible or - hard. Each player or each team now searches on his picture #1- all players or teams have an identical picture - for items that fit the indicated category and mark them with a token. If there are several images of the same item on your picture, you can only mark one. When the timer has run out, each player names the items that he has found; tokens for correct items go out of play, tokens on wrong images are returned to players. Then you go on with the next picture boards until one player is out of tokens and wins. In Levels 2 and 3 for elder children you can search for items with the spinner-chosen starting letter or write down the items beginning with that letter. In this level each word you wrote down alone scores three points, each words you have in common with others scores one point.

In this edition, too, this is a fun and entertaining game with cute images, a good training for observation, vocabulary and assignment.


Players: 2-12

Age: 4+

Time: 30+

Designer: Spartaco Albertarelli

Artist: Elena Prette, Valentina Mendicino

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Cocktail Games 2014


Genre: Image spotting, vocabulary

Users: For children

Special: Many players

Version: multi

Rules: de en es fr gr is it kr nl

In-game text: no



New edition, first edition EG-Spiele 1998

Fantastic training for vocabulary

For me the best version of Scattergories / Town-Country-River

Excellent for non-readers


Compares to:

Kaleidos, Disney Riesen Bilder Rallye


Other editions:

With Oliphante, Asmodee, Happy Baobab, Playhouse, Spilavinir


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 3

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0