Grab a suitable one!


Dogs differ in five characteristics - they are big or small, light or dark, show us one or two arms, wear sunglasses or not and hold a box of popcorn or don't. The game comprises 96 cards; each player is dealt one card face-down and may not look at this card. 30 more cards are laid out in a grid, 5 x 6 cards, open-faced, randomly and in any orientation. On a signal all playes turn up their start card and simultaneously all use one hand only and quickly take one card at a time from the display. A card may only differ from the top card on your stack by a maximum of one characteristic! When you think that there is no card left in the grid that you can use, you announce this with "Stop" and all players must stop taking cards instantly. At first it is checked if you were correct in stopping the round. If yes, you get one bonus card. If not, you lose all cards collected in this round. Then all players' stacks are checked, including your stack. If all is correct, you keept the stack for a winning stack; if not, you lose all cards of this round. For the new round you are dealt a new starting card and the gaps in the grid are filed from the stack. When there are not enough start cards left, the game ends and you win with most cards.

Funny, somehow, despite not being really new; the dogs are funny and it is more difficult than you might believe to restrict yourself to one difference only, the drawings are very clever! And when you combine packs from Pick a Dog and the identical version Pick a Pig you really are in difficulties, because dogs and pigs only differ in their snout. In the solo game you try for fewest penalty points.


Players: 1-5

Age: 8+

Time: 15+

Designer: Torsten Landsvogt

Artist: Ari Wong

Price: ca. 9 Euro

Publisher: Jolly Thinkers 2012


Genre: Reaction Game

Users: For families

Special: 1 player

Version: de

Rules: de en fr kr

In-game text: no




Funny drawings

Standard mechanisms, nicely combined

Pick a Pig in identical design can be combined with Pick a Dog


Compares to:

Other reaction games


Other editions:

Heidelberger Spieleverlag


Chance (pink): 2

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 3

Action (dark green): 2