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Retail Price: $19.95
Item: FA055 
Quantity on Hand: 32  

“Our whole family from age 5 to 72 played the game and enjoyed it. It can be played competitively or cooperatively just for fun. Everyone had a good time.”

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Acuity - The Maverick New Game of Sharp Vision & Keen Thought! For reinforcing visual spatial skills, pattern recognition, and quick mental processing, Acuity is a brilliant choice! -And full of new zest too! Acuity is a fun, brainteasing game unlike any other you've seen before.

(The quickest way to learn Acuity- watch the video from the tab above the game image on this page. If you're more the "reading" sort, the highlights below will give you the fast facts on Acuity as well.)

Acuity is the clever matching game of quick visual perception where players race against each other or work together to discover and match hidden patterns in the tiles' arrangement.

First, 70 wonderfully durable and vibrantly mind-bending pattern tiles, are set in a grid arrangement of 36 tiles. Your job will be to find a match.

Here's the kicker. None of the tiles match. Not one. All 70 are different. Sooooo that means to find a match, players must find two side-by-side tiles that together, by looking at 2 adjacent squares on each, would match the tile that you're hoping to match. Or, alternatively, players could find the matching pattern by looking at the corners of 4 tiles together. *If you can't see a match, you can turn one tile one quarter of a turn to make one. It's easy.

Easy until your mind's eye tricks you! It's the surprise in finding a match or thinking you've found a match (when you really haven't) that makes Acuity a one-of-a-kind, long-lasting source of fun game play over time. Acuity is never, ever the same game twice. Really. Not ever.

Featuring 70 wonderfully durable and vibrantly mind-bending pattern tiles, Acuity will delight all ages. With simple rules, Acuity is a game the entire family can play together. No reading required... simply the ability to flip, turn and match!

  • Flip, Turn, and Match to win
  • A mind-bending, eye-catching tile race!
  • Cleverly designed patterned tiles test your visual acuity
  • Work with or against other players to find hidden patterns in the colorful tile grid
  • A brilliant visual challenge with rapid game play
  • All minds on board to master the match!
  • Fit for families, party fun, (and general good times)
  • Simple game play, no reading required
  • Player to match the most tiles wins
  • 70 highly durable, vibrant game tiles
  • Full instructions included

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 6 years of age.

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      UPC 182129000595
      Manufacturer SKU FA055-1
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 9/8/2010
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 6 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #46
      Duration of Play 10 - 20 minutes
      Pieces 70
      Players 2 or more

    We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Muscular Dystrophy, Vision Impairment
    "We use this game to supplement vision therapy. Rotating pieces, matching patterns, scanning, visual memory. Pieces are thick enough to be easily picked up by another family member with muscular dystrophy. That was an initial concern when purchasing but the size/thickness of the tiles makes grasping easy."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    "Good for recognizing current patterns on the table, as well as a future pattern when a tile is turned. Encourages abstract thinking."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    "This was given to my daughter and I figured it was good for my mother. She has a traumatic brain injury and these games with spacial manipulation strengthen her recovery. It doesn't have to be played with as many cards as they recommend which is nice. You can modify the game to fit the ability of the user. She hasn't played it yet, but I can see this being very useful in comparison with the games her therapists have recommended to date..."

    Total Customer Reviews: 74
    Average Customer Rating: 4.43 (site average 4.56)
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    Product review of Acuity
    Posted 12/22/2014 by R. Goldstein

    Great for young children and adults

    Rating: 5
    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
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    My rating of Acuity
    Posted 10/14/2014

    Great game! Different every time!

    Rating: 5
    2 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
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    bought for a Christmas gift
    Posted 9/29/2014 by Mary T

    Looking for ward to playing this after Christmas and like what I seen in reviews so far.

    Rating: 5
    1 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
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    Product review of Acuity
    Posted 7/30/2014 by Kelly James

    Didn't get to see her play with it.

    Rating: 5
    2 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
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    Great game for mixed age play
    Posted 5/30/2014 by L TEBBEN

    We purchased this game to supplement our 10 year old's vision therapy. While I still feel it is a great purchase from the standpoint of improving his visual performance, I would purchase it again solely for "fun". We have used the game for individual play and group game play. We recently played with group ranging from 10 to 71. Everyone (even the teenager) enjoyed it. The rules were easy to understand so we could quickly start playing. The game itself is well made. I like that the box lid fits securely. The pieces are thick and sturdy. The only change I would make is to redesign the tray so the tiles stay in place if the game is stored vertically.

    Rating: 5
    11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
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