It's inevitable; kids get antsy, bored, wound up, and just down right crazy when in the car for more than 10 minutes, waiting for the doctor, or waiting for their food at a restaurant. Don't bring the Gameboy next time and see just how imaginative your kids can be with Think-ets. Think-ets is a game that brings out the imagination in your child and will fit in your pocket, diaper bag, purse, or carry-on bag.
Think-ets is a little mesh bag full of trinkets including a horse, a block, a little pair of pliers and more. Two or more ages 8 & up can participate in a Think-et game / story telling adventure. Think-ets is played by making up stories based on the trinkets each player draws before the game starts. For example, if I chose the horse, block, hat, and pliers, my story may start off something like this:
"Once upon a time there was a horse who was training for the Kentucky Derby. His owner Sally, would sit with her pretty hat on and watch her horse gallop and jump across the field. Meanwhile, her friend, Bob, was fixing the door to the horse's pen with a pair of pliers and a screw driver while his daughter, Jill played with some blocks."
The second player continues the story based on the trinkets she drew. An alternate way of playing is to draw one trinket at a time, adding one sentence to the story on each turn instead of half of the story on one turn.
For $1.25 you can buy a Geode "Cave to enhance the story telling experience and for $6.00 you can get a Agate "Stage" that players can use as a stage.
As you can probably tell, Think-ets will bring out the imagination in anyone. Stories can be as silly or serious as the players want.