Objective of Spot It! The Mandalorian
The objective of Spot It! The Mandalorian is to spot the matching icon between two cards before the other players.
Playing the Spot It! The Mandalorian
Spot It! The Mandalorian consists of a number of different mini games that you can play. While each of these mini games play slightly different, they do share some similarities.
Each card features eight different Star Wars themed pictures/symbols on it. The cards are designed in a way where each card only has one symbol that matches every other card. Symbols are considered matches if they have the same shape/picture and color. The size of the two matching symbols can be different.
The basic goal of each of the mini games is to find these matches before the other players. When the players reveal cards, you race against the other players to find the match before the other players. When you spot a match you need to call out its name/point it out before the other players to claim the match.
If two players find the match at the same time, the first player to name it and take/place the card gets to claim the match.
The Tower Mini Game
In The Tower mini game deal one card face down to each player to start the game. Place the remaining cards face up in a pile in the middle of the table.
All of the players will flip over their card at the same time. Each player is trying to find the one Star Wars icon from the center card that matches their own top card. When a player finds a match they will call it out. If the match is correct, they will take the center card and add it to the top of their own pile.
All of the players then try to match their top card against the new top card in the middle of the center pile.
You will keep playing the game until all of the cards have been taken from the center pile. The player with the most cards wins the game.
The Well Mini Game
Place one card face up in the middle of the table. Deal out the rest of the cards facedown to the players. You should deal them out as evenly as possible.
When everyone is ready, all of the players will flip over their pile of cards at the same time.
Each player is trying to find the matching symbol between their top card and the top card on the center pile. When you spot a matching symbol you will call it out. If it was a match you will place the top card from your pile on top of the center pile.
All of the players will now try to match their top card to this new card on the top of the center.
You will keep playing the game until one of the players play all of the cards from their pile. The first player to play all of the cards from their pile wins the game.
Hot Potato Mini Game
Deal one card facedown to each player. Place the remaining cards facedown to be used later. Decide how many rounds you want to play. You should play at least five rounds.
Playing A Round
All of the players will simultaneously flip over their card at the same time. Each player keeps their card in the palm of their hand where everyone can see them.
You will look at your card and try to find a matching Star Wars symbol on one of the other player’s cards. When you find a match you will call it out.
You will then put your card on top of the other player’s card. That player now needs to try and find a match with the new top card on their hand.
The players with a card on their hand continue trying to find a match for their card. If you have multiple cards in your hand, you only need to find a match for the top card. If you find a match for the top card, you will give all of your cards to the player whose card you matched.
The players will keep trying to find matches until only one player has cards left in their hand. They will lose the round. They will set the cards in their hand on the table in front of them.
Winning Hot Potato
A new round then begins with each player being dealt a new card. You will keep playing rounds until you have played the number of rounds you chose to play.
After all of the rounds have been played, each player counts up how many cards they collected in the game. The player that collected the least cards wins the game.
The Poisoned Gift Mini Game
For this game all of the players are dealt one card facedown. Place the rest of the cards face up in the middle of the table.
All of the players will flip their card face up at the same time. Unlike the other mini games, in The Poisoned Gift you are trying to find a match on one of your opponents’ cards. You will try to find a Star Wars symbol on their top card that matches the top card on the center pile. If you find a match you will call it out. You will then give the top center card to the player that you found a match with.
Giving the center card to a player reveals a new center card. Players try to find a new match for this card from their opponents’ cards.
You will keep playing until players take all of the cards from the center pile. The player that has the fewest cards at the end of the round wins.
Triplet Mini Game
Shuffle the cards and place them facedown in a pile. Take the top nine cards and place them face up in a 3 x 3 grid.
All of the players will look at the nine face up cards and try to find a matching symbol shared by three of the cards. The same Star Wars symbol must be on all three cards. When you find a match you will call it out.
If you are correct, you will take the three cards and set them aside for scoring at the end of the round. One of the players then takes three new cards from the facedown pile and places them face up in the spots that are now empty due to a player taking the cards.
The round ends when there are less than nine cards left and none of the players can find a match between three cards.
Each player counts up how many cards they were able to collect. The player that collected the most cards wins the round.
Winning Spot It! Star Wars The Mandalorian
You can play Spot It! The Mandalorian in a number of ways. You can choose to play all of the mini games determining the winner by who wins the most mini games. Otherwise you can choose to play the mini games that you enjoy most.
If two players should tie at the end of the game, the players will face off in a tiebreaker. Both players flip over one card at the same time. The first player to find the matching symbol between the two cards wins the game. If there are three or more tied players, play the Hot Potato mini game (see above) to determine the winner.
Spot It! The Mandalorian FAQ
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Spot It! Star Wars The Mandalorian Components
- 55 cards
- Tin case
Year: 2021 | Publisher: Asmodee | Designer: Denis Blanchot, Jacques Cottereau, Jean-François Andreani, Toussaint Benedetti, Guillaume Gille-Naves, Igor Polouchine
Genres: Card, Family, Speed
Ages: 6+ | Number of Players: 2-8 | Length of Game: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Light | Strategy: Light | Luck: Moderate
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