Made by IQ Toys
How to Play?
Turn 1 card from the deck facing up , in order for all the players to see it equally. Place the correct colorful bands on the proper hand and specific fingers (right or left) and place your hand on the card before your opponent does. Whomever does this first, grabs the card and earns a point. The colorful bands must be in the exact same color order and finger placement as shown on the card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
What does this game work on?
Tricky Hands works on right and left hand recognition, color and pattern recognition, finger dexterity/recognition, visual-perceptual skills, grading of force, spatial awareness, body awareness, hand-eye coordination skills, visual-sequencing, and pincer grasp development and refinement. This game also works on shift and translation when turning the cards face up or down, bilateral integration, and tactile discrimination by having different textured bands on the child’s fingers. Functionally, this game will help a child with pinch strength, while they are picking up coins, jewelry, crayons, dolls, or other objects, as well as dressing manipulatives such as buttons, snaps and zippers. The proprioceptive ability to grade the amount of force/pressure exerted on a manipulative is important while writing, coloring, buttoning clothes, opening doors and manipulating feeding utensils (fork, spoon, and knife), etc. Right and left hand recognition and finger dexterity will be important as the child enters their school year in terms of writing, typing and participating and gross motor physical education activities, etc. Spatial and body awareness is important for a child’s general safety and social interactions with peers. The skill of shift is important when handling school worksheets, counting money, turning pages of a book or notebook, and the skill of lateral shift when turning a key. By having the child put the textured colorful bands onto their fingers, they are working on tactile discrimination and are being exposed to the feeling of different textures on their skin. Finger-to-palm translation enables a child to pick up coins, a pencil or crayon, and small toys, etc. Visual-sequencing skills is important when getting dressed, cooking, organization, completing a math problem or writing a paper. This skill is crucial in helping a child to develop organizational skills needed for functional participation within the home and school environments.
Why do I love this game?
Tricky Hands is a fun game for children to play with a friend or to play alone. It engages the child’s mind in a fun and exciting way. This game allows the players to experience competitiveness in a safe and fun environment. This game gets the kids excited to race to the finish and see which player wins the game round. This game is easy to play with few directions and minimal pieces. The child will not have to read, understand, or follow complex directions/rules, so they can just have fun while playing. It is also a fun way to learn and recognize different colors. The child is able to work on important fine motor and visual skills while having fun. Play is a child’s main occupation and through games like Tricky Hands, their therapeutic goals are able to be met.