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Game Review – Knit Wit

Game Review – Knit Wit

Knit Wit is one of the strangest games I have played for a while. It’s designed by Matt Leacock who also designed Pandemic, one of my favourite games of all time, but Knit Wit is something quite different.

What is Knit Wit?

Knit Wit is a light social game with easy to pick up rules and quick play. A far cry from the in depth co-operative and strategy style of Pandemic, and with a knitting theme, I wasn’t initially sure what to make of this game.

When the game arrived I wasn’t as excited to play it as I would if it had been a new Zombicide, but when I opened the box, I suddenly became strangely impressed. Despite having no interest in knitting, or anything associated with it, I found the game packaging utterly adorable. Completely different to your usual game box, Knit Wit is packaged more like a sewing kit, and it’s completely genius.

After that I was hooked, and couldn’t wait to get our first game under way. Setting up the very first game takes a little time as you need to unpackage everything and unwind the spools, but once that’s done, new games are ready to go in minutes.

Knit Wit gameplay

The game was designed around Matt’s love of Venn diagrams and adjectives, and with the introduction of the knitting theme, along came the spools, thread and buttons, creating the game we see today.

The rules are simple, create a Venn diagram with string and associate an adjective with each circle. Place numbered spools within the diagram and then find something for each spool which can be associated with all the adjectives it’s linked to, depending on it’s position within the diagram. The objective of the game is to be as creative as possible, and come up with unique words as fast as possible.

Once set up we quickly blasted through a few games, and had tons of fun with our unusual and unique word suggestions. While finding something that links ‘sharp’ and ‘dry’ might seem simple, trying to find something to link ‘wet’, ‘blue’, ‘electric’ and ‘living’, might not be.

Knit Wit is a great game for all ages, and certainly gets your creative side going. It’s fast and easy to play, and we were more than pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed it.

The RRP for Knit Wit is £29.99, and it can be found at independent game stores, which can be found using this store locator

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