Image Snap - Snap Game

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20 min

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About the activity & how to play it

Image Snap supports cognitive stimulation therapy, while being a whole load of fun. The 36 cards with bright, bold and easily recognisable illustrations span four themes – animals, food, tools and transport. It is different than a traditional snap game, it’s about matching the themes and making new links in your brain.

The cards can be played in three ways but this Snap game is suited to those at an Exploratory Level. It is a game that will be familiar to many who would play cards growing up or with children and grandchildren, so will also be great at sparking memories. The cards are easily recognisable to help people play the game as independently as possible. The Snap Game can be played with 2-4 people at a time. 


You'll need

  1. Image Snap

The Activity

  1. Set up the game in a quiet room or space at a small table with a clear background
  2. Explain the rules of the game and begin!
  3. Support each person to play independently, offering prompts as and when needed
  4. Give each person the same amount of cards face down
  5. The players can either hold the cards in their hand, face down or place them on the table in front of them
  6. Tell them that they need to shout, “Snap!” if someone puts a card on top of another from the same theme. If they do, they win the pair
  7. Invite the first player to lay down a card in the middle of the table
  8. Ask the next player to place a card down on top of that card
  9. Encourage people to always keep an eye on the last card laid, so they’re ready to shout, “Snap!” if they see a match
  10. Continue until all the cards have been matched
  11. The player with the most pairs at the end is the winner!

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