Photo Memory Game – 3 games in 1

By Erica Stoeckeler /
3 Ways to play with photo memory cards - memory, go fish, guess who

Personalize your fun with the Pinhole Press Memory Game, which can be played more ways than 1! Each Memory Game includes 24 photo playing cards that can be used to play Memory, Go Fish and Guess Where.

Our photo playing cards take your family fun to the next level, breathing life into these traditional card games that all ages can play, while helping you relive life’s special moments along the way.

Here are a fun few ways to determine who should go first:

  1. Whoever has the next birthday
  2. Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot
  3. Whoever is the youngest

Ways to play with your photo memory game

Memory Game (good for 2+ players):

Object of the game: to have the most matches of memory cards by the end of the game

Set-Up: Shuffle all 24 memory cards and lay them face (photo side) down.

Step 1: Each player takes turns picking up 2 photo cards in hopes of picking a match (both cards picked feature the same photo). If the cards are a match, the player who picked them gets to keep the match. If the cards feature different photos and do not match, they will be flipped back over, face down, where they were first selected from.

Step 2: Continue taking turns picking up memory cards until all the playing cards are matched.

Step 3: Each player counts the number of matches they have, and the player with the most wins!

PRO TIP: If you are playing with little ones who are on the move, play with only 12 photo playing cards instead of all 24. This way, you can keep the 12 remaining cards as a separate set (a new game!) or reintroduce them over time to make the game more challenging as they grow.

Play Go Fish with your Photo Memory Game

Go Fish (good for 2-3 players)

Object of the game: to have the most matches of photo memory cards by the end of the game

Set-Up: Shuffle the playing cards and deal each player 5 photo cards. Scatter the remaining photo playing cards face (photo side) down in the middle ( so it looks like a busy school of fish!)

Step 1: Players review their cards to see if they were dealt any matches. If so, they can put the pair down face (photo) up. With the remaining, unmatched cards, take turns asking one another for the match to your photo card – you can only ask about one card at a time!

Ex:  Do you have Dad at the beach? No, go Fish.

If you are given the card that you requested, put the match down and go again. If you are not given the card that you requested and are told to go fish, pick a card from the pile. Now it’s the next person’s turn!

Step 2: Keep taking turns asking one another for cards until all the pairs are matched.

Step 3: Each person counts the number of matches they have, and the player with the most wins!Photo Memory Game play Guess Who

Guess Where – A New Take on Guess Who! (good for 2+ players and teams):

Object: to be the player with the most playing cards at the end of the game

Set Up: Pair all the photo playing cards. Discard 1 photo playing card from each pair off to the side (out of play), and place the remaining 12 cards face (photo side) down in the middle.  

Step 1: One at a time, players pick up 1 card from the middle and describe the location of where the photo was taken to the other players. Avoid saying the actual place, but use descriptives to get the other players to guess it. (Ex: It is sunny and hot here. We went here with Grandma.) The player to guess the right location gets to keep the card.

Step 2: Take turns going one at a time, guessing the cards in the middle until they are all gone.

Step 3: Each player counts the number of cards that they have and the player with the most photo cards wins!

Do you know of any other games that we can play with our memory game? If so, comment below or tag @PinholePress to share the fun!

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