I found Alex Beard’s Face to Face a few weeks ago, and it turns out I like it a whole bunch more than my 11-year-old does. It’s a highly visual game, and he is a highly auditory-kinesthetic processor. Fortunately for me, we’ve got friends who are more in the visual spectrum, and I’ve had a couple of chances to play—and then document—this interesting game.

Playing Alex Beard's Face to Face game

The delightful collection of eyes, mouths and noses are all turned upside down and players choose eleven pieces each, which they may then see, and hide from their opponents. Taking turns, players match eyes to noses and mouths to noses, and colors must match. Eyes can’t match with mouths, nor eyes with eyes or mouths with mouths.

Playing Alex Beard's Face to Face game


That’s as much detail as I’m going to share. Learn more about it by clicking the links above. You might also like to check out the original 72″x48″ piece the artist painted for the game.


2 Responses to “A Cubist Strategy Game”

  1. Penina says:

    Thanks, Sam! When I researched for this post I discovered other interesting games Alex Beard has designed. Take a look at his site, or do a search on “Alex Beard game”.

  2. Sam says:

    Does that ever look like a cool game. I know my daughter and I would love it! Thanks for the introduction.

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