Here’s a PEEK! at a game we play

PEEK! is a family-friendly, easy-to-learn game involving both dice and cards where everyone is a winner! You get lessons on the spot and there is no minimum age to be able to play. If you can read dice and cards, or have someone who can help you, you can play. And it’s fun.

PEEK! was created by Sam Hens-Greco’s Uncle Carl, and Sam and his family have been bringing it to Summer Institute for years. There are no losers in this game – everyone leaves with a prize.

Ah, the legendary PEEK! prizes. To play, you should bring a prize, in a paper or reusable bag. (As the winner you get to keep the bag too, and sometimes the bag is better than the prize inside of it). As for the prize itself, bring something that isn’t expensive. It’s okay if it is used but it must be clean and in working condition. Sam says that it should be something that you cherish. Everybody else says that it should be a “white elephant” gift, or something you don’t want. Many people bring the prize they won last year. When the game is over, there’s a huge swap meet among the children to find something they actually want.

Keep an eye out instructions on where and when to bring the PEEK! prize to where they are collected for the game. Don’t worry if you have something appropriate or not. You can’t make a mistake. And join us for the game itself. It’s something that you won’t find anywhere else, and it’s a blast.

One word of warning – it’s loud. Very, very loud.