PLAYING WITH YOUNGER KIDS
To play with younger kids, simply take out the action card element and have the kids play the game as they would "Go Fish." They can show other players the card they are looking for instead of asking. The player with the most matches at the end of the game wins.
Take the deck of Pet Cards and face half of them (40) face down in 5 rows of 8. Players take turns flipping over 2 cards at a time. If they get a match, they keep that pet pair. If a player makes a match, that player goes again. Play continues until all pets have been match. The winner is the detective who has matched the most pets.