Product Type: Drumond Park board games
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No time for URMM in this game!
Drummond Park Articulate!
Author Name: superness11
Drummond Park Articulate!
If you looking for a fantastic board game to play with your family over the festive season, then look no further because articulate has it all! As we will all be getting merry with glasses of Eggnog and the like, it is important to choose a game that has simple rules and does not need everyone to move from where they are sitting and gather round the board, you can have a nominated team member to move the counter round the board. It is a great game for including large numbers of participants and even those who usually despise board games are often heard yelling, 'my turn!' and getting particularly excited.
==Price and availability==
The game will last you forever so it worth the money and will cost you about £15.00 from Toy stores and book stores. You can also buy top up cards. My sister plays this game so often she knows the answers so quickly that we had to buy some more cards to make the game fairer!
=="It's a pink wriggly creature and lives in the ground!"==
The game is fun, well natured and competitive! It is mainly for adults though (or very clever children) as some of the famous people included will be before a young person's time.
Interested? Well let's hear how you play...
Articulate is comparable to charades, in that you have to guess what someone is trying to express to you. You can play with any amount of people but four is the bare minimum and simply split everyone into teams. Each team needs at least a guesser and a describer, thus four is the minimum.
The board opens out into a large circle shaped board game and divided into 42 sections that flow clockwise round the board from start to finish Each section has a colour and a corresponding category:
Object (light blue), World (dark blue), People (Yellow), Nature (Green), Random (Red) and Action (Orange).
Each team starts on the 'start' segment and the aim of the game is make it to the finish segment before the other teams. You move by guessing the words on the cards in a set amount of time, the amount of correct words you guess correctly, denotes how many spaces you can move. (I'll explain this in more detail next!)
=="He is a singer with an infamous hip movement and huge quiff!"==
The question cards come in a large cardboard block and are small enough to hold discretely in your hand. The describer should pull out a small wedge of cards from the front of the stack. They now must describe the word on the front card that corresponds to category of the segment they are on, so for example a green Nature word maybe "Tree." You need to describe it so your team can guess it, once they have correctly identified the word, discard the card and describe the next Nature word.
=="It is in America, gives it's name to the Mud pie desert!"==
There is an egg timer to count down the length of time the guessers get. When the timer runs out the team need to count how many cards they guessed correctly and then move forward on the board that amount of segments.
*You can only pass once so no cheating!
*You can't say what letter the word begins with or how many letters in the word!
*You can't say what it sounds like!
*you can't say a word that is derived from the word you are trying to express. For example you cannot say, 'it's a river' for The Mississippi River!
This is a really fun game and provides so much entertainment. It gets everyone in the group engaged and smiling. It is so funny listening to people try to describe things and failing or getting it completely wrong. It is great when people are on the same wavelength as you but really frustrating when you think you have done a great job of describing and they just don't get it!
Summary: A really entertaining game