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We needed a new board game and looking at our local Argos we came across this board game. It's a family based game so it would be ok for adults. I really enjoyed it and so did the people I played it with. I love the simplicity of the game I have gone off the complex games like monopolywith too much going on!
The game comes with a simple board which you follow round without the use of dice. There are six different colour counters and 400 question cards so not a lot of bits to mess around with setting up. I like this as I don't have the patience to mess around with piles of paper money or little fiddly pieces anymore.
The 400 cards have four questions on them, a red which you always start with followed by a white, blue and green. There are three different types of cards: picture cards which have a picture on one side and the question on the opposite side relate to it, common theme which is where all the questions on that card have a theme to them and last the pot luck which is a collection of random British question. I found the questions to be a mix of easy and extremely difficult. As always I found my team always got the difficult questions and we always knew the answers to the simple questions the other team were asked!
Now for the game you basically follow the track round on the board. You can play in teams or as individual. We played as teams and found it a lot of fun. You start with the youngest player who picks up a card and reads the first question on the card to the other team. If they get it right they move onto the first red space and get asked the next question on the card. If they get it wrong the question can be answered by the members on your own team. The problem we had was when we were reading we gave the answer before our own team member could answer.
This game is suitable for children aged 12 years and above. I wouldn't recommend for any younger aless you are playing in teams with a mixed age of people on your team. There is a large range of questions ranging from modern day life to pre historic. You will find there is a question for everyone. I think they have managed to cover a lot of topics. I actually found some of the questions very interesting and learnt a few things along the way.
I fully enjoyed this board game and look forward to the next time we get it out. I can see it will take a long time till we get through all the questions. Now it is a slightly expensive game at £30 but I can see it being one we get out quite often. I mean who can resist a game about our country!