Product Type: Drumond Park board games
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Drumond Park The Logo Board Game
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Drumond Park The Logo Board Game
Advantages: Fun, lots of different cards, durable
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
The board game is made by Drummond Park and as with the majority of board games it is quite expensive retailing at around the £25 mark. I often look to see if its on offer but it never seems to be with the price usually being somewhere between £23 and £30. It can be found from all good stockists including toy stores and online in places such as Amazon.
To play the game you roll the die and move your piece around the board. You will then be asked the first question (blue) by an opposing player. If this is answered correctly you move to the closest blue square on the board. The opposing player will then ask the next question on the card and if this is answered correctly you will move to this colour, if getting them all right you get move forwards four times therefore getting you a good distance on the board.
The idea of the game is that you will answer questions about various different brands that we are so familiar with these days due to advertising, and we will see that we know a great deal about brands that we hadn't even learned on purpose.
You can be asked questions from three different card types - picture cards, common theme and pot luck cards:
Picture cards show a picture of the brand and you then have to answer questions about the brand after guessing the logo correctly.
Common theme cards have answers where all questions relate to a common theme.
Pot luck cards are general logo knowledge.
I find that the questions have a good range of difficulties. My niece has been playing this since she was about 8 (although it is supposed to be 12+) and though initially she could only really answer the blue questions she is gradually managing to answer more now she is 12 (also we think she has memorised some answers!). There are a huge amount of question cards which means that as long as the game isn't played every day it is unlikely you will get bored of the questions too quickly. Drummond Park have put a note on their site saying that they will not be bringing out new questions for logo as December 2013 will see the release of a new game.
I find that the brands are all everyday brands that we seen on tv, in shopping centres, hear about on the radio, see on our household appliances etc. They are on the whole very well known brands eg. Mini, Birds Eye, Churchill, Shell, Chicago Town and Walkers. Due to the popularity of the brands used I doubt the game will ever become particularly outdated.
To give an idea of some of the questions I have given some examples below:
1) Red question (level 4) What breed of dog is listening to the gramophone in the HMV logo?
2) Blue question (level 1) Name the brand of luxuriously chocolate coated biscuits from McVities (this is a picture card).
3) Red question (level 4) Which model of Toyota was the first and best selling hybrid vehicle?
4) Green question (level 2) Which rock band is famous for its tongue and lips logo?
5) Yellow question (level 3) The name of which toothpaste brand is the postcode for Sunderland?
6) Red question (level 4) In which Yorkshire town is Taylors the tea and coffee merchant based?
7) Green question (level 2) Which Yorkshire based TV drama was sponsored by Yorkshire Tea for many years?
8) Blue question (level 1) Name the brand of cakes (this is a picture card).
9) Yellow question (level 3) Rubbish related to what is responsible for Britains biggest litter problem?
10) Red question (level 4) Which sweet can be described as 'oblate spheroids with a minor axis of 5mm and a major axis of about 15mm?
Of course the game can be adapted to suit those playing for example if you are on a tight time schedule you could simply answer questions about the colour you are on and then move onto the next player or if you are playing with a young child you could only ask them the blue questions.
We all love this game! It is great fun and quite a bit different to a number of board games on the market. You don't need to really be trained up on general knowledge to win this game it is more about things that you see in your everyday life which you learn and remember far more about than you initially believe.
Length of play is dependent on which cards you get, how many players there are and how many questions are answered correctly. Last time we played this there were 4 adults playing and it took us around an hour and a half maybe two hours but none of us were bored and we felt the game progressed very quickly and because half the time you are either answering or asking then it does keep you busy. I won said game by the way!
The Logo Game is a fantastic take on the traditional board game. It is fun, fast paced and can be played by people of all ages. It is a fast paced game and there are a great deal of different questions to ensure you don't end up repeating questions. Lots of questions are simple which gives everyone a fair chance.
The actual board game itself is very well made. The board is made of a strong board and this still remains looking as though it is brand new without any scratch marks from counters etc. It all packs away neatly into its box and you are never left trying to cram everything in.
I think this board game is brilliant! It is expensive but most board games are sadly. It is a fun take on the traditional general knowledge style and it definitely gives it a modern twist. It is fun and fast paced and great fun is always had whilst playing it. If you are thinking of buying a new board game for the festive season then the Logo Game should definitely be considered because it really is wonderful.
It is also worth noting that Drummond Park, the makers of Logo now also have three new board games - His n Hers, The Best of TV and Movies and Best of British.
Summary: Great board game
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