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I have to confess I never watched the TV Show that this game 'Password' is based on but the game itself is a great deal of fun for all the family. It is challenging and strategic.
The concept is quite simple and the idea of the game is that you play in teams and the winner is the first team to reach the end on the board by guessing the passwords along the way. One player from each team takes it in turns on their go and is given a password. Their team then has to guess what their word is without actually saying it. So it's really another form of charades which I'm sure we have all played from time to time at parties etc. in the past. There is also a time limit which makes things even more challenging to guess the word. If the team runs out of time then the other team get a point and if they guess it they get the point. Then the other team get a turn and so on. All the while you are progressing round the board to the ultimate destination.
I have to admit for such a simple game it is great fun to play with family and friends and involves alot of people so everyone gets a turn. It is funny to see what everyone tries to guess and how far off they can be to the actual word sometimes.
In addition it's a great team game so gets you working with others to achieve success. The game doesn't take too long to play so will keep you interested too over the duration. Great fun the more players you have too...
Password is a very loud and lively game that I often play with my family at get-togethers. It has a very simple concept in that all you have to do is describe a word or phrase to your team and they have to guess what you're describing. The person doing the describing holds a round disc which is filled with lots of different words and phrases and every time someone guesses correctly they just hit the button and a new word will appear.
Two teams are needed and you need to have at least two players on each team but more makes it a lot more fun. The disc gets passed between the two teams as soon as each team has guessed one word while a timer is going off. The team left holding the disc when the timer buzzes at the end, loses and the other team wins a point.
There are rules in this game and those are that, when you're describing your word, you cannot say any part of that word at all and it's not like Charades as you can't say 'sounds like' and 'rhymes with'. No actions are allowed either so you just have to try to describe each word as well as you possibly can to make your team guess it correctly.
The game ends when a team reaches the end of the board with their points but the maximum number of points only goes up to about 10 so it's usually quite a short game. We usually end up playing a couple of games in a row as after the first round we're all fired up to yell some more.
This is a very loud and fun game as the timer gradually beeps faster and faster making you think that your time is nearly up and that you have to hurry to get the disc to the other side. We've had incidents where the disc has been thrown across the room to stop from losing a point and heated debates have even started where someone thought someone else wasn't describing something properly or the person doing the describing thought all their team mates were stupid for not guessing it.
This really is a great game but you have to be wide awake and in a good mood to play this as it requires lots of energy and concentration. It's a great ice breaker or just a really fun game to play when you've got guests round. Just make sure you don't offend or injure anyone by getting too involved in the game!
When I first saw Password, I knew it was my kind of game. This is not one for the people who enjoy slow, calmer games, as the best bit about this game is its frantic, fast-paced nature. It's very exciting and a good one for all the family.
The idea of the game is to reach your destination on the game board by describing the password to your team so they can guess it. One team starts with a disc which has a word on it. They have to describe this word to their team without saying it. So, for example, if the password was "Peacock", you might say "A bird with big, brightly-coloured tail feathers". Once your team has guessed the word, you pass the disc on to the other team. Of course, while this is happening, the timer is ticking away. The other team push the button to change the password, and then repeat the describing process. The disc is passed back and forth between the teams, and if the other team is in possession of the disc when the timer stops, your team moves a step further on the board.
The best asset of this game is the high levels of excitement. As time ticks by, the timer will start to beep faster and faster, evoking high levels of excitement and sometimes so much that the disc can be flung to the other team with just seconds to go. It is played at great speed, which means that it will only last half an hour or so at most. The speed makes the game extremely exciting and thoroughly enjoyable for all.
The more people you can get playing, the better, as more people means more excitement and a faster pace to the game, with guesses coming in left, right and centre. How people react under the pressure of the timer is something which can make the game extremely funny. It can sometimes force them into screaming their guesses at the top of their lungs, or physically throwing the disc to the other team to get it out of their possession as fast as possible.
This game retails, in new, at approximately £29.99, but older versions of the same game are available in many places, including Amazon.
Even at £29.99 I would say that this game is well worth it. Take it along to family parties or play it with your friends! It's a fantastic game that I have never got bored of in 6 years of playing it! This is strongly recommended to anyone above the age of 10, and definitely to people who love a fast-paced, exciting atmosphere.
I actually have an older version of this game which is now very battered and bruised. All I can say is I hope it is the same.
The game was made by Milton Bradley and is based on an old Tv series of the same name and strategy.
The name of the game is for the first team to reach their destination on the board by guessing th passwords. One player in the team has a password and has to make their team guess what their word is without actually saying it. Whilst this is going on it is a race against the clock as if the timer runs out on your turn the other team get a point. If the pasword is correctly guessed before the timer runs out play then goes to the other team to do the same things against the clock and so on and so on.
We have had some great fun with this game. Sometimes ending up throwing the password disc across the room to the other tam in order to get it out of our hands. We have had many laughs and it is a great team game.
This game is now avaliable in 5 versions but if you can get hold of the original it will be worth it as this is fantastic. The game retails at about £29.99 new but you can pick these up second hand in various places including amazon.
The game takes about 30 minutes to play properly but once you start you wont want to stop playing!! Oh and the more players the better!!
Password has been around for a long time, and the game hasn't changed a bit. It is shortened version of the popular game "Taboo". Although it requires more skill and thinking than "Taboo" intellectuals will like this game most. It forces one to not only think of the "password" but to also think about how the clue relates to the person who gives out the clue. The game itself takes little time to play, as you can adjust what score you would like to play up to. One drawback is the score sheet itself. It is very difficult to understand because it keeps both opponents scores in the same area. It can be confusing. Also, anyone would love the design of the game itself. There is no board or pesky pieces to worry about. Just a scrambled word that can only be read through a special red screen.