Board games are usually a tricky one for us now Grace is 8 years old. She plays Monopoly but doesn’t quite understand the strategy behind it. She is too old for what I would class as the ‘kiddyfied’ games, so what to do?
Well Drumond Park has come up with what I would consider to be the perfect solution – and it was a saviour on our dreaded holiday as it quickly became our in-chalet entertainment.
This is the first children’s title within the popular Number One Best Selling LOGO series of picture board games and it combines the branded picture cards of the original LOGO game (rrp £32.99, age 12+) with new and exciting family-friendly challenges.
What makes it different from LOGO itself is that now there are three activities built into the game… the participants get to use their guessing, drawing and describing skills and boy did we put those to the test.
Grace, Lucy, Ross and I all chose our coloured cones in a bid to become one of the winners. Yep, I said one of the winners – as there are two in this game. The box comes complete with a colourful playing board and playing pieces, 60-second timer and hundreds of question cards featuring really well known companies and brands.
The cards have 3 different categories Draw It, Describe It and Guess It – and the activity to be carried out relates to the icon upon which the player’s piece is resting.
The ‘Draw It’ rounds give the player two options – for example, Angry Birds – which Grace drew an excellent picture of on one of our games! – and onion, or Sleeping Bag and Hot Chocolate. The player draws their chosen subject out of the two given within the 60-second timer limit. Everyone can join in and call out as many guesses as they like, and whoever gets it right jointly wins the round, alongside the player who is drawing. Both of them then roll the dice individually, and move their piece forward. If no one guesses correctly, play simply passes on to the next player.
In the Describe It round, echoing Drumond Park’s highly popular Articulate! and Articulate for Kids games, the cardholder has 60 seconds to describe the three products or brands shown on the card. These are all everyday items like a Baby’s Bottle, Sausages, a Comb, an Apple, Gloves, Coconut, Saucepan, Carrot, Watch and Fish Tank or ‘of the moment’ products or brands such as Coca Cola, Speedos, Ugg Boots, Twitter, Uncle Ben’s Rice, Smarties, Sky TV, Specsavers and Starbucks. The players must avoid saying which letter their word begins with, or any part of it – and they mustn’t give any rhyming clues, or perform or gesticulate while doing their describing.
Finally, the ‘Guess It’ side of the card shows a picture of a well-known product or brand, and you keep it hidden from the other players, who have sixty seconds to identify it by asking questions. The play whose turn it is can only answer with a ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘maybe’. Again, players can make as many guesses as they like, and some of the cards also include a ‘Hint’ option which can be used to help the younger players. As previously, a correct guess means a joint winner with the cardholder, and both roll the dice and move their pieces on accordingly.
The first player to throw the dice to move them onto or past the LOGO What Am I? centre zone wins the game – jointly with the player who guessed with them correctly on that turn. Although, we played it slightly differently in the fact that the first person to get to the centre zone could choose whichever category they wanted from the card on their turn and the first person to guess it won jointly with the person whose turn it was.
The great thing about playing with 4 players – two of them youngsters – was that if they were unsure of what something meant then they could ask the adult to help them. Then that adult sat out on the child’s turn. It worked really well for us.
We have also played the game since we came home with Ross’ parents and they loved it too. Grace is now regularly asking us to play the game – and because it is interesting for adults as well then we are happy to.
I am pleased to say that Drumond Park have agreed to give away one of the ‘LOGO What Am I?’ games worth £24.99 to one of my readers and, if you would like to be in with a chance of winning, then please follow the instructions on the Gleam widget below.
- There is 1 prize of a LOGO What Am I game from Drumond Park – the prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
- Winners details will be passed to Drumond Park who will send the prize direct.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 and over, excluding employees and relatives of the promoters (Verily Victoria Vocalises and Drumond Park).
- Closing date for entries is 10pm GMT on 18th September 2015.
- Only one entry per person.
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- The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
- The winner will be informed by email or Tweet within 1 day of the closing date and will need to respond with a postal address within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen.
- The winner’s name will be available on request.
- Drumond Park are responsible for prize fulfilment.
- This is a joint promotion between Drumond Park and Verily Victoria Vocalises.
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