One of the many things I love about Christmas is a family board game. We have been known to play many of them in the past so when Drumond Park sent me two of their latest to review, I was very excited.
First up is LOGO Billionaire. In this game you can make or lose a fortune on just one Cornetto (I know you are all breaking into song now!). You can turn from a budding entrepeneur into a billionaire – and the first to do that wins the game!
With a RRP of £24.99 LOGO Billionaire is suitable for ages 8 up to adult and we couldn’t wait to play this together. I have to admit that, as I suspected, Ross would be the first winner – and I have a feeling that this streak is going to continue for a while! Whenever we have played board games in the past, it is usual for me to finish last – I intend to change that one!
The great thing is that you have an introductory Apprentice version (perfect for every member of the family aged from 8 upwards) and the game can grow with you as you can turn to the Executive game, which involves more skill and strategy. You can either play it safe or you can gamble but you can also go bust at the turn of just one card!
I have to say that I think that this is a great way to introduce kids to the world of business. I already believed that Grace is fairly shrewd but I think this is going to bring out the best in her.
The second game we received is one of my favourites. All Star Family Fortunes. We haven’t had a chance to play this yet as you need two families – and there are only 3 of us – but we have no doubt that this will be a big hit. Also suitable for ages 8 and up, it retails at £19.99.
There are miniature versions of all the Family Fortunes props in the box, including the traditional electronic ‘UH-UH’-buzzer which is a hugely memorable part of the programme. You receive two packs of a total of 300 questions where you have to guess the most popular answers. There are single money, double money and big money rounds to help you gain bonus points. You also elect a host for the whole game (that is Ross’ part sorted!).
As play passing back and forth between the teams depending on whether they decide to play a question or pass, whether they have given the highest value answer or if they have been able to fill in all the answers with the dry-wipe marker pen on any given question card before receiving three ‘wrong answer’ crosses. Full details are available in the instruction booklet – but all correct answer points are written on each team’s box in the top corner of the board. Five rounds are played – the first three for Single Money and the last two for Double Money, where the Host simply doubles the points indicated on the card before writing them on the board.
I was already looking forward to Christmas – with this as one of our family games, I am looking forward to it even more now!
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You can find the terms and conditions for this giveaway here: Drumond Park T&Cs for LOGO Billionaire & Family Fortunes
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