As a family our favourite thing to do is play board games, especially if it involves all of us.
We were recently given Catch Phrase the Board Game. This excited us more than any other game we’ve received. Both myself and Tom grew up watching it on TV and now it’s come back on TV with Stephen Mulhern we’ve watched it as a family and really enjoyed it.
Game play is straightforward and follows the frenetic, fun-filled format of the show – but here, to add to the fun, everyone takes a turn to step into the hallowed shoes of the show’s host, Stephen Mulhern. The ultimate aim is to accrue the most ‘money’ by guessing Catch Phrase puzzles over each of the rounds… with increasing amounts of ‘prize money’ on offer.
Each player keeps his or her accumulated winnings, as play passes from Host to Host – and the person with the most money after everyone has played Host is declared the winner. It’s a battle of wit and brainteasers – a veritable twirl of tongue twisters and picture puzzles that’ll have you shouting out with frustration or jumping for joy when the penny drops and you’re able to literally “Say what you see!”.
The game is for ages 8+ but Harry (5) enjoyed playing along too. He didn’t play as a contestant but he was in charge of the hourglass, he made a buzzer noise every time it got to the end. He also had fun having a guess at some of the catchphrases. surprisingly he actually did better than the teenagers. As a 5 year old he was, as you’re supposed to, saying what he saw but the teens were overthinking them.
We didn’t even use a quarter of the cards so we have many more games left to play. I think it is going to be a new favourite of ours.
The game is priced at £22.99 rrp. For more information and stockists visit www.drumondpark.com
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