We have all grown up watching Family Fortunes. Whether that was when we were a child and watching it with our parents, or watching it now that we are parents! It’s a show that has obviously got the right mix to last all these years!
Over Christmas we have been playing the board game version of Family Fortunes. The current show is hosted by Vernon Kaye, so why not take on the role of Vernon and become the host? The Family Fortunes Board Game by Drumond Park is loads of fun and really gets the whole family working together as a team, with hilarious results!
The box comes with 300 questions, a dry marker, a wipeable board and an electronic buzzer (so teams can buzz in first). The buzzer even has batteries included, so instant gaming!
The aim of the game is to answer the question with the top 5 answers. If you and your team give 3 incorrect answers, then the other team can ‘steal’ the points if they can give just one correct answer.
After three rounds, you move onto two rounds of double points. After this, the team with the lowest points selects two of their players to answer five quick-fire questions. The other team then answer the same quick-fire questions and once finished the host adds up the total scores to see who has won.
This whole process can take a little time, but everyone really gets into in. In my opinion its better to have a game where everyone can get involved and last a little longer, rather than a short game.
Some of the questions are a little head-scratching, but you just have realise that some people don’t answer the questions in the way you would answer them!
The board game suggests an age of 8, but my son, who is 6, loves to play this. He sometimes takes on the role of the host (so improving his reading and confidence skills) and sometimes he answers questions, with surprising answers!
Overall, this is a great game. We have played it a number of times over Christmas and it definitely won’t be staying in the box. Our Sunday family get-together will have Family Fortunes game included. It is a winner in our house! The game is RRP £19.99 and it’s well worth it (not just in quality, but also in playability).
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Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review, but all opinions and views expressed are my own.