We love family games so we were delighted when we were sent The Best of British board game. The Best of British is a fun, family quiz style game made by the geniuses at Drumond Park.
This game is for 12+ years, for 2 – 6 players and it’s RRP is £29.99.
We love quizes, it can get quite tense when we play family games. Sometimes I feel like we tactically choose our team players depending on the board game, but as we had never played this game before we were all on a level playing field!
The rules are quite detailed, but they make sense (sometimes, this is the part where we invariably lose people’s interest, but we all stayed and listened!). The Best of British can be played individually or as a team. We divided ourselves into two teams. The aim of the game is to ultimately travel around the board and answer your questions correctly to be able to get to the Winning Zone and then correctly answer a final Bonus Question.
Britain is an eclectic mix of culture, history, experiences, people, places, sounds, smells etc. All these elements, which make Britain, so great have been used to create the questions for this game. Some of the questions really get your head scratching. Sometimes you take a wild stab (and in a few cases can amaze yourself with the right answer), other times you are scratching your head as you are amazed you didn’t know the answer! There are some easier and trickier questions and it’s all pot luck who gets what.
On each round, the Question Master for each team picks a card. The categories for these questions could be a Picture Card, a Themed Card or a Pot Luck Card. The Question Master has to conceal the answers from everyone, as if one team get the answer wrong it can be asked to the other team/s.
We had lots of fun playing this game and it was nail biting at the end, as the players who thought they were going to win, didn’t, as the team who were losing overtook them and won the game! It was a dramatic ending…I won’t brag, but I was in the winning team!
We all enjoyed this game. The range of questions meant that sometimes you would instinctively know the answer, or you would have to have a think or you just wouldn’t know at all. It really kept your interest. The opportunity to answer the opponents question meant the game was continually changing as teams were losing or winning constantly – it was a roller-coaster type game.
The true test of the game was really at the end, after the game was finished. I waited to hear the response of the rest of the family. If they wanted to play again, the game was a keeper! So, what did they say? “Let’s play this again next time”. There you have it, our seal of approval!
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Disclaimer: I was sent this game to provide an honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.