Reviewed by Hayley McLaren
As a family of board game enthusiasts we were delighted to be offered the opportunity to review ‘ The logo board game 2’ by Drumond Park. We have passed many a rainy day or Sunday afternoon playing a board game and were excited to break this one open.
The box was brightly coloured featuring pictures of many recognisable logos of household names, inside there is a circular board which folds into quarters for neat storage 6 cone playing pieces and 3 sealed packs of cards. The cards are a mix of ‘picture cards’ which have on the front a picture that the questions relate to, ‘pot luck cards’ which have general knowledge logo questions, and ‘theme cards’ which will contain questions which will have a common theme between the answers. On the reverse of these cards are four colour coded questions. The basic premise is either individually or in teams you move around the board selecting a card and answering the question that correlated to the colour square you are on, if you get the first question right eg a purple question you move forward to the next purple square, they then get to continue answering questions on the card until they have answered them all or get one wrong and with each correct answer they move forward to the next space of the correct colour.
No dice is needed, you will move around the board based on your success rate in getting questions right! Players take it in turns to be question masters for the other teams so everyone stays engaged and you eventually win by reaching the winning zone and getting two correct answers or a Red question correct.
Our family consists of myself, my husband an 11 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. The game is aged 12+ but I was confident my 11 year old would be able to manage and so we decided to play our first game myself my husband and son as individual players. The rules felt a little complex at first when we read through, but we often find that with a new game this is the case and the best way to learn is by playing. So after we all had a rough idea we cracked on!
We found the questions fun, engaging and challenging. My 11 year old struggled with some but particularly the picture cards he thoroughly enjoyed. I wondered how many times realistically you would be able to play a logo game without inadvertently memorising the answers but there are hundreds of cards so I don’t think that will be a concern at all. This can also be played in teams and I think will be a lot of fun to do so, unlike general knowledge games this game really is open to everyone worth equal footing- we all take in the brands around us subconsciously so we have the built in knowledge! It’s also one of those games that’s gives you those ‘it’s on the tip of my tongue…’ moments; which is hilarious and frustrating when you get an answer wrong and the other team are able to steal the question!
This kept the three of us busy for an hour and a half and the time flew by, I can see this game being a staple to get out with family and friends after dinners and at Christmas and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. The guideline of 12+ is spot on as younger children are unlikely to be able to answer the questions. The game and box also feel sturdy, robust and well made and I’m confident will last the test of time.
This product can be purchased from the Drumond Park website here.