Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Catch Phrase TV Board Game from Drumond Park Review and Giveaway

Everyone's seen Catch Phrase on the TV - the show with the the funny animated cartoons which depict a well-known phrase or saying. Drumond Park have turned Catch Phrase into a board game, and last night we played it with our 4 teenagers.


Catch Phrase is suitable for 2-4 players aged 8+. It is possible to play with more players, but each extra person will increase the length of the gameplay.


Catch Phrase isn't played on a traditional board, in fact the play revolves around the animated character from the show - Mr Chips. One player takes the role of Host and is in charge of the question cards, which Mr Chips holds.


Each card is double-sided, with the answer on the reverse.  

Round 1 is The Individual Round and players take it in turns to have 15 seconds to try and guess the catch phrase from the picture clue. If they get it right then they have a turn at the Bonus Round, if wrong then it's opened up to the rest of the players to have 15 seconds to take a guess.


When a player correctly guesses a catch phrase then they can have a turn at the Bonus Catch Phrase Round. This is a really neat card with 9 removable windows that reveal the full photo slowly after each correct answer just as in the TV show.


Each card answered correctly earns you £100, and the bonus round earns you £300. When you have exposed all of the picture in the bonus round or it has been guessed then play moves on to round 2.


Round 2 is the Rapid Fire Round. The host places a card on the Mr Chips stand and all players can shout out as many guesses as they like until the timer runs out. 5 cards are played and every one answered correctly within the time limit earns £200.


Round 3 is the Super Catch Phrase Round. This uses special one-sided cards placed randomly on a board with 6 spaces. One question from each row in turn must be answered correctly as in the rapid fire round, winning £300, £400 and £500 respectively. Then the next player has a turn to host and we start again at Round 1. After every player has hosted, money is counted and the winner declared.


My one complaint about catch phrase is that the Super Catch Phrase cards didn't really work. They have the 'answer' written on them and it's meant to be invisible without the special red film, but at certain angles you could easily read it, so we ended up having to obscure it anyway.


I really enjoyed this game. With 6 of us gameplay was a bit long, but it was great fun. There are plenty of 'ooooh' and 'aaaaagh' moments, and lots of laughs.

Catch Phrase The Board Game retails at around £19.99 and I think that's a great price for a game such as this. Replay is a little limited as there are only 30 bonus catch phrase cards, 2 of which are visible when you open the box, and I think after a few plays through you would learn them all, but it still offers excellent value for money.


Drumond Park have very kindly offered a copy of Catch Phrase The Board Game to give away to one of my readers. Entry is by Rafflecopter below. The first question is mandatory and must be answered as a comment on this post, and extra entries can be gained by completing more tasks. UK entries only please. Entries will cease on Friday 16th May at midnight.

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78 comments:

  1. Always look on the bright side!

    Ashleigh

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  2. Life is better with chocolate!

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  3. Better to have and not need, than need and not have :)

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  4. i seem to say yeah right i don't think so alot

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  5. My familys new one is" Everything is AWESOME :)"

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  6. Put that down! I have a two year old and I seem to say this a million times a day!!

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  7. I'd lose my head if it wasn't screwed on.

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  8. Fail to Prepare - Prepare to Fail

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  9. happiness is a book and cup of coffee

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  10. Life is like a box of chocolates, it costs too much!

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  11. live life to the full and get rid of your rubbish

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  12. Fail to Prepare - Prepare to Fail

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  13. stop hitting your sister! I say it about a million times a day!

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  14. I'll give you to the count of 3

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  15. Do you understand!
    (kim neville)

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  16. christine shelley24 April 2014 at 14:21

    What will be will be

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  17. everything is going to be wonderful

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  18. Always smile and look at the positives.

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  19. I am stood 'ere like piffy - Emma cropper

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  20. Smile, tomorrow is another day

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  21. That's the way the cookie crumbles :)

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  22. It wont clean itself!

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  23. My Mum says I always say 'Ohh I Dont know' when I speak to her on the phone at the end of conversations - she's made me really conscious of it!

    It's not quite as catchy as Steven Mulherns 'Unbelievable!' :)

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  24. You can only do what you can do!

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  25. laura jayne bates2 May 2014 at 21:52

    theres no right and no wrong

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  26. live life to the full it can be too short at times

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  27. Don't think I have one now but when my children were younger 'because I say so' cropped up quite a lot :)

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  28. christine shelley13 May 2014 at 08:47

    Que sera sera

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  29. dust yourself off and try again

    kay panayi

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  30. 'I mean, seriously . .' seems to be the way I start most of my rants about things, so that would probably be my catchphrase.

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  31. If life was easy it wouldn't be worth living

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  32. Don't make me count to 3 lol x

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  33. Never trust a fart after a curry.. lol well my other half started this but now it's a firm favourite whenever Indian is ordered

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  34. Be careful. I say it a thousand times a day at least

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  35. Richard Turner15 May 2014 at 11:06

    an apple a day keeps the doctor away

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  36. Just because they do it, doesn't mean you have to!

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  37. You only have one life, make the most of it

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  38. The worth of a soul is infinite. Bethan Palmer

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  39. I am all seeing, all knowing, I am mum! :)

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  40. Jane Middleton15 May 2014 at 22:26

    I told you million times not to exaggerate

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  41. Happiness is not a destination, it's the journey

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  42. Do as you would be done by.

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