Monday, 6 July 2015

Drumond Park's 'LOGO Best Of British' review and giveaway

I've got a great review and giveaway today courtesy of Drumond Park. LOGO: Best Of British is a real 'you know it or you don't' kind of board game. General knowledge rules and you'll find you are kicking yourself all night about answers that were on the tip of your tongue.


Family board game night teenagers and adults

Best Of British is from the LOGO family of games and can be played as individuals or teams. It has some very tricky general knowledge questions, so is recommended for young people and adults aged 12+. The regular LOGO board game and question card style is very familiar to us because we've played and reviewed several LOGO games over the past couple of years.


Drumond Park Best Of British Box Contents

There are 3 kinds of question cards - Picture Cards, Common Theme Cards and Pot Luck Cards - which you will need to shuffle well before you  play for the first time (this takes a while as there are 400).

Drumond Park Best Of British Board Game and cards Box Contents

Each player in the individual game chooses a counter and works their way from the start square to the end - first to the end is the winner.  You travel around the board by answering the questions on the cards correctly.

Each round one player asks each of the questions on the card in turn, to each of the other players in turn starting with the player to their left, and the person who first answers correctly moves forward to the corresponding colour square. The player who reaches the centre of the board and answers a green question correctly first is the winner.

LOGO Best Of British board game for teenagers and adults

For team play split into 2 teams and definitely make sure you have a good mix of ages - we found the adults get a very clear advantage over teenagers and young people with Best Of British (yeeay!).

Take it in turns to be Question Master for your team and conceal the answers from all other players. The Question Master then asks the questions on the card in order to the opposing team members first, and whenever they answer incorrectly the question can then be offered to their own team as a bonus. The teams take it in turns to pick a fresh card from the box, and the team who reach the centre of the board first and correctly answer a green question are the winners.

LOGO Best Of British board game question card examples

The 2012 update to this game (which we were sent), added quite a few news stories from that year - including covering the London Olympics and Diamond Jubilee. Most of this will be remembered, but there is always a danger with topical subjects that they will become dated and I think as time goes on some of the 2012 questions might seem a bit of a strange inclusion. There was one about a Scottish Independence vote - which, in 2015, anyone would think referred to the recent referendum, but in fact was about the ministerial vote on whether to hold a referendum. In 2012 it was huge news, but became a mere formality once the actual referendum took place.

Playing board games with the teenagers

LOGO Best Of British is an excellent game full of umbrellas and fish & chips, Wimbledon, Snowdon and The Beatles. Most preferred by the adults in our household, excellent to play as a family in teams with mixed age groups, a brilliant laugh and we all learnt a lot!

LOGO Best Of British has a recommended retail price of £29.99 and it really does make an excellent gift for a more grown up evening of entertainment.

Drumond Park have very kindly offered a copy of LOGO Best Of British as a prize for one of my readers. Entry is by Gleam form below and the giveaway will end at midnight Friday 31st July. UK entries only, please see further terms and conditions at the bottom of the Gleam form.

LOGO: Best Of British from Drumond Park


123 comments:

  1. The medias reaction to weather predictions! They always go over the top making us (the public) think the whole country is about to become to a standstill because snow is forecast. In other countries, where they get even colder temps and deeper snow, always cope well. But us British rush to the shops to buy enought food to last us a month if we are snowed in!

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  2. Catherine McAlinden6 July 2015 at 21:34

    Queues. My biggest gripe when I'm abroad is people not knowing how to queue.

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  3. The spoilers on the front of magazines telling of dramatic storylines about soap stars, TV presents and TV programs

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  4. The socks and sandles! I saw a lovely dressed gentleman just the other day wearing just sandles sadly he already had a sock tan and it was just truly terrible lol

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  5. Tanya Deliyska6 July 2015 at 22:34

    Talking about the weather always amuses me. Yet, it's a lovely way to be involved in a harmless conversation!

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  6. The fact that we as British people feel that we have to apologise for every little thing in case we offend anyone - we as so muhc as nudge someone in a supermarket we have to apologise 20 times! Love the British charm of it!

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  7. Elizabeth Hinds7 July 2015 at 07:01

    Our dry sense of humour...I love hearing sarcastic remarks in public, it never gets old! :)

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  8. builders and there wolf whistles and builders bums you have to laugh

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  9. The way everything grinds to a halt because of a 1/4 inch of snow still makes me laugh even after nearly 20 years living here. I grew up in the swiss mountains

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  10. I love the fact that everything is made better with a good cup of tea

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  11. Coffee :) nowhere else in Europe knows how to make good coffee :)

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  12. Fish and chips because they taste so good.

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  13. the cold weather and people moaning it costs a lot to heat the house. I remember having no heating in our house, we just had extra clothing on. husband always says they used to have ice on the inside of their windows.

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  14. Cooked breakfast, best way to start the day :D

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  15. FISH AND CHIPS

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  16. The pageantry like the trooping of the colour

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  17. Fish and chips and cream teas!

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  18. How you can't begin any task whatsoever before you've had a cup of tea.

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  19. 'After you' - 'No, after you' - 'No, really, after you' :)

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  20. Going to the seaside and watching Punch and Judy whilst eating some delicious Fish and Chips.... can't beat it!

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  21. The fact that our nation's favourite food is Indian or Chinese! I also love the obsession with the weather!

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  22. fish and chips yummy in newspaper

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  23. I love the British trait of sitting in a traffic queue every Bank Holiday, wishing we hadn't bothered and swearing we won't do this again!

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  24. That we have the ability to make every situation feel a little better after good cup of tea :)

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  25. the British sense of humour, we are the masters of irony and satire!

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  26. soggy chip shop chips :D with loads of salt and vinegar

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  27. Tea is the answer ot everything, I love it. Dont drink tea though :P x

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  28. British humour,best in the world!

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  29. the weather because we are never happy with it

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  30. Our self depreciation ...The fact that we are always ready to take the micky out ourselves...its brilliant ...I don't think any other nation does it as well!

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  31. I think it's funny that nobody ever complains, even when they really have been wronged (although they will whinge to their nearest and dearest about it all :-) )

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  32. Celebrating losing always makes me chuckle we do it so well x

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  33. A good olde cuppa :) no matter where you go in the world nothing beats an English cup of tea :)

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  34. Has to be queues, we always queue everywhere x

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  35. Thinking I'm typically British because I'm English, Scots, German, Dutch, Spanish...

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  36. Chatting over the garden fence about the weather.

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  37. A nice family roast and spending quality time

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  38. Saying sorry all the time (not such a bad thing!)

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  39. The food - fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, roast dinner to name a few

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  40. Always complaining about the weather! I work with a Polish guy and I've made him honorary British because he's started do it too!

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  41. I love the British countryside, we have so much to offer - miss the grass and fields if in a hot dry country so by default I like the rain!!

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  42. a big breakfast, with all the trimmings :)

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  43. How you have hot tea even when it's sweltering out. I've grown up with iced tea, so it's strange to me.

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  44. our sense of humour as we can find amusement in any situation

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  45. i like it when it rains and you get that summery smell haha

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  46. Its got to be queueing, we are obsessed with it!

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  47. I love that we are always talking about the weather with each other! Its always a good conversation starter, and something to have a good moan about lol

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  48. Our humour! Not everyone gets it.. but I think we're hilarious.

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  49. The way we are so polite and queue so patiently without fuss

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  50. Our reservedness - It makes me smile on the bus when outgoing Southern Europeans are on the bus and the Brits talk in low whispers tutting.

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  51. People going crazy at the sales, not always a great bargain

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  52. our warped sense of humour and sarcasm :) I lived in the usa for a year and they just didnt get sarcasm lol

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  53. Afternoon tea, cake and tea makes me smile a lot!

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  54. Talking to anyone about the weather!!

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  55. Fish and chips on the beach is just the best!

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  56. Fish, Chips and Curry sauce!

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  57. Our eclectic dress sense, the British truly have a style all its own.

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  58. Talking about the weather to the taxi driver :)

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  59. full english breakfast
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  60. Our very dry sense of humor. Confuses alot of the other nationalities.

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  61. Standing in a queue when there is no need to. And saying sorry for things which aren't your fault.

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  62. eating fish and chips on the beach

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  63. Our Tradition of Afternoon Tea is so Funny!Who are the People that have one?I Never know anybody who does this regularly!!Still I Love that we are probably the only nation that does this XX

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  64. People talking about the weather... I try not to make it a conversation starter/ silence filler but I always find myself & others commenting on the sun/rain/snow etc

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  65. My daughter talking in her sleep - priceless :) x

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  66. A cup of tea in a crisis, a cup o tea to relax, a cup of tea to cool down, a cup of tea to warm up .......

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  67. Fish and Chips with a mug of tea!

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  68. Tea and crumpets, my favourite snack

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  69. Our obsession with the weather,we even call across a street to a stranger"nice/cold/beautiful day"Why do we do this?,it's not as if they don't know what the weather is doing.It makes me smile as it's such a British thing to do and when else would you talk to strangers,oh,I forgot,don't do it in London,they either ignore you or look at you in a rather odd sort of way !

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  70. Chatting to complete strangers on public transport

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  71. Always talking about the weather

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  72. Sunflowers - they represent good old British cheer and they never fail to make me genuinely smile x

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  73. Saying sorry when you've done nothing wrong and how a cuppa tea solves everything
    @Victoriakenny7

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  74. Our overall politeness and good manners in comparison to some Countries

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  75. Cold trips to the seaside eating fish and chips wrapped in towels!

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  76. Pimms with lots of fruit at a bbq with all my friends and family

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  77. scones !!! i do love a good cream tea :)

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  78. fish and chips on the beach because that what us britons love tradition

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  79. The fact we always apologise, even when it isn't our fault

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  80. A nice cup of tea, its always the first thought when i wake up every morning

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  81. A traditional roast dinner for me, I love meat, yorkshire pud's and all the trimmings, you can't beat it

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  82. The British weather and the amount of moaning we do if its too hot or too wet. What makes me smile is seeing everyone fighting to fill up their shopping trolley when snow has been forecast, must get milk and bread you never know when the shops will be open again haha and normally its the next day.

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  83. How obsessive we are with the weather, it's all we talk about!

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  84. When we apologise to someone for something they did! Like when someone bumps into you & you both say sorry!

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  85. smell of fish and chips

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  86. Doing outside activities even when the weather is atrocious is very British and shows great spirit!

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  87. Maria Jane Knight31 July 2015 at 17:01

    That we ALWAYS say sorry!

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  88. The British sense of humour :D

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  89. Phillip James Davies31 July 2015 at 19:01

    Moaning about The Great British Weather!

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  90. Our eccentricity which is apparent in our dress sense, our inventiveness and our ability to laugh at ourselves

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  91. Roast dinners - I love a good roast on a Sunday with my family x

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