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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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