Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Reveal Family Game Review And Christmas Giveaway Age 8+ (Sent for review)

This review and giveaway is for the family game Reveal, which is a bit of a special one for us. It's been sent for review by the inventor himself and he's also sending a copy to one of my readers as a prize in my Christmas Present Giveaways. Suitable for 2 to 4 players or teams aged 8+, this is a game which has no questions, only answers, and we first tested a prototype almost 2 years ago.


It's lovely to see the development of a game like this and I'm delighted that Reveal has been picked up by Paul Lamond Games and is now available to buy in Smyths.

Inside the box are the game board, dice, 3 packs of Answer Cards (Movies, TV and Music), a cardboard sleeve/slipcase to conceal answers and golden tokens to keep score.


Everything stores in the box and there's minimal single use plastic, plus no batteries, so Christmas-morning and storage-friendly. There's no set up time involved and no complicated rules to learn, just open up the board and place your counter at the corner Start Space.


Youngest player starts and rolls the dice. Move around the board clockwise the correct number of spaces and  whichever image you land on decides the question category. There are 70 double-sided question cards in each category, so it'll be a while before you learn them all!


The player to the left of the active player takes the correct card and slides it into the cardboard sleeve, so that it can't be seen. They then slide it out to expose the first letter. You get 2 guesses or 30 seconds, whichever comes first, then a second row of letters is revealed and so on. Points won decrease with each row.


Points = golden medal tokens and once you have 15, you make your way to the centre space. The first player in the centre space who correctly answers a card is the winner.

Each game takes around an hour we've found, with 4 players including our 8 and 10 year olds. You could possibly play a little more quickly, but it's quite a nostalgic and chatty game.


There is an advantage to age, purely because you've heard of more things and had more experience, so this makes a great adult evening game, but it shines as a multi-generational team game. There are answers my boys are more certain of than we are, and answers that we've watched or played, but they haven't a clue about. Teaming up together we've found makes it more fun too, because you can randomly guess more of the words with two of you!


We really enjoyed playing Reveal. My boys recognised it from the beta version we have and were very happy to see a shiny new version. They were ecstatic when they got answers right and scored very well actually, my 10 year old even won a match. It's a brilliant way to encourage and support spelling and literacy skills, and it's fun!

The Reveal game is available to buy now priced £24.99rrp from Smyths Toys, where it's reduced to £19.99 at the time of typing.


The gentleman behind Reveal, James Smith, has also offered a copy as a Christmas Present for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, but every extra task performed earns extra entries into the random draw. Your personal information will ONLY be used to administrate this giveaway.

You can find a link to help with Gleam forms and see my other Christmas Present Giveaways here. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will close at midnight Sunday 9th December for Christmas delivery.

Reveal Family Game Christmas Present Giveaway Age 8+


We were sent our copy of Reveal for review.

58 comments:

  1. The SNOWMAN we're walking in the air .......
    Magical Christmas

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  2. fav movie: A Christmas Carol, fave tv: Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, fav music: Band Aid's original: Do They Know It's Christmas?

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  3. Home alone and merry Christmas.

    Yes I think so

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  4. My favourite movie is Elf and my favourite song is all I want for Christmas is you. Don't know if they go so well together.

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  5. My favourite Christmas movie is Elf and my favourite Christmas song is All I Want For Christmas Is You and I think they would work well together.

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  6. My favorite song is Last Christmas ans my favorite movie is Its A Wonderful Life, however I think the song is too modern for the movie

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  7. Fairytale in New York and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. No connection that I can see so they wouldn’t work well together

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  8. My favourite Christmas movie is Elf and favourite Christmas song is Winter Wonderland, they work well together together as Elf loves cold weather!

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  9. My favourite Christmas movie is Home Alone 2 and my favourite Christmas song is Christmas Wrapping by The Weather Girls, I don't think they'd be a very good fit for each other

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  10. My favourite Christmas song is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and my movie is Bad Santa lol so I suppose they would at a stretch!

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  11. I love fairytale of new york and my fave movie is elf :D

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  12. I love the Snowman and All I want for Christmas is you - a great combination

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  13. my favourite christmas son g is white christmas and move is home alone i guess they work well together :)

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  14. My favourite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas, and my favourite song is The Pogue's Fairytale of New York. I struggle to see a fit for them together!

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  15. Elf - I just want to be as Christmas happy as he is & get away with it!

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  16. One magic Christmas and last Christmas, may well work together.

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  17. Movie: Home Alone
    Song: Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
    Would they work well together? All depends on how bad the traffic is x

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  18. Love Christmas on 34th street and fav song driving home for Christmas!

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  19. My favourite Christmas film is The Grinch and my favourite Christmas song is Fairytale of New York - I'm unsure about that combo!

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  20. Jingle all the way and my favourite Christmas song is All I Want For Christmas Is You and I think they would work well together.

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  21. My favourite Christmas film is Scrooged and favourite song Christmas Wrapping by The waitresses - they kind of go together I guess

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  22. My favourite Christmas film has to be miracle on 34th street and favourite Christmas song is jingle bells rock but i don't think these two would go well together.

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  23. My favourite christmas film is elf and my favourite song is fairytale of Newyork, they probably wouldnt work well together

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  24. Favourite movie is Elf, TV is Doctor Who and song is Fairy Tale in New York and anything goes its showbiz,

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  25. polar express and fairytale of new york but dont think they mix well

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  26. My favourite Christmas movie is national lampoon's Christmas vacation andy favourite Christmas song is rocking around the Christmas tree! Haha, yes they will go together, chevy chase is always rocking with his family!

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  27. Home Alone and Band Aid - don't think theyd work too well together!

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  28. Muppets Christmas Carol and Little Donkey - I thinkthey could work!

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  29. My fave Christmas movie is Die Hard haha and my fave Christmas song is Fairytale of New York so yep they go very well together!

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  30. elf and christmas time by the darkness, dont think it would work

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  31. Muppets Christmas Carol, and The Power of Love :) and yes, I can see Miss Piggy doing this ...;)

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  32. Muppets Christmas Carol and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas - yes everything goes with the Muppets!

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  33. The holiday is my favourite movie and fairy tale in New York TV Christmas tip of the pops. I can imagine Kate Winslett calling her ex a cheap lousy faggot!!

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  34. My fave xmas film is Elf and my fave Christmas song is fairytale of New York not sure these would work together

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  35. Elf and Baby, It's Cold Outside. Well it's in the film so it must work.

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  36. My favourite Christmas film is Nightmare Before Christmas. My favourite Christmas song is I Believe in Father Christmas by Greg Lake. In a weird way, I can see them going together!

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  37. Favourite Christmas movie is Elf and favourite Christmas song is jingle all the way work perfectly together

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  38. I like A Christmas Kiss and All I Want For Christmas is you - they would work well together!

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  39. Favourite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street
    Favourite Christmas music: I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    I think they'd go well together

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  40. The Snowman and Fairytale of New York and they don't work together at all

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  41. My favourite movie is Elf favourite song last christmas

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  42. Home Alone and favourite song is All I Want For Christmas is you which would go well :-)

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  43. Fav christmas movie - Muppets Christmas Carol and fav christmas song - all i want for Christmas and these could work together

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  44. Home Alone and I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

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  45. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens & Scrooge

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  46. Miracle on 34th Street and Fairytale of New York - not entirely sure they would work well together x

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  47. Miracle on 34th Street and Fairytale of New York and they would most definitely work well together.

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  48. I would choose... Favourite film: Die Hard, Favourite TV: The Christmas Chase, Favourite music: The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

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  49. Elf and jingle all the way I think works perfectly x

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  50. The snowman and shaking Stevens 🎑

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  51. White christmas and The Grinch, don't think they go together too well haha

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  52. Favourite film is Elf - favourite song Step Into Christmas by Elton John - but don't think they fit together ;))
    Sheila R @CakeReev

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  53. The Snowman, Walking in the Air and yes they would work perfectly.

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  54. Its a wonderful life and fairy-tale of new York - diametrically opposed i think, oh well

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  55. Favourite tv show is call the midwife and my favoutite song is all I want for Christmas is you which I think would work as a baby is a lovely gift!

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  56. miracle on 34th street and last Christmas by wham, think that they could go together

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