We have been having an enjoyable few nights playing our latest family game from Drumond Park quite simply named Shout!.
The shout game comprises of 167 double sided cards, a timer and scoring pegs.
Each of the cards has 9 individual squares. These squares are the answers to the question on the reverse side. They may be images, words, figures. The question will for example be to spot the different kings. The pictures will all be answers but the players may need to look and think hard to answer. The answers won’t be obvious and for example could be a king size bed, King Charles spaniel or an actual King.
Here is an example of one of the cards.
One side of the card will show the question which is to correctly identify human body parts. Underneath are all the correct answers. Obviously only one player or team will see this side. The other player/team will see the picture side only with the 9 image clues. They then have to work out all the clues or as many as possible in 60 seconds. In this case for example – Number 2 is an ear of corn and Number 4 an arm chair and therefore an arm.
Once the minute is up. Players/teams get one point per each correctly guessed image. Each team/player then places there peg in the counter hole on the timer and moves along as the points increase and the first to 69 points wins.
However with these cards comes the risk of getting no points at all. What makes them harder is that all 9 answers must be given, it’s either all 9 or nothing at all.
Shout is aimed at teenagers and adults ages 12 and over. Therefore as you can imagine my two children did find it a little difficult trying to work out the answers to the clues but they did get a few correct. Some of the clues can be quire difficult to work out, even for us grown ups. As with anything, the more we play the better we get at it.
It’s fun and even educational too trying to relate images and words to come up with answers to clues.
Believe me Shout is a great game. It sounds quite complicated when you read what it’s all about but we really enjoy playing this one.
£29.99 from most good toy retailers.
Win the Shout board game for you and your family to enjoy in your own home and right before Christmas too.
Drumond Park are giving away one copy of this fun amazing game to one of my lucky blog readers.
The competition will run throughout November, ending on 30/11/2014 and is open to residents of the UK.