I am sure that most people at some point in their lives have wanted to break a Guinness World Record, my kids are no different and when they saw this game advertised they were very interested in playing. We have been sent this to try out (which has made the kids very happy) and let you know what we think!
In the box you get the game board, 150 question cards about Guinness World Records titles (600 questions), 10 orange ’30 seconds’ challenge cards, 10 purple ‘best time’ challenge cards, , a notebook, an orange ping-pong ball, five coloured counters, the dice and the‘Guidelines for Challenges’ book.
There are some things you need to be able to play that are not included in the box; luckily they are easy to come across – for example timer, tea spoons, coins and socks.
The game is aimed at 8 years old and above which is great for our family and we couldn’t wait for our family game night to play this and have a go at the challenges.
The object of the game is to cross the finish line with 3 challenge cards in your possession before the other players; you must have at least one challenge card of each colour (orange and blue – the third can be any colour). Who wouldn’t love a game where you get to show off your impressive record-breaking skills!
Setting up is easy; each player picks a coloured token and they are placed on the start position, shuffle the cards and place down on the board where indicated (the number of cards depends on the number of players).
Whilst playing you roll the dice and move the correct amount of places if it shows a number unless you get the special symbols that mean you go direct to a challenge square! Warning: Completing challenges is lots of fun and a cause of much hilarity! The other spaces are question squares that give you facts about World records and ask you something based on it. If you complete your challenge or answer your question correctly then you get another go!
The challenges vary from sticking spoon to your face, bouncing balls into glasses and spinning coins; I found that I can not build a house of cards but daughter is fab at hopping!!
This game was filled with fun, challenging yourself and achieving new things is an added bonus! The kids said it was one of the better games we have played and it made them feel like they were playing a grown up game! We laughed loads playing it (especially when Daddy had to do lots of Star Jumps), we winced at some of the facts – stretchy skin and the words nipple hair and even got a little competitive!
We have had a brilliant time playing this game and if we didn’t already have it, it would definitely be on the Christmas lists!
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