Thursday, November 17, 2011
Logo Game Review
We often play board games in our house, especially when having friends over. I was thrilled to find out that I would get a look at SpinMaster's new trivia Logo Board Game. This game is great and so much fun to play! The Logo game is based on logos that we see everyday. This game tests your knowledge of pop culture and consumer knowledge of popular brands, logos, products, etc. that you have come to know and love.
So, how do you play Logo? Playing Logo is easy. First off, there are three types of Question Cards: Pot Luck Cards that are general knowledge brand and logo questions, Theme Cards which have answers that all share a common theme, and Picture Cards that have a question related to a photo on the card.
There is a Question Master who picks a card and asks the first question (purple in color) on the card to the player on his left. If the player answers correctly, that player moves his game piece to the first purple space on the spiral game board. Play continues with the same player answering the next question on the card. Each time the player answers a question correctly, they move their game piece forward to the next space that matches the question's color. If they answer all the questions on the card, the round is over. If the player answers incorrectly, the Question Master then asks the SAME question to the next player to the left. If this person answers correctly, they move their game piece forward. The Question Master continues to ask this player questions until all the questions on the card are answered and end the round, or gets a wrong answer. Play continues with the next player on the left and so on.
To end the game a player must correctly answer a question near the Winning Zone, and there must be no spaces left on the path to match the question's color, then the player moves their game piece into the Winning Zone where it stays for the rest of the game. If the player enters the Winning Zone answering a Red question, then the round is over. On next turn, the player in the Winning Zone must correctly answer answer either two consecutive questions or a red question to win.You can also play this game in teams, but there is a slight variation on how to play.
What I love is that this game is really a lot of fun. Plain and simple, the game has rules that are easy to learn and follow. I also love that there is no math or history questions, just fun trivia questions that everyone can answer. Some of the questions are very simple (they all are if you know that answer), but there are also more challenging questions. Even my husband, who prides himself a trivia buff, was stumped on some of them. There is definitely a wide range of categories and questions, plenty enough to find something for everyone in the family.
Logo is not only a game that questions you knowledge of current brands, but also throws a curve ball with products and advertising that you do not see anymore. I realized that during this games, if you are playing with younger children, there is a great opportunity to talk to kids about how things used to be, what brands were popular "back then", and explain how people had different values in a different time. This game is not only fun, but has great potential to be educational as well.
If you are playing in a group you will find that the play of the game is designed to include each player. Every player has an opportunity to answer, even if it is not their turn. If a question is not answered correctly, the next player gets a turn until no one can answer the question.
Overall, the Logo board game is very well made. Included in the Logo game is the Logo game board, 400 Question Cards, 6 game pieces, and instructions. It is recommended for ages 12 and up and can be played with 2-6 players. It retails for about $24.99.
SpinMaster provided me with the item above in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.