Guinness World Records Challenges Review


Sunday 2 December 2018

Guinness World Records Challenges Review

My 11 year old has been a fan of the Guinness World Record books for a  number of years. When were offered the chance to review the board game Guinness World Records Challenges, I thought it would be a great game for all the family to try.

The games consists of some question cards, and various challenge cards. You work your way around the board and need 3 challenges to win the game. It is a 2-5 player game.7

My boys loved the game. All three of them gave it an 8/10. More than anything they enjoyed the challenges. My 7 year old nearly burst into tears as it took him a while to get one!

One of the most important things to know about the game is that you need to be organised and prepare the possible challenges before you start. I didn't and was therefore rushing around looking for things. Most are easy. My husband impressed us with his tongue clicks, but throwing a ball into cups was a bit harder. Balancing spoons on your face is near impossible (all tips welcome.) Little man only managed the one. As for card towers, well things were different in my day! Cards seem to be slippery these days so again that challenge didn't go well.

I have to say, as a middle aged adult whose eyesight isn't the best, the writing on the cards is a bit small. I did. however, like that each card has a related picture and some information on the topic that you will be asked a question on.

For me when it comes to a family game there are a few requirements. One it needs to be quick, or can be adapted to make it end quicker. (Whilst I love the idea of board games, in practice my attention span is only about half an hour so this is a biggie for me.) Two, it needs to be able to entertain all of us from 7-42. Three it needs to be simple.

I would say that Guinness World Record Challenges would gain 2 and 1/2 for this. With half a mark taken away for needing so many other things. You can't just play it out of the box.

As there were no tears and our family is still speaking, I am sure this will be out over Christmas. Now to practice my star jumps. Not that I am competitive with my challenges or anything.

I have kindly been offered a game to giveaway to one of my readers. Just complete the Gleam entry below.

Guinness World Record Challenges
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