Well we’ve had a lot of fun with this game and it’s been surprisingly educational for H. When it arrived H had no idea what it was about as he’d never seen the Catch Phrase programme on TV. A short while later this was rectified thanks to being able to download episodes on demand. H was very taken with the idea of winning a holiday to Jamaica or Legoland as some of the contestants on the episode we watched did. In fact, I’m expecting to get badgered into appearing on the show myself.
So I tried Catch Phrase out as a game with two just turned 7 year olds. It proved a bit difficult for them. They had to be given lots of clues and it was more by luck than judgement that they got some right. Despite that they seemed to enjoy it, but they just didn’t have the word knowledge to answer. The game is recommended for 8+, so that probably isn’t surprising, but I’m not sure another year will make enough of a difference.
What proved to be great fun for H was acting as host. He’d seen the show and knew how it worked. He worked hard at memorizing the answer (so he knew if people had it right) and then tested out the various relatives assembled for his birthday celebrations. He was a stickler for the timer and grandparents were dealt with mercilessly. It was great role-playing practice and he was very organised about it all. It’s a fun game and suitable for a wide audience. The only downsides are that if you play a lot, you might get to know all the cards and Mr Chips has to be dismantled to put the game away. We liked that you can play the game very much like the TV series with Bonus Catch Phrases and you can even emulate the Super Catch Phrase round.
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