Monday 27 December 2010

Who What Where Junior

I have to say, I'm really impressed with University Games, a company that I first discovered when we reviewed their game called Sort It Out Jr. (Click through to read that review.) This time, we have been trying out another of their board games, Who What Where Junior. I love the fact that it is a totally simple concept which the whole family can enjoy, as this photo shows.

We've been pulling the box out time and time again over the long Christmas weekend and every time, all the players - from 5-year-old Juliette and 9-year-old Sophie to the grandparents - end up in fits of giggles and shouting across the table trying to guess the answers ! It really is a game that players of all ages can play (even if Juliette needs a little bit of help because she can't read the cards yet) and everyone can enjoy. It's slightly competitive, if you want it to be, but above all it encourages teamwork as you all work together to try to find the words on the cards.

The rules are incredibly simple. If you know (and who doesn't ?) the game of Pictionary, it's exactly the same idea, except you have three cards to pick - a who, a what and a where - so you have to draw a whole scene combining three elements, which just makes it even funnier.

Here's Juliette proudly showing one of her drawings, although I can't remember what it's supposed to represent !

And this was Sophie's brilliant drawing of an ostrich running in New York !

It's a really fun game that needs very little equipment (the pack of cards, pencils and paper, plus the points counters and an eggtimer which aren't absolutely necessary) so it would be a great game for travelling too (although if you all get as excited as us lot and make as much noise, it might not go down too well in a crowded train or plane !). You can play for as long as you like, as there is no real start or finish, so it's ideal for young children who can just stop when they get bored.

Once again, University Games have thought about young children who often get bored waiting for their turn and have created another game where everyone plays at the same time. It's been a great family game that we have all enjoyed over Christmas and the number of possible combinations is so large that we will be able to play for a long time to come !

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £12.99

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