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Most likely you do! And while this new board game based on taglines, slogans, jingles, and brand images has a few flaws in overall gameplay logistics, it still manages to become one more trivia game that is actually quite a bit of fun. The questions are extremely diverse, some easy, some hard, some themed, and some funny. Here's my pros and cons:
- Diverse range of questions, good for kids and adults. Ages 12+ is probably correct, but anybody who's watched their share of television will be able to answer several questions correctly. The "theme cards" and "picture cards" also throw in some surprises so it's not completely repetitive.
- Great for groups. The way the questions are designed, every player has an opportunity to answer a question even if it isn't their turn. If a question is answered incorrectly, it goes on to the next player, and so on unless no one can answer it. This is a clever way to keep a large group involved even while it isn't their turn.
- Questions over modern companies, too. Prepared to be quizzed over Blackberry smartphones (What do the letters BBM stand for?--BlackBerry Messenger) (The BlackBerry Storm was their first to offer this interactive feature--A touchscreen display). iPhone, Bing, Amazon.com, Google and plenty of others are also included.
- Easy game play. This is going to be on my list of cons, too, but depending on what you're looking for, this simple board setup could certainly be an advantage. It is all very straight forward - there's not even a dice. You answer a question, you move up. There's no pieces of pie or any real challenge with the board like Trivia Pursuit.
- Best with at least 4 players. Like most trivia games, the larger the group the better, but especially with LOGO. Since part of the fun is having a question being passed on to the next player if it isn't answered correctly. Personally, I think playing with only 2 players would be slightly depressing. 4-6 is a much better range.
- Some throwout questions. Again, this is a flaw with almost every trivia game. Some of the questions are just going to be too random for any normal person to answer. But then again, there may be someone in your group who's crazy enough to know them - and that's always a pleasant shock. Just don't be discouraged if you run into some questions that you'd never guess in a million years. Since they're about advertisements, you should probably feel smart for not knowing anyway.
- Easy game play. Like I said, this can be a good thing, too, but it also makes the "board" part of the board game kinda useless. Other than answering questions, there's no real challenge or luck of the dice. You might as well be reading from a quiz book.
OVERALL: I wouldn't call this game a sneaky bombardment of advertisements and I highly doubt companies paid to have their logos included in the game. It is simply a quiz game that pools from your surprisingly deep knowledge of slogans and jingles and advertisements. It's a pop culture test like anything else. It truly is amazing how many images and taglines get stuck in our heads from the constantly repeating messages projected at us. While winning the game might be a bit bittersweet (and a sign that you need to turn off the TV more often) it really is a lot of fun to see how well you know some of these random facts. I don't think it's the greatest game ever invented, but after playing a few rounds with the family we all agreed it was a good time.
Here are a few sample questions:
- What candy bills itself as "The Freshmaker"? (Mentos)
- What is the popular slogan of soft-toy line Nerf? ("It's Nerf or Nothing")
- What animal is the mascot for Snuggle Fabric Softener? (A bear)
- Name the chain of convenience stores featured in multiple Simpsons episodes. (Kwik-E-Mart)
- What brand says it's the choice of choosy mothers? (Jif peanut butter)
- What are the 3 (and only 3) ingredients in Tabasco sauce? (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt)
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2011 7:41:23 PM PST
R. Reyna says:
Posted on Feb 5, 2012 9:11:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2012 9:12:08 PM PST
Emily Chianelli says:
Was thinking about buying this game and thanks to you, I'm running out right now and purchasing what seems like a super fun, educational game for the whole family from what you described! And don't forget choosy moms choose jif!!
Posted on Mar 15, 2012 2:07:12 AM PDT
Glenn Sugarman says:
I am impressed with all of your game reviews. No wonder you are an Amazon Vine Voice and Top Reviewer. I hope someday you will get a chance to play and perhaps review my brother's new team and party game that he invented. :)
Posted on Dec 23, 2012 10:18:14 AM PST
Loved the sample qustions helped me decide to buy as they are truly varied. Merry Christmas
Posted on Jan 27, 2013 12:36:50 AM PST
Anna Brown says:
I have had TONS of fun playing with only two people - we just changed the movement mechanism. We got a dice, roll it, and the person moves to the space indicated. The other player draws a card and reads them the question of that color. If they get it right, they can stay. If not, the go back to the original spot. Then the card goes in a 'discard' pile, and the other player roles the die. The fact that you use one question per card keeps the game fresh much longer than if you read all the questions and got to know them too quickly.
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