Throughout the passage of time there have been some well-known families that always seem to make the headlines, but the most famous of these families must be The British Royal Family! The British Royal family is arguably the most famous family in the world, known to the young and old. The public and media outlets are obsessed with British royalty. World news quite regularly features stories about King Charles, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, and Harry and his wife Meghan. Whether portrayed in a good or bad light they seem to be a fascination for millions of people. Now you can play a fun game based on fun trivia about The Royal Family in Drumond Park’s Best of The Royals, part of the LOGO family of games. How good is your knowledge of the Royals?
Best of the Royals is a fun family trivia game about the British Monarchy, the House Windsor and the world’s most famous family. And it has a unique twist, you must answer questions about the Royals to win jigsaw pieces and be first to complete your 22 piece jigsaw puzzle to win the game. It features over 200 questions about the Royal household and is also a fantastic lesson in Royal history. A game for 2 teams of players, aged 12+.
In the box:
- 2x Royal Jigsaw Puzzles
- 55x Question Cards
To set up the game is very quick and simple. Split the players into 2 teams. Place the deck of 55 question cards in the centre of the table and give each team their jigsaw pieces (21 normal pieces and one extra large piece).
The question cards are made of three different kinds:
- Picture Cards – questions relate to the pictures on the front of the cards.
- Pot Luck Cards – questions are random.
- Theme Cards – questions all relate to a common theme printed on the card back.
Play begins with the youngest player, with the oldest player on the opposing team being question master for that round. Members of the ‘non-playing’ team take it in turns on subsequent rounds to be question master.
The game is played by asking and answering trivia questions about the Royal Family and their household. A card is taken from the top of the pile and read out by the opposing team question master (making sure their own team doesn’t see the card). If the team on the opposing side get their question correct, they take a jigsaw piece, starting with the corner pieces and finishing with the extra large piece, and place it in front of them and start to piece together their jigsaw. The question master then asks them the next question on the card and when the final (fourth) question has been answered (right or wrong) that teams turn is over. If they get their question incorrect, the question master asks their own team the same question and if they get it correct, they win a bonus jigsaw piece. Play then continues, asking the remaining questions from the card to the playing team.
To win the game, you must have answered enough questions correctly to be the first to win all your teams jigsaw pieces and have assembled the puzzle.
Overall, this is a fun family game if you have an interest in the Royals. The questions are very varied, covering the past and present (and are up to date as they refer to King Charles III). There are questions about the Royals, their humour and quotes, what kind of cars certain family members like – a real mix of varied and interesting questions and answers. How well do you think that you would do?
There are 55 cards with 4 questions on each card (220 questions), so there are enough questions for a good few games before you start to remember the answers.
It is lots of fun to play and I loved the idea of putting together the 22 piece jigsaw, which is used as the ‘scoring card’.
The jigsaws are the same image, featuring various Royal images. It would have been nice if the jigsaws had different images, but it isn’t a problem as it really is used to keep track of the scores.
A great game if you have you have an interest in the Royal Family. Perfect for game nights with family and friends, although it would suit older teenagers and adults better unless your child is a Royal fanatic.
Personally, I would rate it 4/5. I would have liked to have more question card as I not sure how many times that you could play the game before you start remembering the answers. I would have liked to see two different jigsaw images and it only works if all players have an interest in the Royals – do you know what King Charles’ middle names are or the party business started by the mother of the Princess of Wales?
If you are interested in the Royals, their household and fun trivia then you will love Best of the Royals.