Based on the hit BBC2 show hosted by Richard Osman, the House of Games board game is the ultimate test of knowledge and skill. Enjoy some of your favourite challenges from the show in the comfort of your home. Team up to tackle some trivia or face off against each other in the iconic Answer Smash. Who will be the House of Games champion in this competitive compendium of games?
Created by the great team at Ginger Fox, this game will provide hours of fun and hours of bragging rights to the winners.
The Ginger Fox Richard Osman’s House of Games Board Game costs £25 from John Lewis
For some first time players, this game, while carrying many different game modes, was surprisingly easy to grasp and the rules were well set out and explained the format of each mini-game well.
The game as a whole was well put-together, with a real good variety of different formats which kept the game interesting. The questions were also well-pitched, of a difficulty level that was tough enough to challenge but within the reach of players of a range of knowledge levels and areas of expertise. However, we did encounter some issues with the game. We felt that there weren’t enough question cards for each category, and that we would run out of cards after 5 or 6 times of playing the game which, for an investment into this game, is something that could be improved upon, as we feel we need more cards in each category. The sleeve for answer smash could also be improved, with some of the words obscured by the sleeve during the round. Also, Totes Emoji we felt was too hard and lasted too long, with the finding of the emojis difficult. We think that there should be mentioned and allowed for in the rules of ‘King of the Jumble’ the use of pen and paper, as this would add to the round. Finally, the print on cards that needed to be read by the whole group was too small, and thus difficult to read.
Overall, this game was enjoyable to play and fun for a group first trying it out, despite the few problems that we faced, and we do look forward to playing it again.