Monday night was curry night here with the girls, and after we’d eaten it was time for some serious competition. The table was cleared and we put Catch Phrase from Drumond Park to the test.
Following its triumphant return – in the capable hands of Stephen Mulhern and longstanding mascot, Mr Chips – to UK TV screens, ITV’s hugely popular All New CATCH PHRASE enjoyed peak viewing figures approaching 5 million a night and secured a legion of avid fans old and new.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched Catch Phrase on the TV over the years and wondered why the contestants couldn’t say what they saw! Not quite so easy when you’re playing the game yourself. The all new Catch Phrase TV Board Game can be played with between 2-4 players, you could even play it in teams, aged 8 years and over. The set consists of 96 double-sided regular Catch Phrase cards, 48 single sided Super Catch Phrase cards and a board, Mr Chips card holder and a Bonus Catch Phrase Picture Frame.
Each player takes turns at being the Host/Quiz Master. The Host selects one of the regular Catch Phrase cards and looks at the answer (on the reverse of the card). He places the card in the Mr Chips card holder, sets the timer and the first player tries to guess the Catch Phrase. If the player guesses before the timer runs out they earn £100. If they aren’t successful, the timer starts again and the remaining players shout in when they know the answer.
Being a rather competitive bunch – we could have done with buzzers, klaxons and big flashing lights at this stage! Whoever guesses correctly before the timer runs out wins the £100. If a player gets the Regular Catch Phrase right, they can try their luck with the Bonus Catch Phrase. We soon discovered that this round is far from easy.
The Host reveals one square on the Bonus Catch Phrase Frame and the player gets one guess at what the Bonus Catch Phrase could be. The correct answer earns you £300. Each window is numbered and these are removed in numeral order. The Individual Regular Catch Phrase round continues until the Bonus Catch Phrase has been guessed or all the windows have been removed and no one has successfully thought of the Catch Phrase. Round 2 is the Rapid Fire Round – again with a group of rather competitive friends, we had a great time with this. This round is played with 5 regular Catch Phrase cards, one placed on Mr Chips at a time. All players try to guess at the same time against the timer. The first correct answer wins £200. When all 5 cards have been played, it’s time to get serious with the Super Catch Phrase Round. The Host puts the 6 Super Catch Phrase cards upside down on the Super Catch Phrase board. It’s back to rapid fire as the players work their way through the rows – £300 for the bottom row, £400 for the middle row and £500 for the top row. There is a red filter card supplied so that the host can read the hidden answer. Although we decided that Mrs N has x-ray vision as she could actually read the answers anyway. The rest of us needed the filter card, so she is the exception!
After all three rounds have been played, you switch host and start again.
The players keep their winnings, and these are tallied up once all players have been the Host. The player with the most money wins. Let me just say that 3 of us believe that Mrs A had been swatting up for a few weeks – she was on fire!
We all really enjoyed playing Catch Phrase, it moves really quickly, everyone is involved throughout the game really. It’s a winner. Priced at £ 19.99 we can all thoroughly recommend it, for stockists please visit the Drumond Park website. disclaimer: we were sent this product in exchange for an honest review.
We enjoyed Catch Phrase so much, that I’m really pleased to be able to offer one of you the chance to try the game for yourself. Just complete the form below for your chance to win – good luck!
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The giveaway will close on 25th June 2014 at midnight.
Catch Phrase TV Board Game from Drumond Park