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Board Game Review: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

It’s beginning to look a lot like….almost December! That means many of us are currently looking for Christmas gifts for loved ones. During lock-down, as well as watching lots of films, I played a lot of board games. Even before that, I was really getting into the board game hobby (my wallet is still not happy with that) and there are so many great games out there.

I plan on writing more board game reviews, primarily those based on movies, but will also cover some others. With that in mind, I recently got sent the new version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and it is lots of fun.

Sometimes you want to play a big box game that is really involved, has lots of components and miniatures and plays for hours. Other times you want a puzzle-type game, an abstract one, a eurogame and so on. Yet at the end of the day, doing something as simple as asking other people questions in a quiz is just what you need. It is quick, simple and means anyone can play.

Bring home the dollars with the popular game show and go head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. Relive classic moments from the show and tackle the iconic money ladder using only your wits and digital lifelines (accessible through a smart device) to reach the top. But watch out! Get a question wrong and you fall back to your closest safety point. Do you have what it takes to win a (virtual) million?

Great fun for family game night or date nights you can see who has the skills to reach the top and claim the virtual pounds. Based on the popular game show this board game provides endless fun and excitement as you test your knowledge.

We all know how to play Who Wants To Be A Millionaire so it is easy enough to get playing within minutes of opening the box. Whereas the TV show is one person being asked questions, this version has two or more people playing head to head. The box comes with a whole stack of questions (700 in total). You can also use your phone, tablet, etc to get more questions, but even better they can provide digital lifelines.

Basically, each question card has a QR code that you scan and it brings up a link for the various lifelines. It makes the game a little more dynamic. It is a shame that the Phone A Friend option didn’t have an audio recording, but with 700 questions that would probably have put up the price of the game.

The more people you have playing the tenser it can get especially when you see what answers they are choosing and you begin second-guessing yourself.

The components are well made and match what we have seen on the TV show. That’s basically it. Not much more for me to say except, that the rules are simple and it is a whole lot of fun to be had with your friends and family.

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