Friday, 8 December 2017

Playing Games at Christmas - Catch Phrase Review and Giveaway



For me, Christmas time is the perfect time to play board games. As a family we don't often go out on Christmas night. After stuffing our faces full of Christmas food its usually a short nap (for some) and then we all get out some yummy Christmas snacks, some festive drinks, and a brilliant board game to all enjoy some family time together. 

We were sent a CATCH PHRASE game to review from Drumond park and It is going to be the perfect game for us all to play on Christmas night. 

A little about the Game
ITV’s hugely popular CATCH PHRASE game show is back on UK TV screens. Now up to six players can take it in turns to step into Stephen Mulhern’s shoes and play host in the latest version
of the All-New CATCH PHRASE TV Board Game. 

The ultimate aim is to accrue the most ‘money’ by guessing Catch Phrase puzzles over each of the
rounds… with increasing amounts of ‘prize money’ on offer.

Our Review 

I was so excited to get to play this game. I have often watched the show and loved trying to guess the catch phrases, although I wasn't always very good at it. I am also a huge lover for board games so could not wait to try out this game.

When I opened the box it was full up of lots of items. The contents are - 
  • 96 Double Sided REGULAR Catch Phrase Cards
  • 15 Double Sided BONUS Catch Phrase Cards
  • 48 Single Sided SUPER Catch Phrase Cards
  • 1 Mr Chips Card Holder
  • 1 Bonus Catch Phrase Picture Frame with Clip
  • 1 Super Catch Phrase Board
  • 9 x Window covers
  • Sand Timer
  • Red Filter 
  • 60 Bank Notes 


The game was really easy to set up and the only things that needed to be done was pop out the holes of the bonus frame and pop out the frame covers. You also needed to pop out Mr Chips and bend the arms of him so then he would hold the cards.


We firstly played the game with just 2 people. The game does play better with more than 2 players but there is a 2 player option. One player is the host and one player is the contestant. You take it in turns who is the host and the one with the most money wins.

The host places the cards onto Mr Chips, turning the timer round giving the contestant 20 seconds to guess. The card will show an image which is a 'Say What you see' image and you have to guess what you think the phrase is. The answer is on the back so the host can see but the contestant can't.

I loved playing contestant and did quite well to get some of them right. Each time I get one right, I got £100 of pretend money and got to remove a square onto the bonus board. I then had to try and guess what the bonus picture was. I didn't do too well at this part though and didn't win any money. 




You then move onto Round 2 which is the Super Catch Phrase round and the host puts the catch phrase cards picture side down on the board. The host goes through all of these and each card is worth a different amount if you get it right. I love how the host can reveal the answer. You can't see any writing on the card until the host places the red filter over the card and it magically reveals the answer. 




After both players have played, you count up your money and the one with the most is the winner.

When playing with more players it is much more like the real show you watch on Tv. You play just like the 2 player version and each player gets a chance to guess whats on the card to win money. They also get to have a guess of the bonus round when they guess one correctly.

There is also a quick fire round where the host shows them the card and the person to give the answer first in the 20 seconds wins the money.

When it comes to the Super Catch Phrase round, when playing with more players it works just like the quick fire round where who ever gives the answer first gets the money. Again the one with the most money wins!




I think the game does take a little getting used to but when you do get used to it, it is great fun. It is definetly more fun when playing with with more players and so I look forward to Christmas night when there will be a big group of us playing. It is perfect for around 4 players.

If you are a fan of the show then you will LOVE this game as it really is just like being on the show. Apart from unfortunately, you aren't winning real money. 

The game is recommended for children aged 8+ and retails at £22.99. If you fancy playing this game at christmas then you can buy it here.

The game isn't just great for christmas though and is perfect for all year round and so I have got one game to giveaway to my readers.
For your chance to win, enter on the Gleam App below. 


Win The Game Catch Phrase by Drumond Park

150 comments:

  1. my daughter loves catch phrase so she would be playing it

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  2. "if you see it, say it" 😂 lol I loved watching catchphrase when I was a kid... And now! Me, hubby and two girls would love to play this at Christmas!

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  3. Dean T (ribbons1978)8 December 2017 at 20:41

    I'll be playing games with my fam on Boxing day, kind of tradition

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  4. I'll be playing with my family.

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  5. I will be playing it with my husband and sons

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  6. me with my family, I absolutely LOVE catch phrase am being told all the time to go on the show as I get them all right!

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  7. Me and my kids, we love catch phrase.

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  8. I will be playing with 4 generations of my family at Christmas

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  9. I love catchphrase! Will be buying this if we dont win

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  10. Family will play the game, as we love the tv show.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Our eldest would probably enjoy this the most but the little ones would want to join in, anyway.

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  12. my girls and my hubby we all love catchphrase

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  13. Love watching Catchphrase at home and guessing the answers!

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  14. Will be playing it with the older members of the family hopefully over Christmas

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  15. I've been looking for an extra joint present to get our 4 older girls - ranging from 16-12 - this is a perfect game for us all to play - I'd be delighted to picked as your lucky winner :D

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  16. Thanks for this, I've been wanting this game for some time. If I won, I would play it with my children, thanks.

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  17. I'd play this with my partner and eldest son he'd love this x

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  18. I'd play it with my hubby and our daughter.

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  19. I will with grandchildren (who's the wally, me)

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  20. I will be playing with my children and parents; Grandma is funny with these types of games!

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  21. Me, my 18 year old son, 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter

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  22. id love to play with my dad and daughter

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  23. I will play this game with my daughters, thankyou for the competition. 'Merry Christmas'.

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  24. We all love Catchphrase - we'd all be playing.

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  25. My husband and our 2 kids could play this in the new year

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  26. Michelle Ferguson17 December 2017 at 17:22

    I would play this with my nephews

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  27. I would play this game with my mother and sister

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  28. The whole family will be playing this game with me!

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  29. I'll be playing with my family.

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  30. I will play the game with my daughter and her friends

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  31. Me and my friends have a monthly get together at someone's house and this would be perfect to play

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  32. Who will be playing this game? me and my grandsons

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  33. I like the tv show so I'd like to try this with my family.

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  34. I'd play it with my husband and older daughter.

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  35. My whole family: myself, my partner and our 3 kids xx

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  36. I would love to win this to play with my daughter.

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  37. My daughter and Godson

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  38. I'd be playing with my wife ans son plus any of our friends that come over for a games evening

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  40. With my husband & sister and her boyfriend!

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  41. Looks like a great family game

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  42. would play it with my family and friends

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  43. My partner, 2 children and some of the extended family

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  44. My nieces and newphews

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  45. me, the kids and my fiance. I am sure we will break it out when freinds and family that don't live with us visit too. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  46. This would be played by me, my partner and our eldest daughter. Perfect for a bit of bonding time when her little sister has gone to bed

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  47. All the family love catch phrase

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  48. with my fiance daughter and our parents

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  49. this would be a great game to play when the family visit

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  50. my son and daughter would have a blast playing this game

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  51. We love playing family games - especially at Christmas

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  52. This is a bit tricky for our children at the moment, but I'd love to play it with our friends after dinner (and a glass of wine) one evening though. (Alex Telford)

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  53. Awesome! Used to love watching this with my old man when I was younger!

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  54. Myself and my boys, we love catchphrase

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  55. I would love to play this with my children

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  56. My stepsons would play this when they visit.

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  57. I would love to win this game for me, my husband and kids to play with. I love catchphrase on telly and I am the best at it, so hope i will be best at the game version too

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  58. Will be playing it with the whole family, great game show

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  59. It will be a fun game to play with my brother, sister-in-law and my mum.

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  60. We would all play it together as a family :)

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  61. my whole family would love this

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  62. thestingycumbrian6 January 2018 at 18:44

    My whole family love this game!

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  63. Myself, my husband and our two sons

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  64. The whole family, me, mum, step dad and step siblings!

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  65. Me, my wife and two children!

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  66. I would play this game with my grandchildren

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  67. My whole family would love this - especially my mum!

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  68. My husband and son - they are very competitive!

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  69. The whole family! Looks lots of fun!

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  70. all of us, my 3 children (24,19 and 9) we love board games and love catch phrase so its fantastic

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  71. My sister, nephew and family. Thanks for the competition.

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  72. Great to play with my husband and children

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  73. I would be playing with my nieces when they visit on Sundays.

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  74. Me, my husband and the kids... such fun!!

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  75. We'll be playing this as a family - my little boy loves watching the programme so this game will be a big hit!

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  76. Me and my children as we love catchphrase - it's brilliant x

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  77. Love playing board games with my daughter.

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  78. I love watching this and would love to play it with my 9 year old twins and my in laws, that would guarantee for some interesting answers!!

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  79. With my daughters and Grandsons looks like fun

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  80. I would love to play it with my husband and my four children.

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  81. i would play this game with my husband and our 5 kids and my grandson

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  82. The whole family we love watching it on TV

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  83. Probably me and my husband and then our nieces when they come to visit.

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  84. I'd play with my family and friends

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  85. Oh how fantastic! My granddaughters love Catch Phrase! They've been staying with us a lot over Christmas when mummy and daddy went back to work & it's been on every lunchtime. Our just 9 yr old is incredibly good at it! Such fun! I didn't even know you could get a game!

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  86. at Christmas we gave the kids some board games so we could start having games nights away from the tv and this would make a great addition to our growing collection

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  87. Think my great-niece Phoenix and I would love to play this. We try and beat each other when it's on the TV. I once applied but never heard anything.

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  88. With my 5 year old son who loves catchphrase.

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  89. The whole family would play this , it looks great fun .

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  90. I flipping love catchphrase, I would so make the whole family play it xx

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  91. I would have great fun playing this with my Hubby and 2 children. The Kid's love to watch it on the TV so will think this is great!

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  92. My two children. Say what you see!

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  93. I'd play this game with my husband and daughters

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  94. My 16&12 year olds and maybe 2 year old boy joining in lol

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