Monday, 7 May 2018

Pointless - The Mini Game Review

Who has seen the Tv show Pointless?

It is a game that me and my family all love to watch. So when University Games offered us the Mini Game to play I thought yes please! Perfect game for me to play with my family. 



So the idea behind Pointless is to get the lowest or pointless scoring answers. Each question has been surveyed to a group of 100 people and the amount of people who got it right EG 20, has determined the score. The question might show 5 Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and you have to be able to give the answer to the least well known answer. The least well known answer will give you a low number score. 

In this Mini Game, there are 6 rounds where you have to score the lowest total score to be the winner. 

The game comes in a travel size box, which is brilliant for taking to someones house for games night, or perfect for taking on holiday. Inside there are 120 questions on cards, a card holder, an answer sheet and 1 set of rules. 



The game can be played with 2 players to 5 players or if there is more of you, you can play in teams. It is recommended for ages 12+

One person is needed to be the Games Master and read out the questions and there are times that the cards need to be passed around so then everyone can read the anagrams. The card holder is designed so then no one can see the answers as the cards are passed around. 

It would also work if you were sat around a small table to be able to read the anagrams. I have a whiteboard and so ended up writing them down onto that and holding it up so everyone could see.

Each person has a score sheet which they write their chosen answer on. You then reveal the answers and everyone gets a score which is also written down. 

I played this game firstly with my brother and his girlfriend. 


So what did we think? 

The first thing I would say, is that you need brains for this game. We all had a good giggle when a round came up which was about biscuits as I said we should all manage to get these answers seen as we have biscuits for brains! We found a lot of the rounds very hard and skipped more than half of them. I do think that it would be a very tricky game for a 12 year old to play.

So I was a little disappointed to be honest. I think the people who go on game shows are generally quite knowledgeable and so I did hope that the questions would be a little easier for families and people to play the game at home. I found a lot of the questions to be about things that my generation and younger may not know about unless it was their specialised area. Such as Art for me.

That said, If you are someone who watches the TV show at home and manages to get a lot of the questions right. Like my Dad or my Grandad. Then this is the game for you. I will be taking it on holiday with me to play with my parents. But I will probably stick to being games master for it. 


This game is £9.99 and can be bought from Amazon. 

Do you enjoy the game pointless?
Would you like to play this game? 





7 comments:

  1. Yes, we do enjoy watching the tv show Pointless. Initially I found it really quite difficult. As it is really the opposite of what we are used to. We often know or hear of the popular, well known, etc. So getting a pointless answer was difficult. When I got a pointless answer for one of the finals I was delighted. Only managed to get the answer due to my mums love of a particular comedy show. Still nice to get a pointless answer.

    We enjoy Pointless Celebrities. Always keen to know what charity / ies they have chosen. When Anne Widdecombe was on recently, we thought she would do well. Some of the luck as you mention is due to subjects and particular specialised interests.

    We may well enjoy the game, handy for travel, holidays, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Thanks for the link to University Games, was nice to browse their products.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Games can be good activities for when travelling.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Me and my bestie are OBSESSED with Pointless. We have been trying to get on it for years - this would be good for practice :D

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  5. We do enjoy watching Pointless on tv. Does know how we would be with the questions in the mini game of Pointless.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. We continue to watch and enjoy Pointless tv show. Though wish they would use split screen (or similar method) to allow viewers to see the question board continually. As unfortunately film cameras seem to flick between board / contestants/ hosts :- Which is unhelpful to viewers, inconvenient, detracts from entertainment element.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Will browse games available at next shopping trip.

    Rachel Craig

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