I forget how much fun board games are with my children. We’re so focused on outdoor adventures and after-school activities whilst the children are obsessed with games consoles and on-line fun. Cheatwell Games sent us some board games to try out over the half-term break. Starting with What’s in the box? – this is how we got on: What’s in the Box? is designed to be played by a few players, you could probably get away with playing with two players- I think the more the merrier. The game can be played in one of two ways- either by using items around the home which fit in the wooden box, or by using one of the cards provided.
This approach means its the perfect game for throwing in a bag for holidays and long journeys as it’s compact and doesn’t need to be reliant on anything other than the contents of the box. The box-keeper is responsible for putting the item into the box, and then the team get 21 chances to guess What’s in the box? There are additional rules around turn taking and taking a guess. We decided to take more a Through The Keyhole approach where the turn changed each time the questioner received a ‘no’ and one of the twenty-one turns was lost.
What’s in the box?was easy for our family to get the hang of. Fortunately we didn’t play it long enough for there to be any fall-out and all I was left with was questions as to when we can play again.
We had so much fun playing this game, it is a ridiculously simple concept.
But then, all the best games are.
What’s in the Box? retails at £12.99 and is available in toy stores and online retailers.
Disclosure: We received What’s in the Box? for the purpose of this review. All opinions and words contained are our own.