The Logo Board Game – loads of fun {+ one to giveaway – congratulations Rachel P}.

May 26, 2012 · 140 comments

When The Logo Board Game  arrived at our house a little while back I secretly did a little jump for joy.    There are few things I like more than the challenge  and fun of a good board game.   Seriously what’s not to like?  They bring people together, get you thinking and make you interact face to face with real live people!   So, I ‘facebooked’ a friend and set up a family play date.   It was time to get our board game on!

If you’ve grown up watching Australian TV and listening to Australian Radio you’re bound to enjoy this game.  Oh okay, there might well be the odd board game wowzer amongst us who doesn’t, but in my opinion it’s unlikely!   It’s based on questions about brands, logos and things we’ve all grown up with, and a race to the winners zone.   The nature of the questions mean pretty much everyone, who didn’t grow up living under a rock, is going to know some of the  answers.  And the nature of the board give a nice balance between skill and topsy-turvy luck.

Apart from the fact that  board games bring people together, the fun thing about The Logo Game is that it takes you on a little walk down memory lane.  You’ll be singing ‘My Dad Picks the Fruit that goes to (hmmm where?) to make the cordial I like best‘ and thinking back to remember what sporting activity the Solo Man was embarking on when he slammed it down fast.

Getting friends together is good.  Having a reason to laugh and remember is even better.  While we sat with our long time friends, a child each on our knees, we teased each other about failing memories, ate cake and drank coffee.  The kids loved the game too – even though most of it passed over their heads.  I think for them it’s just the pure joy of spending uninterrupted time with people they love.  Board games are  great for building family memories.   So, on  a bit of a roll we snuck in a few quick games of Uno and I rounded out the evening by teaching the girls to play Taboo.  Me?  Board game obsessed?  Never 🙂

Do you play board games with  your family?  What are your favourites?  I’m scratching my head thinking about what others I can start introducing to my little COGs!  Just in case you are as board game obsessed as me I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky commenter.  It’s valued at $39 and the giveaway is open until the midnight on the 12th of June, 2012. Follow the steps below to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you love boardgames,
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Disclaimer:  I received a sample products in order to complete this review.   See here for full T&C


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I grew up playing board and card games and have passed my love of them onto my kids. I go away for a weekend every year with my mum, and we play board games for hours! As an adult, family games are fantastic fun, sometimes even more so with a glass of wine or two… My fave game to play with my boys (and mum, and yes, with wine 😉 is Pictureka – even the youngest player has a good chance of beating the adults (especially when wine is involved!). Enjoy!

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32 AmberB June 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I love boardgames because they remind me of a lot of great times I had as a kid playing them with my family. Boardgames have a way of bringing people together like nothing else.

33 Alicia Cleland June 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I have never laughed harder than when I play board games. Good, wholesome family-friendly fun!

34 aleksandra Secerkovic June 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

i am an old fashion girl! Board games were always important part of our family time growing up! As young child of 6 i knew every known card game, thanks to my grandparents :: With dad i played dominos & with mum monopoly! Now that i have a child of my own, hoping to continue that wonderful tradition, she is to small to play anything as yet, but i already started to make a collection . I have a big box named : family games, and i keep adding more whenever i can afford!
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35 shelly anne June 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

love board games – doesn’t matter what age – its something that everyone can be involved in. especially love it when three generations of my family have a boardgame night 🙂

36 Tarshy Treasure June 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Boardgames help the entire family to cooperate and interract. It teaches children essential skills like turn taking and strategy. They are lots of fun and should be an essential part of every household

37 suzanne June 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Boardgames, playing them beats watching telly and pigging out on junk food, it’s great that you have to get your thinking caps on and get involved in something that is keeping your brain active whilst of course having so much fun with friends and family generating laughs all night long:)

38 Stellzy June 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

My kids are the age were all they want to do is be on their phones,laptops and ipods……im getting sick of loosing my kids to electronic devices.
I want the fun back in our house and the converstaions to be face to face instead of them staring into a screen.
You dont know what this will bring to be house,fun,laughter,talking,cheating hehe the lot lol

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We love boardgames as it’s fun family time! There is nothing better on a cold weekends day!
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41 Alane June 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

I love playing boardgames with the family, its a great time to spend with the family and we always have heaps of fun.

42 Adele Smith June 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

Love the huge range of boardgames to suit everyone’s tastes from the erratic game of LUDO where I would feel defeated when a game piece was sent back to the start & elated & relieved when I managed to get HOME, to the mind stumbling quizzes of the many variants of TRIVIAL PURSUIT (I have the original, & Disney versions). So many ways of bonding with family & mates…so many laugh out loud moments in one boardgame. Have subscribed & shared 🙂

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It always creates a laugh or two when someone tries to cheat

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Board game nights with friends are some of the best nights and the latest.. You don’t know where the time goes..

45 Mara June 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Bring the family together but is also a great catalyst in the great family war of who is actually the winner, who cheated, did they answer the question right?

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It makes people interact with each other.

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47 Rebecca Evangelista June 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I love watching the competitive side come out in people!

48 Barbara Skanavis June 11, 2012 at 10:49 am

Because they bring the family together for hours of fun!

49 Karen June 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

I LOVE board games because they bring family and friends together and are perfect to play when its cold and miserable outside. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, sometimes educational, sometimes a great excuse to be really wacky and act like a complete ding-a-ling but ALWAYS heaps of memorable fun. I’m loving Balderdash at the moment 🙂

50 SImone N June 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Show my kids that their is other games other than electronic ones where there is interaction as a family time

51 Alicia June 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Gets kids away from the TV, and having fun with the whole family and learning to take turns and play together. Plus loads of fun!!!

52 Lucie June 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

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Boardgames bridge an age gap where the young and old can enjoy playing together. In an era taken over by technology where the teens can’t get away from their mobile phones and computers ..boardgames still have entertainment value and by the end of playing everyone had a great time. They bring everyone together and whether they encourage learning, imagination, logical thinking or just plain fun ….my family will never be bored with board games 🙂

53 Jenny June 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

We get them out when we have guests staying with us. Great fun when the initial flow of conversation dies down, and much better than watching TV together.

54 Candice E June 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm

We would always play board games as kids and I can remember some great times spent as a family. I would like to introduce my kids to the same traditions that I grew up with.

55 Karlene June 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I used to play them on sleep overs at my grandparents 30-odd years ago and loved them. Now I have kids and it’s time to introduce them.

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It’s educational, fun and perfect for a boring night

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A great way to start an evening with friends… e.g. a game of Scrabble followed by drinks and dancing in a club… we love a ‘Night on the Tiles’!

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They’re so much fun, I never get ‘Board’ of them!

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I have two teenage daugthers who think their dad is increasingly ‘uncool’. Its great that when their friends aren’t around they throw ‘coolness’ out the window and spent time playing board games with me!

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I love board games because it is a chance for family and friends to sit around laughing and having fun without needing the television constantly on!

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It makes me smile when my youngest daughter used to be beaten all the time at board games. I was the youngest of 4 girls and I never used to win until we were all teenagers but because my girls are close in ages the youngest is more determined and wins all the time.

62 Tory June 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I love board games because I am super competitive, I also have a bad habit of sulking if I don’t win. But I get to spend time with my friends and family eating, drinking, talking and laughing about some of the more ridiculous responses we can come up with for board games.

63 Tony June 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I think it is true what they say – the family that plays together, stays together!

64 Nicole Gobby June 6, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I love playing board games as it always seems to be that some one knows the rules of the game better then someone else and make there own rules so it ends up being a good game played with friends and everyone has a laugh

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No batteries, no power, no phones – all generations together having fun. Wonderful.

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Good old-fashioned family time…and good old-fashioned arguments. My brother and I still argue when we play Pictionary and we’re on our way to middle-age!

67 Mommy Adventures June 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

This isn’t an entry because I’m from the U.S. and would lose if I ever played that game. My husband and I do own about 200 board games though, and I’d have to say my favorite is hmm….maybe Pandemic or Carcassone. There are so many good ones! There are heaps of good games for kids (my almost 3 year old has about 15 games already). Her favorite so far is Get the Gem. I really want to get her Go Away you Monster, but it’s proving very difficult to find! Have your heard of Board Game Geek? If you like games, you’ll like BGG. I’m not affiliated with them in any way, I just like the site. Cheers to gaming!

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cause there good old fashiuoned fun and all ages can play and learn

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Its gets us all away from the tv, games & internet and gets us together.. Tweeted under popeyes_girl_22

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Board Games show someone’s true character, all barriers are taken down and you get to see the true side of a person

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I love boardgames because they get the whole family together and they’re really fun! 🙂

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We have a holiday shack where we keep a lot of games, we have so much fun when we go to stay and it is a great family activity for us where we spend some good quality time together. …we love to do jigsaws as well.

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My kids and I love board games, I can pretend I’m a kid on christmas holidays again with nothing else to do!

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I love board games because they bring out the best and worst in us! We laugh. We share. We compete. We cheat. We’re sneaky. We lose to make our kids feel better! LOVE them!

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78 Philippa May 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

My siblings and I have always been huge boardgame fanatics and our love for them got even bigger now we are adults with partners and kids. I will never forget when we were all playing the video boardgame Nightmare (do you remember it – was so totally awesome!) and my sister who was winning in the last 15 minutes all of a sudden had to give all her pieces to my brother – she was so outraged she said “If I’m not winning, I’m taking you all down with me!” Yes this is a team game either the “tv” wins or all the players win and she decided it would be worthwhile having us all lose 🙂 It was just one of those moments and it still comes up every time we bring up board game nights – we tease her mercilessly about it.

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80 Melissa okimoto May 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I love competing and beating my husband. It’s also a great time to have a few wines with our friends and be silly while enjoying some fun games. Apples to Apples is a great one.

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I love playing board games with my family because it creates memories that last a lifetime.
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83 Keryl May 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm

They are great fun for the whole family

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85 Rachael Pollington May 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I remember nagging my parents all the time when I was a kid, to play board games, especially Game of Life! Now my kids are the ones nagging… but I love playing board games with them. It is precious family time, with lots of laughter and memories.

86 Caz June 15, 2012 at 5:58 am

Hi Rachel, just letting you know you’ve won a copy of the Logo Board Game on my Blog The Truth About Mummy. Can you email me an address to have it sent out to? Thanks so much for entering and I hope your kids love this one. My eldest is exactly the same – she’d play board games with us every day if we let her rule!! I also used to play Life as a child. Awesome game 🙂 Congratulations – and enjoy.

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Hi again Rachel, I need to hear back from you with the next 24 hours or I’m going to have to redraw the Logo Boardgame giveaway – which you won. Please email me with your postal details asap 🙂 Cheers Caz

88 Deb Crane June 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I know Rachael and will let her know.

89 Rachael Pollington June 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

OH, thankyou so much. For some reason I missed the post announcing that I had won. I have sent an email now.
Thanks Deb, for letting me know. 🙂

90 Yvette Bowyer May 28, 2012 at 3:55 pm

We have Friday Night Boardgame night where friends come round with their favourite boardgame. Its great to turn off the tv and interact with our friends and family in silly ways (like twister and monoploy).

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91 Diana May 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

First of all they don’t need recharging and there’s no batteries to run out, so assures endless fun. AND even us oldies can play, not getting confused by any mod con gadgets and gizmo’s (even Nan and Pa play too, fun for all!).

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They’re wholesome, good old fashioned fun. Guaranteeing lots of laughter and quality family time, creating a multitude of happy memories.

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94 Antonietta May 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

When we get together for “games night” at one of our in laws houses, (my family don’t do games, lol), it’s the best, adult against adult and kids v kids and we can take the mickey out of each other without anyone getting their nose out of shape. The laughs we have (especially when we play “balderdash” are memorial!

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98 Deb crane May 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Nothing better than enjoying family time playing boardgames especially while sitting in front of the fireplace on a cold wet winter’s day.
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99 Steph L May 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

ps – does this game have questions about Mrs Marsh? or let me in sean, let me in!

100 Steph L May 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Miss 6 likes memory card games. miss 10 likes monopoly and they both like snakes and ladders. uno is also a family favourite. the latest game I have taught them is beetle (not board related).

101 Elise May 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

What a great giveaway! Love boardgames, always have, and life is so much more fun now that my big girls is old enough to play the older games with me. Love that the games are timeless, and the ones I love from childhood still appeal to my 11 year old. Facebooked!
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102 Nelia May 28, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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103 Nat - Muddy Farmwife May 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Oh I love a good board game, I think it’s the competitive streak in me. I play board games with the kids, but am looking forward to starting up games night for the family as they get older, to have some face to face family fun.
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104 Lisa wood May 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I love board games as it gets the mind thinking, the family together and the good times rolling 😉

105 Di Childs May 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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106 Di Childs May 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm
107 Di Childs May 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Love board games because they bring the family together. Fun times!

108 Heather May 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Great excuse to hit the lolly jar-only to share them, of course!

109 Narelle Rock May 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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110 Narelle Rock May 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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111 Narelle Rock May 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I love that you don’t need to use electricity, they cost nothing to run, you can have loads of fun, everyone gets a good laugh and it gets families together, sharing time and precious moments that will stay with you forever.

112 Michelle V May 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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113 Michelle V May 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I love board games as they unite us and make us spend some wonderful quality time together without distractions like phones, etc.

114 Karina May 27, 2012 at 5:28 pm

It’s more interactive than everyone sitting around the dining table playing online word games.

115 Tracie Eaton May 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

We love to play board games as it gives us time to sit together, talk and enjoy eachothers company without and distractions. As there are quite a few of us ( we have 8 kids), we take turns and have semi finals, finals etc. Until there is an ultimate winner.

116 Lauren Anastasiou May 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

We always take a few boardgames away camping with us, to play after dinner or if the weather is bad.

117 katrina oconnor May 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

our family loves board games as it is a special family time out to have a few laughs and have fun playing a game together

118 Linda Hynson May 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Fun for the whole family:-)

119 Kate Fenerty May 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

We absolutely adore board games!! I grew up playing scrabble, triominoes, ludo, snakes & ladders to name but a few. We weren’t allowed to watch TV as children, so board games were our mainstay and I still love playing them today, I can’t wait to play them with my own son 🙂
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120 Jane May 27, 2012 at 11:21 am

You’re allowed to be competitive, it’s a fun way to learn and costs nothing!!

121 Misha May 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

My youngest is 3 and just learning to play board games. I love the way they bring the family together to learn good sportsmanship, turn taking and other skills… all while having fun. 🙂
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122 Melinda May 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

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123 Melinda May 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

I am so excited this is now a board game. I have been playing this App on the iPad and I love it. This one will be one for the adults at night. It will be hidden away from those little fingers that manage to loose all pieces. Fun times with Twister and UNO will be afternoon fun with Mum.

124 Eran Tal May 27, 2012 at 2:22 am

Fun for all the family and will be good board game for when been out for camping.

125 Jo Seed May 27, 2012 at 2:11 am

Fun for all the family but even better with ‘the gang’ and a couple of drinkies!

126 Lyndel Tasovac May 27, 2012 at 12:40 am

Board games bring out the kid in us all..its hilarious, entertaining and make us wonder why we dont play all the time!

127 Colette May 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Its the only time that my whole family sits down together & has a laugh

128 Ros McFarlane May 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Board games are the best in most times. Even better when cold or raining.
It is a game to play with one other person OR can be the whole family.
It can also be educational, i.e. turn taking, memories, skill etc. It can also be a time to reflect on years gone bye, with smiles, laughter or remembering when who won, or lost to the better person.

129 Amanda Gorton May 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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130 Mick May 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

board games bring so much inexpensive fun for all the family and friends when a good night at home sharing each others company wins against all others

131 Amanda Gorton May 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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132 Mick May 26, 2012 at 10:19 pm

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134 Rachel May 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm

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135 Rachel May 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I love the mental work out my brain gets from board games. First from reading the rules (because no one else wants to do this), then to explaining the rules to others and finally the actual mental work required to play them well and learn to learn and develop tactics and strategies to win! Of course it isn’t just about winning but the fun and togetherness it brings!

136 Keren May 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I love how it brings all ages together and its inexpensive fun time to be shared by all. Its healthy competition for all.

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137 sonya May 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Haha…love board games! They bring out the silly in any moment. My dad passed away when I was 19 but one of my fondest memories of him is that he would always take the time to get down on the lounge room floor and play board games with us! I think its a great way for familys to bond 🙂

138 Trish May 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

You can beat up your brother or sister in a socially acceptable way …

139 natasha grondal May 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

brings family together 🙂

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