A new family game to play this Christmas: Best Guess

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We love playing games, the four of us together sat around the dining table playing our favourite board game. While there are a few games we can play on consoles, like MarioKart, there aren't many games on, say, the iPad, that we can play as a family. But that is all about to change thanks to a brilliant new game from Crash Lab called Best Guess. This is a game we can play together while passing around an iPad or iPhone and answering questions, or at least guessing at the answers!



The games we play


Game of Life, Monopoly, Catan, and Carcassonne are all games we have played together as a family and we love all of them. Playing board games has become a thing we all enjoy doing and I'm sure it will continue as the boys grow older. We've introduced the boys to games we played as children, like Monopoly or Scrabble, and together we've discovered new games like Catan and Carcassonne where we learn as we play.

So far though there hasn't been a game on the iPad we could play together. My boys love their iPads and love all the games they can switch between, but it's never much of a social thing, they'll just stare at the screens and play quietly (or as quietly as a 7 and 12 year old can),



About Best Guess


Best Guess allows you, as a family, to form teams and play against each other. You could do adults against children, boys against girls (unfair - I'm the only girl!), or choose your teams. Once you've decided what teams you have you can start the game, and it's really simple.



Choose a category




Other categories include Musical Mayhem, Spectacular Space, and many more!

Now the game starts...


Decide which team goes first and answer the question on screen by typing in the number and tapping enter, there's no need to know the exact answer just type in your Best Guess.



The other team can now steal a point by guessing 'higher' or 'lower' than your answer.


You don't have to know exact answers (although you'll probably win if you do!), the Best Guess wins the point. 

This is part of the reason I think Best Guess is a great game to play with your children. They can guess at any of the questions and more often than not they'll probably win. They may even learn while they're playing the game, there are so many facts in this game that's it's hard not to learn!

Imagine, you've just had Christmas Lunch and everyone is relaxing on the sofa, but you'd like to do something together other than lazing around. Switch on your TV, or grab the iPad and play a game of Best Guess. Get everyone involved, agonise over the questions, discuss the answers, and have fun - together!

You can also play Best Guess alone if you choose (but it's far better with friends).



Where to find


Best Guess is available right now on the iOS App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store for £1.49 (or $1.99 if you're across the pond), if you buy it on the Amazon App Store the game will automatically be available on the Fire TV. 

We've played it on the Fire TV and it works well, it's so easy to hand the remote back and forth for us to answer questions and you're all looking at the same screen. The boys have even played the game together without us, which is a first for a quiz game!

Do you like trivia games and if so which one do you play most?

Crash Lab is the Hubby's company and Best Guess is their new game.

The Pramshed

31 comments:

  1. Oh that looks quite fun!!! I love these sort of guessing games. Thanks for hosting #PoCoLo

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  2. Excellent! I am always on the lookout for new games...

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    1. Oh great, I hope you have a look and enjoy playing! ;)

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  3. Oh this looks like fun! We love any games that we can play together as a family, especially at Christmas! Will have to check this out! #PoCoLo

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    1. Definitely! It's such a fun game and the kids can just guess without knowing anything. AND they usually win!

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  4. That looks like a lot of fun! :D #PoCoLo

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  5. Yay, a fellow Carcassonne player!! It is our all time favourite board game ... although technically there is no board of course! Shhh - don't tell anyone but I am going to buy the 2 player card game of Catan for hubby for Christmas and I have bought us all a card game about guessing very similar to Best Guess. Yes, you've guessed it - we love games too! #pocolo

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    1. Haha that's awesome! We considered getting the card game of Catan too! ;)

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  6. Mine is still a bit young for trivia games, but board games are going to be a big part of her Christmas gifts this year. She plays some on her tablet, but its not the same as laying out a board on the living room floor and playing #pocolo

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    1. That's the beauty of Best Guess Jeremy, they don't need to know any trivia, they can just guess. :)
      Board games are awesome and playing together is a great way to bond! :)

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  7. Oh this sounds like lots of fun and something we could all play as the little man sometimes gets frustrated when he loses all the time 😉 #POCOLO

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    1. Definitely Catie, it's not really a "winner/loser" game, it's all about the fun! :)

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  8. Growing up, we always played board games as a family. I love that my 5yo is starting to enjoy them now too. This sounds like a great idea for a game! #PoCoLo

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    1. Oh that's great - it's always more fun when the little ones want to join in.

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  9. This looks like fun. I was just talking with my sister earlier about games we can play at Xmas so I think we could give this one a try.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

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    1. Oh do it's so good! I may be *slightly* biased but it really is a good game :)

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  11. Best Guess sounds fab, I want to try it out now. You're right there are not many games that you can play as a family on your ipad or phone, and playing games on your device is so simple and doesn't involve any packing away. I'm also a big fan of Catan and Carcassonne too. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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    1. That's great! The older games are so fun. :)

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  12. Sounds a great game - we love a family game that spans the generations too. And often our teams aren't fair either, our favourite is Robinsons against the rest, which always used to leave my MOH and SIL on one team, against six Robinsons. My nieces eventually worked out I should be half on that team too and made us be fairer!! Good luck with the new game :)

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    1. Thanks Steph! The family games are so much fun aren't they?

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  13. We love playing games together after Christmas dinner and this looks great, I'll definitely be giving this a go, thank you x
    #PoCoLo

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    1. Thanks Alana, I hope you enjoy playing those games after Christmas dinner. x

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  14. This looks like a lot of fun.Like you we play alot of boardgames together and it has become a bit of a ritual for my husband to buy a new family game every Christmas so think I will suggest we add this one in too. #PoCoLo

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    1. That's great. We've bought so many board games this year! :)

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  15. This sounds like fun! I love games, but my kids are not yet old enough to get most of them! #PoCoLo

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    1. Oh what a shame, but you'll get loads of fun when they're old enough!

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  16. This sounds like great fun, and like you say perfect for kids as they are only trying to get the closest number xx #pocolo (sorry my comments are late this week!) x

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