Concept Review

Having games to play as a team is a great way to spend time together and that's why Concept is a great game to play. One obviously meant to be played at parties it's fun and not like anything else we've ever played.

About the game

In Concept, your goal is to guess the words through the association of icons. A team of two players - neighbours at the table - choose a word or phrase that the other players need to guess. Acting together, this team places pieces judiciously on the available icons on the game board.

The first player to discover the word or phrase receives 2 victory points, the team receives points as well, and the player who ends up with the most points wins. 

Concept is just that, a new concept on a guessing game, and one we were a little unsure about to begin with. The setup is very easy, just shuffle the cards and have your pieces ready. It's a very simple looking game that is actually a lot harder than it looks.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. 

Robin Williams

What we thought of Concept

We thought it was going to be an easy game to play, but it turned out that choosing a word that could be associated with icons in order for someone to guess it was a lot harder than we thought. A few times none of us could guess and it was a little frustrating. I wonder if better guesses and knowing which icons to use comes with more play.

One thing I did notice is that this game would be better with more than 4 players. On the box it says it's for 4 - 12 players and I do think that having more people to play with would make it more interesting. 

BP got a little bored, I'm not sure if he was getting a new batch of teenager hormones or whether he just didn't enjoy the game but he didn't enjoy himself. He said he didn't like having to constantly guess a thing. The rest of us enjoyed it, we had a few times where we had to guess something that we like, like Sonic the Hedgehog. That made us laugh. 

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things.

Kenneth Branagh

What I liked most about Concept is even in the rules it says you can make the rules up, which is great when you have younger children. We really enjoyed it and I have no doubt we'll play again.

Concept is available for £26.99 and is suitable for 4 - 12 players aged 10 plus.

Have you played Concept?