To coincide this week with the Strictly Come Dancing semi-final, I am super thrilled to introduce you to this fun fun fun Strictly Come Dancing board game! I am sure you are no strangers to this board game as it has been very well received and rated on many websites and on social media!
This game, of course, is inspired by the thrilling and glamorous TV treasure Strictly Come Dancing. Can you believe Strictly Come Dancing is in series 16? Anyway, this board game is suitable for a group of three to six players and for players aged eight & above.
The Strictly Come Dancing Board game contains a beautiful two-sided dance floor, six Celebrity Dancer cards, six Professional Dancer cards, Keep Dancing Question cards, Name the Dance Question cards, It Takes Two / Theme Week Question cards, four sets of voting double-sided paddles (1-10), six playing pieces, a revolving glitter ball speaker and a dice. It requires three AA batteries for the glitter ball speaker, which are not included.
Before the game, you will need to stick the stickers onto the steps of the dance floor. Then separate all of the cards into the different categories and place them in the marked slots in the ballroom staircase. I love this dance floor as it is very well made and well designed with all the cards slotting nicely in it.
The aim of the game is to score the most votes to compete in the final dance-off to win the glitter ball trophy/speaker. To start, each player gets 40 votes, a dancing playing piece, a Celebrity Dancer card and a Professional Dancer card. You can choose to play the male or female side of the cards. During the game, you will win or lose votes, so have a pen and paper in hand to note down all the scores!
Initially, I thought this game was going to be a quick game as the dance floor is so small but I was so wrong. There are many times we landed on a penalty space and moved backwards etc. To play, each player rolls the dice and moves their piece around the staircase to see what category they land on.
The spaces are:
- Keep Dancing – means the player to your left takes a keep dancing card and reads you the question next to your dice roll number. The cards contain one of three categories; Good or Bad Luck Statements which add or deduct votes from your score, Multiple Choices Strictly Trivia, and True or False Strictly questions which add votes if answered correctly.
- Costume Change – you have to change your celebrity card. You can swap with another player or take a card that is not in play. You then perform a mini dance-off. Your die roll determines which 2 stat category you will use. You then choose an opponent to challenge. Compare stats, the winner gets 5 votes and if a draw you get 3 votes each.
- Roll for Votes – allows you to add the die roll score to your total votes.
- It Takes Two – you take a card and mime the dance shown on the card to another player. If that player guesses correctly, you both receive the votes on the card.
- Theme Week – the player on your left takes a card and reads the question next to your die roll number. These questions are based on events from Strictly’s movie, Blackpool, Halloween and musical weeks. The correct answer scores the votes on the card.
- Name the Dance – the player on your left shows you a card with a silhouette on it. You choose an answer from the multiple choice answers. Correct answer wins the votes.
- Jump to the front – means move ahead of the leading player.
Once the first player has reached the last space on the game board, all subsequent dice rolls are counted as double scores. After all remaining players have reached the end space, the two players with the most votes progress to the final. The remaining players become judges.
The final can be decided in one of two ways – a real dance or the finger Cha Cha Cha-llenge. For the Real Dance, the player will perform the dance on the celebrity card. The leaflet shows you how to perform the basic steps. The player with the highest score dances first. Press the corresponding button on the glitter ball to play the music. When the Strictly theme finishes, the player must dance for 30 seconds. After player 1 has danced then player 2 dances. The judges vote using the voting paddles to score each dancer. Add the scores together and then press the voting paddle-shaped button to hear Craig Revel Horwood’s opinion of your performance. Now add Craig’s score for each finalist and the winner is the one with the highest overall score.
As for the Cha Cha Cha-llenge, turn the board over and press button 4 on the glitter ball. Players then use their fingers to dance by following the numbered steps shown on the dance floor. The voting is in the same way as above. We find that this is the most preferred way for the dance off!
We find this game very entertaining and with all the Strictly content, it will sure appeal to fans. Adult fans will have an advantage though over younger fans. There have been so many series since it first aired its first series on BBC One in 2004 such that both of my children were not even born at that time. I do like this game and I think any Strictly fan will do too! This game is available to buy in good toy retailers, Argos, John Lewis and Amazon.
Now John Adams is giving this Strictly Come Dancing Board Game worth £29.99 to one of my followers! So good luck and enter through Gleam! Also, remember to check out the rest of my giveaways!
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