How good are you at music? You may know what kind of music you like to listen to but are you able to guess music questions correctly to be named PopMaster Champion! This game is based on Ken Bruce’s popular BBC Radio 2 show since February 1998.
In the radio show, two contestants are asked ten questions based on popular music. The third, sixth and ninth “bonus” questions are on a topic chosen by the contestant, from two options offered by the host prior to the start of the quiz. The winning contestant will take part in the 3 in 10.
This is the official board game version by Ginger Fox, for ages 14 and onwards and for two players or more. If you have more than four players, you can play as teams instead. This is a great family game for older children to adults. Even though Mr K is 14 years old, he does not have a great knowledge of music so finds many of the questions quite difficult.
This game comes with a rectangular board, four wooden play pieces, four sets of ABC tokens, one 3-in-10 answer pad, one question tracker counter, 105 question cards, 63 bonus round questions cards, 25 3-in-10 head to head cards and ten 10 options 3 answers cards.
Setting up is simple. The board should be placed in the middle of the table within reach of all the players. Each player chooses a playing piece and a set of A, B, C answer tokens. I do find the colours on the playing pieces confusing, especially the light and dark purple. I wish that they had chosen a different colour palette rather than trying to match the game’s colour theme. The light and dark purple playing pieces are too similar. It will be hard for players with colour blindness or other visual impairments to distinguish between them.
Before you play this game, you will need to get a pen to use for writing on the 3-in-10 answer pad and also keep a mobile phone handy to scan the 3-in-10 QR codes. Each player takes two bonus question cards, chooses one of these cards and then returns the other back to the deck. Then pass the selected bonus question card to the player on your left.
The formats are the same as the radio show. It consists of two rounds. For round 1, players start with a series of 10 questions, alternating between bonus questions. Players take turns to read out the bonus question from their card to the player on their right. After the 10 questions, the 2 players closest to the top of the board go through to the next round. For round 2, the 3-in-10 head-to-head final round is hosted by Ken Bruce!
This game is very simple to set up and play. It tests out your musical knowledge skills starting from the 1950s. It is a great trivia game to challenge family and friends. I love trivia game shows and this will help me broaden my music knowledge! I would recommend it. This game is available from John Lewis, good online shops and Amazon. For more information, please visit https://gingerfox.co.uk/
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