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BrainBox - Horrible Science Blood and Guts


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  • Suitable for ages 8+
  • 1+ Players
  • Includes 54 cards, 1 rules card, 1 sand timer; 1 die
  • Minimum 70% recycled material
  • Designed in High Wycombe, UK
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Item Weight599 g
Product Dimensions12.4 x 12 x 12 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 years and up
Item model number90028
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players1+
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB008OHWQVM
Best Sellers Rank 4,626 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight549 g
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Date First Available9 July 2012
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

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This is the first of our Horrible Science BrainBoxes. Find out all about our horrible bodies. The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner. Made from a minimum of 70% recycled material, the BrainBox range is fabulous fun. Find out who the BrainBox is in your family – it may not be who you think it is!

Product Description

  •     Suitable for ages 8+
  •     1+ Players
  •     Includes 54 cards, 1 rules card, 1 sand timer; 1 die
  •     Minimum 70% recycled material
  •     Designed in High Wycombe, UK
     

This is the first of our Horrible Science BrainBoxes. Find out all about our horrible bodies. The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner. Made from a minimum of 70% recycled material, the BrainBox range is fabulous fun. Find out who the BrainBox is in your family – it may not be who you think it is!


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Hardy VINE VOICE on 22 Sep 2012
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This is a fun, but flawed, game.

Based on the Horrible Science series of books and produced by the Green Board Game Company, "Brain Box: Horrible Science Blood & Guts" is a beautifully produced game, aimed at age eight and upwards. The colourful, quite sturdy box has magnetic clasps to keep it closed, and comes with 54 information cards, 1 rule card, a ten-second timer and an eight-sided die. Quite helpfully, there's also a scheme on the game's website that you can sign up for that replaces lost pieces for as long as the game remains in production.

Game play is straightforward, with rules for one player and two or more players provided. Each player selects a card at random from the box, studies it for ten seconds, then rolls the die to see which question they have to answer about the card. If you answer correctly, you keep the card; if not, it goes back in the box. Rules adaptations are also given for younger players, as the ten second time limit is quite a challenge, even for adults. Ten minutes is suggested as the ideal game length, and with two players it was certainly more than enough. Whoever has the most cards at the end of the set time period, wins.

However, this game is not perfect. I really wanted to be able to give it full marks because the idea is an excellent one, but Green Board Game's fact checkers haven't done their job properly. Seven out of the 54 cards contain spelling mistakes (alvioli instead of alveoli, although it is spelled correctly on another card) or factual errors (animal cells do not have a cell wall - a mistake which appears on two separate cards - and the male genotype is never written as YX).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CMB VINE VOICE on 16 Dec 2012
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Having the maths, geography and now blood & guts, I can look back and say the idea's great but the execution could be better.

My main gripe is there's too little educational things to remember and too much observational. Who cares how many items were of what colour? I do believe it would have been better if they had stuck to only the educational questions.

This one has some mistakes, as others have noted. That's a great shame.

On the other hand, it's very good value - lots of cards, high quality box and easy to store away for later use, e.g. on a bookshelf. Shame it doesn't come out that often though. We got tired of them, truth be told. And the reason was trying to remember/notice stuff that wasn't worth the effort. Good stocking fillers, but don't expect endless use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Gumby TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Oct 2012
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We weren't too sure what to expect, based on other reviews. In the end, we enjoyed playing the game, despite the errors pointed out by others. It's of good quality and attractively packaged. And it IS educational, errors and all - well, I certainly learned a lot! There are some laughs to be had too. We particularly liked the ability to complete a game in 10 minutes. You can easily start another, if you have time and inclination. It makes a reasonable family game, working quite well for mixed ages and abilities, but is best played among those of a similar age group.

I can't see this being first choice, when it's time for board games, but it will be ideal when we don't have much time or can't be bothered with anything too complicated or messing about with pencil & paper.

Clearly, Green Board Games should fix the mistakes and send corrected cards to owners of the game - you can sign up on their website, so it shouldn't be beyond them. If they did that, I'd add a star or maybe two to "educational value" but, even as it is, I'd recommend the game if it sounds like the sort of thing that would appeal to your family or friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Null Unit VINE VOICE on 20 Dec 2012
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The name and branding on this may make you think twice as to the nature of this game, but rest assured it's also educational.

Each player chooses a card from the cube, reads it, then a roll of the dice decides the question they answer. Correct answers mean the card is kept, otherwise it is put back in to the box. Total game time can be adjusted for the number of players but in general for 2 people 10 minutes is about right. Whoever has the most cards after that period is the winner.

The beauty of this game is that it is educational for children all the while being fun and inexpensive. It scales up quite nicely and works well with three or four people too. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ioannis Glinavos VINE VOICE on 15 Dec 2012
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I agree with the majority of the other reviewers that while this game physically is well put together, the mistakes (in what I hope is the first batch of production) render it quite questionable in terms of educational value. The topic is intriguing enough to appeal to its target audience 8-10 year olds, and I think this will work wonders on long car trips, or while on holiday when you cannot carry more elaborate board games around. All in all I think this is a fine purchase, but I would not go on about the educational effects.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I love New York VINE VOICE on 11 Nov 2012
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You really don't get much for a tenner nowadays, so based on that i think this game provides good value.

It a basic memory game and includes cards that have interesting facts and drawings of the human body. A dice is used to select the quesion you will be asked from 8 after studying the card for 10 seconds. It proved a lot tougher to remember all the info on such a small card than i thought it would be.

For a quick game now and then it's pretty good.

4 Stars.
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