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Pointless Board Game

by University Games
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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  • The new edition, with all new questions, of Pointless the Board Game.
  • Based on the BBC TV quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong
  • Plumb the depths of your general knowledge to find the least popular answers to questions
  • For 2 to 4 players or teams
  • Ages 10 +
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Pointless Board Game + The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World: A Pointless Book Written by the Presenters of the Hit BBC 1 TV Show + The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions26.4 x 26.2 x 6.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model numberBOX -04463
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players2 TO 4
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB00DGSACII
Best Sellers Rank 2,539 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.3 Kg
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Date First Available15 July 2013
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

Can you name a country beginning with the letter M that no one else would think of? How about Mali or Micronesia? Can you think of a character from Toy Story that nobody else would remember? We all know Buzz Lightyear, but who remembers Wheezy the penguin? Put your obscure and pointless knowledge to the test with this board game version of the popular BBC2 quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Fight against your natural instincts as you try to score the least number of points by guessing the least popular answers to general knowledge questions. In Pointless a series of questions is presented to the players. These questions have also been surveyed to a group of 100 other people. It’s the players’ job to think of an answer that is not only correct, but also the least popular among those surveyed. For example, if the question asks you to name a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic is not a good answer as 88 people in the survey gave this. Anybody who says The Man in the Iron Mask gets a much better score of 6 points. Any correct answers the survey didn’t think of are Pointless answers and award a most desirable zero points. Who will carry off the Pointless trophy among your family and friends? For 2 to 4 players or teams and ages 10 and up.

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University Games Pointless Test your brain skills with Pointless. All those stored up useless facts and knowledge can be put to the test with the board game equivalent of the successful BBC2 television programme. Fight all your natural instincts of getting a high score; a low score is best achieved by guessing the least popular answers to general knowledge questions. If a player guesses an answer that has not already been guessed, they achieve the most desirable score of 0. A game for all the family to laugh and enjoy. Perfect for those Christmas afternoons to relax and have fun. Game contents: 338 × Questions 27 × Pointless trophy tokens 9 × Head-to-head trophy tokens 8 × Playing pieces 4 × Pencils 3 × Question card holders 1 × Playing board 1 × Pointless Trophy 1 × Answer pad Product Dimensions (cm): 26.4 x 26.2 x 6.8 This product is suitable for 10years old + 3 for 2 Offer 3 for 2 mix and match across participating U...


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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By DaveR
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Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The game has two holders for the question cards, but four rounds in total, so the cards need to be sorted out, with all the questions and answers on show.
It would normally be assumed that one person/team would be knocked out each round, but instead there is some system of pointless trophies which we gave up on and just did it as a knockout instead.
It still needs some work, but is still fun to play anyway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to play 26 Mar 2014
By Macey89 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I had really high expectations of this game, but when it came down to it, we found it difficult to work out exactly how to play it. The rules were quite confusing. We tried to play it as part of a large group initially, so maybe it would have been better if we'd had a read of the instructions beforehand. As it was, it was a bit of a disappointment. You can still make a decent game out of it though, by just playing along as you would on the TV show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 3 Mar 2014
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For those fab nights in. If you prefer to spend cold and wet evenings in, why not give this game a chance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless 1 Mar 2014
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As its name says Pointless - not at all like the TV Game, very hard to understand and pieces missing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere as good as the game on tv 24 Feb 2014
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We like pointless on the tv but this game is too complicated and fiddly. Thought we could play with the children but they were bored very easily.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pointless Board Game 8 Feb 2014
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It is a good family game, used it several times over the Christmas period found it very entertaining instructions easy to follow
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun 8 Feb 2014
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We love this game and we enjoy playing it. It's good fun and much like the tv programme. Would recommend.
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment 10 Nov 2013
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This game has all the faults of the earlier version. if only the makers had read all the Amazon reveiws and carried out a radical redesign job in accordance with all the suggestions they might have produced something good. As it is, it's impossible to play following the rules given. All one can do is use the question cards and try and replicate the TV version as best one can.

It also claimed to be using completely new questions, but the first card we looked at had an identical question as on the programme the day before.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good questions, could be better though
The questions are good and interesting, but the game play and rules could have been a lot better and a lot more exciting.
Published 1 day ago by oc66
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
Tried to play this with just a few people and it wasn't very successful. I think next time we'll try with bigger teams
Published 2 months ago by L. Pounder
3.0 out of 5 stars Pointless
The board is pointless
the counters are pointless
the box and packaging is pointless.
All you need is the cards with the questions and answers, everything else is... Read more
Published 4 months ago by fraser McAvoy
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite complicated to play
Even if you're familiar with the show it's still quite hard to follow the rules. Not a game for all the family
Published 5 months ago by Ann M. Mayo
2.0 out of 5 stars Too complicated
I bought this game for my husband at Christmas because we are great fans of "Pointless" . We were deterred from playing because of the lengthy instructions and ,after a few... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Margaret Ball
3.0 out of 5 stars Pointless
We bought this for Xmas day as we are avid fans of Pointless but we found it difficult to understand the rules of this board game as different to TV show.
Published 5 months ago by Wendy Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
Great fun, played it over Christmas and it kept us all entertained. Worked well for a mixed aged group. If you like the tv programme you will like this too.
Published 5 months ago by Cazza B
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