Family Feud board game
This is what the first edition Family Feud board game looked like!
Family Feud Board game
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“And the survey says…” I’ve always wanted to say that. We all know the television show Family Feud and maybe have heard of the Family Feud board game. Back in the 80s there was a huge craze for board games related to television game shows. This was one of them.
I couldn’t figure out why to be honest. So much so that countless editions have been made over the years.
Versions include the late 70s-early 90s version by Milton Bradley (which we are discussing here), the 90s version by Pressman Games and finally the 3rd Edition of the game manufactured in 1998 by Endless Games.
There’s also a plethora of electronic or DVD editions, some of which we’ve posted Amazon links to here.
The game and gameplay
For all versions of the Family Feud board game, the game play and pieces are relatively the same. You get the survey questions and answers, survey booklet, the popular scoreboard, a strike indicator, 3 ’x’ markers, of course play money, 1 magic marker and instructions.
Game play works just like the show in the confines of your own living room.
The players are split into two groups or ‘families’.
The Host (the person who runs the game) chooses the survey questions and thus the players all discuss amongst themselves what the answers are and thus the game begins.I hope you know what happens next because I’m not inclined to explain a game most people on the planet have seen dozens of times.
Honestly enough I was never a fan of the show, just of Richard Dawson, so playing this game required me to have my arm twisted behind my back. Not that I dislike the game, just I have no interest in the show.
Pros and cons
I remember growing up and busting a gut with some roaring laughter and fun, but also I recall the ugly side of myself coming out to play. This game breeds competition and it doesn’t help regulate it. If you’ve ever had a discuss that was along the lines of “I’m right and you’re wrong” then you know what I’m talking about.
The game offers little in way of accomplishment, it’s not as if the players are going to work their way up to fighting Richard Dawson (as cool as that sounds).
Although, like with most games there are some good aspects to this game show emulation. One being this screams, Party Game! Have friends over, settle down with some food and drink and you have an entertaining evening.
This is also a classic family game in a day and age where the family dynamic is dead. Sometimes you need a nice easy game that doesn’t require much room and where you can sit around the coffee table with your nibbles and dip.
Family Feud is not for everybody. Yet once again I have to give this game 3 Foot Prints for its practicality and use.