I remember playing Articulate as a teenager (one of our English teachers at college was quite keen on bringing it into the classroom) and had always enjoyed the game so I was keen to try out Articulate for Kids with Mr Z. We had a game night when some family came around so that we would have more people for the teams as the more people you have the more lively and fun the game will be!

Articulate for Kids (rrp £19.99, age 6 to 12, for 4-20 players), is the hugely entertaining junior version of Drumond Park’s perennially popular and hilariously raucous Articulate! board game (rrp £32.99, age 12+, also for 4-20 players).

Articulate for Kids can be played by a group of children by themselves (or with grown-ups), or alongside Articulate! for hours of multi-generational family fun. Many educationalists also choose to incorporate the game into entertaining learning strategies in the classroom to promote speaking skills – adapting game play according to small or larger numbers of children in play.

Both games follow the same simple format… How quickly can you define a word – from the categories Object, Nature, Person, Action, World and Random – without actually saying it? In each round, the teams divide their members into ‘Describers’ and ‘Guessers’. The timer is started, and the Describers take it in turns to describe their way through as many question card entries, from the different categories, as possible to their team members – the Guessers – within a 30-second time limit.

Each team moves its counters around the board, based on the number of words correctly identified – and the object of the game is to reach the FINISH segment before the opposing team. There are clear Description Rules included in the Instructions. For example, Describers mustn’t give hints such as ‘begins with’ and ‘sounds like’…

When playing the Articulate for Kids game, children will have lots of fun and also experience a sense of fulfilment – digging deep to describe people, words and phrases as diverse as Mo Farah and Prince William, Nemo and a Fairy, a Piglet, the Daleks, a jigsaw and a Cuckoo.

It was lots of fun playing this with Mr Z, sometimes his clues would be so random and not easy at all to guess! It’s definitely a great way to build vocabulary and work on speaking and listening skills. The only category that Mr Z found too difficult was the people category as he wasn’t too familiar with a lot of the celebrities or personalities, so we simply vetted the cards for him to make sure he would be able to do the people he had selected, or we told him to pick another category. In another year or so I’m sure he will be more aware of all of these people!

Mr Z is just turned 6 so he is at the younger age range for the game. It is a little more challenging than many of his other board games but he really enjoyed playing this with the grown ups. Once his brothers get a little older then they could all play together without the need for any adults.

ARTICULATE! Is still in the UK Adult Board Games Top Ten – after more than 20 years! This is not too much of a surprise as it is definitely a classic! The kids version is very similar to the original and definitely retains the same feel as the grown ups version. Articulate for Kids has been completely updated and refreshed for Christmas 2014, and I can see it being ideal for the holiday season when you have lots of relatives around and want to join the family together in a good game.

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Fab competition, I love love these games…ahem, I mean the kids love these games lol

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Thank you for the review and giveaway! I would play the Articulate for Kids with my kids first 🙂

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I would play Articulate for the kids 🙂

We would have a family game of Articulate for Kids!

We would play Articulate for Kids first 🙂

we would play the kids version first as my kids are so impatient

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The grown up version for practice so I can beat my kids 😛 x

if it was a big family gathering then the kids one to avoid tantrums haha but I’d secretly play the adult one on my own first to brish up on my skills mwah-ha-ha 🙂

The kids one first!

Articulate for Kids first I think 🙂

would love to play the kids version with my son and daughter

Articulate , love , love that game

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I would play the kids version first because my daughter would love the game

I hAVE not played this at all before,so probably the Kids version!

I Am sure my granddaughters would help me!

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Articulate for Kids first

Articulate For Kids is the one I would play first

Articulate for Kids def 🙂

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The adult one to learn the basic rules, then with the kids!

Articulate kids! We love a board game x

Articulate for Kids because i know my boss would want to get start immediately.

Articulate for kids

Articulate for Kids

Articulate first, to get the hand of it! Then at the weekend play the kids one!

The kids version so my daughter can play

The adult one as the kids are still too young but we love to play board games with friends now instead nights out

The original Articulate first!

with the kids i think

We would love to play the original Articulate.

Articulate for Kids

The original Articulate

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Articulate for Kids so my son can join in!

the original

I would play the original Articulate first to get to know how to play. My friends would probably like it too.

Not sure as never played either

Articulate for Kids, to get the whole family involved x

Articulate for kids

I would play the kids one with the kids!

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Articulate!

I would play the kids one first with the family

Would have to be the original!

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try the original to start with x

I suppose it would depend who is around, but probably original first

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The Original Articulate!

Articulate for Kids looks the easiest

I would play Articulate for Kids

Articulate for Kids?

Articulate for Kids 🙂

Me and hubby would play Articulate first so we understand the rules before we explain them to the kids lol

Articulate for Kids

The kids one, bet I can’t even manage that

The Articulate for Kids with my children.

We would play the kids version first.

original

definitely the childrens one

articulate for kids… my eldest will rprobably beat me too 😛

I have played the original game before, so would love to try the Articulate for Kids version. Fab competition thank you x

Articulate for kids… with the kids 🙂

I’s start with Articulate for kids

Articulate for kids with my niece

I would play the Articulate for kids with my friend’s daughter 🙂

Articulate for Kids. I’m sure the kids would enjoy playing the game.

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Articulate for Kids, definitely x

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It would be the adult version. We’d have to save the kids version for Christmas when cousins are visiting as my kids are a bit young.

Articulate for Kids

Id play the kids first – we play the adult version with them a lot and adjust it so they can play so would be great to have a proper version for them!

Which would you play first, the original Articulate! or Articulate for Kids?

Articulate for Kids definitely

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Would play Articulate for kids first thanks

I’d play the kids one first with my children.

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Articulate for kids with the grand-kids

my daughter would love to play the kids version first

For kids!

i woud play the kids one first on family night friday

Articulate for Kids

We would play the kids game first – My kids just don’t have the patience to wait!!!!

The original Articulate with my partner, so I could bombard his with weird words!

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I think we’d probably play the grown up version with the kids helping so they got the idea first.

The original so me and my other half can master it before the kids take over lol x

the kids one first

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Articulate for Kids?

Articulate For Kids

Articulate for Kids! Looks like a fab family fun game – perfect for Christmas!

The kids one, Articulate For Kids

the original

LOVE BOARD GAMES WITH ALL THE FAMILY

Original

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Kids x

We would play Articulate for Kids firs

Articulate for Kids…..I’ll take the easy option first lol x

Articulate for Kids

Articulate!!!

The kid’s one… probably more my level!

Articulate for Kids

articulate for kids, love playing with the lil ones

Articulate for Kids

We would play articulate for kids first

I would play the original first

Probably the kids version!

The kids one

We would play the kids version first as I’m sure my boys will be very excited to play it.

Kids xx

we would play the kids one first with the children has that seems the only time i get to play games now

The original first

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Original articulate

Original my kids are a little young at the moment

original Articulate!

Articulate for Kids

Board games for the family rule!

Articulate for kids 🙂

Articulate for kids

well as i have 2 teenagers and a 6 year old , i think the adult one would be played first with the teenagers (16 and 17) then the following day the kids one with my 6 year old 🙂

Articulate for Kids

Articulate for Kids, I think – because it’s completely new to me!

Articulate for Kids

Articulate for kids with my niece

Articulate!

The original – my wee man is not quite ready for the kids version yet 🙂

Original first

The kids one first, since we have never played it before it would make sense to start on the children’s version before trying out the adult one

Articulate! the original I think so I can work out how to play

The Kids version first x

original Articulate

Articulate

Kids one with my son

The original 🙂

Articulate – the one for adults

The original 🙂

Articulate for kids

We’d play Articulate for Kids first – I think I might stand a chance of winning that one!

Articulate for kids so the whole family can play together!

The Kids version

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I’d play Articulate for Kids first, with the children x

Articulate for kids first, as Im sure my lot would love it! x

Articulate for kids for the whole family to join in x

I would play the kids first

the original Articulate

Always the kids first! 😀 x

Would have to be Articulate for kids if it was up to my son 🙂

the kids version first 😀

The kids one with my toddler; I would save the adult version for Christmas! x

Id play the original Articulate

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The original one – so much fun! my daughter’s a little too young to appreciate the kids one yet but she’ll really enjoy it in a few years.

the origional

The kids one with my family

i think wed have to give the kids ones ago

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Articulate for kids

The original!

Kids version to get the hang of it.

kids one

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The kids one first

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Articulate for Kids

I’d probably play Articulate for kids with my niece

Articulate for Kids

original Articulate!

As my daughter’s a bit older, we’d try the original Articulate first and save the other to play with her younger cousins