It took us a while to decide to open up and play Logo Billionaire. For some reason I didn’t think the kids would really enjoy playing it. How wrong I was!
It isn’t a straight out of the box easy to play game – you need to do a bit of preparation and reading of rules, which maybe was more my reason for delaying playing it! But, once we started to play the game, it actually is quite straightforward and a lot of fun!
Don’t let all the different pieces and cards put you off. I won’t go into in depth detail here about the rules of the game as it is quite lengthy. If you do want to download the instructions you can do so here.
There are two different versions of the game, the Apprentice rules and the Executive rules. We have only ever played the Apprentice rules as we thought it would be more straightforward for the kids, but now we have played it quite a few times I think we might be ready to progress to the slightly more complicated Executive status!
The general aim of the game is to create companies by collecting famous brands and launching them on the stock market. By launching your company you will get it valued – and this is the fun part, you either walk away with a nice sum of money, or you go bust. This continues until the first player reaches the heady heights of one billion. In Apprentice mode you can buy other people’s brands or swap with them. In Executive mode you use the Takeover disks and Newsflash cards.
What We Liked
- The every day brands give the game a feeling of familiarity
- The rush of excitement (or nerves!) as you launch a company – will you make the big time or go bust?
- The option to play 2 different versions of the game – great for younger kids who might not have the patience to understand all the rules
- It teaches the children a snippet of being an entrepreneur and the risks involved
What We Didn’t Like
- We would have liked a bit more strategy and maybe questions for moving around the board rather than a spinner
Definitely a winner with the kids. Personally I would have found it a little more engaging if there was a little strategy involved as it is mainly based on luck. I think the more players you have the more fun it is as there is more room for people taking your brands from you. But, it is a fun game to play with kids and fairly quick to play.