Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Deadly 60 Board Game Review

Deadly 60 is a great programme, aired on CBBC. Steve Backshall is the captivating presenter who goes to find, and then tells us all about, everything from hippopotamuses to scorpions to crocodiles. It's the sort of programme I would have watched from behind the sofa when I was younger.

Fortunately, Tamsin seems to love it (despite her distinct girlie lack of love for creepy crawlies and flying things). So when we were sent the Deadly 60 Tracker board game to have a play with, she was definitely excited.

Quick and easy to set up and start playing with, the box contains a playing board, counters, dice, timer and lots of cards.

The idea is that it’s a race around the board tracking deadly animals and you have to take risks to beat off your opponents. The first player to successfully track down three of the elusive Deadly 60 wins the game.

We had fun doing this, although we stopped after tracking just one animal... I'd say it's a game that can take as long or short as you like, which is always a bonus! I would have liked to see information about each animal on the playing cards, as that's a prime time for children to take the facts in and become even more interested. That aside, it's still a great toy and will make a great Christmas gift for many. Suggested RRP is £14.99. 

There are a couple of other Deadly 60 options which sound interesting too, although I can't really comment on these personally as we've not seen them in action:

'Deadly 60 Ruckus Card Game - Ruckus is the quickest game around, no more boring turn taking, this game is the ultimate free for all. Games last between 4 seconds and 4 minutes. The idea is simple, with the cards in hand, lay down your pairs, triples, quads then look round at your opponents sets and see it match it steal it. Be first to get rid of all your cards. If you can’t go pick up another card, remember no turn taking so the quicker you are the more you will win. (RRP £4.99).

Deadly 60 Trivia Box - The Trivia Box is ideal for Christmas and a  great ice-breaker for parties where relatives or friends don’t know each other.  Either divide them up and get the teams competing or play as individuals to really show your trivia knowledge. Each box contains 400 multiple choice brain teasers and players have to try their best to answer as many questions right in a knock out style quiz. The more trivia you know the further you progress until finally there’s just one winner - the true Trivia Champ! (RRP £7.99) '

Imagination Games Deadly 60 Board Game is available from various retailers including Tesco, Asda and Argos.

We were sent the Deadly 60 Tracker Board game for the purpose of this review, but have not received payment. All the views expressed here are our own.


  1. Great review! Sounds like a great game. My guy likes animal/nature TV shows so might like this too :-)

    xx JAzzy

    1. Thanks! We're not huge board games fans here normally to be honest, but I think this one's good :)

  2. Thanks for the review of our game and your comments, regarding the infomation on the cards for each animal. We thought about doing this but instead added in a leaflet detailing information about all the animals. We thought this would allow all players to see infomation relating to the animals and could be passed around as you play the game.

    1. Thanks David - nice thought, but not sure it works that well in practice...

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