Written on: 28/11/2006 by The Geek (18 reviews written)
Cardboard boxes - which you have to fold
Assembly time = Codswallop!
The Deal or No Deal Board game is a really fun filled game that helps you recreate the magic of the show in your own living room. However for £20 it has to be said, the quality of the product is actually quite poor and it seems that the manufacturers have done this on the cheap - which is a shame because the game itself is actually excellent!
Be in for a surprise when you open the actual box - this is because you actually have to make the 22 red boxes yourself out of cardboard. The instructions advise that this achievable in 10 minutes, this may be the case if your the owner of a Blue Peter badge, however, sadly for a cack-handed sole like The Geek, this takes nearer an hour to do! For a £20 price tag you really would expect these to 1, pre-made and 2, made of plastic. Another minor complaint is the voice that you hear on the electronic phone isn't Noel!!! Shame on you DOND game makers!!
Okay, so they are the gripes. What I'm pleased to report is that the game is actually really good and great fun to play with a crowd around. It plays out just like the TV show and if you like the program then you will love this game and I would definitely recommend it on this basis - just as long as your not the poor sap who has to put the boxes together!!!