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Amazon.com Bookology Trivia Game


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  • 2 or more players
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  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00000J6Y3
  • Item model number: 01430
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,881 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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"I contain both old and new. I start with 'in the beginning.... '" Have you got it yet? If the name of this classic book jumps to mind with just these two clues, you're ready to play Amazon.com Bookology. The object is to be the first player to fill your personal library with books from... you guessed it... Amazon.com, by collecting seven Book Cards that are earned by answering questions like the one above.

Players move around the board answering questions about books in various categories (e.g., classics, children's, nonfiction). Cards on the corner spaces--Novel Bits, Silver Screen, Poet's Corner, and Writer's Block--test general literary knowledge by asking players to fill in blanks in poems, "fix" intentionally incorrect phrases ("An ounce of fertilizer is worth a pound of manure."), or answer movie or book trivia questions. Every correct answer earns another Book Card. To even out the playing field, players can opt to choose Novice, Avid, or Expert levels before the game begins, or, alternatively, agree as a group on which level all will play.

Amazon.com developed Bookology in partnership with University Games. It's a game for anyone who loves books. So, whether you're a well-read board game player or a bookworm who loves to play games, Bookology is sure to keep you both challenged and entertained. (For two or more players; ages 12 and older) --Rachel Radway

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The complete game of books - be the first player to fill your personal library with books from Amazon.com by collecting seven Book Cards.

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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 2000
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As an English major, I have long sought a trivia game that would have literature questions. This game was the first (and so far only one) I have found, and that makes it truly unique.
Nevertheless, the game was mildly dissapointing for a number of reasons. (1) It isn't durable in the long-run because it won't take long to go through the two decks of questions. More questions are needed. (2) Directions are inadequate for just two players, although the game specifies that it can be played by two players. (For instance, in a two player game, only one person can answer a question. So, do you read all five of the clues or just one? The instruction do not say.) (3) I immediately found an error, and I have yet to discover how many others there are. (-I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear the bottoms of my trouser's rolled,--says the game card, is from T.S. Eliot's --A Portrait of A Lady.-- That's a novel, not a poem, and it isn't by Eliot. The poem in question is --The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufcock.--)(4) Many of the questions are too easy for serious readers, who are just the type to be attracted by the game.
On the plus side: (1) The game can be fun (2) There is a lot of variety in the types of questions asked (3) You can vary the game a little accoridng to each player's skill level, to even the field. (Chance elements also even the playing feild for players of different skill levels.)
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70 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
I have good news and bad news regarding this game. The good news is that it is a blast to play, especially if you love books and enjoy belittling your friends with your knowledge. The bad news is that there are only 240 clue cards, or "book questions" upon which the game depends. I have owned this game for four days now, and my friends and I have already gone through each of the clue cards, nullifying play until expansion packs become available (if they ever do). Also, the box claims that it can be played by two or more people, although it does not supply the rules for a two person game (a friend and I had to make up our own.) Overall,the game was great while it lasted. If players are able to pace themselves, the game is sure to supply plenty of fun and healthy competition.
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357 of 400 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
As a lifelong book junkie and board game fanatic I was in heaven! I really had a great time playing the game. I played against some people with incredible knowledge of books yet I still felt like I had a fighting chance. I definitely believe that was due to the design of the game. There is an element of chance involved and that always makes for a more even-handed game.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 6, 2000
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Even though the games says it can be played with only 2 players, there are no rules to support it. The rules as given, cannot be used with only 2 players. Given this short fall, we did manage to create our own rules that seem work.
The question cards were good and cover both easy and hard topics -- however, I can quickly see the need for additional card packs if this game is played regularly.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2001
I have a degree in English and when I saw this game (heavily discounted at Hudson's) I knew I had to have it. I had a great time playing it. The directions were a bit confusing, but we created our own and it seemed to work out great. You could even use this as a party game and have guests on teams. I would definitley recommend Amazon creating a filler pack of clue cards. I haven't gotten through the deck yet, but I'm sure when I do I'll wish there were new cards. It's great fun for anyone who loves books and board games!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Lori A. Walls on November 17, 2001
I got this game thinking it would be a fun game for me and some of my friends to play (we're English graduate students), and a sort of study tool. But I was a little let down. Some of the questions had the most bizarre and useless clues. But some of them were fun and interesting. Playing the game was good for a laugh. It says that it is recommended for ages 12 and up, but I think most 12 year olds would have trouble with the bulk of this game. Selection question choosing could alleviate that problem. I'd have to say, its a risk to buy this game. You might like it, or you might not. I'd suggest taking the chance.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 2000
Bookology is a great way to spark any book lover's mind. Although there are a limited number of specialty cards (such as Poet's Corner and Novel Bits) that will eventually become repetitive, the format in which game play commences is extremely amusing. This is a great game for the verbally mindset.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 2000
The whole family has enjoyed trying to get the right answers. (We have yet to encounter the error noted by another reviewer.) The game play is a bit dull. So, we've decided to skip the board game and just put these cards on the kitchen table. I hope that University Games continues to sell this game and makes it better. For example, we would like to have the questions on one side of the cards and the answers on the other side. We'd also like to be able to buy updated card packs.
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