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Good concept, poor execution
on January 19, 2009
This *sounded* like a fun game. The idea is that parents have to answer trivia questions that would be easy for kids to answer, but are hard for the parents, and vice-versa. There are a couple of major problems with the way the questions are designed, however.
First, the questions for the kids aren't set up so as to adapt to different ages of kids. My 6-year-old might be challenged by "what color do you get when you mix red and blue?", but my 15-year-old definitely isn't! Nearly all of the questions intended to be harder for the kids, while being pretty much impossible for the 6-year-old, were only a little challenging to my 8-year-old, and downright duh-worthy for my 11-, and 15-year-old . Their unanimous reaction? "These are stupid!"
Second, the questions for the parents almost exclusively involve obscure aspects of pop culture, particularly hip-hop or rap culture. My kids, even the 15-year-old, said that they wouldn't have been able to answer 90% of them any more successfully than my husband and I were. Moreover, they weren't the kind of fun, interesting questions that can at least allow for a fun discussion and a semi-educated guess.
The result is that the playing field isn't level enough to be fun, even for the kids. In the future, we'll be back to playing "Apples To Apples", "Pictureka" or the good ol' classics.