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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2012
I play an awful lot of games, and love trivia. Yes, this new game is definitely fun...and pleasantly different. For starters, it isn't a question of answering one question and then your turn is over. No. Here you're dealing with seven questions (the Question List) around a common theme, which can be anything. Guess if the seven cities are closer to Washington DC or New York...Or if the seven events occurred during the Presidency of Bill Clinton...Or what sport each of the seven Hall of Famers played...Or whether it was Al Pacino or Robert De Niro who starred in each of the seven movies...Or whether each vehicle brand belongs to GM or Ford...etc. Then you have cards that combine two or more themes. Take the "Claim To Fame" variety: does each name belong to a Hollywood Director or Novelist? Some of these are truly zany. My favorite was a card which asked whether names belonged to Russian composers or NHL hockey players! "Title Twist" cards offer something similar: e.g. Bruce Springsteen album or Truman Capote novel?
The whole point, in a nutshell, is to see how well you do with the seven questions overall. Some are easier, some are harder (guess if you don't know and cross your fingers), but every answer counts: more right answers mean more spaces to move ahead. During the several times we've played already, I would say the average is 4 or 5 right answers out of 7, but it all depends on the players and the themes. And as my smug husband has discovered, it is rare to ace the Question List (7 of 7). Everyone slips up on some question(s), you can bank on it. This makes a terrific team game so pick someone with a different set of interests, just to be on the safe side. There are tons of questions and cards are printed on both sides, so you have two sets. A really great trivia game.