Who really knows more -- the kids or the grown-ups?
Society puts grownups at an advantage over kids in most cases, but this family game--at least around the table--gives either group an equal chance at bragging rights. Like most trivia games, it's divisive, competitive, and intellectually challenging. It also requires luck, treachery, and some knowledge of pop culture and current events. There are two levels of trivia questions--132 cards each for grownups and kids--which evens the score considerably. For instance, how many parents can name each member of 'N Sync? (We didn't think so.) Teams pull a small tug-of-war rope back and forth across the vertical playing board as questions are correctly answered. The first team that loses its grip, loses the game, and if winners are smart may have to do the dishes for a week. --Diane Beall