"Was Claude Monet a painter, a jazz musician, or an Italian dictator?" "Name four of the seven colors in the spectrum." Questions like these are sure to get your child's mental gears meshing while playing the Brain Quest Game for grades one to six. The object is to be the first player to finish a race around the game board, designed to mimic a school playground, by correctly answering questions from the Brain Quest cards. Each of the 256 cards contains questions and answers in categories such as math, science, social studies, English, and grab bag (a euphemism for cultural literacy). Brain Quest's folded cards prevent the I-saw-the-answer-on-the-back problem while allowing even the player asking the question to guess the answer.
A great resource for classroom teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone who has enjoyed E.D. Hirsch's books on education (A Dictionary of Cultural Literacy), the Brain Quest Game is a non-threatening yardstick for measuring learning areas that might need attention. It's also the perfect showcase for helping children to display--and feel great about--how much they already know. Younger kids will enjoy the Brain Quest Game for preschool and kindergarten. Brain Quest is for two to four players. --Julie Ubben
Every kid loves Brain Quest, the game where it's O.K. to be smart. This award-winning board game gives kids a chance to win by recalling things they have learned in school. This fast-paced game features 1,500 questions about everyday school subjects. It features level-specific questions for kids in grades 1 - 6, making it fun and challenging for children of different ages and abilities to play together. Players can win extra turns by answering questions from a higher grade level. Each of the 256 cards contains questions and answers in categories such as math, science, social studies, English, and grab bag (cultural literacy). Brain Quest's special folded cards prevent even the card holder from seeing the answer, so everybody gets to guess. The player who answers the most questions correctly and moves all the way around the schoolyard game board is the winner. The game actually makes learning fun. The Brain Quest Game is designed for 2 - 4 players in grades 1 - 6. Brain Quest is the winner of a Teacher's Choice Award and a National Parenting Publication Award. University Games offers you and your family original ways to have fun. Creative gameplay and quality components are our standard. We know that people want to play right away, so our games are easy to learn. Our games keep all players involved, even when it’s not their turn. The games combine luck and skill and present a new challenge each time you play.