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Good twist on the original Scattergories game
on October 13, 2010
I ordered this game and had it shipped to me. I've since played it a few times. It's been a hit each time. Some have said this is better than the original Scattergories. I think it's a nice twist. Instead of multiple subjects and the same letter, you have one subject for each round with different letters. In some cases, letters repeat and you must come up with two different answers. You score one point if no one duplicates your answer. If the letter appears more than once, like two S's, if you put an answer for the first S but someone put it in the second S, you score the point.
Other than the format, other differences from the original game:
You have two minutes, not three, and the standard timer isn't noisy.
You score one point for each answer, even if you use the letter more than once.
The game comes with four pads, but more than four can play. Just rip off a sheet to give to extra players. The sheets are double sided.
The first player to score 25 points or more wins. This usually takes about four rounds. Or you can play a set number of rounds (four or six) and the highest scoring player wins. This is a great party game and I highly recommend it. If you play it a lot, the sheets will run out, so make duplicates on a copy machine when you get a chance.