Name 5 is a fun game. So I'll start by naming 5 things I like about it.
1) It's a great idea. I love brainstorming little lists of things.
2) Many of the card ideas are fun, like name 5 "gifts for a man," or "first names that can be male or female."
3) It has 288 cards with 1,400 answers. That's a lot.
4) The cards are easy to read.
5) The content is rated PG. No surprises.
That said, here are 5 things I don't like about this game.
1) I've always questioned the format of 5 answers on one card. Once you've gone through the 288 cards, there are still answers you haven't played, but now you're increasing the chances for repeats. It's a cheap way to manufacture 1,400 answers vs. putting them all on separate cards.
2) The game board is unnecessary, and it's visually confusing. An unnecessary game board is a big pet peeve of mine. The board in a board game rarely, if ever, adds to the actual game play and fun. What it does do is create paper and plastic products (pawns, die, etc.), that are manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S. and then sold to you as the consumer at an increased price.
3) The instructions are overly complex. This is a simple game: take a card and name 5 of the things the card tells you. If there were no board, there would be no need for these complex rules. See number 2 above.
4) There is a subjectivity problem. This is an even bigger pet peave than unnecessary game boards. I firmly believe party games should not allow answers that are subjective. The rules themselves try to address this flaw. They say if you're asked to name 5 orange foods, but only some of your answers fall into that category, but others are food that have orange in them, as long as you can explain this within the 30-second time limit, you're fine. I'm sorry, but I can easily picture this kind of game mechanics leading to a brawl with some groups.
5) It's a copycat of the 5 Second Rule game, or vice-versa.Patch 5 Second Rule Just Spit It Out
In all, I do like this game, and I would recommend it for Family Game Night.