The Game of Scattergories
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- 190 categories
- 20-sided die
- 3 different timer settings: 1, 2 or 3 minutes
- Come up with a unique word that belongs in the category and starts with the letter on the die
- Game includes 48 category cards, 6 folders, 6 plastic clip strips, answer pad, 6 pencils, 20-sided die, timer, die-rolling board and rules
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Top Customer Reviews
Rather than adding further comments about how fun, enjoyable, and entertaining the game concept itself is, I feel the need to point out some of the "features" of the new game packaging and setup that I was so upset about with my recent purchase. For some reason, even though the game's price is at least as high as it has always been (if not higher!) the quality of the game is much lower now. The "folders" where you slide in your list and answer sheets are of quite poor quality--they are now made of a very thin cardboard into which you slide a plastic strip and then fold the corrugated spine into place. I can't imagine that this game will last more than about a year, if that, before it is really beat up and potentially torn up. The lists are tiny, harder to read, and far more flimsy than in previous editions. Even if you're a fan of the new layout (clipping the list and answer sheet into place rather than using a pad and slipping the list behind it), the new folders are less user friendly than the original versions, especially for those with less dexterity, such as kids and older adults. In addition, I agree with a previous reviewer about the ridiculousness of the current battery setup in the buzzer; his review outlines the details of that issue quite nicely.
I could go on, but rather than continuing this rant, I will simply add a final note to all fellow Scattergories fans: BEWARE. If you, like me, have not "updated" your game in years, I highly recommend keeping what you've got and not wasting thirty bucks. What a letdown...
Too bad I didn't video the quality difference.
My gripe is with the electronic timer/buzzer. Why does Hasbro feel the need to include useless electronic gadgets with a board game? This is an annoying trend in general because you get no added benefit with all the frustrations of electronics:
- Needs AAA batteries
- Batteries will corrode if you don't use the game for a long time
- Need a screwdriver to access the battery compartment
- Timer makes distracting ticking noises while you're trying to concentrate
- Provides no visual indication of progress
- You have to flip it upside down to reset it, but you don't get any visual feedback on whether the reset was successful.
Useless. Why? An egg does a better job with none of these problems. The first thing I did was toss the buzzer in the recycling bin and use my egg timer from Taboo.
-1 star for the buzzer.
Hey Hasbro: Function before Form. Lose the buzzer. Just give us an old fashioned egg timer instead. Thanks.
This is a really fun game and so simple that people of almost all ages and abilities can play together. If we have someone that we know will get creamed playing against others, we just team up and make it more even. I find this timer less intrusive that the other one and I think it was a brilliant choice to make it where you can adjust the time limit on it between 1, 2 or 3 minutes. That way if you have a pretty easy to use letter you can stick with two minutes, but if it's a harder one you can set it at three minutes or whatever time limits you find fits.
This is one of our all time favorite games, up there with Cranium and Taboo.
I was playing it yesterday with a group of 8 people. The game comes with only 6 pads and 6 sets of cards so we decided to team up in pairs. It worked out better than expected. We rolled the lettered-die, set the timer and ran to our corners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent product, service and timely shipment. I would highly recommend!!! A+++Published 12 months ago by Lesa Careccia
We love this game here in our household. Definitely fun for the whole family. It's fun trying to think of unique things to write down in order to get points. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Norma M
It's a great game, encourages thinking, uniqueness, helps develop verbal skills.Published 17 months ago by JE
I love this game - it reminds me of my childhood. When I saw it on my friend's wedding registry, I knew I had to get this for her. A true game night classic.Published 18 months ago by Christine Olmstead
Exercise your brain and stay young longer. Thought provoking game.Published 19 months ago by Linda M. Pool