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“Scattergories”

published 28/05/2013

good fun, will last years

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This Christmas my sister bought me the Scattergories game as it was something we had both talked about and agreed we enjoyed playing. We like to play board games when we get together as I think it is a great way to spend time with family and so I was really happy when she bought me this game...

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Excellent

Easy to learn, can be adapted to accommodate more ...

Loud, offputting timer

Even though I'm (techncially) a grown-up now, my mum and I still enjoy playing board games, but I for one find them terribly expensive. So we tend to scout charity shops where we've been able to pick up as-new games for as little as £4, which is what this cost from the PDSA shop last week. I was...

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Excellent

Gets your brain working, chances to be inventive, ...

Some rounds can be a little challenging - but that...

Scattergories - the timeless family game. The title is in fact a bit of a lie. It's not timeless as there is timer involved, but still, you get the gist! (Sorry for the TERRIBLE joke!) I've had this game for years and loved it as a child and I know my mother and grandmother love it too, so it...

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Excellent

good fun game won't be outdated

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As I have said in some previous reviews about board games, we don't get out much these days, having two small children, so we are always on the look out for good games that we can play at home with friends. Scattergories is certainly a game to fit the bill particularly if you like playing word...

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Excellent

“This will drive you scatty!”

published 03/07/2005

You will love it!

It will drive you mad!

I would be fair to say that we like our board games, in fact I would go as far as to say we love them. When we get together with friends and we have a few sherberts, then the competitive juices flow and the board games come out. This game has to up there as one of our favs. We never get bored...

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Excellent

great family / group game

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Scattergories . Many moons ago ( too many for my liking ) , while a youthful junior school lad , on a wet day a group of us would play a simple game where we chose various subjects ( eg boys name , car type etc. etc. ) , then went about giving an example for each subject , starting with A and...

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Excellent

“Innuendoes and Naughty Words”

published 23/07/2003

Addictive, fun and great fun for all the family

Not easy for younger children

We go through fits and starts as a family for playing board games. However, the game I’m reviewing today has to be our favourite, which is plainly evident from the box, which has become rather battered. We have had Scattergories for some years now, and I think I paid about £20 for it. I...

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Super

Fun. Kinda.

You could sort of just make it up yourself.

There was a pen-and-paper game (before pens and paper were obsolete and we all had the internet wired into our foreheads) called "Country, county, town" that my granddad used to make us play. You were given a random letter of the alphabet and had to list a country, county and town - plus sundry...

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Excellent

Easy to play

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Overview Scattergories is a classic board game which was first popularised in the 1990s. It has minimal pieces, some boards to lean on, an answer sheet notepad (which is just a list of 1-12 with blank spaces), pencils, a timer and the question cards. Board games tend to be quite expensive items...

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Super

“Great game”

published 17/04/2001

Encourages interaction between the players, rules ...

After the answer pads had run out I could not find...

I'd never heard of this game until someone recommended it to me a few years ago as a good game for Christmas. It basically involves a number of cards listing twelve different categories in each section (i.e. a brand name, a colour, a famous person). The letter dice is then thrown and then you...

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“Pencils at the ready...go...”

published 03/01/2006

Addictive word game for group of people

Competitive!!

Scattergories "THE GAME OF QUICKFIRE ANSWERS AGAINST THE CLOCK" Another favourite which has made a "big style" appearance over the festive season; there HAS been a lot of snow! Scattegories can be played with any number of people (obviously not just one) and is recommended for age 12 upwards...

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“AHH PANIC”

published 13/01/2001

bit of a laugh, sometimes rude ;)

bit boring after the 4th round

I don't know about you, but I find games that are timed extremely stressful, Scattergories is no exception. The idea behind the game is that you score points if you think of a word no one else thinks of, in relation to a specific category, determined by the letter shown on the die. Phew! sounds a...

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Super

“|Scatter- brained”

published 12/11/2000

Gets you thinking

It has annoying ticking clock

Scattergories is a game that was bought for me and my wife a couple of Christmas’s ago and is one of those games that come out of our cupboard every now and then when we have friends around. The basic rules of the game sound very simple, but when you go to play the game you will find it is not as...

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Excellent

“let the good times roll”

published 18/05/2001

really funny for all occasions

none that I can think of

Scattergories has to be my favourite board game of all times because no two games are the same. You are give a list of catergories and then the die is rolled you then have 1 minute to get as many answers as you can to the catergories beginning with the letter that was rolled. It is a great laugh...

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Excellent

“The BEST test of your brain!”

published 03/07/2000

Always interesting! and frustrating at the same ti...

The timer is very noisy and can distract you!

My sister got this game for her birthday a few years ago, and it is still a family favourite now!! We've always loved word games because they are never the same, and can get very interesting and competitive. This game is a lot of fun, and is a good test of your brain power!! One of it's best...

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