20 Questionsby Cora Malone
"20 Questions" is a unique guessing game that will appeal to young and old alike. Each round of the game consists of a Reader and a Guesser. The Reader chooses a clue card, which has 20 clues about a place, person, thing or year. The Guesser chooses a number, and the Reader reads that particular clue. If the Guesser guesses incorrectly, the game moves to the next player. Points are awarded based on how many clues have been read out already. Once a Guesser answers correctly, points are allocated to the current Reader and Guesser, and each move ahead on the game board accordingly. The game states that it is for 7 - 12 year olds, but I think it should be 7 and up. There are a lot of clue cards that are pretty easy, some that are child-specific, and some that are very difficult. For this reason, I think this game is ideal (and fair) for anyone from 7 to 77 years old.
I (age - none of your business!) played this game with my daughter (age 8) and her two cousins (ages 10 and 13). To be expected, being the youngest, my daughter didn't understand quite as many clues as the rest of us. Being the oldest definitely helped me with some of the clues, but not all because some pertained to children's shows, etc., which left me totally in the dark. I managed to triumph in the "Mr. Rogers" category, but could have done without all the ribbing about being old enough to even know who he was. We all had a blast playing this game and we really didn't care who ended up winning (I DID, I DID!), because it was so much fun. Hearing some of the hilarious guesses we came up with was the best part. We really enjoyed playing this game and think you will too.