Product Type: University Games board games
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Smart Ass Travel Game Tin
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Smart Ass Travel Game Tin
Advantages: Easy to play, fun.
Disadvantages: More for adults due to general knowledge.
Christmas is a time of board games in our family. We also take it in turns to host board games nights in and amongst our friends. When we went to one of our friends houses they had this game, and we really enjoyed it. We even went back a couple of nights later for a re match and have added it to our own collection since. If you shop around you can pick it up for less than £10 and it is readily available on amazon with quick and free or cheap (depending on what seller you buy it from) delivery.
The game can be played by many people (up to about 8, but it can be easily adjusted as the number is not crucial to the playing of the game). It is generally played as solo players rather than in teams. Each player takes a donkey with a different coloured base and places it at the start of the board. The board is quite simple to move around, there are not that many spaces, and some of the spaces which you land on give different instructions (like pick up a hard ass card) or kick back, where you have to move back three spaces.
When you move you roll two dices. One has numbers on and that decides how many you move and the coloured dice decides what colour card you pick up. When it is your turn you move then the person to the left of you reads out the card. (Whoever reads out the card cannot guess it and therefore it is harder to win, so there is a downside to reading the card out). The cards are split into three catagories, who am I? What am I? Where am I? The names are quite explanatory! The cards have levels of clues which are designed to help you guess what the card is trying to describe. The clues start off really broad and then get a bit easier. The sooner you guess the harder it is but there is more chance of guessing before someone else does. As soon as one person guesses it right they win and the card stops and they take control of the dice. If you get it wrong you cannot guess again until the next go.
The hard ass cards contain two questions, of which whoever is reading it out choses one. You get a bonus go if you get it right.
The game is quite fun, it is fast paced and relies on a lot of general knowledge rather than skill. It is therefore not as suitable for youngsters as a lot of things are before their time. It is a good game for grown ups. Not the best game around, but it provides some good variety to the games cabinet at around half the price of some of the competitor products on the market.
Summary: Good addition to the games cabinet.
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