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The core brainteasing section of this party game is a large pack of multiple choice questions, almost all of which have a punny bent. For example, which Simpson is in L.A.? Answer: LISA, because it's the word "IS" in the letters "L" and "A". The three choices are color-coded with red, green, and black, and the central feature of the game is a giant cup placed in the center of the table, for everyone to throw (red, green, and black) colored balls in, based on what they think the correct answer is. This results in a perfectly fine mechanical replacement for a buzzer system that allows you to tell who answered the question first. (Actually, this isn't the first game I've seen that uses this mechanic -- the oldest one I know is "The McDonald's Game" from 1975.)
This game was my top choice for taking home at the game giveaway at the end of Mind Games. Not because it's necessarily the best game there, but because I felt it was the game there I was most likely to play -- the design is clean and efficient. There's a score board that is just the right size for the game, and the length is such that the game doesn't overstay its welcome. The questions aren't terribly cerebral and understandable by everyone, although it might not exactly match your sense of humor.
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