We love to play board games on a rainy day or after a filling Sunday dinner. That’s what we did when we reviewed the latest addition to our games collection. Smart Ass from University Games is GREAT fun. It’s a simple enough board game to grasp but you need your wits about you because it’s a general knowledge trivia game.
The thing I loved most about Smart Ass is that you don’t have to wait your turn. We had four players (the game accommodates up to eight players – more than your average board game!) and we also had a brilliant evening!
The aim of the game is to answer questions and move around the board, and the winner is the first to land on the … Ass.
The question cards are split into four groups:
Who am I?
What am I?
Where am I?
and finally – Hard Ass.
A colour die determines which question card is chosen and questions are open to all players, which as I previously mentioned makes the game more interesting because everyone is involved in every round.
The person who answers correctly then throws a second die to determine how many places they can move. Watch out though – a Kick Ass square sends you back three spaces!
The questions cover a wide variety of subjects and we encountered some really tricky ones as well as some easy peasy ones – it’s a game suitable for everyone.
The game doesn’t go on forever like some can, and it’s pretty light hearted too. We had a giggle over who didn’t know things that were obvious to everyone else, as well as being astonished at some of the stuff we did actually know between us!
Do you know where Oxfam was founded? Have you brushed up on your peace prize winners lately? You might want to consider a bit of light reading if you’re to be crowned the local Smart Ass!
The suggested minimum age for Smart Ass is 12 and over. That’s pretty fair, I’d say, because anyone younger would lack the general knowledge.
Smart Ass retails at between £10.00 and £15.00 and is available at all the usual games retailers.
It really is a great after dinner game and definitely worth having at home – who doesn’t love a good board game!?
But before you go out and buy one for yourself, why don’t you enter to win one for yourself – all you need to do is complete the rafflecopter widget below … good luck!