Guest Author - Megan Romer
Don't Quote Me-TIME for Kids Edition is a great trivia game for kids who aren't quite old enough to play adult trivia games. Most kids between the ages of 8 and 12 will find the questions reasonably difficult but not TOO tough.
The age-appropriate questions are combined with an innovative style of gameplay where players build the board as they go using pentagon-shaped "end caps" and rectangular track pieces.
The trivia cards come on pentagon-shaped cards, as well. There are five different question categories: Faces and Places; Action; Human Hands; What on Earth and Books, Arts and Music. As players build the track, they can often make it so they land on categories which are easier for them. Fun!
Another great feature of this game is that it's possible to get partial credit on all of the cards, so even if the players don't know the WHOLE answer, they can get points for having a little bit of knowledge about the subject.
This game is, as it says on the box, "a game of skill, knowledge and really, really good guesses." It's also really fun.
It should be noted that this game has a great travel edition available, where the rules are a little bit more basic than the full-sized version (the track is pre-built, magnetic and printed on the inside of the travel game box). The travel edition comes with 50 question cards that are different than the cards in the original edition, so it's also a sort of expansion pack.
DON'T QUOTE ME (TIME FOR KIDS EDITION) AT-A-GLANCE:
GAME BOX INCLUDES: 200 Question Cards, 54 Event Cards, 10 Rectangular Track Pieces, 5 Pentagonal End Caps, 1 Pentagonal Game Hub, 5 Playing Pawns
YOU'LL NEED: Nothing
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $19.99
AWARDS WON: Canadian Toy Testing Council *** (Highest Rating), iParenting Media Award Winner, Toy of the Year Award, Dr. Toy Award
TRY IF YOU LIKE: Trivial Pursuit Junior
PERFECT FOR: Kids who want to play trivia games but can't find one at their correct difficulty level.
RATING: Four and a half really good guesses out of five