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Hasbro: Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Board Game

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Now you can bring the hit TV quiz show home! Find out if you make the grade! Play the game that pits the kids against the grownups for ultimate bragging rights. All you have to do to claim victory is answer 11 questions that the average 5th grader knows. … see full wiki

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I Need To Go Back to The Fifth Grade!

  • Jan 1, 2008
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Rating:
-3
Pros: Could be used as a learning tool for both your children and yourself.

Cons: Educational game

The Bottom Line: Game is not fun to play. Game is made cheap and too boring for ages recommended. I would not recommend this game unless they make easier questions.

My whole family enjoys watching the television show, "Are You Smarter Thank A 5th Grader", but his game is nothing like the show! We were very disappointed when we played this game. Maybe they should have added some music or a couple of jokes into the game. This board game is for two to four players recommending age eight or older. I must confess that many of these questions were too difficult for me and I have had two years of college!

The board game consists of marker pawns, a card reader sleeve, the ten grade markers, a money game board, $1,000 tokens and question cards. You also get one peek pawn, one copy pawn, and one save pawn, pad and pencils and a very cheap black plastic card tray. The money gameboard and the grade gameboard are separate boards that could have been designed with more thought. They should have made a more inviting gameboard like Monopoly has in its game.

My granddaughters spent more time setting the game up, snapping out the plastic pawns and placing the clear plastic together. You can personalize your own pawn by putting your own photo between the plastic pawn. You then place each money marker pawn beside the money gameboard. I think that an electronic game or a DVD would be a lot more fun than this game. You must separate the question cards into the five grades and one stack for the Million Dollar question.

The goal of the game is to answer ten questions which is two questions for each grade level correctly and then answer the Million Dollar question correctly. When you select the question you wish to answer, you must place it in a card reader sleeve. You must read the question aloud and everyone writes down their answer. You can either answer the question by yourself or peek or copy another player's answer. You get to keep any tokens that you have answered correctly after you reach the $25,000 level.

The questions are suppose to be for first to fifth grade levels, but I felt the questions were very difficult to answer. Brooklyn is age 8 and Madison is age 6 and I felt the game was much too difficult for both of them. I feel that if they had "real questions" that the girls could identify, they would have enjoyed the game more. The object of the game is to answer all of the questions correctly and then answer the Million Dollar question. The winner is the player with the most money.

I felt this game was too slow and the questions were not appropriate for the ages listed. I still think this game would be more fun on a DVD where there would be sound and music. Maybe they could even throw in some Jeff Foxworthy jokes!

Recommended:
No

Amount Paid (US$): 10.00
Type of Toy: Board Game
Age Range of Child: 6 to 8 Years

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