Gameday First Play – That’s a Question!

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“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

~ Bruce Lee

The party game That’s a Question!, takes the familiar format of challenging others with questions, then voting on what they’ll say.

All players, except the start player, begin the game with an Acorn token, that’s important…

Even more importantly, everyone gets a Squirrel πŸ˜€

Everyone also has a hand of hexagonal cards divided into 3 sections. The 3 colours determine the type of question they’re related to:

  • Blue – Which would you choose?
  • Green – Which would you miss?
  • Orange – Which is worse?

All from the opinion of the player tasked with answering the question.

On a players turn they take an acorn token from in frontΒ of another player that has one. Obviously, as there is one fewer than the number of players not all players will have an Acorn and they can relax a bit.

Then you choose a side of the question dial thing and add two cards from your hand, matching the colours into the dial.

Each player has a set of tokens marked A and B, the ‘questionee’ will pick one to select their answer.

All the other players, except the player that asked the question, do the same.

A player can also play a ‘Kicker’ alongside their chosen token which effects the scoring for this round. There are two, A Tough Question Kicker and a Triple point one.

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone reveals. The players will move 1 space on the track if they picked the same letter the answeree gave. The Asker moves 1 space for each incorrect answer given.

If a triple Kicker was played and the right answer was given, move 3 spaces. If the Tough Question Kicker was picked, move an additional 1 space for each wrong answer…

Easy πŸ™‚

After points are scored, used Kickers and discarded to the board, the Asker draws back up to 5 tiles and active player passes left with the next player asking a question.

2 Spaces on the scoreboard, the Lake and Meadow, allow you to retrieve a Kicker you played when you reach them.

When the deck of tiles runs out each player asks one more question.

At the end of that, the player furthest ahead on the track wins.

Positives

It’s a lot of fun. The game is called ‘That’s a Question!”, there is a lot of game considering there are technically only 3 questions πŸ™‚ The variability in the answers makes for some interesting combinations to ask people.

It’s a fun little game trying to craft answers to a question that you think people will get wrong. Like Dixit, but more interesting.

The rulebook is perfect πŸ™‚

Squirrel Meeples!

Negatives

Like Dixit, there can be an imbalance if people around the table know each other. They know that sneaky piece of private info that can help them to score well. You can try and take all the acorns from one half of a couple? Stop them asking their partner questions? A lot of effort for a light game.

At worse, it’s a 50/50 chance of getting it right.

Summary

A decent light game that can be a good icebreaker at work or at a party, or as a filler at a game day.

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