by Marley

Scattergories is a great game. My sister got this game as a gift when we were teens and we have been playing it ever since. It's a great game for 2 people or for 6. I remember on my daughter's first birthday...after everything had settled down and most people had left, my husband pulled out this game and my father-in-law, my brother-in-law, my husband, and 2 family friends, sat at my dining table and played it for hours. We had lots of fun and laughs over the years playing and I think most people would enjoy it too!

There is a die with all 26 letters of the alphabet on it. Everyone gets their own folder, with a sheet of paper and a bunch of different cards with 12 different categories on each card. For example some of the categories are Things at a Picnic, Things at the White House, Hot Places, Things at a Diner, Famous Singers, Female Names. Someone rolls the die and starts the timer. Let's say the letter landed on A. You try to write something for all 12 categories that start with the letter A, before the timer runs out! When the timer goes off. Everyone takes a turn saying what they wrote down. If two people write the same thing you have to cross it out. If people don't agree with what you wrote everyone takes a vote to see whether or not you get a point for that category. Then you repeat with the next card. At the end everyone calculates their points, and whoever gets the most points wins the game!

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