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James F.
United States
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10
Dec 2002*
Scattagories on steroids. Dynamite in a stainless steel wordplay drum. The more players the better. Always fun...even when one member of our regular group picks ridiculous, obscure categories that no one knows about -- like pre-1950s European opera singers – for in that dark moment, you can use your time to verbally assault and shame him for his asinine category selection.

Watch for the competition to become especially fierce as the leaders start heading for the finish line.
2002-12-16*
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Marc pseudonym
United States
Martinsburg
West Virginia
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Jan 2007*
A great trivia game! Not only does it test across categories, but within them as well. Provides a unique scoring system to rate both types of the aforementioned knowledge.
2007-01-21*
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Lance Lindley
Japan
Ebina
Kanagawa
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10
Apr 2012
I haven't played this game in decades, but I think it says something about a game when you remember how much you loved it even though you were a kid playing against adults -- especially when it's a quiz game where kids have a serious disadvantage. But what was great about FIF was that the game scaled nicely, since there is no real QUESTION to answer right or wrong as in, say, Trivial Pursuit. You try to pick a Class and Category that you know a bit about, and then you draw your letters (luck really comes into play here) and then you get to show off what you know. You get to empty your head onto the answer pad. And then the great social aspect of FIF that is missing from other trivia games is going around the table after the timer has run out, reading back your answers to the group. No other game has given me a similar experience. If you were clever enough to think of an answer for a letter nobody else got, you feel like a real champ, and everybody laughs and says "GOOD ONE!" And the answers frequently start discussions, some about the validity of your answer, but some about the topic (class and category) you were answering in. So if the topic was TV shows and you got the letter "C" and you say "Courtship of Eddie's Father" and everybody goes, "OH MAN! I remember that show! Who was the Japanese lady that played the housekeeper? Did you know the little kid on that show became a punk rocker?" It's awesome. When I was a kid playing with my older sisters and sometimes my parents, the game always ALWAYS was over too soon, even though it took well over an hour to play.
2012-04-26
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Byron Brown
United States
Tallahassee
Florida
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10
Nov 2013
Classic game that is better than scattergories
2013-11-19
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Chuck Uherske
United States
Rockville
Maryland
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9
May 2006*
Still believe this is one of the best trivia games ever made -- fun and fast-paced, plus you can make the categories as interesting and as difficult as you like. Only flaw is that the group has to be the right one, with a common understanding of allowable answers.
2006-05-21*
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Perry Horner
United States
Peoria
Arizona
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9
Mar 2007*
Great game for a group of adults. Mechanics make it fun and challenging.
2007-03-03*
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John Cutter
United States
Washington
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9
Jan 2009*
Not sure why my family loves this game so much, but we do. We started making up our own categories for it 15 years ago and over that time period it's our most played game by FAR.

I think it's the non-competitive aspect that appeals to my family. Plus, there's something enjoyable about coming up with wacky categories and then racing against the clock to come up with as many correct "answers" as possible.
2009-01-02*
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Randy Cox
United States
Clemson
South Carolina
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1024x768 works just fine - Don't Wide the Site!
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The Back Alley gets no respect.
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8.25
Sep 2007*
Several copies--old Avalon Hill, Later Avalon Hill, 3M, and recent (2007) University Games edition.
2007-09-12*
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Stan Nerhaugen
United States
Richfield
Minnesota
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Sep 2002*
Advanced Scattergories!! As fun as it is tough.
2002-09-11*
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Melanie Koserowski
United States
Crofton
Maryland
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Jan 2004*
I still maintain that this is a better game than Scattegories. As long as you agree that you can pass over the really hard categories like "Infamous Napoleanic Dentists."
2004-01-07*
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Rich Heimlich
United States
Philadelphia
PA
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Mar 2004*
A classic.
2011-09-21
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June King
United States
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8
Jun 2004*
Enjoy the intellectual challenge of this one. If you play with the right group, there's very little of the arguing you hear so much about.
2004-06-02*
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Katie Harris
United States
Colorado
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Apr 2005*
I grew up playing this game and really love it, but my husband is only luke warm to it. The scoring method forces you to choose carefully where you spend your brain power during the limited time given. Fun to play either in teams or as individuals, it works wonderfully for any number of players. I have played the newer, similar game Scattergories a couple times, and just don't like it as well. The biggest difference between the games is that the categories in Facts and Five are very challenging, so it is mostly a game of testing your own mental agility. The categories in Scattegories are easy, but you must come up with a unique answer that noone else does, so it is mostly a game of second-guessing.
2005-04-23*
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The Ceth
United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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May 2005*
The original, forget knockoffs like scattergories. A great, adabptable game for any type of player. If you're playing with some one younger or more inebriated you can choose simple categories with no subcategory, or if you're trying to prove your intelligence you can pick obscure category combinations and see if either player tops 23 points.
2005-05-15*
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Russell Ginns
United States
Bethesda
Maryland
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8
Sep 2005*
What's wrong with you people? This is a classic great game.

Scattegories and countless other games have ripped this one off.
2005-09-15*
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Candy Weber
United States
Los Gatos
California
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8
Mar 2009*
My favorite word game.
2005-09-29*
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Julie Linnel
United States
Maryland
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8
Jan 2006*
Better than Scattergories. I wish someone would make an updated version of the game.
2006-01-23*
Gene Warren
United States
Burlingame
California
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8
Jan 2007*
Played
2010-02-09
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David Fair
United States
Damascus
MD
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Or maybe PowerGrid?
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Yeah, that's me. Handsome devil, I know.
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8
Mar 2006*
Haven't played in years. A game I really enjoyed as a kid.
2006-03-15*
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Mike N.
United States
Brunswick
Maine
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8
Aug 2006*
Fun trivia type game. Sort of like Scattergories but with more player direction for the categories and more interesting scoring (and therefore a bit of strategy). Plus it has a sand timer rather than a damn mechanical timer (which eventually breaks).
2006-08-24*
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Travis Eberle
United States
Kent
Washington
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Sep 2006*
Better than Scattergories. It evenly tests specific and general recall, but a new edition needs to have contemporary topics.
2006-09-14*
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Matt Regashus
United States
Wisconsin
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8
Jul 2007*
A party game that is great at reminding you that people used to be much more intelligent and much more sophisticated.
2007-07-24*
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John Curran
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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8
Apr 2008*
Fun. The categories can be very hard; occasionally dated. The scoring system is clever. I wonder if University Games dumbed it down at all in the more recent release?

I need more score sheets.

2010-06-20
Owned
Nathan Beeler
United States
Seattle
Washington
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Hello, people of the geek.
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Really? Hovertext? Whatever.
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8
Aug 2009*
A favourite from childhood that still stands up today. The categories can be absolutely brutal, even if they aren't obscure. But that's half the fun sometimes.
2009-09-11
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Greg
United States
Lexington
Kentucky
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8
Aug 2009*
Own 2 versions
2014-11-10
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