How many times have you played Trivial Pursuit and thought, “Ah, come ON! Who could possibly know the names of the four great Greek poets of the 2nd century (and who cares)?” Have you ever wished for a trivia game that asked questions about topics that matter to your day-to-day life? Topics like candy, snacks, cookies, and ice cream? Well look no further, because Eat It! Snack & Sweets Trivia Game is here.
EAT IT! has actually been around for a few years but it is just now getting a major release in Target stores nationwide. We mentioned it in an article back in December of 2005 when I first discovered it, but I didn’t get a chance to try it. Now, I have a copy of the game in hand and I’m ready for a review.
First off, the packaging and overall feel of the game is done extremely well. If I didn’t know differently, I’d say this game was made by one of the big board game companies. The colors and quality of the board and cards is excellent. The only minor flaw is the game pieces themselves – they seem a bit cheap, but that’s not a huge deal and doesn’t affect the game itself.
So, how do you play? If you’re ever played Trivial Pursuit, you know how to play EAT IT! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game. You have to answer trivia questions to proceed around the board. Keep answering correctly, and keep rolling and moving. If you land on a pyramid square (that’s what they are called, despite the geometrical contradiction) and get the question right, you get a pyramid card. Collect one pyramid card for all 5 categories and you proceed to the inner pyramid and must answer a question from each of the 5 categories again then one final question form their choice of category.
The five categories are: “Snack Attack”, “Cookies”, Ice Cream & Desserts”, “Candy”, and “Chocolate”. Each of the 400 cards has one question from each category (so the game contains 2000 questions).
The above sample card actually has pretty easy questions. I got all of those correct. Now I consider myself more knowledgeable than the average Joe when it comes to candy, and I thought I was fairly well-versed in other snacks too. To determine how difficult the questions were, I grabbed 5 random cards and tested myself. I tried 25 questions, 5 from each of 5 categories. Here’s how it turned out:
1st card: 0 correct. Ouch. Not a good start.
2nd card: 4 correct. That’s better!
3rd card: 3 correct.
4th card: 4 correct.
5th card: 3 correct.
So, I ended up getting 14 of 25 questions correct. Not bad, but not great. That’s about the difficulty I want from a trivia game though. If the questions are too hard, it takes forever to win. If they are too easy, it’s just no fun. Even the questions you don’t know are fun and can be used around the office watercooler. “Hey, Bob – did you know that on average one out of every 500 people is allergic to chocolate?” Isn’t that more interesting than trivia about the name of the general that commanded the armies to victory in the war of 1275?
If you’ve got any love at all for trivia and/or sweet treats, you can’t go wrong with EAT IT! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game. Just be sure you have some snacks handy when you play. As an added bonus, the game even includes coupons for snacks like Jelly Belly jellybeans, Jolly Time popcorn, and Auntie Anne’s pretzels!
Buy EAT IT! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game online:
- at Amazon.com