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Our America Board Game

Our America Board Game

Fall 2011 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Poof-Slinky, Inc.
Price: $29.99

There's nothing especially original about this American History trivia game and yet there's nothing especially wrong with it. Each player gets a personal player's card on which you move your standard board-game "pawn" along the 50 state flag spaces as you correctly answer questions. The roll of the die determines which category of questions you'll receive. Cities & States and Government & History to People, Places and Things and Presidents & Politics. The first player to answer at least one question correctly in each of the six categories and reach the finish line first wins.

Questions range from simple to ridiculously difficult. What do the initials CIA stand for? How many voting members are there in the U.S. House of Representatives? How many presidents were members of the Federalist Party? In what state would you find Walt Disney World? Yes, this game will remind you of trivial pursuit.

There's nothing fancy about the production quality of this game. It's a straightforward trivia-on-a-card game that prods players' knowledge of U.S. history, geography, and politics.

Don Oldenburg   ©2011 Parents' Choice
A former feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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