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Spring 2014 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Gamewright
Price: $9.99

In a fun twist on a math lesson in estimation, Over Under challenges players to decide whether the group's answer is "over" (higher) "under" (lower) or "spot on" (exactly correct.)

The object of the game is to collect the most question cards by correctly guessing the group's answer.

The Question Master takes the top card and, without looking at the answers, reads any of the three questions aloud to the group.

Approximately how long is the Tour de France (in miles)? If your group claimed that the Tour is 2,000 miles long (yes, we know the stages are measured in kilometers) and you said "spot on," you'd win the card and continue playing. If your group decided there were 20,000 square feet in an acre and you said "over" (there are 43,560 square feet in an acre) your answer is incorrect, and the card goes back into the stack.

When asked in what year the first Winter Olympics was held, your group's response was 1918. If you said "under" (it was 1924) you'd be correct, win the card, but end your turn.

All in all, it's fun, interesting and sometimes amusingly confusing. And when one day you're asked approximately how many islands make up the country of Indonesia, you'll break into a Cheshire grin and say 17,508. Spot on.

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