To all my geekfriends, I know I haven't been around much lately, but BGG is still my homepage and everyone is still in my heart everyday. Just so damn busy!
Saw the Science and Nature versions of this at a thrift store and picked them up for the kids. It's not much of a game so we use it more for homeschooling. My kids like guessing the answers, and that's about it. Ended up keeping all the question cards and recycling everything else.
First, understand that I am not a fan of party games in general. Not a game I would pull out, as it is essentially a guessing game. Game is susceptable to Analysis Paralysis. There are better party games by far. Of the games I own, I would pull out Taboo first. My wife have used it at elementary school by dividing the kids into three groups and asking the questions herself as a moderator. That worked well, and the kids really enjoyed it that way.
Oh dear. Got this 2010 Edition cheap but it was still a waste of money Very variable and American in its questions and often misleading in its clues eg "The Land of Oz" is a 'thing' not a 'place'!? The best we have managed is for adults to select the questions carefully but the kids still don't enjoy it or learn much either. Not worth the space on the shelf in our house . . .
I sometimes use this game in class. It really needs me to select the cards to use, as some of them are quite culture- and time-specific and could get them frustrated. That way they have a reasonable good time, but it's not something they'll ask for.