We had very little time left, and it was an open question whether we'd play any more games at all. Ben said that Smarty Party didn't take long, so we gave it a shot.
Loved the game -- right up my alley. Especially when the questions were ones for which I had an unfair advantage. One of our categories was the 9 baseball teams that had won the most World Series. If you name any year in the 20th century, chances are I can tell you what team won the Series, and who they beat. So I cleaned up on that one -- named every last team on the list. Hardly fair!
I also did quite well with the list of the busiest airports in the US and in Europe (being an inveterate traveler and transferring many times through Amsterdam, Frankfurt and de Gaulle definitely helped). Held my own on the basketball teams with the most championships.
We also had lists of popular game shows, popular soap operas, and most popular male and female names.
The one set where I really didn't do well was the first one: the seven deadly sins, and the five companies with the largest international advertising budgets.
We were given the three legs of the Triple Crown as well as the four gaits of a horse: not knowing squat about horse racing, I still managed to run the table on that category as well, guessing "walk" for the last gait (I had contributed "canter" before. Don't ask me how I knew.)
I've been getting my butt kicked lately on game day so it was fun to have the trivia games today, where I did well. I was 10 spaces from the finish line when the game ended.
Chuck -- 1st (-10 spaces)
Kelly -- 2nd (-2 spaces)
Ben -- 3rd (-1 space)
Rick -- tie 4th
Ed -- tie 4th
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The Back Alley gets no respect.
Great that you liked it so well. I, too, loved the category on World Series winners (and I can name most of the winners from the 20th century, too, though I don't do as well once you reach the 1990s or so).
However, we learned that non-baseball fanatics could also answer some of those questions. After all, people know who the Red Sox and Yankees are and they can guess some of the other teams as well, even without following baseball. So the game allows for them to still do well.
It's also interesting that you, too, track how far back each player wound up.