University Games Sort It Out Family Game was sent to my family for review and to donate. I love the box and how it is very family oriented. The game is educational and fun. In my opinion, families need to get back to having a family night away from the TV. My family included! My kids are way too young for this game because it is meant for 12 years and up. I think of it as something like Trivial Pursuit but easier and modern questions. There are even questions about President Obama. I didn’t open the box to actually play it but here is the gist of playtime.
Sort it Out! begins with a simple and becomes addictive and challenging as the game continues. You put lists of things in order, such as events in the 60’s, speed of animals, or number of Oscars won by certain actors. The balance of logic, knowledge, and guessing makes each turn dynamic and often surprising. This makes it more than just knowledge because there’s always a good dose of luck involved. There are definitely obscure questions within Sort it Out!, the need to sequence things makes it a whole different ball game than simply coming up with an answer on your own. Also, every player plays every turn and never has a boring pause between turns. Because it is tricky to get every single list correct, every player has a good chance at earning points at the beginning of every round. Sometimes, players win points out of pure luck. Depending on their position on the board game, players can also move back if they get incorrect answers.
Sort it Out!™ is the game of putting things in order from Australia that’s sweeping across the world. A great icebreaker for groups of new friends and a battle of wits for old; it is a fast paced game where knowing just a little about something can help you win everything!
Example: Sort these animals by the usual number of adult teeth they have:
If you said: bottlenose dolphin (76-98), dog (42), rabbit (28), elephant (24), gopher (20)…then you have what it takes to Sort it Out!™!
For 2 – 6 players, ages 12 and up.
Contents: 1 game board, 6 moving pieces, 6 tile holders, 30 colored tiles, over 300 topic cards, 1 sand timer and instructions.
About University Games
Bob Moog and Cris Lehman founded University Games in 1985. The company has added many divisions and broadened our scope a lot since then, but the University Games’ products remain true to the standards set more than 24 years ago. Our games are easy to learn. Start playing in five minutes. Our games keep all players involved, even when it’s not their turn. Our games are different every time you play. Our games combine luck and skill, so every player has a chance to win. Our games make learning fun. Creative gameplay and quality components are our standard, but that’s not all we offer. From prestigious educational licenses like Brain Quest and Eric Carle to exciting entertainment licenses with Big Brain Academy Nintendo Software, LEGO construction toys, the Worst-Case Scenario book series and Anti-Monopoly, we’ve got original ways to have fun. So spend time with us and you can have a great time with the family, get to know the neighbors or even learn how to read.