What It Is
The object of Buzzword is to be the first team to score 50 points. To score points you must correctly solve a set of 10 clues. The "buzzword", which is found at the top right corner of each card, is contained in the answer to each clue. For example, if the buzzword is "sugar", one of the clues might be "This makes the medicine go down." The answer would be "a spoonful of sugar."
Teams take turns and players within the teams take turns reading the clues to their own teammates. On your turn, take a card from the box. Say the buzzword. Start the timer and begin reading the clues in order from one to 10. Your teammates all play at the same time and say their answers aloud. If your teammates are stumped, they may pass and move on to the next clue. Once a clue is passed, your team won't get another chance to come back to it. When time runs out, the other team has a chance to steal any passed clues and clues that were not answered before the time ran out. Each team scores one point for each correct answer given while either playing or stealing. Keep track on the scoreboard.
The game comes with 400 sets of Buzzword clues on 200 cards, 10 scoring cards, a 45-second sand timer, a scoreboard, and a marker. The game is for four or more players in teams.
Why It’s Fun
Fans of fast-paced word games, such as Taboo, will enjoy Buzzword. But Buzzword gets you thinking about words in a different way. The concept of the game is easy to learn, but coming up with the correct answers can be challenging. For any clues you pass, you'll probably find yourself saying, "I knew that!" after hearing the correct answer. This is a game that's great for family game night or at a party.
Who It’s For
Buzzword is for ages 10 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
The game does not include an eraser for the marker and scoreboard. You can use a damp tissue or towel to wipe it clean.