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No. of players: 3-6
Amount of time to play: 30 min
Age requirements: 15+
Set-up time: minimal
That’s a Question! is a party game in which you ask friends questions then vote on how they’ll answer.
That’s a Question! is a party game in which you ask other players questions and then vote on what you think they’ll say. The person that asks the question moves their pawn based on the number of players that answered the question wrong. And if you answer the question correctly you move your pawn one space.
You start the game with five cards. The cards are divided into three sections. These sections relate to the three questions you can ask someone, Which of these would you choose?, Which would you miss more if it ceased to exist?, and Whom do you consider worse?.
On your turn you pick a person to ask, which question you want to ask, and two of the answers from your hand of five you want them to choose from. For example, I might ask my son, Which of these would you choose? A to be able to fly or B to be the
He picks either his letter A or B and places it facedown and everyone else votes on which they think he’ll choose. Then he reveals his answer and for everyone that gets it wrong I move a space on the board. And everyone that answers it correctly moves one space too.
Besides an A and B token for voting you have a x3 and a ?!? token. You can play one of these when you are guessing on another player’s answer. The x3 let’s you move three spaces for a right answer. And the ?1? gets you a point for every wrong guess (not including you own). These are discarded to the board when used but you can reclaim one once you reach certain spaces on the board.
At the end of your turn you draw two cards and the player on your left asks someone a question. After everyone has asked four question the game is over and the player furthest along the track wins.
That’s a Question! is a fun party game that you can teach in minutes. The concept is familiar but the way you simply choose between answer A or B is a bit different. It also incorporates scoring for the person asking the question (like Balderdash).
The components for this game are great. It is squirrel themed and everything looks good on th table. The rules are funny, easy to read, and have lots of examples.
I am not a huge fan of these types of games but must say I enjoy That’s a Question! It is especially fun playing with my family. When you know the people you are playing with you can come up with some really tough questions. But sometimes that is not possible with the cards you have.
This game is definitely harder when you don’t know the people involved. How can you know what an acquaintance would prefer, dislike, or miss? I am sure it could work, but this game feels like it is better suited to groups that know each other.
The game plays quick and can create some really funny moments. My wife and kids have played a handful of times and already have a few questions I am sure we will remember for a long time. The box says 15+ but my 8 year old has played and come up with some of the best questions.
If you are looking for a fun party game give That’s a Question! a try. If you are a fan of these games you might just want to pick it up.
Score and synopsis: (Click here for an explanation of these review categories.)
Strategy 3 out of 6
Luck 4 out of 6
Player Interaction 4 out of 6
Replay Value 5 out of 6
Complexity 2 out of 6
Fun 4 out of 6
Overall 4 out of 6