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Scattergories is a board game where speed and agility of vocabulary is essential, along with a certain dose of originality.

The course of the game is very simple and straightforward. In every turn of the game:

  • A category of words is chosen (animals, Spanish cities, etc.).
  • A die is thrown (usually 20 sides; an icosahedron) to choose a letter. The letter that appears on the top of the die is the one selected for that turn.

From this point on, each player will have a maximum of 2-3 minutes (or any other time interval agreed upon by all the players at the start of the game) to write all the words they can think of that begin with the letter chosen by the die and that belong to the selected category.

Once the set time has passed (or when one of the players has completed a maximum number of words set) all words used by at least two players are deleted. Each of the original words (written by one player only) will be counted with one point.

The player with the most points after a pre-set number of turns wins the game. That is, the player who has been able to get the most original words.

What do you need to play a game of Scattergories?

  • Paper and pencils or pens.
  • 20-sided die with the following letters: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, W. Excluding Ñ, Q, U, V, X, Y, Z for ease of play.
  • List of categories (it is advisable to play at least 8-12 turns).
  • Clock to measure the time of each turn (turns of 2-3 minutes maximum are recommended to make the game more entertaining).