Eat It! board game
by Amanda Nettgen
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2-6 Players/Teams (or quiz yourself!)
The Eat It! board game is a good game for anyone who loves sweets, or trivia, or both. It’s a questions game you’ll be great at if you love food!
The game and gameplay
Eat It! Snacks & Sweets Trivia Game is a lesser-known game, but definitely a keeper.
The box itself is rather inviting, decorated with about a dozen recognizable junk food brands that surround an “improved” Food Guide Pyramid containing the game’s categories: Chocolate, Candy, Snack Attack, Cookies, and Ice Cream & Desserts.
The game is “easy as pie” to learn and play (sorry, I just had to throw that pun in there!). Players go around the board, looping the giant pyramid pictured on the box. The object is to successfully answer a series of candy questions to keep gaining turns and eventually make your way to that pyramid, in the center of the board.One needs to successfully answer a question for each of the five categories and collect the appropriate Pyramid Card (like Trivial Pursuit’s pie pieces) before they are in the home stretch.
If you generally pay attention to things snack-related in life, you should do fine when it comes to knowing the answers – queries ranging from pop culture to ingredients. The questions aren’t TOO easy, however; you’ll have definitely never heard of some brands and also learn some things. Did you know that the Baby Ruth bar was originally called Kandy Kate, for example?
To win the game, you not only have to have all of your Pyramid Cards, but go all the way through the great Pyramid in the middle of the game board and correctly answer one final question in each category. The first person to do this achieves “Snacks & Sweets Superstar” status.
Pros and cons
Some people are better at their sweets than others. I typically kick my husband’s butt whenever we play this game, which makes it less fun for him since he’s not as interested in the topic.
If you’re a foodie, though, or want a trivia game that’s actually fun and you’ll feel smart at, then this is the game for you.
It has lots of replay value if you find it fun in the first place. There are literally thousands of questions contained in the game. Be warned, however, that if you follow what the instruction booklet says and only allow yourself to land on the Pyramid Card spaces via exact role, the game is going to take freakin’ forever.
The Eat It! board game is a hit or miss, depending on if the subject matter and/or trivia interests you or not. For sweet tooths or competitive people, though, it can be a real gem.