Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Great Penguin Bookchase

This won't take a minute of your time - The Great Penguin Bookchase is like Trivial Pursuit, but is entirely literary. There. If you want a little more, I can tell you it has a big board which you whip round according to dice throws, answering literary questions pertaining to the category you land on, which in turn correspond to the classic Penguin colourings - orange is Classics and Modern, red is Poetry and Plays, yellow is Children's etc. Instead of a pie, your counter is a small garishly coloured plastic bookshelf, and instead of slices of pie, you win...books! Of course! The questions have multiple choice answers, and it's up to the players whether they use them or must answer the question without options.

I've whiled away many hours with family and friends playing this, and it looks impressive sitting in the corner of the dining room, as the box is an enormous Penguin book. Great fun, great gift, Great Penguin Bookchase!

1 comment:

Hannah Stoneham said...

THis sounds amazing! - and gets over the whole "science and technology" and "sport" problems of Trivial Pursuit.

thanks for sharing and have a happy monday