Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game

Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game

Smart Ass by University Games is the ultimate trivia game that you can win even if you are a dumb ass. As you can imagine even the cover of this game appealed to my sons! This game is designed for those ages 12 and up and is for 2-8 players. I think this automatically makes it feel like a “grown-up” game and is perfect for engaging with teens (or preteens) and getting in that important family/bonding time. Of course it also makes a good party game if you are having friends around (with or without drinks).Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game

This is the game where you get to shout out the answer, even when it is not your turn! Each question has 10 clues and the first player to shout out the correct answer wins the round, and takes a step closer to being the ultimate “Smart Ass!”

How to Play Smart Ass

First of all this game is so simple to set up (and put away). It consists of a board game, 2 jumbo sided (D-12 commonly used for Dungeons & Dragons) dice (one with various numbers & the other various colours), 8 player counters (numbered ass pictures and coloured basis to stand them up) and 461 question cards (4 types: Who am I? where am I? What am I? and Hard ass – each with a designated space on the board). The Hard Ass questions are fewer and have 2 questions on each, players start by using the top questions and then move onto the bottom ones once they have gone through all the cards.D12 die for Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game

The oldest Smart Ass Player is player 1 – and they get to read first (the reader). They roll the coloured die to determine which category for the first question (corresponding to the colour of the cards: Who am I?- orange; where am I? – green; What am I? – blue; and Hard ass – red. The reader then picks up the card and slowly reads each of the 10 clues until someone shouts out the correct answer or all the clues have been given.Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game

Smart Ass Rules

  • The answer can be given out at any point that the Reader is telling the clues.
  • Only one answer per player – if incorrect they are out of the round.
  • If no-one is correct then the reader wins the round.
  • Whoever wins the round then rolls the number die and moves that number of spaces.
  • It is up to the Reader to make the decision about how won the round. In the event of a tie then the Reader must select a tie-breaking question from the Hard Ass category. This category does not have any clues just a question and answer. If no-one answers this correctly again the Reader wins the round.Hard Ass Questions from Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game
  • The winner is the first player to reach “The End” on the Smart Ass rear – a correct number roll is not required.
  • Players who have landed on the Dumb Ass space cannot answer on the turn after their roll (in 2 player games this gives the other player a free number roll).
  • When players land on a Hard Ass space they get a bonus question which only they can try and answer – if they answer incorrectly the Reader does NOT win the round.
  • If a player lands on a Kick Ass space then they must move back 3 spaces.
  • After each turn play moves to the left, whereby that player becomes the Reader.
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Thoughts on Smart Ass

I think that this is a good fun trivia game, with a humorous twist. I liked how there is a mix of knowledge levels and that you can progress in the game even if you can’t get the questions right. Easy to set up, follow and put away. Great for a get-together with friends or to encourage older children to spend quality time together.

ONE LUCKY PINKODDY READER has the chance to be the Smart Ass with my giveaway! To be in with the chance of having your own copy of Smart Ass then answer the question below (in 10 words or more) and then enter the Rafflecopter.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE A SMART ASS AND IF SO WHAT IS YOUR BEST SUBJECT AREA, IF NOT WHO IN YOUR FAMILY DO YOU THINK IS?

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E: 19/03/2016

RRP £19.99 available from Tesco, Amazon and Toys R Us.

With Easter around the corner University Games has compiled the ultimate guide for boredom busting games to keep the kids entertained throughout Easter half term, even if the grim weather continues! Games include the Easter appropriate Bunny Jump, family favourites Seagull Splat and Don’t Rock The Boat, fast-paced fun UFO Alarm and Chicken Charades, 5 Second Rule – made famous by The Ellen DeGeneres Show,  general knowledge game Smart Ass, the Travel sized mini games, and the range of creative sewing sets by My Studio Girl. 

I received a free copy of Smart Ass for purposes of review, and 1 will be sent directly to the winner. No financial compensation has been given. Opinions are my own.

113 thoughts on “Smart Ass the Ultimate Trivia Game”

  1. I am the smart ass in my family. I have good general knowledge and usually win the residents’ quizzes but I always am apologetic about it!

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  2. No I am not, though my Fiancé seems to be. I think because he read quite a number of books as a child, and he does enjoy watching quiz games. Both seem to have helped build up his general knowledge.

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  3. My daughter is a bit of a smart ass, she is only 3, but she picks things up very quickly. She hears things once or sees them once and that’s it then, she can recall it and can be very funny.

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  4. Haha yes I am a smart ass! In everything really, but specialist subjects are science, food and drink and literature 🙂

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  5. I’m the smart one my father spelt my name wrong when he registered me at birth he was dyslexic but I suppose it’s unusual

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  6. My boyfriend is the smart ass. He is ALWAYs right and even if he’s wrong he will argue his case until in the end you have to agree with him just to shut him up

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  7. I’m a smart ass at films and literature, my husband is at history and my daughter at just about everything!

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  8. My daughter keeps telling me she’s a smarty pants (she’s 7 so can’t use the word ass!), but I love general knowledge games

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  9. Yes that would be me I know it all…everything not that my family believe me till they google it but I do Know everything 😉

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  10. I can be a smart ass when it comes to electronic theory, never a job of mine but a hobby, thanks to my dad. So I do over explain to people who TV’s, video consoles, DVD players, microwaves etc etc work. I can become quite boring. But as the great Captain Kirk once said “Sometimes you just need to know how things work” (The film Wrath of Khan)

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  11. Oh, dear! Sometimes I can’t remember what I’ve had for breakfast so am rubbish at trying to remember trivia. Our eldest is pretty good, though.

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  12. I’m the smart ass in our family when it comes to general trivia that is of no use in everyday life! No specialist subject just a mixture of random facts that no one else usually wants to know 🙂

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  13. My Dad is probably the smart ass of our family as he knows a lot about science and history. I’m generally quite good at entertainment, music and geography questions

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  14. My general knowledge is terrible my daughter however is the brains of the family ! she amazes me every single day with her knowledge

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  15. If I’m being honest I probably am a bit of one, compared to the rest of the family anyway! My best subject area would probably be animals

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  16. I’m generally the smart one. I do a LOT of competitions, so pick up a load of trivial facts from looking up answers etc.

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  17. My other half is a smart ass – he knows some weird facts! My son is a smart ass for film, tv and music. And then there’s me!

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  18. My partner thinks he is haha but I’m not really, only when it comes to geeky things like comics, movies and books, then I could smart ass you under the table haha 🙂

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  19. I think I am a bit of a smart ass as I seem to have random knowledge on everything. My husband is the ultimate smart ass though. Maybe I am learning from the best xx

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  20. I’m definitely not a smart ass, I’d say my husband has the best general knowledge, I’m only good at Harry Potter trivia!

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  21. I’m reasonably smart – I’m good at most general trivia but useless at sport! That’s my fiancé’s forte!

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