The anniversary edition follows the same rules as the original, with the addition of 25 new cards with 50 questions that are all related to topics and events from the past decade, such as naming three streaming services, Starbucks beverages, TV or movies remakes, social media platforms, and more. These bonus cards also feature “fun facts” about pop culture, which the original version of the game does not have, such as how a woman was removed from a flight after her support animal was revealed to be a squirrel in 2018, and how 2014’s Flappy Bird became the most-downloaded free game in the App Store.
The variety of topics that the game covers makes it appeal to so many different demographics. It’s perfect for family game night because even if you have preteen kids, older siblings, parents, and grandparents all playing together, there will be cards that cover everyone’s interests. Some of the prompts are incredibly specific, like naming three Pac-10 universities, while others are more general, such as naming three animals at the zoo. That’s what keeps the game exciting!
It’s a fabulous ice-breaker if you’re playing with people you don’t know that well and it also creates engaging conversation starters for parents who are trying to get to know their kids on a deeper level. Watch out, because some cards might even cause a fight if you hit too close to home, such as naming things that smell bad or ways to alienate someone. I noticed a few repeat cards from the original game, but most of them seemed new and fresh, so you could totally purchase this game if you already own the original and still have a lot of fun with it.