I got Foodie Fight (please pronounce Fight as you would in Street Fighter) for Christmas last year from my sister. I’m not sure where she found it, but you can find it online. The best price I’ve seen is on Amazon. A new game is as low as $9.25 and the used ones are going for $4.74! For that price its worth it just to have sitting in your game cupboard or sitting out to induce conversation.
I have yet to get people excited about playing this game with me. The three times, that’s right, THREE, someone has agreed to play with me it has been out of sheer pity. I personally think that people are intimidated by my vast food knowledge…ha! I know more about food than the average person, but I have been stumped by some of these questions. There are questions that ask about the science of food or nutrition facts that I’m not so good at. Other questions are about food brands or fast food restaurants that a lot of people would know. Then there are the etiquite questions that I struggle with. Texting at dinner is inapppropriate? Who knew? I did know that actually, but I have been out with people who did not. There are questions about authors of food books, or singer/songwriters who referred to a food or dish in a song. So, like trivial pursuit, if you have a well balanced team with different trivial assets, then the game is pretty fun.
You can play with the cute little dinner plate game boards, or you can just ask questions without keeping score. That is a more fun and less formal way to use the game that can lead to some pretty entertaining discussions and possibly a heated discussion about whether the question referred to particular liquor or a mixed drink…it has happened folks, it has happened to me in the last 24 hours…and the argument that followed was not pretty.
Here are a few sample questions. If you think you know the answers, then post them in the comments…let’s see if you are as much of an educated “foodie” you think you are. Answers will be posted (for the 5 of you who read this) Friday morning. There are no prizes involved…
1. How many fresh tart cherries does it take to make a cherry pie? about 150, about 250 or about 350 cherries?
2. What does R.S.V.P. stand for on an invitation? Respond regrets only, respond either way, or a response is optional?
3. What chocolate covered treat made of marshmallow and vanilla cookie appears in the 1997 novel She Comes Undone and the 1989 move When Harry Met Sally?
4. How many cups are in a quart?
5. What politician, evoking the plight of single mothers on a campaign stop in 2000, said, “Working hard to put food on your famliy”?
Buy the game. It’s fun. It’s a great gift for the foodies in your life and a pretty fun game for non-foodies as well.