20 Questions

A classic is back


20 Questions is one of those games that are re-published again and again regularly; the first edition was published by MB in 1988.

This new German edition is based on University Gamesí deluxe edition and features 300 actualized cards and in all other aspects uses the mechanisms of the original game. You want your pawn to be the first at the finish; you achieve this by guessing persons, locations, things or dates based on as few clues as possible. Each card features 20 clues for the solution. One player is presenter and draws a card. All other players are guessers in turn. The active guesser names a number between 1 and 20, hears the clue with this number and covers this number on the board with a chip. Then you have ten seconds to guess the solution correctly and may give only one guess. All other players CANNOT give a guess. In case of a wrong guess, the next player becomes active guesser. In case of a correct guess, the 20 points worth of the card are divided between presenter and guesser: The presenter scores one point per clue that was read; the guesser scores a point for each unused clue. Both move their markers accordingly. Cards can also feature directions for players, most for moving markers, but can also give you additional guesses or a chip that you can discard to be allowed a guess if you are not active. On bonus slots on the board you play an additional card using different rules. If you are first at the finish, you win.

Still and again, as in any of its editions, a felicitous and fun game mechanism, and this editionís terms are up to date and definitely not taken from the usual trivia categories.


Players: 2-6

Age: 8+

Time: 45+

Designer: Robert A. Moog, Scott Medrick

Artist: not named

Price: ca. 30 Euro

Publisher: Piatnik 2018


Genre: Guess terms based on clues

Users: With friends

Version: de

Rules: de en nl and many more

In-game text: yes



Good for homogenous groups

Attractive terms

German edition of the University Games edition


Compares to:

Querdenker and earlier editions of 20 Questions


Other editions:

University Games (nl), previous editions from Milton Bradley/Hasbro


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 0

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0