In the main game mode, Homeroom, your goal is to work your way up to the $1 million dollar grand prize by successfully answering questions from the board in categories such as Math, English, History, Music, and so on. But the real fun is playing against family members, such as your spouse or children, in one of three multiplayer modes: Academic Academy (1 to 4 players), Flashcards (1 or 2 players, competing simultaneously) or Spelling Bee (identify misspelled words against an opponent). Other fun extras include earning gold stars, earning a spot on the Honor Roll (by answering all the questions correctly), and the ability to distract opponents with paper airplanes or spitballs.
The game looks, sounds, and plays just like the TV show in the PC version we tested (it's also available on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, and Sony PlayStation 2), and the mouse controls are easy and responsive. Therefore, this game will most definitely satisfy fans of the TV series and trivia buffs alike; but keep in mind that eventually you will see all the questions this game has to offer and then there's no reason to play it again; too bad there isn't an option to download additional sets of questions as you can with some other trivia games.