Parents' Guide to

Family Feud

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tween-friendly version of TV game show gets good ratings.

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While it does a good job of recreating the TV show, this trivia contest really only works when you're not alone on the couch. Based on the TV show of the same name, Family Feud has 100 people answering a question, and then you (and maybe your family) trying to guess the most popular answers. Like the show, correct answers earn you points, whjile incorrect ones earn you a strike, and a chance for your opponents to take control. But unlike the show, the family that goes to the final "Fast Money" round is the one who gets to 300 points first, and you don't need to build a sound-proof room in your house for Grandma to go sit in while your Aunt Cookie takes her turn. You also don't yell out your answer, but instead, you type them in using your game controller, though the game does give you best guess options after you've entered a couple letters.

This trivia contest is best played with family members or friends sitting next to you. Things get interesting when this is played with a bunch of people -- assuming they're good sports, understand the game, and yell out funny answers they know you'd never actually use. You and the gang can even play against other families online, or on such streaming services as Twitch and YouTube, when you don't feel like playing against the computer. On your own, though, this can get a bit repetitive and tiresome after a couple games. That's not just because the made-up host, Lucky McCoy, is no Richard Dawson. But for people who enjoy the show, and have a group of like-minded friends and family nearby, Family Feud will have you eagerly chanting, "Survey Says!"

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