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the original book cover
So much laughter was generated by this simple game as individuals started calling out answers as soon as the riddle reading was completed. Some of the answers made sense, but were still funny. We don't have any shy family members, so this game was most entertaining and made for some wonderful memories of time spent together.
Anytime we have a family gathering, my daughter and I look for new games the family can play together. I have always hated the times that family members eat and then migrate to the television. It steals our family time and keeps us from visiting with each other.
I am blessed to be part of a big family. Unfortunately, we don't all agree on most things and time together can turn into all out family war if politics or religion become part of the discussion. Therefore, I do understand why some opt to head for the television as soon as mouths are free from eating. Having a fun game to dominate our interaction is imperative for our family gatherings.
In addition to playing a family game during the holidays, when a family member was in the hospital, #Stumped provided entertainment for the patient who enjoyed the presence of her visitor for long periods of time. Anyone who has ever visited someone in the hospital understands how you quickly run out of things to talk about.
#STUMPED: Instant Party Riddles for Teens and Adults
#STUMPED: Instant Party Riddles for Teens and AdultsBarbara's riddles are witty and provide enough of a challenge for friendly competition to get the exact right answer. We did make the rule that the exact answer would be the only accepted answer for a win. That, of course, would be an option for any group to make for themselves.
I loved the way this book was separated into chapters with a focus title. A chapter title like "Emotion Riddles" or "Outdoor Riddles" gives a hint to the answer from the beginning.
I also like that the answers are in the back of the book and not with each riddle. That keeps anyone from being tempted to read the answer by peeking at the book. With a large group like ours, the narrator has people on both sides and it would be easy for them to see the book whether intentionally or not.
Barbara has provided an inside preview of the book on Amazon, which allows you to read a few of the riddles to get an idea of what you can expect. This was also a big selling point for me. I needed examples to see if they would be challenging, yet easy enough, for the wide age and education range in our family.
More Riddle Books from Barbara Tremplay Cipak
The #Stumped book was Barbara's first published riddle book. She has since released several more. That means my family can look forward to new challenges at our next family holiday dinner.
In addition to her riddles, Barbara is an excellent writer. She has such a beautiful and touching way of expressing herself. Her books of sayings and recommended messages are inspirational for people like me who feel things deeply, but can't seem to put it into words. I appreciate that help!
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