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Store:  Party Games, Family Games
Edition:  Smarty Party!
Series:  Smarty Party
Genre:  Trivia
Other:  Test Their Knowledge

Smarty Party!

third edition

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Ages Players
10+ 3-8

Designer(s): Aaron Weissblum, Pitt Crandlemire

Manufacturer(s): R&R Games

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Product Description

So, you think you know it all, you're a real smartypants, eh? Then prove it... play Smarty Party -- the game that keeps everybody guessing! Name a popular TV series of the 70's... name a handyman's tool... name a stinky cheese. Each category has several correct answers. Can you name them all?

Each round, one player selects a random category card. The other players try to come up with all the answers on the card. If your answer is wrong, you have to take a penalty, but if you're correct, you get to wear the smartypants. Woohoo!

It's all about coming in last. The last player gets the pants. The last player still wearing the pants gets the bonus points. And last place wins!

Smarty Party -- the hip party game where it's cool to be the last to know.

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Aaron Weissblum, Pitt Crandlemire

  • Manufacturer(s): R&R Games

  • Year: 2009

  • Players: 3 - 8

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Est. time to learn: 5-10 minutes

  • Weight: 864 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is a domestic item.


  • 1 game board
  • 1 smartypants
  • 1 smartycard reader
  • 100 Smarty Pants cards
  • 7 penalty chips
  • 1 sand timer
  • 16 pawns
  • 1 wager marker
  • rules
Smarty Party! has the following expansions available:

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.2 in 5 reviews

by Jeff
Now here's a good time for all
January 05, 2004

The questions range from all-knowing to totally random and specific (sometimes on one card) which makes the old and young feel equally as intelligent. Smarty Party! also features a great scoring mechanism that always give the person in last place a chance to catch up, making the race for the winners more heated and exciting.

My favorite part of the game was having to be poker-faced when the question was read as to not give away whether the group could answer all the questions or not. The question reader of each round has to make a wager as to how many questions the group can answer. At one point, the reader had no idea how educated I was in knowing all of the 'Neighborhood of Make-believe' characters on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. This was followed up by my not knowing a thing about pro basketball.

Fair for everyone and fun for everyone.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
by Aaron B
The best trivia game ever!
September 04, 2003

This fantastic trivia game uses lists of things within one or more categories. One person each round is a reader who reveals the category and checks off items as guessers answer them correctly. You might get a card that asks for the eight baseball players with the most home runs. Some cards have two or more categories like the seven deadly sins and the five US companies with largest advertising budgets. In that case, a guesser can answer either category.

In this game, you win by moving the slowest toward the finish line. If you are the first person to incorrectly guess an item, you take the number three token. The next person to get a wrong answer gets a number two token, and the penalties for further wrong answers are less severe. The round ends when either all of the penalty tokens have been taken, or all of the items on the card have been correctly answered. The guessers move forward a number equal to the total of their chips. But theres a way to save yourself. In the guessing phase, the last person to correctly name an item on the card gets the little blue pants. If you have the pants at the end of the round, youre allowed to get rid of your highest token! If you didnt take any tokens that round, you can move back one space. So if you know more than one answer on the list, theres a good amount of strategy in choosing which one to save until the end.

Even when its your turn to be the reader, you can improve or weaken your position. On each card there is a pants number which is an indicator of difficulty. In a list of twelve items, the pants number might be nine. The reader must bet on whether the guessers will collectively answer than many items. If the reader had little confidence in the guessers he/she would bet no. If the guessers collectively answered nine or more correct items, then the reader would have lost the bet and would be forced to move forward one space. If the reader bet correctly, he/she would move back one space.

Theres one more way to change your position. On some of the lists there is one item that is particularly difficult to guess, and it is marked as such. If a reader guesses that item, that player immediately moves back one space! That adds another layer of strategy since you might want to name a more obscure item earlier.

This is the best trivia game that I have ever played, and Ive played a few. The lists are creative and diverse, and there are many opportunities for strategic play. Its loads of fun, and I believe it will quickly become a classic.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.
Great Party Game (Even if you're not a Smarty Pants!)
January 26, 2005

When in large groups, this is the new favorite of our gaming crew. It's Outburst with an interesting twist to get all players involved in the round. The part that everyone seems to like is the diversity of the subjects on the cards. Some people may not know their geography and, therefore, do really bad on one round but the next round they may be naming Flintstone characters. This game also works good in large groups because you can play as a team.

The best part is, whoever is doing the worst in the game is always the reader, so others will get more and more points (points are bad) while you sit and wait until someone else has passed you. Then you guess again, but your not in last place anymore.

A brief synopsis:

The reader gets a category card, and predicts whether the others can guess a certain number of correct answers. One at a time players guess something that might be on the list. If they are right they get the "Smarty Pants", if they are wrong they get a penalty chip. The round ends when all correct answers are guessed or all the penalty chips have been taken. The person who ends with the pants (the last correct guesser) gets to throw out their highest point penalty chip, or move back a space if they don't have any penalties. Players move forward on the board one space for each penalty point they ended with. The reader moves forward one space if their initial prediction was wrong, and moves back one space if they were right. The player who is furthest advanced on the board becomes the next reader. The game ends when one player reaches the end of the board. At that point, the player that is closest to the start wins.

Note: this review refers to a different release of this product.

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