The best games like the classic Categories/Guggenheim⎇ game 2022

Looking for some new tricks to the traditional Categories/Guggenheim/Scattergories game? We have listed the best Categories/Guggenheim/Scattergories-veriants⎇ 2022 for you.

What is Categories/Guggenheim/Scattergories?

Categories, Guggenheim & Scattergories are word, knowledge or trivia games. All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen. The number of participants is unlimited - these quiz games can even be played by whole school classes. The participants agree on a certain number of categories (e.g. city, country, river, celebrity, musical instrument, disease, plant). For each round, a word must be found for each of these categories, which must begin with a letter defined before the start of the round. The round can be ended after a certain time (e.g. 2 minutes), as soon as the first person has filled all categories or according to various other criteria.

Determining the Winner

How exactly the words found are scored can vary greatly. Almost all game modes have in common that filled words receive points. Usually, only words that occur once are additionally rewarded - words that occur twice or more are so-called "doublets" and gain lower scores. Sometimes players receive additional bonus points for categories for which they are the only ones with an answer.

The winner is the one who has the most points in a round.

Categories is played worldwide

Regionally there are many different names for it (City-Name-Land, Stadt-Land-Fluss, Scattergories, Guggenheim or Categories). The word game originated in the late 19th century among private tutors. From there it took its course and is now played all over the world.

List of the best Categories like games 2022

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 36 board games for this list and selected the top 14. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Speedy Words

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Scattergories

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Tark Mees Taskus

    All details for the board game Tark Mees Taskus and similar games
    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Category Game

    All details for the board game Category Game and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Stad - Land - Rivier

    All details for the board game Stad - Land - Rivier and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Stadt Land Vollpfosten

    All details for the board game Stadt Land Vollpfosten and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Stadt Land Vollpfosten

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stadt Land Vollpfosten" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Schnapp, Land, Fluss!

    All details for the board game Schnapp, Land, Fluss! and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. A to Z

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Facts in Five

    All details for the board game Facts in Five and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Stadt - Land - Fluss

    All details for the board game Stadt - Land - Fluss and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Tell Me: The Grand Quiz Game

    All details for the board game Tell Me: The Grand Quiz Game and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Finger On The Trigger!

    All details for the board game Finger On The Trigger! and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Stadt Land VOLLPFOSTEN: Das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Stadt Land VOLLPFOSTEN: Das Kartenspiel and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  14. Take It Serious: Stadt Land Unseriös

    All details for the board game Take It Serious: Stadt Land Unseriös and similar games
    • 2 - 20 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old

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