This trivia board game includes approximately 2,200 questions based on the cultured and shared experiences of Baby Boomers. It’s intended to bring together folks born in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s to have fun reminiscing about their youth.
No one is ever too old to have fun with old friends. Boom Again is a pop culture trivia board game created by boomers for boomers. Its explicit objective is bringing people together to laugh and reminisce. As the game’s creators explain:
The game questions aren’t designed to stump you, as in other trivia games. They’re intended to be entertaining, to evoke memories of days gone by. The point is to bring people of all backgrounds together for a good time.”
Boom Again is a game designed to jog the player’s favorite memories rather than straining their brain. And to have a lot of fun while doing it.
How the game is played
Boom Again, which was released in 2020, is a trivia board game that may be played with as few as two players and as many as ten. The crux of the game is its thousands of questions, which are divided into six categories. They are as follows:
Things we heard: music, jingles, notable speeches, songs, catchphrases, and so on.
Things we saw: Magazine articles, TV shows, movies, adverts, sporting events, etc
Fashion, vehicles, drug culture, innovations, societal shifts, gossip, and other things we discovered on the street
Fashion, vehicles, drug culture, innovations, societal shifts, gossip, and other things we discovered on the street. The “3 R’s,” after-school organizations, dances, schoolyard activities, and so on.
Things in the news: Politics, sports, international events, Sunday cartoons, murder, war, etc.
SHOUT: This is a wildcard category with questions that can have many answers.
At the start of the game, participants are divided into two teams that compete for tokens in order to win the game. The tokens are all time related items, and the entire game is housed in a cigar box. All of which are meant to be extremely period-accurate for ultimate nostalgic impact. A “Students for Kennedy” pin, a 45-RPM record insert, and four other tokens are among them. Each category gets one token.
Fun without stress
Brian Hersch, the game’s designer, spoke at length about his thought process when creating Boom Again. Hersch, a baby boomer, is a professional game designer with decades of expertise and dozens of board games under his belt, but he’s always avoided making trivia games.
“Until now, I avoided inventing trivia board games since fun takes a second place far too often,” Hersch wrote in a blog post. “Everyone thinks trivia has to be difficult. People, however, do not want to be humiliated. Sure, engaging with difficult pop culture questions might be fun for exceptionally smart individuals who get to show off their knowledge. However, the vast majority of us feel uneasy and intimidated.
Boom Again isn’t meant to be stressful. It’s just good old fashioned fun for friends. On the company’s website, you can find out more about the game and its design.