HOW TO PLAY
KIDS BATTLE THE GROWN-UPS
To answer questions correctly
and win the Tug-of-War, pulling the other team into the center of the
1) First split into two teams:
adults on one team, kids on the other.
2) Unfold the game board. The kids should sit on the kids'
side of the board (where the pictures of kids are) and the adults
should sit on the grown-ups' side (where the picture of grown-ups are).
3) Get out the punch sheet to assemble your Tug-of-War Rope.
a) Find the large Kids Battle the Grown-Ups oval and
punch it out. This piece will be the center of the Tug-of-War
b) Take the two strings out of the box and tie one to
each side of the oval.
c) Set the oval in the center of the game board and
stretch out the strings.
d) Now punch out the smaller round end pieces. Tie
and end piece to the loose end of each string, making sure the two end
pieces rest on each team's Start Space.
4) Punch out the Who Knows? Board.
5) Set up the cards.
a) Unwrap the three card decks. You will see that
one deck is Kids' Cards, one is
Grown-Ups' Cards and one is half of each. Put all the Kids'
Cards and Grown-Ups' Cards together, making two card decks.
b) Place the decks of cards in their spaces in
the middle of the board.
6) Each Question Card has three questions. The oldest
player decides whether the teams will read the top, middle or bottom
questions in this game.
Playing the Game
The kids go first.
2) The playing team has their card read to them by the opposing
team. So, since the kids will go first, the grown-ups will draw a
Kids' Card and read the question to the kids.
3) There are two kinds of cards: Question Cards and randomly
placed Who Knows? Cards.
4) Question Cards: These cards contain trivia questions.
a) The opposing team reads the question out loud.
(Remember to read only the top, middle or bottom question, depending on
what the oldest player chose at the start of the game.)
b) The Revealer takes the Who Knows? Board
and the erasable crayon and secretly writes down his/her answer
without showing it to anyone.
c) The Revealer's teammates get the first chance to try
to guess what s/he wrote on the Who Knows? Board. (If the
team has more than two players guessing the group must agree on the
present a team guess.)
- If they are right, they pull the
rope toward their side one space.
- If they are wrong, the opposing team pulls the rope toward
their side one space.
5) Who Knows? Cards: These cards get one player to give his/her
opinion and ask the other players to try to guess it.
a) The player who draws the card is the Reader. S/he picks
the player on the other team who must answer the question (the
Revealer). The Reader then reads the question and tells the group
how many spaces the correct answer is worth.
b) The Revealer takes the Who Knows? Board and the erasable
crayon and secretly writes down his/her answer without showing it to
c) The Revealer's teammates get the first chance to try to guess
what s/he wrote on the Who Knows? Board. (If the team has
more than two players guessing the group must agree on and present a
- If s/he is right, the Revealer's team pulls the rope toward
their side the number of spaces indicated on the card.
- If s/he is wrong, the Reader's team now has a chance to guess what
the player wrote on the Who Knows? Board.
- If the Reader's team is right, they pull the rope toward them the
number of spaces indicated on the card.
d) Regardless of the outcome of paying the Who Knows? Card,
the Reader's team goes next, and play continues as usual.
It's the kids' turn, so Dad draws a
card from the Kids' Card pile. It's a Who Knows? Card.
B. Dad picks his daughter as the person on the kids' team who
will answer. He then reads the question out loud. Where is
the best hiding place in you house? He lets her know the answer is
worth two spaces.
The daughter takes the Who Knows?
Board and writes down her answer. Her brother, who is on her
team, has the first chance to guess what she said.
If the brother guesses correctly, the
kids' team pulls the rope two spaces.
If the brother guesses incorrectly,
Mom and Dad have a chance to present one team guess.
If they are right, the grown-ups'
team pulls the rope two spaces. If they are wrong, no one moves.
Winning the Game
When one team pulls its rope
off the game board, they win the game!