Thursday, April 21, 2011

Play Go Fish. Learn about James Joyce.

Need a travel-friendly game for an upcoming vacation? Check out Notable Novelists of the 20th Century, a new card game that features images some of the last century's greatest novelists, including Kurt Vonnegut, Zora Neale Hurston and John Cheever.

The game is basically a version of "Go Fish." You try to collect sets of three cards about the same author. The player with the most sets win. Along the way, you might learn a few things. The cards feature images, biographical facts and major books each author has written. Hurston, by the way, was Barnard College's first African-American graduate. Didn't know that.

The game is $10.95. It's described as for appropriate for ages 12 and up, but I don't see why younger kids who are competent readers couldn't enjoy it too.