Components

  • 300 Question Cards
  • Card Reader Sleeve
  • 2 Gameboards
  • 4 Money Marker Pawns
  • 10 Grade Markers
  • 1 "Peek" Pawn
  • 1 "Copy" Pawn
  • 1 "Save" Pawn
  • 12 $1,000 Tokens
  • Pad and Pencils
  • Card Tray
  • Rulebook

Object of the Game

Answer 11 grade school questions correctly. Prove that you are smarter than a 5th grader and win one million dollars!


Setup

Place the money gameboard and the grade gameboard in front of you and any other players. Each player chooses a money marker pawn and places it by the money game- board. Place the Peek, Copy and Save pawns next to the gameboards.

Place the card reader sleeve, the 10 grade markers and the $1,000 tokens next to the gameboards. Separate the deck of question cards into 6 decks: one each for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade, and Million Dollar. Place each deck into a section of the plastic tray.



Game Play

You goal is to correctly answer 10 questions (2 from each grade level), and then correctly answer one Million Dollar question. Each question is based on material from actual 1 st - 5th grade curricula.

There are two ways to win money:

  • Answer questions correctly on your turn.
  • Answer questions correctly when another player asks you for help.

Select a player to go first. Came play continues in a clockwise direction as each player takes a turn.



On your turn:

  1. Take the top card from any 1 st through 5th grade deck you'd like as long as that grade is not yet covered up on the grade gameboard. The heading on top of the card indicates the subject.

  2. Slide the card into the card reader sleeve as shown. The question will be revealed in the red reader window. Read the question aloud to all players.

  3. All players write down their answer on their own piece of paper. You then do one of two things:

    • If you feel confident that you know the answer - tell everyone your answer. Then reveal the correct answer by pulling the card through the top of the card reader until the answer is revealed in the red window.

    • If you are not sure of the answer - you may choose to peek or copy another player's answer as described in the Peek or Copy section below.



Correct Answer

  1. If your answer is correct, keep the card and place the grade marker over the matching grade space on the grade gameboard as shown. Then place the money marker on the $1,000 space of the money gameboard as shown.

  2. Your turn continues. Choose another question card.

    Continue as described previously for every correctly answered question card by moving the money marker up one level on the money gameboard, taking the completed card and placing the grade marker over the matching grade space on the grade gameboard.

    You may choose a question card from grades 1 through 5, but you cannot choose more than 2 from any one deck during the game.



Incorrect Answer

  1. If your answer is incorrect, you are out the running for the million dollars and take no more turns. You keep any $1,000 tokens you previously won. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way).

  2. Remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard, and remove your money marker from the money gameboard. Play continues with the next player.

    Note: Once you surpass the $25,000 level, you are guaranteed $25,000 even if you answer incorrectly.


Take the Money and Run

After reading a question card - but before revealing the correct answer - you may choose to quit and take any winnings you have up to that point. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way).

Leave your money marker pawn on the money gameboard where it is but remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard. At the end of the game players will tally their earnings to determine the winner of the game. However, right now you must announce to everyone: "I am NOT smarter than a Sth grader!"


Peek or Copy

If you are unsure of an answer, you have one opportunity during the game to peek at another player's answer, and one opportunity to copy another player's answer.

Peek



If you choose to peek - place the Peek pawn in front of the player with the answer you want to peek at. After peeking, you do not have to use that player's answer. You may still decide for yourself.

  • If your answer is the same as the other player's answer, and your answer is correct, move your money marker up to the next level and continue with your turn. The player whose answer you peeked at collects a $1,000 token.

  • If your answer is different than the other player's answer, and your answer is correct, move your money marker up to the next level and continue with your turn. The player whose answer you peeked at doesn't collect a $1,000 token.

  • If your answer is incorrect, but the other player's answer is correct, you are out the running for the million dollars and take no more turns. You keep any $1,000 tokens you previously won. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way).

    Remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard, and remove your money marker from the money gameboard. The player whose answer you peeked at collects a $1,000 token. Play continues with the next player.


Copy



If you choose to copy - place the Copy pawn in front of the player with the answer you want to copy. You must use that answer.

  • If the answer is correct, move your money marker up to the next level and continue with your turn. The player whose answer you copied collects a $1,000 token.

  • If the answer is incorrect, you are out of the running for the million dollars and take no more turns. You keep any $1,000 tokens you previously won. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way). Remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard, and remove your money marker from the money gameboard. The player whose answer you copied doesn't collect a $1,000 token.


Save

If your answer is incorrect (including a peek or a copy), you have one opportunity during the game to "save yourself".



Place the Save pawn in front of any other player. That player then reveals his/ her answer.

  • If that player is correct, move your money marker up to the next level and continue with your turn. The player who saved you collects a $1,000 token.

  • If that player is incorrect, you are out of the running for the million dollars and take no more turns. You keep any $1,000 tokens you previously won. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way).

    Remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard, and remove your money marker from the money gameboard. The player whose answer you copied doesn't collect a $1,000 token.


The Million Dollar Question

If you successfully answer all 10 grade school questions, you may try for the one million dollars! Select the top card from the Million Dollar card deck and insert it into the magic reader. Read the question aloud and then give your answer. You cannot get help from any other player.

  • If you answered correctly, the game is over - you are the winner!

  • If you answer incorrectly, you are out of the running for the million dollars and take no more turns. You keep any $1,000 tokens you previously won. (You still help other players if asked, and may earn money that way).

    Remove the grade markers from the grade gameboard, and remove your money marker from the money gameboard.


End of the Game

Be first to win a million dollars! If no player reaches the Million Dollar level, the player with the most money wins the game.


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