The last time you probably used flash cards was when studying for a vocabulary test of some kind in school. They’re usually set up with a word on one side of the card and a definition on the other, giving you an easy way to quiz yourself with a deck. They will work for just about any subject, and these Foodie Flashcards are designed to give you a crash course in foodie terminology. The deck contains 50 cards featuring different foodie vocabulary words. Each card features a word on one side, and the definition, pronunciation and examples of how it is used on the back. They’re humorous cards, so while they really will clear up some terms you might not have been familiar with, they’ll definitely do it in a way that will put a smile on your face, too.
You really will be able to improve your foodie vocabulary and get a clearer idea of what terms like “locavore” and “umami” mean, but even if you’re familiar with the terms, you’ll enjoy the way that they’re presented. The cards also include a foodie game insert, which gives you ideas for things to do while waiting at the food truck for your fusion taco order to come up. This is a fun gift for a foodie friend, but the cards can also be fun to go through if you’re with a bunch of other food-loving friends and want to quiz each other a little bit.
Trivial Pursuit is a board game that has been testing players’ knowledge of trivia on a wide range of subjects – from history to sports – since 1979. It’s a fun game to play, but it can be quite a challenge if you’re not as well versed in some categories as you are at others. Foodie Fight is a trivia game that is similar to trivial pursuit, but is based on just one theme that, if you’re a foodie or someone who just loves food, you might have a much better chance of winning because the whole game has a culinary theme.
The categories for the cards include Foodieshpere, Lab & Field, Dining Out, Food Stars, Company’s Coming and What’s Cooking. The questions can range from facts about different vegetables to the flavors in unusual cuisines to food-related pop culture questions from books, movies or TV. The game has 1000 trivia questions on more than 168 cards, so it can be played quite a few times before any of the questions pop up again.
I’ve played this game a few times with some food-loving friends, and have to admit that I do much better at it than I do at regular trivial pursuit. There are also a few friends who are better at the classic game than at this one, and it’s nice to have a little bit of an edge for once! The game is fun and fast paced, just as good for parties (you could try playing in teams) as for smaller, family gatherings.