University Games has released Smart Ass (MSRP $24.98), a fast action, party-friendly board game where everybody plays every turn. Smart Ass is an Australian import -- it was created by Rob Elliot, who is the host of Wheel of Fortune in
The questions in the trivia-based Smart Ass game feature ten clues describing a well-known person, place or thing. Players attempt to arrive at the correct answer first, which helps them reach the winner's circle (actually a donkey's derriere) first.
University Games doesn't feel that the new game's title will be a hindrance at retail. A University Games spokesperson cited the success of the company's 2003 game, Fact or Crap, as evidence that a little vulgarity is not necessarily fatal.