|Image evilly stolen from Darwin's Game Closet|
It's pretty fun, although it can be hard to keep track of all the clues if there are more than four players in a game. (A notepad would be a handy addition for those of us who don't have kung-fu memory skills.) It's also easy enough to learn that children can be taught to play, but it's still fun for the adults. I'm not sure why the game went out of print, unless it's that some of the questions (Are you white? Are you black? Are you Oriental? Do you smoke?) are considered too politically incorrect for our time. It could probably be updated successfully with animals instead of people. In any case, Whosit? has become a family game, and I've seen (and participated in) quite a few games played over the last few days.
Mah jongg is another slightly obscure game we tend to play as a family; we don't play for cash or even for points, just to win, and each of the boys in hubby's family has a mah jongg set, to be dragged out during every family reunion or gathering of at least four people. I'm glad there's nobody staying underneath our rooms at night, because the process of "tile washing" before the next game setup can get pretty clattery.