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Any Questions? #33

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel roll the dice and pass go en route to a show about board games.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase SEDER PLATE. Rearrange these ten letters to spell two things you can do to a bicycle. What are they?
Answer: You can PEDAL and STEER a bicycle.

On-air questions
: On April 13, 1899, Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of Scrabble, was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. So, this week our quiz is about board games.
1. Board game played on a map divided into 44 territories, originally released as "The Conquest of the World"
2. Any three of the five colored Monopoly property spaces (i.e., not the railroads or the utilities) that have a name not containing the word “avenue”
3. Trademarked name for the game Reversi, after a Shakespearean play in which the title character's rival is a classic "two-faced" villain
4. Official term used in the U. S. for a play in Scrabble that uses all seven tiles from the player's rack in one turn
5. Board game adapted into a 1985 movie that was released in theaters with three separate endings, each resolving the mystery in a different way

Extra credit
1. Children's board game with spaces called Gumdrop Mountains, Lollipop Woods, and Molasses Swamp
2. Game played on a star-shaped board that, despite its name, was invented in Germany in the 1890s

This week's challenge
Think of two words that are each used to mark the first space on a game board. Add an E, then rearrange the letters to spell the eight-letter name of a popular board game. What are the words, and what is the game?

On-air questions
1. Risk
2. St. Charles Place, St. James Place, Marvin Gardens, Park Place, Boardwalk
3. Othello
4. Bingo
5. Clue

Extra credit
1. Candy Land
2. Chinese checkers

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.