Games: Name That Sound Bite

Name That Sound Bite

Can you name the former baseball player heard on Meatloaf's song Paradise by the Dashboard Light? (Phil Rizzuto.) In what city is the opera Carmen set? (Seville, Spain.) These are typical questions in a new board game for the sound-bite generation, called Play It by Ear. The game is equipped with a compact disc containing 381 different sounds in 12 categories, including speeches, famous sports moments and TV trivia. The package offers nearly 1,800 questions for 24 separate games, and it's a hit. Rykodisc, which makes the $45 game, has sold 50,000 copies in its first month on the shelves.


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