Rapid Response

from Fundex


  • Jarts
  • Bulls-Eye Washers
  • Rapid Response


  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Medium Difficulty


Overall Editor's Rating

What It Is

What It Is

Rapid Response is a fast-paced game that challenges players to see how well they can communicate and get their teammate to guess a specific category by listing things in the category. (The gameplay will be familiar to anyone who knows or remembers "The $10,000 Pyramid.")

One team member is the Clue Giver who must pick a card, choose one of the two topics on the card, and give clues to his teammates without saying any of the words listed in white on the card. The Clue Giver provides the clues as the marbles click-clack down the slide. The marbles and the slide make up a cool new timer mechanism called the Rapid Response Gizmo. For each correct answer, toss another marble into the top of the Gizmo to buy more time. When the marbles run out, time is up. The team moves their marker up the score path based on the number of the cards they got correct. The number of marbles you get changes based on your team's placement on the score path. For instance, at the beginning of the game, you might get to use six marbles. But as you move ahead on the score path, you might only get three marbles and, therefore, less time to give clues and guess. Rapid Response comes with 84 clue cards (with two clues on each card), eight marbles, two scoring markers, and instructions. It is for four or more players.

Why It’s Fun

Rapid Response is a fun game where players have to think fast. We love the unique Rapid Response Gizmo timer and the action-packed play—and silliness—it causes. It adds a new sense of urgency that you don't really get from regular sand timers, which makes the game even more fun.

Who It’s For

Rapid Response is a great family game for ages 8 and up.

What to Be Aware of

Some assembly is required.