The 1920's

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How well do you know the 1920's and the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald? Do you know the plot & characters in the novel The Great Gatsby? Do you know what happened in the 1920's? This game will find out how just how much you know!

Play by yourself or with three other people.


The Rules

Players take turns moving around the board, answering questions. There are four categories, and two questions must be answered correctly from each category in order to win.

The Categories are:
The Great Gatsby   Category 1 - The Great Gatsby
The Roaring Twenties   Category 2 - The Roaring Twenties
All That Jazz   Category 3 - All That Jazz
Authors of the Twenties   Category 4 - Authors of the Twenties

As you answer a question correctly from each category, you will receive a light corresponding to the color of the category. Once you receive a light for each of the four categories, you are placed on the Home Stretch.

On the Home Stretch, you must answer a question from each category correctly in order to advance a space. Once you have answered all four categories correctly, you win!

There are 3 special squares you can land on:

  • Light Bulb: This space will ask you a challenge question.
  • Exclamation Point: This space will randomly do one of several things, such as giving or taking away lights, allowing you to choose an opponent to lose a turn or a light, etc.
  • Question Mark: This space will randomly choose a category and ask you a question. If it is a category you have not yet answered correctly, you will receive a light for a correct answer.

Single Person Play

Single play is much like the group game, with two additions. For reqular category questions (those questions that you get when you land on a colored square), you have 20 seconds to answer the question. If you do not answer within the time provided, the question will be marked wrong. In addition, you are only allowed 4 wrong answers for regular category questions. If you get a fifth answer wrong, then you lose the game.

Keyboard Commands

  • D - Roll the die to start the next player's turn
  • H - Opens/closes the Help Window
  • S - Toggles game sounds on or off
  • 1-4 - Select the correct answer to questions

Technical Information

You will need to make sure that Javascript is turned on in your browser and any popup blockers are set to allow popups from Also note that the Website Evaluation questions will give you one or two links to click on with websites to evaluate. When you have completed your evaluation of the websites, simply close the window in which the site opened.


Scott Rice and Amy Harris are the co-creators of the basic concept of the game. Scott programmed the game using Ajax. Lauren Stokes of Las Vegas - Clark County Library District created the question categories, wrote the questions and additional information.