"The Game of Scattergories," published in 1988 by Milton Bradley, is a great game for any group to play. In the game each player fills out a category list 'with answers that begin with the same letter.' If no other player matches your answers, you score points. The game is played in rounds. After 3 rounds a winner is declared, and a new game can be begun.
The mechanical timer has three different settings so player can set it for more time ( for an easier round) or less time when you want more of a challenge.
Scattergories is a commercial version of an old parlour game known as Categories or Guggenheim.