Frantic (1989) is a game where the players "buy time" to make word combinations suggested by the key word on the card drawn. The player first decides how many chips he/she will place in the holes in the timer dial. The more chips, the more time, because he/she has until the last chip drops to complete his/her task. The card with a word and a blank (such as “Door ___”) is drawn. The player then has to say words like "knob", "mat", and "man", that would fill in the blank. If he/she answers the correct number for that card, then the player can discard the card. The first player to complete 10 cards is the winner. The game never actually went into production after the Toy Fair.
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