Scattergories (it's official title 'The Game of Scattergories') was devised by Hasbro in 1988. Hasbro own the famous boardgame brand Milton Bradley Corporation (MB), and published the game under that brand. Since it's launch Scattergories has become a classic, even spawning it's own daytime TV gameshow with NBC's Dick Clark in 1993.
Scattergories is a word game of categories that can be played with 2-6 players that are pitched against a timer. The objective of the game is to score the most points by correctly naming the object in each category beginning with a give initial. The game is played in three rounds, after which a winner is declared. Scattergories is suggested for ages of 12 and upwards.
Scattegories is also available in an Junior Edition (8-12 years) and a Bible Edition.
Scattergories is sometimes known as Kategorum or Saltinmente.