I played Panic! in the 90s. It came in a blue and white, long, striped box, with a card stack and timer built in. That ticking sound still haunts me to this day....
They still make it, but the older version was cooler! There would be massive amounts of easy questions, and then right when you don't need it most, near the end, it would throw in a "10 most influential Russian political writers" or something and you would pop a vein in your head!
The newer Don't Panic! is the quick-thinking 'naming' game for 2 or more players. Naming sounds easy, but can be really tricky when the pressure's on and the number of things you're naming keeps increasing.
How quickly can you name three of whatever is on your card? It could be "colours", "TV soaps", "road signs", or even "sticky foods"!! When it's your turn, slap the timer and away you go. As soon as you have shouted out three correct names, slap the timer again to stop it. It's that easy........Or is it?
And that's only thinking of three things. The next round you have to come up with four things, then five, and so on, until the last mind-bending round of seven. Now you know why it's called Don't Panic!