Trivia

Origins

Basic question-and-answer trivia game about the origins of customs, cliches, inventions, words and superstitions.

Though named the same and on the same subject matter, it is unclear if this is the same game as Origins, as the games appear to have different question and game-board styles.

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Reminiscing: The Game For People Over Thirty

Players move their tokens around the board, landing on spaces which indicate what decade (40's, 50's, 60's, or 70's) they need to answer a trivia question about. Players score points for correctly answering the question using as few clues as possible. Also has spaces for telling stories about personal experiences on a variety of topics. First player or team to advance their scoring pawn to the top of the scoring track wins.

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Beat the Parents

Test your knowledge of the opposite generation with a series of funny questions as you make your way across the board. Parents are asked questions most kids can answer and the kids are asked questions most parents can answer, but watch out for those wild cards that could send you reeling back or skipping ahead to the finish. The first player or team to cross the board with all of their tokens wins the game and the battle.

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Party Games

Mr Lister's Quiz Shootout

Hey quiz slingers!

If you love ya quizzes and like yer lists, then welcome to my game - it's like an old-style Western shootout but with brains for guns.

First, someone's gonna ask y'all a question with a ton of correct answers. Find an answer and live to play another day. Get it wrong, and you're out. But find a golden answer and you're into the shootout.

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Trivia Games

Beardos

Are you a facial hair aficionado? Do you think you know famous beards? Well then, this is your chance to impress! Players are given clues, one at a time, from the player wearing the beard card. The quicker you guess the famous beard, the more points you'll score. Can you Name That Beard?

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Anomia

Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information: things to eat, pop songs, websites, etc... Sure, under normal circumstances, it's easy to give an example of a frozen food or a dog breed, but you'll find that your brain works a little differently under pressure!

To play, draw and reveal a card from the center pile. Does the symbol on your card match one on another player's card? If so, you must quickly face-off with the other player by giving an example of the person, place, or thing on his card before he can do the same for yours. If you blurt out a correct answer first, you win his card and the drawing continues.

Sounds simple, right? Wrong! Wild cards allow unlike symbols to match, increasing the number of things to which you must pay attention. Cascading face-offs can occur when you hand over a lost card, thereby revealing a new top card on your play pile.

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Card Games (CARD-WORD-TRIVIA)

Survivor

This game is based on the TV show of the same name. The setting is a desert island. First as teams, then as individuals, players engage in a number of activities, including answering riddles, guessing items from a series of clues, guessing teammates' answers to Scruples-style questions, and Pictionary-like drawing competitions. Winners obtain tokens representing survival items such as food and matches, which are useful for other challenges.

During successive turns in the end game, players vote together on who should be expelled from the island. When only two people are left, all the other players vote together on who should be the sole Survivor.

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Party Games

Linkee

Linkee is a trivia party game. It can be played by individual players or teams.

Questions on a card are read out but answers are kept secret. Once all questions and a further clue have been given players must work out what links those answers and shout Linkee! Get it right and win the card. Each question card has a letter on the back. Once you have the correct letters to spell Linkee you win the game.

Described as a shouty outy family game, the game is intended to be boisterous family fun.

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Terra

Game description from the publisher:

How long is the Golden Gate Bridge?
Where has “evidence" of the Yeti been found?
How many sculptures are on Easter Island?

It‘s likely that you don‘t know any of these facts. But you might have a rough idea, and that‘s good enough because Terra is the party game where being close counts. And if you have absolutely no idea what the answer is? Take advantage of your friends who do know!

Terra is a redesign of Friedemann’s 2009 SDJ-nominated FAUNA, which had similar mechanics, but was specific to animals. Terra changes the subject matter to general geographic information, includes a brand new Imperial measurements map side (retaining the Metric map side for gamers outside the U.S.), has 300 topics (with three categories of questions) on oversized cards, and simplifies the scoring. Terra plays in 45 minutes for 2-6 players.

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Timeline Challenge

Timeline is a card game played using 110 cards. Each card depicts a historical event on both sides, with the year in which that event occurred on only one side. Players take turns placing a card from their hand in a row on the table. After placing the card, the player reveals the date on it. If the card was placed correctly with the date in chronological order with all other cards on the table, the card stays in place; otherwise the card is removed from play and the player takes another card from the deck.

The first player to get rid of all his cards by placing them correctly wins. If multiple players go out in the same round, then everyone else is eliminated from play and each of those players are dealt one more card for another round of play. If only one player has no cards after a bonus round, he wins; otherwise play continues until a single player goes out.

Timeline Challenge incorporates the original mechanic of the series into progressive game track, of which players can move between 0-4 spaces per turn. Players will have to make use of pre-determined time periods and guess where the incident depicted on the card occurred. There are four different challenges, and they are played depending on the color of the game space of the lead player. Additionally there are two further challenges which allow the two players at the back of the pack to catch up. Although the game comes with its own cards, it can be integrated with any or all of the previous sets.

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