"Where are the Nazca Lines?" "What space precedes Park Lane on a Monopoloy Board?" and " What continent has the most people per square mile?" are all examples of questions from the game "Trivial Pursuit." The original "Trivial Pursuit" had 6,000 questions including, "Who was Howdy Doody's twin brother?" and "What is the largest diamond in the world?"Continue Reading
"Trivial Pursuit" was created in 1979. The game has over 50 special editions as of 2015. The object of the game is to move around the board by answering trivia questions. There are six categories of questions: geography, entertainment, history, arts and literature, science and nature, and sports and leisure.
An example question from the geography category is, "Which Central-American country is known as "the land of lakes and volcanoes?" The entertainment category features a question that asks, "Which member of 'The A Team' was a pilot?" The history category includes the question, "Who was the only American to become vice president and president after resignations?" An example of an arts and literature question is, "What famous poet was known to his close friends by the nickname 'Junkets'?" An example from science and nature is, "What is the scientific name for a rabbit's tail?" Sports and leisure includes the question, "How many squares are on a chess board?"
A player wins when he has correctly answered a question from all six categories and a question from a category chosen by the other players. Players keep track of their correctly answered questions by putting different colored wedges in their pie-shaped game pieces. A turn ends when the player has gained a new wedge.Learn more about Board Games