Daredevil #3 – Trivia Game

In this trivia game, you decide how much risk you’re willing to take. The more answers you choose, the more points you can score — but incorrect answers count against you!

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In the first category (“More Bacon than Kevin Bacon”), you’re looking for people who are better connected to other film and television stars than Kevin Bacon himself. (The Oracle of Bacon website – link below, so you’re not tempted to click it now – describes this as “the center of the Hollywood universe.” By their calculations, Bacon ranks #543.)

The second category (“Members of the European Union”) is self-explanatory.

In each of the two categories, you can guess as many answers as you want. In each category, there are 7 to 11 correct answers (which of course means there are 1 to 5 incorrect answers).

You earn 1 point for each correct answer and lose 1 point for each incorrect answer.

Good luck!

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Name These 1980s Music Videos

In this game, your challenge is to identify each of the 1980s music videos pictured above.

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You get 1 point for each correct artist or band, and 1 point for each correct song title.

Good luck!

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Overlap – Crossword-Style Puzzle (#3)

Each answer in this crossword-style puzzle will, as the name of the game suggests, overlap the following answer by one or more letters. So the answer to #1, for example, will be at least seven letters long.

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Have fun and good luck!

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Talking Board Games on WGRT

I recently spent some time talking to Jessie Wiegand, host of LIMElight on WGRT-FM in Port Huron, Michigan, about the wonders of cooperative board games, spending winter nights playing board games, playing Pandemic during a pandemic, and much more!

You can listen to our discussion — including how to cope when things that go wrong at game nights — here:

https://wgrt.com/limelight-wsg-erik-arneson-how-to-host-a-game-night/

My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is my love letter to game nights. It’s packed with practical advice and humorous stories from gamers. Jenn Bartlett, the Board Game Librarian, calls it “a delight to read” and says it “would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for that board game fan in your life!”

You can order your copy of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT (paperback or ebook) now!

Super Bowl MVPs – Visual Trivia

In this game, half of the quarterbacks pictured here have been named MVP of at least one Super Bowl. Your challenge is to identify them.

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You get 1 point for each correct answer — but you lose 1 point for each incorrect answer.

Good luck!

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Daredevil #2 – Trivia Game

In this trivia game, you decide how much risk you’re willing to take. The more answers you choose, the more points you can score — but incorrect answers count against you!

(Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.)

In each of the two categories, you can guess as many answers as you want. In each category, there are 7 to 11 correct answers (which of course means there are 1 to 5 incorrect answers).

You earn 1 point for each correct answer and lose 1 point for each incorrect answer.

Good luck!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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Talking Board Games on The Ray Carr Show

I was back on The Ray Carr Show this week, talking about Codenames, Password, Milton Bradley (the man and the game company), Monopoly, and much more (including a little about the Green Bay Packers).

Ray’s a fantastic host and I always enjoy talking to him. You can listen to the interview right here:

My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is my love letter to game nights. It’s packed with practical advice and humorous stories from gamers. Jenn Bartlett, the Board Game Librarian, calls it “a delight to read” and says it “would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for that board game fan in your life!”

You can order your copy of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT (paperback or ebook) now!

Name These Atari 2600 Games

In this game, your challenge is to identify each of the 16 Atari 2600 games pictured above.

(Click on the image, or here, for a larger version. Screenshots are from the great website AtariAge.com.)

You get 1 point for each correct answer.

Good luck!

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Tournaments at BoardGameArena – February 2021

I’m a big fan of BoardGameArena, a website where you can play hundreds of different board games and card games for free. (And if you really like BGA, a premium membership is not expensive and has some benefits.) I talk about why I like BGA so much quite a bit in the chapter of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT that’s about virtual game nights.

Most months at BGA, I set up a bunch of tournaments under the “Pennsylvania Cup” banner. (Which really means nothing; it’s just a fun way to signal that the tournaments are kind of, sort of related. In a way.)

For February 2021, I’ve set up 13 tournaments over at BGA. And you’re invited!
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Daredevil #1 – Trivia Game

In this trivia game, you decide how much risk you’re willing to take. The more answers you choose, the more points you can score — but incorrect answers count against you!

(Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.)

In each of the two categories, you can guess as many answers as you want. In each category, there are 7 to 11 correct answers (which of course means there are 1 to 5 incorrect answers).

You earn 1 point for each correct answer and lose 1 point for each incorrect answer.

Good luck!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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