TriBond Twelve Trivia #9

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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1980s Visual Trivia Game

Think you know the 1980s? This game is a small test of your knowledge. The collage above features singers and actresses who were very well known in the 1980s. (Many, of course, are still very well known today!)

The rules:

For numbers 1 through 5, you earn 1 point for giving the name of the singer and 1 point for the name of the band (if they’re in a band).

For numbers 6 through 22, you earn 1 point for giving the full name of the actress, 1 point for giving the television show, and 1 point for giving first name *or* the last name of the character. (The “or” in there is very important!)

You can click anywhere on the collage to make it larger.

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #8

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #7

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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

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ARCs of How to Host a Game Night

Advance review copies (ARCs) of my new book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT are available!

This is both exciting and a little nerve-wracking because this means that it’s time to start seeing what other people think of the book (which officially releases from Tiller Press on Oct. 27).

If you’re a content creator (book reviewer, blogger, podcaster, YouTuber, etc.) and you’re interested in a copy of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT please let me know and I’ll do my best to make sure you get one! (I’ll need a postal address and the best way to send me that info is by email: erik@erikarneson.com.)

TriBond Twelve Trivia #6

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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

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Talking About Board Games with Julie Rose on Top of Mind

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of talking to Julie Rose on the podcast / radio show Top of Mind about board games, the pandemic, the board game Pandemic, and many other game-related topics.

Listen to our conversation here.

We spoke about why tabletop games are so popular today, why Cheetos are a terrible game-night snack, and so much more! It was a really fun discussion.

Related: Julie is a terrific interviewer and I’ve added Top of Mind — which covers a wide range of topics — to my podcast subscriptions. (Search for “Top of Mind with Julie Rose” to find it in your podcast app!)

Happy Days Trivia – Episode Count

While researching a future TriBond trivia game, I stumbled across something I thought might be interesting enough to turn into a mini-game of its own… the number of episodes that actors on the television series Happy Days appeared in.

This is a simple game: Looking at the image above, match the actors in the left column with the number of episodes in the right column. So three actors were in all 255 episodes of Happy Days, one was in 239 episodes, one was in 220, etc. As noted, all information is from IMdB.

Happy Days, created by Garry Marshall, aired on ABC from Jan. 15, 1974, to Sept. 24, 1984. The 255 episodes were spread over 11 seasons. Spin-offs include Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and Joanie Loves Chachi.

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #5

This trivia game is inspired by Tim Walsh’s classic game TriBond (Tim’s also an author; he wrote, among others, the great book Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them — and don’t miss his terrific YouTube channel), and my friend James Torr, who knows how to put together a killer trivia night.

Each set of three in the image above has something in common. What is it?

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Tonight! Online! Reading a Short Story with MWA-NY

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern U.S. time, the Mystery Writers of America New York Chapter is hosting a terrific online reading event!

You can watch live on the MWA-NY Facebook page or the MWA-NY YouTube page.

Authors who will be reading include Nancy Bilyeau, Suzanne Chazin, Jane Kelly, Lanny Larcinese, Jeff Markowitz, Erica Obey, and Camilla Trinchieri.

I’ll be there, too, reading a story from my collection The Throes of Crime.

Remember, the show kicks off at 6:00 p.m. eastern U.S. time. And you can watch live on the MWA-NY Facebook page or the MWA-NY YouTube page.

Authors are reading in alphabetical order — which means I’m up first. Hope you can join us!