Half Truth Trivia Game #1

This week’s trivia game is inspired by the board game Half Truth, designed by Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings and published by Studio71 Games.

In each of the two groups in the image above, 3 answers are correct.

You guess 1, 2 or 3 answers. Guessing 3 can score more points, but it’s risky!

If you get 1 right, you earn 1 point. Getting 2 right earns you 3 points, and getting 3 right earns you 6 points.

BUT — and this is very important! — if you get ANY wrong, you earn ZERO points.

Each group is scored separately. Good luck!

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

SPOILER ALERT: The complete list of answers follows.

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ANSWERS:

Agatha Christie Novels

  • A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED is CORRECT. It features Miss Marple and was published in 1950.
  • MURDER IS EASY is CORRECT. It was published in 1939. (The first U.S. edition was titled Easy to Kill.)
  • THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE is CORRECT. It was published in 1930 and was the first novel to feature Miss Maple.
  • A Case of Identity is a short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; it features Sherlock Holmes.
  • The Cinderella Murder is a novel by Mary Higgins Clark.
  • The Murder of King Tut is a novel by James Patterson and Martin Dugard.

Games Published Before 1950

  • BATTLESHIP is CORRECT. It was first published in 1931. (The version we know today with plastic boards and pegs was first published in 1967, but pad-and-pencil versions were published earlier.)
  • CLUE is CORRECT. It was first published in 1949.
  • MONOPOLY is CORRECT. It was first published in 1933.
  • Dutch Blitz was first published in 1960.
  • The Game of Life was first published in 1960. (A much older — and very different — game, The Checkered Game of Life, was published in 1860.)
  • Uno was first published in 1971.

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 12

Thanks for playing this trivia game! I hope you enjoyed it. (You can find more trivia games here.)

My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT will be available on Oct. 27, 2020! Alan R. Moon, designer of Ticket to Ride, calls it “the ultimate guide to gaming” and says it “perfectly describes what makes the world of gaming the special place it is for so many people.” Order your copy (paperback or ebook) now!

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