Half Truth Trivia Game #4

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

NOTE: This particular Half Truth game is based on the classic 1966-68 Batman television series starring Adam West as Batman & Burt Ward as Robin.

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.

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Good luck!

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Support Your Local Bookstore on Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday in the United States, a great day to support local independent bookstores by making some holiday purchases!

If there’s anyone on your gift list who might enjoy HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, you can get a copy from your local bookstore by ordering via Indie Bound.

If you already have all the copies you need of HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, here are some other great books from my publisher, Tiller Press:

And if you want a specific bookstore recommendation, I’ll point you to Reads & Company Bookshop in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, an incredible bookstore co-owned by my friend Robb Cadigan, who’s also an author (his novel PHOENIXVILLE RISING is tremendous) and occasional Noir at the Bar co-reader.

Facts (or not) About Turkeys – Trivia Game!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In this quick trivia game, you have to decide whether each turkey fact listed is indeed a fact — or not!

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Good luck!

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Add “E” to Game Titles

Here’s one for fans of tabletop games!

In this game, you add an “e” to the titles of existing tabletop games to come up with the new versions described here. Note: The “e” can be added anywhere in the title (not just the beginning or end of a word).

The titles included here are all from this great discussion thread on BoardGameGeek. Such a great thread! And it includes many more great ideas.

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Good luck!

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Find the Fake! Trivia Game #2

This trivia game is my friend James Torr’s terrific twist on 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).

Each category includes three answers, but one of the answers is incorrect. Your job is simple: Find the fake!

Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

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Good luck!

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Interview with Dan Manley on WMST in Mt. Sterling, KY

I recently spoke to Dan Manley on WMST’s Mornings on Main about my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, the Green Bay Packers, The Rifleman board game, and much more!

Our discussion, which lasted nearly a full hour, was great fun. WMST (1150 AM and 106.9 FM) is located in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, about 40 minutes east of Lexington.

You can listen to the entire discussion right here:

HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is available now! 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!

The Fantastic Four Meet The Four Horsemen – Visual Trivia

The Fantastic Four was one of my favorite superhero teams growing up. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse appear in the New Testament’s final book, Revelation. And the Four Horsemen dominated the National Wrestling Alliance in the mid-1980s. This quiz tests your knowledge of all of them!

All you have to do is identify all 19 things in the image above.

Scoring:

  • For numbers 1 to 4, you earn 1 point for the character’s civilian name (e.g., Peter Parker) plus 1 point for the character’s superhero name (e.g., Spider-Man).
  • For numbers 13 and 14, you earn 1 point for the character’s civilian name plus 1 point for the character’s supervillain name.
  • For all other numbers, you earn 1 point for each correct answer. (For numbers 5 to 12 and number 19, last names are fine. For the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the order you list them in does not matter.)

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Good luck!

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Talking About Game Nights on WGVU in Grand Rapids

I recently spoke to WGVU-FM, the NPR affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan, about game nights, virtual game nights, and all sorts of board games.

You can listen to the interview (about 7 minutes long) right here.

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My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is available now! 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!

NY Times: Host a Multigenerational Game Night

A recent article in The New York Times by Alexis Soloski (“Host a Multigenerational Game Night This Thanksgiving”) includes a lot of great tips for any family game night.

Here are the first two paragraphs:

Monopoly takes forever. Candy Land is dull, Chutes and Ladders preachy, the Game of Life troubling in its implications. So even as parents scramble for offscreen entertainment over the holidays, the prospect of a family game night may drive them to despair.

Some good news: We are living through a 24-karat golden age of tabletop games, an amusement Renaissance that sees thousands of board games published every year, in a dizzying array of story, strategy and design. How to pick a game that will delight the youngest players without boring older ones silly?

Alexis goes on to discuss specific game recommendations, tips for making game night a wonderful experience instead of one that people dread, and more!

Among the people she interviewed for the story (in addition to me) are Nick Fortugno, chief creative officer at Playmatics, and Jon Freeman, the owner of The Brooklyn Strategist.

It’s always fantastic to see the board game hobby get coverage in outlets like The New York Times, and even better when it’s a well-written article by someone who obviously enjoys playing games!

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My book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is available now! 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!

Interview with Ray Carr on WCSB-FM

I recently spoke to Ray Carr on The Ray Carr Show, which airs on WCSB-FM in Cleveland, about my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, classic board games, and much more!

The interview was tremendously fun. Ray’s a terrific host (he’s been described as “the Larry King of Cleveland media” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer) and we covered a lot of topics in a short time.

You can listen to the interview right here. It starts at 1:25:33 into this MP3 (although the entire two-hour show is well worth listening to):

HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT is available now! 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!