List-O-Mania Trivia Game #1

This week’s trivia game is inspired by the terrific game show America Says, which is hosted by John Michael Higgins and airs on the Game Show Network.

It’s pretty simple: Just fill in the blanks! (Click on the image, or here, for a larger version.)

Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

BONUS POINTS:
+2 for completing “Fast Food Chains”
+3 for completing “Top-Grossing Movies”
+5 for completing “European Auto Makers”

I should let you know a few things:

First, pay close attention to the length of the blank — that’s always a clue. (i.e., A shorter blank means a shorter word.)

Second, the source for the list of top-grossing movies of all time is “Top Lifetime Adjusted Grosses” at BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Finally, E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial is not on the movie list because I couldn’t decide how to set up the blanks.

Good luck!

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Half Truth Trivia Game #2

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!

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Board Game Trivia on Zoom!

I’m hosting a series of free trivia games on Zoom all about tabletop games, and I’d love to have you join the fun!

Upcoming games are scheduled for Oct. 24 and 27 (details below), and if you love board games and card games, I think you’ll really enjoy it.

This trivia game features five rounds — each completely different from the others — and it can be played by individuals or by teams. (If you play with a team, just be sure you have a way to consult each other that won’t be heard by others on the Zoom. Discord, texting, and using the private chat feature on Zoom can all work.) The entire game takes about an hour, maybe a little more.

I hope to see you there!

The links below will take you to the registration page for the listed date. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email that has all the details you need to join.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Eastern U.S. time

I’m hosting these trivia games to help celebrate the Oct. 27 launch of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, which is available for pre-order now!

This game is probably best for people who enjoy modern games like Azul, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride — but there are plenty of questions about classic games, too, along with some multiple choice and 50-50 questions.

If you’re interested in playing but none of the scheduled times work for you — or you want to schedule a private group trivia night, let me know (erik@erikarneson.com) and I’ll try to schedule another.

EDIT: Earlier events were held on Oct. 17, 22, and 24.

NOTE: The same trivia game will be played at each session, so there’s no reason to sign up for more than one.

Rank These Games by the Number of Dice

In honor of the upcoming (two weeks from today — it comes out Oct. 27!) release of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, here’s a trivia game that will probably appeal most to people who play a lot (a lot) of board games — but anyone can give it a shot.

All you have to do is take the 10 games in the image above (click on the image, or here, for a larger version) and rank them in order of the game with the most dice (#1) down to the game with the least dice (#10).

Each game you put in the right position is worth 1 point. (So if you list the same game in all 10 positions, you’re guaranteed to finish with exactly 1 point.)

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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.)

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This, That, or the Other? #2

As with last week’s trivia game, this week’s is inspired by the great NPR show and podcast Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg.

In “This, That, or the Other,” you have to guess which of three categories a thing falls into. So — in the image above — each of the things listed is:

  • A crime fiction novel;
  • A punk rock band; or
  • A professional wrestling tag team

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each one you get right is worth 1 point.

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This, That, or the Other? #1

This week’s trivia game is inspired by the great NPR show and podcast Ask Me Another, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg. It’s a fantastic show filled with wonderful games.

One of the best is “This, That, Or the Other,” in which players have to guess which of three categories a thing falls into. So — in the image above — each of the things listed is:

  • A roleplaying game;
  • A “non-fiction” conspiracy theory book; or
  • A professional wrestling finishing move

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each one you get right is worth 1 point.

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TriBond Twelve Trivia #10

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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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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