Celebrate the End of 2020 with Board Game Trivia!

If ever there was something to celebrate, it’s the end of 2020… So let’s kiss this year goodbye in style with some great trivia all about tabletop games!

This trivia game features five rounds — each completely different from the others, but they all feature visual clues — 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 between 60 and 90 minutes.

And I’ll send a copy of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT to the winning player (or the captain of the winning team) at each event!

(NOTE: If you played my earlier tabletop trivia game, good news: This game features 100% new content.)

You can join me at any of these times:

Wed., Dec. 30, at 10 p.m. Eastern U.S. time

Thurs., Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. Eastern U.S. time

Thurs., Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. Eastern U.S. time

There is also an event scheduled for Wed., Dec. 30, at 8 p.m. Eastern U.S. time, but it is FULL. If you’re on a team with one or more players already registered for this date and time, send me an email (erik@erikarneson.com).

The links above 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.

I hope to see you there!

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

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

Justin Jacobson, president of Restoration Games, said this about the book: “Whether you’ve hosted a ton of game nights or you’re getting ready for your first, Erik’s book is chock full of practical advice presented in a clear, fun way. Recommendations for games, food, drinks, and music, down to the tiniest details, like seating arrangements, trash talking, and card sleeves. Overwhelmed? Not to worry, there is one sure-fire strategy to hosting the perfect get-together: Buy this book!”

Order your copy (paperback or ebook) today.

Half Truth Trivia Game #5

This 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.

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Good luck!

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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.

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

Good luck!

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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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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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This, That, or the Other? #4

This game 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:

  • Tabletop game;
  • Science fiction movie; or
  • 1950s / 1960s children’s toy.

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

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Good luck!

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Find the Fake! Trivia Game #1

This trivia game is based on a creation by my friend James Torr — a 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.

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

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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This, That, or the Other? #3

It’s the last day to vote in this year’s U.S. presidential election, and this trivia game includes a few of the most interesting campaign slogans of all time.

This game 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 movie in which Ronald Reagan appeared or starred;
  • A song by Billy Joel; or
  • A presidential campaign slogan

For each thing listed, guess one of those three categories. Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

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

Good luck!

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