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!

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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.

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Good luck!

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List-O-Mania Trivia Game #2

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

Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

BONUS POINTS:
+2 for completing “Pro Sports Franchises”
+3 for completing “World Capitals”
+5 for completing “#1 on Billboard in the ’90s”

NOTE: The artists and bands listed in “#1 on Billboard in the ’90s” all had at least one song that reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for at least six weeks during the 1990s.

Good luck!

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Half Truth Trivia Game #3

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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Board Game Trivia – Tonight on Zoom!

It’s release day for my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT!

To help celebrate, I’m hosting a free trivia game all about tabletop games tonight on Zoom — please join the fun!

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 game starts at 8 p.m. EST and will take a bit over an hour.

I hope to see you there! Register here. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email that has all the details you need to join.

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 can’t make it tonight — or you want to schedule a private group trivia night, let me know (erik@erikarneson.com) and we’ll make it happen.

NOTE: This is the same trivia game I used at sessions on Oct. 17, 22, and 24, so if you played any of those there’s no reason to join tonight’s game. Unless you just want to hang out with us!

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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