Visual Trivia for Board Gamers

In this game, designed for fans of board games, your challenge is to guess what game is represented in each of the 16 boxes.

The four boxes in the first column include text from the game’s rulebook. The other 12 boxes include a small section of the game box cover.

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You get 1 point for each correct answer.

Good luck!

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Overlap – Crossword-Style Puzzle (#2)

Each answer in this crossword-style puzzle will, as the name of the game suggests, overlap the following answer by one or more letters. So the answer to #1, for example, will be at least seven letters long.

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Have fun and good luck!

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Overlap – Crossword-Style Puzzle (#1) – The Game Edition

It may not look like it at first glance, but this crossword-style game is all about board games. Every answer is the title – or part of the title – of a board game.

The answers will, as the name of the game suggests, overlap the following answer by one or more letters. So the answer to #1, for example, will be at least six letters long.

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Have fun and good luck!

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Half Truth Trivia Game #6

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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Reminder: Tabletop Games Trivia on 12/30 & 12/31!

Here’s a quick reminder about the tabletop games trivia events I’m hosting on Zoom on Dec. 30 and 31!

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

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 event scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. eastern U.S. time was apparently a little too late on New Year’s Eve, so the players who signed up for that time have been moved to Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.

The links above take you to the Zoom 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.

Do These Editions of Clue Really Exist?

Last week, we took a look at characters from the board game Clue and the movie of the same name.

In this game, your challenge is to guess which of the editions of Clue listed above are actually real. (Simple, right?)

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You get 1 point for each correct answer.

Good luck!

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List-O-Mania Christmas Trivia

Merry Christmas Eve!

This 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 number of blanks — each blank space equals one letter.

Each correct answer is worth 1 point.

BONUS POINTS:
+2 for completing “Things in the Twelve Days of Christmas”
+3 for completing “Christmas Carols”
+5 for completing “Characters in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

NOTE: The version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” referenced here is the 1909 arrangement by English composer Frederic Austin, which I believe is the most widely known.

Good luck!

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Characters from Clue – Visual Trivia

Growing up, Clue was always among my favorite board games. (Deduction games remain a favorite genre.) And the 1985 film Clue (rated 7.3 out of 10 at IMDb and 86% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes) remains one of the most successful board-game-to-movie adaptations of all time.

In this visual trivia game, your job is to identify the characters from a classic edition of the board game Clue, along with the characters – and the actors who played them – from the 1985 film.

Scoring:

  • For numbers 1 to 6, you earn 1 point for the character’s name.
  • For numbers 7 to 14, you earn 1 point for the character’s name plus 1 point for the actor’s name.

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Good luck!

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15 Tournaments at BoardGameArena

I make no secret of the fact that I’m a big fan of BoardGameArena, a website where you can play hundreds of different board games and card games for free. (And if you really like BGA, a premium membership is not expensive and has some benefits.) I talk about why I like BGA so much quite a bit in the chapter of my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT that’s about virtual game nights.

Most months at BGA, I set up a bunch of tournaments under the “Pennsylvania Cup” banner. (Which really means nothing; it’s just a fun way to signal that the tournaments are kind of, sort of related. In a way.)

This month, I’ve set up a whopping 15 tournaments over at BGA. And you’re invited!
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Find the Fake! Trivia Game #3

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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