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.

(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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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.

Talking Board Games with The Love Doctor

I recently spoke to Dr. Terri Orbuch – also known as The Love Doctor – about my book HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, what playing board games can reveal about the people you’re playing with, game recommendations, and more!

I loved (no pun intended) talking to Dr. Terri. It was a great interview. I think playing games is one of the best ways to see people’s true personalities, and we dug into that topic quite a bit.

When I was writing HOW TO HOST A GAME NIGHT, Dr. Terri was kind enough to share some of her thoughts with me. You can read what she had to say in Chapter 2, which is all about two-player game nights.

You can listen to our conversation right here, or head over to the Empower Radio website.

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!

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.

(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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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!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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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!

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

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!

(If you’re reading this on the front page of my website, click through for the answers. Otherwise, scroll down.)

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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.

(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.)

Continue reading “Find the Fake! Trivia Game #2”

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!