Trivial Pursuit

Board games come and go but some stay around for decades, a testament to the playability of a great game. We all know these classic games; Monopoly, Scrabble, Guess Who, Rummikub, The Game of Life, Cluedo and many more including the trivia game, Trivial Pursuit.

Trivial Pursuit was released in 1981, over 40 years ago, and is still a favourite for game nights all around the world. It is a trivia game where players need to answer questions from different categories to win wedges to fill their playing piece.

Trivial Pursuit now has many versions of the popular trivia game, including the Family Edition. Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is the same popular game but has two sets of questions – one for the adults, and one for the kids. With two sets of questions, it means that the game isn’t too easy for adult players and not too hard for their juvenile opponents. An excellent trivia game that families can play together and enjoy.

Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is a trivia board game for 2-6 players (or teams), aged 8 upwards. It features 2400 questions over 6 categories with different questions for adults and children.

In the box:

  • Gameboard
  • 400 Question Cards (200 Yellow Card for Kids / 200 Blue Cards for Adults)
  • 2 Card Holders
  • 6 Movers
  • 36 Wedges
  • Die
  • Instructions
Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit is a general knowledge board game where players must answer questions from different categories to win wedges to fill their mover piece. Game play starts and finishes from the centre circle of the board. The trivia questions are from different categories:

  • Blue – Geography
  • Pink – Entertainment
  • Yellow – History
  • Purple – Arts & Literature
  • Green – Science & Nature
  • Orange – Sports & Leisure

The objective of the game is to move around the gameboard answering questions from each category to win a wedge for that category colour. Players must answer a question from each category correctly to fill their mover piece to win 6 different coloured wedges and move back to the centre circle to answer a final question to win the game.

Setting up to play is simple. Place the large bright and vivid colourful board in the centre of the table (or floor space). Each player or team takes a circular mover piece (pie) and places it anywhere in the centre circle. Place the yellow kids question cards in the yellow card holder and the blue adults question cards in the blue holder. Depending on children’s ages they can decide to play either the kids or adult’s questions (adults can only play the adults questions). Decide who goes first – youngest or oldest player, player with the most knowledge (or least) – you decide.

Playing the game is straightforward – roll the die, move the relevant number of spaces on the board and answer the matching question. You can go in any direction as long as you are not retracing your steps. If you land on a wedge space, you must answer a question from your chosen deck on that category (the player to your left picks a card from the question cards and reads it aloud). For example, if you land on a pink wedge, you must answer a pink question from the card which is Entertainment. Answer correctly and you win a pink wedge to place in your mover piece (you can only win one of each colour) and your turn is over. Answer incorrectly, your turn is over without winning a wedge. If you land on a SHOWDOWN space, you choose another player and a category for a wedge that you need and both of you get to answer a question from that category. Get it right and you win a wedge. If the other player gets their question right, they also win a wedge, but if they don’t answer correctly and already have that colour wedge in their mover piece, they lose that wedge! If you land on ROLL AGAIN, you roll the die again and move that number of spaces.

To win the game, you must have filled your circular mover with the different coloured wedge pieces. You then head back to the centre circle on the gameboard where you must answer one final question correctly. Once you reach the centre the other players pick your question category. Answer correctly and you win the game. But get it wrong and you must leave the centre on your next turn and make your way back to it. The first player to fill their mover, make it back to the centre and answer the final question correctly is the winner.

Trivial Pursuit

Overall, this is an excellent trivia game for family play. With question cards for adults and children it levels the playing field and makes it an interesting and fun game for all. The questions cover different categories and the questions in each deck are very varied and not too easy or so difficult for either party that no one wants to play. The questions are a very good mix with kids questions ranging from an abacus to Minecraft, Ancient Egyptians to Putin and adult questions from dystopian novels to the international space station, Elon Musk to Alan Shearer and lots more intriguing, fascinating and entertaining facts.

Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is a fun and challenging game that is the perfect game for family game nights. It not only tests the general knowledge of the players from geography to sports but also helps players to learn new things that are most relevant to UK culture and history as well as important world events. A fantastic game that encourages friendly knowledge based competition.

The gameboard is brightly coloured and engaging. The questions for adults and kids are fantastic, no more questions on YouTubers that a lot of adults will know nothing about and no music questions about Mozart for kids that only have an interest in music video popstars.

A fun, educational and engaging board game with a challenge that the whole family can enjoy together.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £34.99

Available to buy from Amazon here.

5 stars

DISCLOSURE: All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.

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