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Did you know: Trivial Pursuit

Four random facts of Trivia about Trivial Pursuit:

A Trivial Pursuit playing piece, with all six ...

A Trivial Pursuit playing piece, with all six wedges filled in. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t know if any of these nuggets of knowledge show up in any version of the game, but you never know, maybe you can earn a piece of the pie.

  • Trivial Pursuit is available in 26 different countries in 17 languages.
  • There are 42 different editions of the game.
  • Two journalists invented the game in Canada, eh.
  • Hasbro bought all rights to the game in 2008 for $80 million dollars.
Trivial Pursuit

New editions of the game are always coming out, now through Hasbro. Picture property of Hasbro.

If trivia appeals to you, check out the Trivial Pursuit Facebook page, maybe if we all ban together we can reinstate the daily trivia challenges!

*Trivia on Trivial Pursuit obtained through the New York Times.

Word on the Street

Words on the Street, by Out of the Box.

Words on the Street, by Out of the Box.

“Word on the Street” is a fun game for two or more players (preferably an even number of players). It’s a pretty quick word game that is good for all ages (the box says 12 and up, but as a family game younger kids can play too). Do not let the suggestion that the game is a “family game” deter you intellectual types, the game is often really challenging when played with a group of adults! Continue reading →

DIY Game Pieces Craft: Dominoes

My junk drawer is full of game pieces.

Random little trinkets, long gone from their original packaging, never to see board game victory again. There are game timers with sand that won’t fall, Scrabble tiles from who knows which era, and dice moved so often they’ve ended up in a game that doesn’t even need dice.

What is one to do with this mish-mash of gaming?

Repurpose of course! Continue reading →

Nertz: Learn how to play

Nertz is a fast paced card game.

You can buy a specialty deck on Amazon but really all you need are several visually different sets of standard playing cards.

 

New Monopoly Token is the Cat’s Meow

Several weeks ago Hasbro announced they would be making a cosmetic change to the classic family game, Monopoly by replacing one of the iconic tokens. In a vote facilitated by Facebook, fans have voted to rid players’ use of the classic iron and replace it with: Continue reading →

Bananagrams

Bananagrams is a fast paced word game that is great for all ages. It is played by as little as two and as many as eight, but the 3-4 range is ideal. It is very portable as well as pretty adorable. This game will fit in medium-sized purses or backpacks and is played anywhere there is a flat surface.

This game is no bank-buster, it runs on Amazon for around $15.

Do you have alternative rules for Bananagrams? Put them in the comments!