Trivial Pursuit 2000s
We love games night, a group of the family gets together and play a game. It’s something we’ve done from the children being small, so when we was asked to review Trivial Pursuit 2000s it was obviously a yes.
Granddad Al and I had played the original game years ago when it first came out, but hadn’t played it in years. I have to admit I was pretty rubbish at it too, so that was probably another reason it wasn’t played more often over games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess etc. I know a lot of useless fact, but when under pressure I just go blank, then have the “of course” moment when the answer is revealed.
We had gone around to Mummy M and Daddy T’s house for dinner, salmon, mashed potatoes with cheese and asparagus, all deliciously cooked by Daddy T. Then we got to the serious bit of the night the game.
As far as I remember the categories of the game are the slightly different from the original, being Sports and Hobbies, Entertainment, Places, The Arts, Science and Tech and lastly Events. The questions for each category are kept in a the black card holders that fit together around the centre of the board.
Playing The Game
We each selected the colour of container in which to collect our wedges and took turns to go around the board, answering questions. On each question card there are six questions with the answers on the reverse. After a few goes we decided to change the rules slightly to saying the section, then a question number for example Places question 3, this moved the game along at a quicker pace. There is also the option of passing the question on to another player, but you risk them winning their next wedge.
We had got more than half way around the board when Granddad Al noticed something about the dice. It only had 1, 2 and 3 dots on it but they where repeated, so no 4, 5, or 6. Shows how observant we was for this to have took quite a while to notice.
Daddy T is good at general knowledge and this showed with him taking an early lead, In fact he got to needing just one more wedge before most of us had two or three. He kept missing the squares for his last orange wedge, we got closer and closer to catching him up. The questions were very kind to me and I’m truly amazed to tell you that I won! Second came Mummy M, then the two guys brought up the rear, but it was a close game.
Where Can I Buy It?
I even took a photograph to remember it by! We had such a laugh with this game and I feel sure there will be a rematch called very soon.
Trivial Pursuit 2000s can be purchased from Amazon for just £12.99. That’s a great price for such an well put together game that will last you for years. I’m sure it’s available from other good toy retailers too.
National Board Game Week
To celebrate National Board Games Week, which runs from 8th – 14th May, you are invited to host your very own Family Board Games Night and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes!
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