Trivia - The 'Know a Little About a Lot of Things' Game


The 'Know a Little About a Lot Of Things' Game

NBC At Home Entertainment/Hasbro - 1970
2 - 8 Players


Trivia is (obviously) a trivia game. Five cards are drawn. Each card contains a list of "categories" (such as "farm animals" or "national parks"). A category is selected from each card and the players note the categories on their score pads. Then, five letter tiles are drawn and the players note those letters on their pads as well.

A sand timer is then turned over and the players have two minutes to come up with a list of twenty five names or items. For each category that was selected they must come up with an example which starts with each of the letters which was chosen. After two minutes are up the score pads are checked and the player receives one point for each valid answer. Another five classes and letters are chosen and another round begins. After a pre-determined number of rounds the player with the highest total is the winner.

This is an interesting variant of a trivia game. It sounds easy but it can be surprisingly difficult to come up with answers, especially when the timer is running. What is even more fun is when the answers are reviewed; some people will come up with the most bizarre answers (which they will then try to defend). This is a good party game.

There is also one other very interesting fact about this game. It is almost identical to the 3M Game Facts in Five except that the timer here runs for two minutes instead of five and the list of categories on the cards are not necessarily related to each other. The game play is the same and the score cards and letter tiles look almost identical. Even the category cards look similar. Curious, isn't it?

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