At-home game nights are our go-to cheap date. No babysitter needed, we can pop some popcorn, make a few drinks, and play.
From the time my husband and I were first dating, we starting amassing a board game collection. My personal favorite type of game is trivia games, though apparently that can get old if you’re always getting beat. I wouldn’t know, I don’t tend to lose those. *insert evil laugh here, along with my husband rolling his eyes*
If you think trivia games, you probably think Trivial Pursuit. I love the new take on the game that you can play on the Hasbro Game Channel.
This version of Trivial Pursuit has more of a game show feel. You can select a 3 round game or a 5 round game. Everyone gets a chance to answer the questions, so there’s no downtime where you’re waiting for your turn again, so it feels much more interactive and because it’s always some form of multiple choice, everyone has a shot.
My favorite round is one called “Close Call” where the answers are ranked and you’re trying to scramble to be the first to pick the one with the highest rank. For example, “Which of these shapes has the most sides?” You’d want to pick dodecagon first, but if someone else snagged that answer before you could, at least grab decagon or octagon before you got stuck with hexagon or pentagon. Once everyone has selected(or time runs out), the answers are ranked from highest to lowest and you get points according to where your answer fell in the ranking.
Another round is Grab Bag, where there’s one question and a whole screen full of possible answers, half which are right and half which are wrong. You go back and forth selecting answers, getting points for the correct answers.
You earn pie wedges for points you accrue, not necessarily for a specific subject, so if you have a weak subject, you can still win despite that(my husband tries to pick sports every time he can, but shhhh… my real weakness is geography).
For the final round, there will be a category selected and then a question asked with two possible answers. Everyone who answers correctly moves on to the next question(with those same two answers as possibilities). The last player standing earns a pie wedge, though if more than one person answers all the questions correctly, more than one person will get a pie wedge. For the next category, everyone is back in and this continues until someone has filled their pie.
Of course I won.
The Hasbro Game Channel can be downloaded on Xbox One and PlayStation®4, while MONOPOLY, RISK, and TRIVIAL PURSUIT can be downloaded individually on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3. We’re having a blast with these games and can’t wait to see what’s next!
What is your favorite game to play?
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