Trivial Pursuit Editions
Trivial Pursuit is an iconic board game loved by many. Perhaps you’ve played a round or two on Christmas night with your parents, or you remember receiving an edition for your birthday. It is one of the best trivia games of all time, and there is no doubt about that!
Even the biggest fans of the game might be surprised to find out just how many Trivial Pursuit editions there are! The truth is, there is no easy way to explain exactly how many versions of Trivial Pursuit have come out since the first-ever release hit the stores, but we’ve prepared an overview of all Trivial Pursuit editions we could find!
In this article, you will find answers to questions such as “What’s the difference between the Genus editions for Trivial Pursuit?”, “What’s the latest version of Trivial Pursuit?”, “What’s in Trivial Pursuit’s yellow box?” and more!
When Did Trivial Pursuit Come Out?
The game was first created in December 1979, in Montreal, Quebec, by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. The two enjoyed playing board games so much that they created their own.
With a little help from publishers and board game enthusiasts, the game was officially released in 1982 and gained popularity in the US two years later. In 2008, Hasbro gained full ownership of Trivial Pursuit and has been in charge of the brand since. You can learn even more about the beloved game in a comprehensive article of Trivial Pursuit facts we’ve put together here.
How Many Editions of Trivial Pursuit are There?
Trivial Pursuit has a vast offering of many editions. Each is better than the other, with a unique theme and differing gameplay. We have handy guides for the rules and categories for the different editions. Likewise, you can still find many of these versions online and in stores!
There is no better way to discover Trivial Pursuit than to dive into all the editions. Let’s start with master game sets and subsidiary card sets!
Master Game Sets and Subsidiary Card Sets
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Genus Edition (1981)
This edition earns the first spot on this list by being the original (and, to many, still the best) Trivial Pursuit game. As you already know, the original game is over 30 years old, so the questions in this edition might be quite dated for today’s folk.
Nevertheless, there are 6,000 questions from the fields of art, geography, literature, sports, entertainment, science, nature, and more. This is a truly special edition with all the original questions. The game was met with enthusiasm and became the best-selling Trivial Pursuit game of its time. You can still find this edition on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – All-Star Sports Edition (1983)
When players had gone through all the original questions, Trivial Pursuit released an expansion pack with additional questions for those who already owned the board and pieces. The edition consisted only of two subsidiary card sets with questions about sports.
The categories include Nicknames; Baseball; Football; Basketball (in the US edition) or Hockey (in the Canadian edition); Catch All; and Numbers. Aside from the previously mentioned differences in the US and Canadian versions of the game, the boxes looked slightly different too, with a maple leaf on the Canadian version and a star on the American one. These can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Baby Boomer Edition (1983)
The Baby Boomer Master Game came with all the gaming equipment you needed to play. The edition contained 6,000 original questions specifically for—you guessed it—baby boomers, aka people born before 1950. If that does not apply to you, then you might not enjoy this game very much.
However, at the time of its release, this game was all the rage. Though the questions may seem dated now, your parents and grandparents would probably have a blast playing. You can still purchase it on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Baby Boomer Edition (1983)
Those who didn’t want to buy the Master Game of the Baby Boomer Edition could purchase this subsidiary card set. The questions could be used with the Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit.
The questions targeted baby boomers with the following categories: Television; Stage & Screen; Nightly News; Publishing; Lives & Times; and R.P.M.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Silver Screen (1983)
The Silver Screen edition features all the classic questions about film. The categories include Settings; Titles; Off Screen; On Screen; Production; and Portrayals.
Cinema lovers and experts of those times enjoyed this set. The question will appear dated to today’s audience, though the game basked in success in the 1980s!
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Genus II (1984)
Trivial Pursuit’s most beloved game got a makeover in this new edition. Players could expect new and improved questions to use alone or with the original version of the game.
As per usual, there are 6,000 questions in the following categories: Geography; Entertainment; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Genus II (1984)
In Trivial Pursuit’s best fashion, the brand came out with a subsidiary card set for those who didn’t want to buy a whole new game set.
The set could be used with any master game and contained 6,000 questions in the following categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Young Players Edition (1984)
The Young Players Edition came out as both a set of cards that you could use with your existing board and a master game that came with a full set of playing pieces. This edition was geared toward children from the age of seven, so the questions were made specifically for a younger generation.
Of course, adults could still play along, too—in fact, it is an excellent game for the entire family! You can imagine how many children found this game under the Christmas tree that year!
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Young Players Edition (1985)
This is the subsidiary card set for the Young Players Edition Master Game. It was meant for those who didn’t want to buy the whole master game set but still wanted to enjoy the questions. These can still be found on Amazon.
The set came with 6,000 questions about Lands & Men; Shows; Past & Present; Arts & Letters; Science & Nature; and Sports & Games.
Trivial Pursuit: RPM Edition (1985)
The RPM Edition was not made for the average Trivial Pursuit player, it was meant specifically for music lovers. It contained questions in the following categories: Cover Notes; Your Mother Should Know; Fifties; Sixties; After The Beatles; and Anything Goes.
The game was made for those who not only enjoyed music but also knew a thing or two about it. It remains one of the most iconic editions to this day.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – RPM Edition (1985)
This is the subsidiary card set for music aficionados who didn’t want to buy the whole RPM Edition game. The questions covered the following categories: Cover Notes; Your Mother Should Know; Fifties; Sixties; After The Beatles; and Anything Goes. The cards were meant to be used with Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition and can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Welcome to America Edition (1985)
This subsidiary card set dealt with America and its history and culture. It featured 3,000 questions in six categories, and each category had its own special name and meaning.
The first category was called “America” and it offered questions about the country’s geography. “Americans” featured questions about, you guessed it, famous Americans. “Journey Through America” focused on history.
“Ship to Shore” discussed immigration and the formation of America as we know it. “Made in America” posed questions about inventions made by Americans, as well as art and culture in the country. “The Melting Pot” is the last category, and it drew on the American experience. This card set can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Walt Disney Family Edition (1985)
The Walt Disney Edition was meant to reflect Disney theme parks. Therefore, each category represented Disney World. The categories were: Places; Music; People; Fantasy; Science; and Leisure.
This edition offered two separate card decks, one for kids and one for adults. Lucky for those who were not familiar with Disney films, not all questions were Disney-themed. There was always at least one question per card pertaining to Disney trivia, though. The Walt Disney Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit was an outstanding choice for a cozy family gathering and can still be purchased on Amazon today.
Trivial Pursuit: Featuring the Magic of Disney – Family Edition (1986)
This edition followed the release of the 1985 Walt Disney Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit. This time the game came with a full set of Trivial Pursuit equipment, along with the two sets of questions (one for kids and one for adults).
The total package was Disney-themed, with a Disney board and Disney characters on it. It was every kid’s dream!
Trivial Pursuit for Juniors – First Edition (1987)
The First Edition of Trivial Pursuit for Juniors has become a rare sight! It was one of the early Trivial Pursuit spin-off games. The rules stayed the same, but the format was different. The game came in a long box, unlike the classic Trivial Pursuit Master Edition. It also provided a spinner for movement and mats for keeping score.
It’s clear that the game was aiming at ages seven to 10. The categories were: Every Day; Fun; Science; Songs & Stories; Nature; and Games.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – A Genus Edition Volume II (1987)
Even though this edition came out decades ago, people continue to enjoy it to this day. Many of the questions are still relevant. If you disagree, just ask your parents!
Genus Volume II remains one of the greatest editions of all time, with some of the most fun and challenging questions. The categories are: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – A Genus Edition Volume II (revised – Parker Brothers) (1987)
Parker Brothers revised and published the aforementioned edition. It is still the same Genus Edition Volume II.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – The Vintage Years (1989)
The Vintage Years edition was released as a master game, and a subsidiary card set in 1989. The questions covered the era from the 1920s to the 1950s, otherwise referred to by the game as the Vintage Years. The question categories are: Products & Progress; Sports & Leisure; History; Personalities; Entertainment; and Wild Card.
If you want to go back to history class in high school and test your knowledge, this is the game for you! This edition was not as successful as Genus, as the theme is quite niche. However, there were still plenty of people that wanted to go back to the vintage years, and still can buy purchasing it on Amazon today!
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – The Vintage Years (1989)
This is the subsidiary card set with questions about the Vintage Years, from the 1920s to the 1950s. These cards were meant to be used with a master game. Those who didn’t want to buy a whole new master game could still test their memory of the vintage years with these cards, which are also still available from Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – The 1980s (1989)
The 1980s edition came out at the end of the decade to commemorate it and start the ’90s off with a bang. Much like the version before it, this one came out as a full-sized game set, as well as a set of cards.
The game was met with great enthusiasm and still receives high praise from players all over the world. The categories are: Entertainment; In the News; Personalities; Sports & Leisure; That’s Life; and Wild Card. It can be purchased from Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: The 1980s Card Set (1989)
This card set came out as an expansion pack with The 1980s Master Game. Naturally, it was filled with different and original questions that could be used with that game, or any Genus edition. This can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Sports Enhancement Card Set (1989)
In the beginning of Trivial Pursuit’s history, when few editions of the game were available, the brand was trying to cover as much ground as possible.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – TV (1989)
This subsidiary card pack offered 120 question cards. It was intended for use with a master game set. You could also use it on its own, but it definitely added variety to your same old general knowledge trivia!
As the name suggests, the questions were concerned with television and everything that was popular at the time.
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Junior II (1989)
This subsidiary card set presented some new questions for children. It was meant to be used with a master game of your choosing, though Genus is the most optimal option.
The set came with 500 question cards, making a total of 3,000 questions in the following categories: Lands & Men; Shows; Past & Present; Arts & Letters; Sciences & Nature; and Sports & Games.
Trivial Pursuit: 1960s Edition (1990)
The 1960s edition came with a full game set, as well as a subsidiary card set sold separately to complement players’ existing boards. Though the theme might seem boring and dated now, it was all the rage when it just came out.
People were curious to test their knowledge about the culture, entertainment, and personalities of the 1960s. You can still purchase the game on the internet now! It would make a delightful gift for an older relative or friend, and it will definitely provide a trip down memory lane!
Trivial Pursuit for Juniors – Second Edition (1990)
The new decade started with a brand new Trivial Pursuit edition for juniors! Just three years after the release of the first edition, the second edition came in a new and improved design with some fun trivia questions for children aged 7-10.
The yellow square box contained questions in the following categories: Every Day; Fun; Science; Stories & Songs; Nature; and Games.
Trivial Pursuit: Travel Edition (1991)
This retro edition of Trivial Pursuit was made specifically for travelling. Players could take the game with them to make road trips extra fun.
It was quite similar to a bite-size edition. The plastic container the game came in could be split into 2 parts to accommodate 2 players or teams.
Trivial Pursuit: Volume III (1991)
Trivial Pursuit kicked off the year with a brand new Genus Edition of the board game. You’re already familiar with all the best fun and challenging trivia categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
At that point, Trivial Pursuit had already earned the status of the best-selling trivia board game. You can only imagine how excited people were about the new edition of the master game! New volume meant new questions, and that’s every trivia lover’s dream. You can still find this volume on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Evergreen (1991)
In the very beginning, Trivial Pursuit was trying to target the younger generation and families with up-to-date questions and fun gaming equipment. In 1991, the brand finally decided to make a game that would be suitable for the older generation.
This edition contained the following categories: Sport & Leisure; Health & Diet; Travel & Regeneration; Personalities & Celebrities; History & Politics; and Culture. The gameplay didn’t change, but the questions were made for older players.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – TV Edition (1991)
The TV Edition of Trivial Pursuit covered all TV-related trivia from the time it was released. Some of the questions referred to television shows that were popular all the way back in the ’50s and ’60s!
Trivial Pursuit TV Edition was very popular when it came out, but not many people today would be able to play, though it is still available for purchase on Amazon for those up to the challenge. The questions are definitely too difficult for the average member of Gen Z, but Baby Boomers had a blast playing in the ’90s!
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – TV Edition (1991)
This is the card set that came with the TV Edition of Trivial Pursuit. Those who didn’t want to buy a full master game could simply opt for this option and add the new cards to an old game board. Though slightly less popular, this way of playing was still quite widespread and players can still purchase this subsidiary card set today.
Trivial Pursuit: TV Edition – 4,800 Questions and Answers (1992)
The TV Edition was so popular that people asked for more questions, and you have to give the people what they want! Players got 4,800 new questions and answers in the same categories.
This is a complete game with all the necessary playing pieces. The questions cover everything to do with television and media in the 1990s.
Trivial Pursuit: The Year in Review 1992 (1992)
Another year, another edition of Trivial Pursuit! The year 1992 was meaningful for many people, and the game commemorated all the important events of that year. The game got a revamp with this new edition.
The card set came with a color-coded dice and 6 tokens or wheels. The dice was used to determine the question category. The case the game came in was very stylish too! It would make the perfect addition to your bookshelf, if you got your hands on it–which you can, thanks to Amazon!
Trivial Pursuit: 10th Anniversary (1992)
This limited edition gathered the best of Trivial Pursuit from the first 10 years of the game. The game brought out some of the most interesting and challenging questions from the world of trivia.
It came in a beautiful, celebratory box with fireworks on the front. The categories were: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition (1992)
The original Horn Abbot Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in 1992. The box featured a classy blue design with “Trivial Pursuit” written in white letters. This particular edition is quite hard to find now. You can get your hands on the later Family editions of the game, though they’re not nearly as iconic. There are 4,800 fun trivia questions for the whole family!
Trivial Pursuit: Subsidiary Card Set – Family Edition (1992)
The Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit was also available for purchase in the format of a card set. This edition was made for those who didn’t want to splurge on a new master game, but still wanted to experience some family-friendly fun in the popular categories: People & Places; Entertainment; History; Science & Nature; Sports & Leisure; and Wild Card.
Trivial Pursuit: Junior (1992)
In 1992, Trivial Pursuit came out with a game specifically made for the youngest players. To be precise, the game was suitable for children between the ages of 6 and 10. If your kids got bored watching you play and never felt comfortable joining, they could finally play their own game.
This edition was not as inclusive as the Family Edition, as it did not have question cards for adults. The game made for quite a few fun nights in with the family. The categories were all tailored to young players: On the Move; Songs & Stories; Every Day; Fun; Science & Nature; and Games.
Trivial Pursuit: All American Edition Master Game (1993)
The name “All American Edition” says it all. The box boasted an American design with classic American colors: red, white, and blue. The game invited you to learn about your country with a set of fun questions split among 6 traditional categories: People; Entertainment; History; Places; Sports & Leisure; and Wild Card.
As expected, the game was a hit in North America, and made it to many dinner tables and living room floors! It can still be found online today.
Trivial Pursuit: Fame Show Edition (1993)
1993 was a busy year for Trivial Pursuit! This edition was made to reflect a famous, short-lived, American TV show. The box looks interesting with its thematic design.
Unlike most Trivial Pursuit editions, this game had its own set of rules. In this version of the game, other players could attempt to answer questions that their opponents couldn’t. There were also different rounds that were not present in other Trivial Pursuit games. Finally, the questions were taken directly from the show for the best game show experience!
Trivial Pursuit: Holiday Edition (1993)
The Holiday Edition from 1993 was just an expansion pack for your master game set. All the questions were related to traveling, destinations, and geography. Trivial Pursuit suggested some holiday destinations to American families. There were 2,400 questions in the pack.
Trivial Pursuit: The Year in Review 1993 (1994)
This subsidiary card set came out to commemorate the year 1993 and its events. There were over 1,300 questions about the highlights of the year that passed, along with color-coded dice and six scoring tokens.
The game could be played in a completely different format, with the color-coded dice determining the questions to be answered. You could also simply add the questions to an existing set. You can still find it on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus III (1994)
Trivial Pursuit came out with yet another Genus edition in 1994, the third one of the time. Since Genus was such a success the first time around, becoming the best-selling edition of Trivial Pursuit, the brand decided to continue improving and growing. This edition was notably easier than the ones that came before, players report, and can still be purchased online.
Trivial Pursuit: Junior – Third Edition (1994)
The third edition of Genus was followed by the third edition of the Junior version of Trivial Pursuit. The updated version brought new and relatable questions for kids. The questions were split among these categories: Every Day; Fun; Science; Stories & Songs; Nature; and Games.
Trivial Pursuit: 1994/1995 Edition (1995)
This is a part of the Genus Edition Year in Review Series of Trivial Pursuit. This time, the edition commemorated years 1994 and 1995. The game came with 1,500 questions about the years that passed and its highlights.
The edition was special because it brought about a whole new gaming format. Finally, the game could be played with no board. In addition to that, the stylish book-style case made the game fitting for any book shelf.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus IV (1996)
Trivial Pursuit came out with another Genus edition after only two years after the previous one. Once again, the game was a great success!
The questions were new and improved, and made current to that time. The game is still available to purchase and remains successful to this day and many people still enjoy this version more than the newer ones!
Trivial Pursuit: Junior – Fourth Edition (1996)
Like clockwork, Trivial Pursuit brought another edition of the game for juniors to the public two years after the latest one. Many parents admitted that the game was fun for them too, and it helped their kids develop a deeper knowledge of the given areas. And if the game is too easy for you, at least it will make you feel smart!
The edition had more questions that the previous editions. The questions were split among the following categories: Every Day; Fun; Science; Stories & Songs; Nature; Games.
Trivial Pursuit: 1997 Edition (1997)
This Year in Review edition highlighted all the important events of 1997. The game came with 250 question cards with 1,500 questions about the passing year and all its highs and lows. This edition was special and unique as it only covered one year in the history of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: World Cup Edition (1997)
They released this version of Trivial Pursuit just in time for the Soccer World Cup in 1998. The championship was held in France that year. The game came with 1,800 questions about the sport, which was greatly appreciated by all soccer fans. However, this is one of the lesser known editions of Trivial Pursuit. That’s quite strange, especially considering this is a full-sized game set.
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition (1997)
The Star Wars franchise started in 1977, when the first movie came out. 20 years later, Star Wars fans could finally enjoy the ultimate Star Wars trivia game. This edition with over 2,000 questions was well-worth the wait for all fans of the franchise.
Trivial Pursuit put a spin on the classic six categories with topics like Weapons & Vehicles, and Creatures & Aliens. It is safe to say that this edition should be a part of every Star Wars fan’s collection, and can be, thanks to its availability on Amazon!
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Episode I (1998)
And just like that, one year later, another Star Wars-themed collector’s edition of Trivial Pursuit was born. This edition was smaller than the previous, with only around 1,000 questions and a smaller game board. That makes sense, as this game only covered the first episode of the trilogy. Regardless, the edition was very successful and is incredibly hard to find now.
Trivial Pursuit: “Know-it-All” Edition (1998)
In 1998, Trivial Pursuit came out with a new set of 1,000 general knowledge questions. That way, the new game could be played alone or with an existing game. Nothing about this version was special besides the brand new questions. As a result, this edition is not often sought after as much as the others, but can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Millenium Edition (1999)
No, this edition is not for Millennials! In fact, the questions in the Millennium Edition covered the last 1,000 years, so it would probably be more appropriate for the older generations.
The design of this edition differed from the others. The game came in a tin that was shaped like a wedge and the playing pieces were translucent. The brand found a fun way to spice it up, even though the rules of the game remained the same. Trivial Pursuit kept the classic question categories. This edition can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Warner Bros. All Family Edition (1999)
This version celebrated some of the most iconic characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. The game came with special cartoon character tokens representing Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Batman, and Scooby-Doo.
There were question cards for adults with questions about famous television shows and cartoons, and picture cards for kids with questions about their favorite cartoon characters.
It’s safe to say that the game was a hit among children and their parents. However, it’s worth noting that only real Warner Bros. fans could enjoy the game. Those not familiar with the cartoons had a hard time answering the questions. This special edition can be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney – The Animated Picture Edition (1999)
In 1999, a brand new Disney Edition of Trivial Pursuit came out. This edition was different from the one that came before. In other words, it was smaller and less exciting. It only had 1,800 questions that were divided between kids and adults.
It didn’t come with the miniatures that many other Trivial Pursuit editions have. Nevertheless, this game brought some Disney magic into many homes and can still be found online!
Trivial Pursuit: Genus V (2000)
You already know what it is! Genus got another update in 2000, with new and improved general knowledge questions. With each Genus edition being better than the previous, it is hard to decide which one is the best of all time.
Newer editions can hardly compete with the enthusiasm the first Genus was met with, but they are still worth a shot. Once again, the popular game came out with 4,800 new questions for your entertainment and can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: 1980s (2000)
This version is quite different from the original which was released in the early ’90s. This edition was made specifically for people that grew up in the ’80s. The brand decided to target this segment because it consisted of people with high disposable incomes.
Trivial Pursuit played on the feelings of nostalgia and longing for the past. The game was very obviously aiming at the younger generation with its faster gameplay and a new dice that allowed players to steal wedges from opponents. Everything was moving fast in this game of Trivial Pursuit, much like in the 21st Century. If you’re still itching for that ’80s nostalgia, you can buy this game on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Junior – Fifth Edition (2001)
This fan favorite got an upgrade once again in 2001. The gameplay and format stayed the same, but the questions changed. This edition did not stand out as much as some other more niche editions. Nevertheless, parents got another opportunity to surprise their kids with this children’s version of adult Trivial Pursuit and can still be purchased today.
Trivial Pursuit: 20th Anniversary (2002)
Trivial Pursuit prepared a special treat for all trivia lovers on its 20th anniversary. The brand new set of 3,600 questions celebrated the events of the past 20 years. If you think this edition was nothing but a summary of the past 20 years of Trivial Pursuit, you’re wrong!
The 20th Anniversary Edition came with a Special Anniversary Deluxe Card Dispenser to help you keep your question cards neat and organized. The categories changed to: Global View; The Written Word; Sound & Screen; Innovations; News; and Game Time.
This special collector’s edition got all the collectors pumped. Not everyone was as excited though; the average trivia whizz saw nothing but another game of trivia. This collector’s edition can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Globetrotter (2002)
Finally, an edition for all globetrotters and geography whizzes! If you consider yourself one of those, then this edition will be just up your alley. It’s a shame that some questions are too dated and no longer relevant. Other than that, the game was an excellent twist on the classic Trivial Pursuit.
The six categories in this edition are actually regions: North America; South America; Oceania; Africa; Europe; and Asia. The problem with this edition is that though most Americans will know or be able to accurately guess answers to questions about Europe and North America, the other regions are more foreign.
Trivial Pursuit: Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Edition (2003)
Another trilogy and iconic franchise celebrated by Trivial Pursuit! This collector’s edition came with 1,800 questions about The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and four collectible pewter tokens.
The launch of the game was an exciting event for all fans of the franchise. This edition is now difficult to find, (there is a pricey one available on Amazon) but it’s definitely one worth having!
Trivial Pursuit: Volume 6 (2003)
Volume 6, or the 6th Edition, came with 4,800 new general knowledge questions split among the usual categories: People & Places; Arts & Entertainment; History; Science & Nature; Sports & Leisure; and Wild Card.
Though the questions might seem difficult now, they were fun for people who played at the time. Volume 6 was notably missing the Literature category, which was made up for just one year later. You can still purchase this volume on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Biographies Edition (2004)
The edition came with 1,200 questions, which could be used with a master game set or on their own. As the name suggests, the questions include relevant and entertaining information about famous people that have impacted our culture. Many players reported that the game was more difficult than other editions but still very fun to play! This game is still fairly inexpensive on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: 90s Time Capsule Edition (2004)
As the name suggests, this edition came out to celebrate the ’90s. In Trivial Pursuit’s best fashion, there were six intriguing categories filled with challenging questions. This time, the categories had fun names too! Oops stood for Mistakes and Mishaps; Wired – Technology and Anything New; Viewing – The Stuff You Watched; Trends – Fads, Fashions, Food and Slang; Important – The Hard News; and Hangin’ – Leisure Time Fun.
The package and question cards got a makeover too. The game came in a tin packaging with cool new tokens and a matching board. The public welcomed the game with open arms! This fun collector’s item can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Book Lover’s Edition (2004)
As you can tell by the title, this edition was meant for those who missed the literature category in other games. In Book Lover’s Edition, all the categories were about literature! More specifically: Children’s; Classics; Non-Fiction; Book Club; Authors; and Book Bag.
This edition was especially difficult compared to others and remains one of the most difficult to this day! It can currently still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit for Kids – Volume 6 (2004)
Trivial Pursuit treated the younger players to a new volume of Trivial Pursuit for Kids in 2004. The edition comprised 1,200 multiple-choice questions for the youngest players. The categories suited the target audience: All About Nature; Fun & Games; Today & Tomorrow; Whatever; Yesterday; Music, Movies & More.
With an appropriately themed board and a load of fun questions, this game pleased many children. However, it might have been too close to the previous edition, so it didn’t really change the course of history in the world of trivia. It can still be purchased online.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Europa (2005)
In 2005, Trivial Pursuit broadened its horizons and made an edition filled with trivia questions about Europe. The set was full-sized, with a game board and all the necessary gaming pieces.
Assuming you know the rules of the game, here are the categories that were included: Places of Europe; Life in Europe; Institutions of Europe; Culture of Europe; History of Europe; and Personalities of Europe.
Trivial Pursuit for Kids Nickelodeon Edition (2005)
As Nickelodeon shows continued to gain popularity in the early 2000s, more people started buying thematic toys for their kids. Many children across the world were getting close with SpongeBob Squarepants, Jimmy Neutron, and The Fairly OddParents.
All the questions in this edition focused on the main heroes of Nickelodeon, and the game even came with four decorative tokens. Much like the Disney edition, the game was a big success due to its unique, yet relatable theme. You can still find it on Amazon today.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney Edition (2005)
We’ve already seen a few Disney editions and here is another one! If you expected this version to be a newer version of the same game, you’d be wrong. It’s quite different, and here is how. For starters, the gameplay has changed.
Younger players are allowed to attempt to answer another question if they got the first one wrong when the Sorcerer’s Hat is involved. There are only 200 cards split equally between adults and children, but there’s a twist. Each question is accompanied by a beautiful illustration from a Disney film.
Since the main focus of the game is Disney films, you will find questions about everything from Mary Poppins to The Incredibles! This edition goes for a fairly high asking price currently on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Totally 80s Edition (2005)
Trivial Pursuit won’t let you forget about the ’80s! After all, that’s when the game was first introduced to the public. The ’80s are apparent right from the packaging. It has a very retro feel, with “Totally 80s” written all over the front.
Nostalgia started to sink in, and people were offered 2,400 trivia questions about the iconic decade, along with four special collectible tokens. The categories were: Headlines; Television; Movies; Music; Sports & Leisure; and Wild Card.
Everybody likes a trip down memory lane, so the game was a commercial success. You can still purchase it on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Travel Game (2006)
This edition is not bite-sized per se, but it has a similar format. It is a travel version of the Trivial Pursuit game with questions from Volume 6. There is only one deck of cards inside, which amounts to 97 cards. The gameplay is very similar to any bite-size edition. Answer questions correctly to keep the cards; get 12 cards to win.
Trivial Pursuit: Deluxe Edition (2007)
This version of Trivial Pursuit had the classic spirit with slightly different gameplay. Every question card contained two easy, two medium, and two hard questions. The player rolls the dice which decides on the difficulty of the question. Answer correctly and roll the dice again. Besides that, players could steal points from their opponents and get easier questions.
Though simpler and more strategic, the game was still challenging. The different difficulty levels keep the questions interesting. This edition was not as groundbreaking as the original Genus, but it was definitely a pleasant change of pace.
Trivial Pursuit: Greatest Hits (80s, 90s & Pop Culture) (2007)
This game combined the best of three Trivial Pursuit editions that all experienced great success in stores: The ’80s, The ’90s, and Pop Culture II. Greatest Hits consisted of the best questions hand-picked from these three editions that came out prior. It was a great alternative to buying all three sets. The game came with 600 questions. Players could mix and match questions from different sets, as well as play with all of them at once. This edition can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: 25th Silver Anniversary Edition (2008)
Trivial Pursuit prepared a special treat for its fans on its 25th anniversary. This edition was just a new and improved Genus with the same six categories. However, it offered a slightly different gameplay.
For starters, each category had its own card with varying difficulty levels. Players had to roll the dice to determine which question they’d be answering. This edition also had an outside track that could grant players special powers. Unfortunately, the questions had some silly mistakes, and many players reported it was a little too easy. However, those who didn’t appreciate the questions surely enjoyed the special game board, which can still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Family 08 (2008)
This edition was a new version of the popular game for families. The game came with two card decks, one for adults and one for kids. The Family edition also gave players the opportunity to play the short game. In that version of the game players won a colored wedge every time they got a question right.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney Family Edition (2008)
The Disney Family Edition celebrated its 25th anniversary that year, so Trivial Pursuit decided to recreate the successful game. This time with even newer questions covering more Disney films. Players were invited to answer questions about everything from Lion King to Wall-E and much more.
Each card had a corresponding picture from a Disney film. There were easy and difficult questions for players of all levels. The game also came with action cards, which were not present in the original edition.
Trivial Pursuit: The Beatles Collector’s Edition (2009)
The Beatles is one of the most iconic rock n roll bands of all time. The band gained popularity after they performed at The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. In 2009, fans of the band finally got some justice with this Trivial Pursuit game edition.
Right off the bat, players could tell that the game was harder than your average Trivial Pursuit edition. This Collector’s Edition came with a special dice and The Beatles themed categories: Songs; Movies; History; On Their Own; Albums & Singles; and The Beatles in America.
Though very difficult and not suitable for the average player, the game was a success and pleased many fans of the iconic band. You can still purchase this collector’s edition on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It (2010)
Bet You Know It arrived with a new feature that allowed players to win without answering questions. All you had to do was guess whether or not your opponent knew the answer to the question. If you guessed correctly, you could buy a wedge to fill your pie. This feature was much needed after the more difficult editions of Trivial Pursuit. The more casual players loved this edition for its easy gameplay. The game came with 1,800 fun and challenging questions and can still be found online.
Trivial Pursuit: Master Edition I (2010)
The new Master Edition was made to replace Genus. The game offered 3,000 new and challenging questions for the most intelligent players. The gameplay stayed the same, but there was a new electronic timer to help keep pace. This new and improved version was especially popular among members of the younger generation at the time, as the questions were up-to-date. This version can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: The Rolling Stones (2010)
If you liked The Beatles Edition, then you’ll love this one! Trivial Pursuit connected with The Rolling Stones to present this collector’s edition. The 2,000 questions covered everything form the band’s history and achievements to its music. The game came with custom playing pieces with the Licks logo. The gameplay remained the same as in most previous editions.
Though the game would be difficult for those who are not big fans of The Rolling Stones and aren’t familiar with their history, many people purchased this piece as a collector’s item. And no wonder! It included beautiful custom pieces that can’t be found anywhere else. Like The Beatles edition before it, this special collector’s game can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney For All (2011)
As you already know, this is not the first Disney themed edition Trivial Pursuit has come out with. Nevertheless, it just keeps getting better! This time, the edition was meant for the whole family to play together. Players didn’t have to know every Disney movie by heart in order to win.
The extra features in this edition included a Disney themed game board, of course, along with a special Disney Magic Wand that revealed correct answers. Players could choose from different question formats. You could pick a question from the Disney List of questions, Take 2 Trivia, or My Disney. Once again, Trivial Pursuit didn’t disappoint and delivered a new and improved board game that can still be purchased online.
Trivial Pursuit: Classic Rock (2011)
As we’re getting closer to our day and age, we’re finding more editions that could be played now. This Classic Rock edition, for example, was targeting all rock ‘n’ roll lovers and enthusiasts. With questions about famous bands and singers, music, and history, the game appealed to all fans of the music genre.
There were 2,000 questions with different difficulty levels for all players. The music covered in this game dated from 1960 to early 1990s. It is worth mentioning that the game had a rather narrow focus. There was no punk or grunge; it was strictly classic rock! You can still find this game on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Emergency Medical Services Edition (2012)
This is one of the lesser known editions of Trivial Pursuit. The gameplay was the same as in most Trivial Pursuit games, but the set up was a little different. The board was only 12” by 12”, which is perfect for traveling. There were also only 300 questions, which is an unusually low number for a full game set.
Players were offered to purchase additional card packs with 300 questions each. One was about Basic Life Support, and another about Advanced Life Support. The questions came in the following categories: Trauma; Illness; Cardiology; Anatomy & Physiology; Toxicology & Environmental Emergencies; and Special Patients.
Trivial Pursuit: Power Rangers 20th Anniversary Edition (2013)
This limited edition came out with 1,800 questions about the famous Power Rangers. Players could answer questions about their gear, quotes, villains, and more. Ranger Gear cards concerned everything to do with weapons and vehicles. Allies & Villains cards covered all allies and villains in the history of Power Rangers. Rangers & Their Zords cards discuss their powers. Legacy Cards were all about quotes, locations, and plot lines.
To celebrate 20 years of Power Rangers, people rushed to game stores to buy this edition of Trivial Pursuit!
Trivial Pursuit: World of Warcraft Edition (2013)
As time went by, Trivial Pursuit found new opportunities for new special editions. This time, Trivial Pursuit partnered with World of Warcraft to release a brand new game. There were only 600 questions covering six categories: Geography; Player Characters; Lore; Loot; Enemies; and Encounters.
The WOW theme was apparent from the moment you opened the box. The player pieces were in the form of murlocs and the game board had a big “W” in the middle. The game was challenging, but not so challenging that only the biggest fans of WOW could play. Overall, this edition was another great addition to the Trivial Pursuit collection and can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Party (2013)
This new edition of Trivial Pursuit was not just an updated version of the good old game. The gameplay was different too. This time, players could Ask a Friend if they didn’t know the answer, or choose their favorite category when they stepped on a Wedges Wild space. The game was not drastically different from the editions that came before, but it was still a fun twist on the classic concept! Find it on Amazon here.
Trivial Pursuit: Marvel Cinematic Universe – Data_Archive: Volume 1 (2013)
With the increasing popularity of Marvel comics, more fans were looking for ways to prove their dedication to the universe. Trivial Pursuit provided an amazing way to show your knowledge in a game of trivia and enjoy the Marvel Universe in your own home.
Players were given 300 questions about the first ten Marvel movies in the following categories: Iron Man; Captain America; Hulk; Thor; Avengers; and Villains. The set came with a special cardholder and two collectible dice. You can still purchase it on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: 2000s Edition (2016)
As nostalgia for the 2000s started to set in, Trivial Pursuit came out with a brand new game for all trivia lovers. This time, the theme was everything from the 2000s. The categories are: Places; Entertainment; Sports & Hobbies; Events; Science & Tech; and Arts.
The gameplay had changed once again. In this edition, a player could choose to stump other plays if they believed they wouldn’t be able to answer the question at hand. If the player was correct, they got a wedge.
The updated format asked for more strategy and gave players a chance to win even if they weren’t sure of the answer. Even though the game was difficult at times, there was a nice mix of questions for children and adults. If you think you know your 2000s, then you should definitely give it a try!
Trivial Pursuit: Classic Edition (2016)
2016 came bearing more board game gifts. Trivial Pursuit: Classic Edition was a new edition that fit somewhere in between Family and Master/Genus. It was more difficult than Family Edition, but not as challenging as Master or Genus editions. Other than that, it was a classic Trivial Pursuit game, but with a new face.
All 2,400 questions had been updated to fit the new customer base. The game was great for those who liked to show off their in-depth knowledge, but it wasn’t advisable for kids and teenagers. It can still be purchased on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars – The Black Series Edition (2016)
After a few years had passed, Trivial Pursuit decided it was time to honor the iconic Star Wars franchise again. This time, players could answer 1,800 questions in the following categories: The Cantina; The Force; Heroes; Villains and Scoundrels; The Saga; A Galaxy Far; Far Away; and Hyperspace.
The game board came with special sculpted movers in the form of a Jedi, Rebel Alliance, First Order, and Galactic Empire. The Black Series Edition is an amazing Trivial Pursuit game to have for any Star Wars fan.
Trivial Pursuit: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition (2016)
This special edition came in the form of a collectible Shuttlecraft case. Trivial Pursuit wanted to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek with 1,200 questions from all Star Trek shows and the first ten Star Trek movies.
The categories were especially made for the biggest fans of the franchise, with: Crew Members; Locations; Starfleet; Aliens; Ships; and Science & Technology. It was a beautiful edition to not only play, but also put on a shelf as a decoration.
Trivial Pursuit: Marvel Cinematic Universe – Data_Archive: Volume_2 (2016)
Another Marvel inspired volume came out three years after the first one. This time, the game came with 300 questions, a portable card holder, and two collectible dice. The dice represented the Power and Mind Infinity Stones from the Marvel series. The questions covered everything from Iron Man to The Avengers – Age of Ultron. This volume can also still be found on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: National Parks Travel Edition (2016)
The National Parks Edition is not quite like the bite-size editions of Trivial Pursuit, though it is quite small. Instead of a tin wedge, the cards are stored in a little brown case that looks like a pile of wood. The game has 600 cards that can be played alone or added to a master game set.
This edition was released to commemorate over 100 years of American National Parks. After all, don’t Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve some praise? The categories include: Natural Wonders; Battlefields & Historical Sites; Cultural Heritage; Science & Nature; Wildlife; and Wild Card. The case is unique and the game is great for traveling. It was a hit among all nature lovers!
Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter – Ultimate Edition (2018)
Harry Potter fans finally got their justice in 2018, when Trivial Pursuit joined the ranks of other board game companies co-opting the media giant and came out with the ultimate Harry Potter edition. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, and it’s hard to come by people that aren’t, you will thoroughly enjoy this game.
The categories are: Objects & Artifacts; Death Eaters & The Dark Arts; Animals, Magical Creatures & Magical Beings; Ghosts & Muggles; Other Locations & Transportation; and Spells, Potions & Other Magic. The game set includes special House Mascot movers and a thematic board. It’s hard to imagine a world where this edition of Trivial Pursuit wouldn’t be a success!
Trivial Pursuit: 40th Anniversary Ruby Edition (2018)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit was released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic board game. The game came with 3,600 trivia questions, out of which 1,200 questions were completely new. The new “Remember When?” questions covered 1979-2018.
The gameplay remained the same, though Roll Again spaces were replaced by Ruby spaces. Those spaces allowed players to take a ruby piece from another player. The game had a thematic, ruby red design and is still available on Amazon.
Trivial Pursuit: Netflix’s Stranger Things Back to the 80s Edition (2019)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in April of 2019. This edition offered questions about the popular Netflix show Stranger Things, as well as questions about the ’80s. The iconic decade is now being popularized in television shows.
Playing on the feeling of nostalgia and longing for the past, Trivial Pursuit made the right choice with this edition! Not to mention the show is incredibly popular. Combining a Gen Z show with the ’80s theme allows both adults and children to play together.
It might be too soon to tell whether this edition will become one of the best. Right now, many younger and older players all over the world are enjoying the Stranger Things Back to the 80s Edition!
Trivial Pursuit: Horror Ultimate Edition (2020)
Finally, there is a game for all horror movie fans! The most recent edition of Trivial Pursuit compiled a list of spooky questions from the darkest corners of horror. The categories are truly disturbing, with items like: Gore & Disturbing; Psychological; Killer; Monster; Paranormal; and Comedy (what a relief)! In the best fashion of Trivial Pursuit, the game comes with 1,800 incredible questions about all things horror, from television to books.
This is a collector’s edition, so the movers are custom made. Just to give you a taste, there’s one in the shape of a doll head and another that looks like a monster hand. Players under the age of 17 are not advised to play this game. You can purchase this game currently on Amazon.
That’s all for the main editions of Trivial Pursuit! Now, let’s move on to mini packs. Mini packs are, as the name suggests, smaller than the master game sets. They are to be used with the special Trivial Pursuit Pocket Player Set Game or regular Trivial Pursuit game boards.
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: Sports (1987)
Trivial Pursuit started producing mini packs in 1987. The theme of this one focused on sports, “From baseball to bullfighting.” It is nearly impossible to get your hands on a brand new Sports Mini Pack from Trivial Pursuit these days. This piece is truly vintage.
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: Rock & Pop (1987)
That same year, Trivial Pursuit came out with another mini pack; this time, Rock & Pop. The set only had 120 questions for use with the special Pocket Player Set or to mix with a regular master set game.
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: The Good Life (1987)
The Good Life concerned itself with all things modern times. Modern times meant the 1980s, of course!
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: War & Victory (1987)
War & Victory contained 120 questions about wars and battles.
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: Flicks (1987)
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: Wild Card (1987)
If you’ve ever played a classic edition of Trivial Pursuit, you’re familiar with the “Wild Card” category. Now, imagine an entire game with just that category. Trivial Pursuit made it possible with this mini pack!
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: TV (1989)
This mini pack contained 120 questions about television. The questions were not divided into different categories. Players could use the deck on its own or as an addition to a master set.
Trivial Pursuit Mini Pack: Country Music (1993)
The Country Music Mini Pack is fairly specific. If you’re not an avid country music fan, this category is not for you.
Mini Packs stayed in the previous century, while the rest of Trivial Pursuit games moved on to this one! If you thought that’s where Trivial Pursuit ended, then you’re dead wrong! The brand stopped producing mini packs, and bite-sized games came to take their place.
Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition (2003)
This game could be played with Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition or on its own. It came with cards for adults and children, so the whole family could play together.
Trivial Pursuit: Celebrity Edition (2004)
Answer questions about celebrity gossip and Hollywood! This is the perfect edition for those who like to keep up with the stars.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition (2004)
You’re probably familiar with Genus—the classic Trivial Pursuit edition. In 2004, Genus got a younger brother in the form of this bite-size edition. Test your general knowledge without a game board or add the cards to your existing master set.
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars (2005)
In 2005, Trivial Pursuit developed a Star Wars edition for traveling. This game could be played anywhere, and it consisted of 600 amazing questions about all Star Wars episodes that came out before 2005.
Trivial Pursuit: World Football (2005)
All football fans got a special treat from Trivial Pursuit in 2005. The game consisted of 600 questions about players, teams, rules, fans, the World Cup, and more!
Trivial Pursuit: ToGO! Pop Culture 2 (2005)
This edition was made specifically for all pop culture whizzes! Finally, watching TV and reading magazines paid off and you could show off your random knowledge. All the questions were about popular TV shows, commercials, movies, gossip, music, and hot trends. As with other bite-size games, Pop Culture 2 was meant to be played on its own or added to an existing Trivial Pursuit Master Game.
Trivial Pursuit: Music Edition 1990-Now (2006)
This edition covered everything to do with music from the ’90s onwards. From musicians and celebrity gossip to songs and music videos, it’s all in this edition of Trivial Pursuit!
Trivial Pursuit: Girls Vs Guys (2007)
This edition divided the game into two categories. The Guys category had questions about cars, action films, sports, and hot chicks. The Girls category had everything girly, from chick flicks and music to hot guys! It’s up to you what side you’re on.
Trivial Pursuit: R & R (2008)
R & R stands for Rest & Recuperation or Rest & Relaxation. This edition contained 600 new questions about kicking back and relaxing.
Trivial Pursuit: Entertainment (2008)
Trivial Pursuit: Entertainment came with 600 questions about music, movies, and everything to do with fun in America!
Trivial Pursuit: Food and Drink (2008)
Trivial Pursuit: Music (2008)
Music offered 600 questions about music and everything to do with it, from singers and bands to the history of music.
Trivial Pursuit: Sports & Games (2008)
Trivial Pursuit: The Family Guy Travel Edition (2009)
The Family Guy Travel Edition came with 600 questions about the popular animated series, ranging from Easy to Hard. The categories were all related to the show: The Griffins; Around Town; Gags; Quotable; Wha-?; and The Road To… Only real fans of the show can understand the meaning of these topics!
Trivial Pursuit: Doctor Who (2013)
This bite-size edition presented 600 questions celebrating all 50 years of Doctor Who. The topics included specific episodes, villains, quotes, and plot twists.
Trivial Pursuit: The Big Bang Theory Edition (2014)
The Big Bang Theory edition could be played on its own without a game board. The game contained 600 questions about the nerdy television show.
Trivial Pursuit: Dinosaurs (2014)
Many kids and adults are fascinated with the majestic creatures we call dinosaurs. To satisfy their curiosity, Trivial Pursuit came out with a set of 600 questions in the following categories: Traits; Pop Culture; Friends, Foes & Families; Discoveries; Habits; Name-It.
Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter (2014)
It was about time Trivial Pursuit came out with a bite-size game about Harry Potter and his friends! This is just a small set of 600 questions, but it’s better than nothing! Answer questions about spells and potions, magical creatures, and your favorite characters.
Trivial Pursuit: James Bond 007 (2015)
This bite-sized edition came in a tin can that was shaped like a wedge, much like the rest of bite-size versions of Trivial Pursuit. The brand invited players to answer 600 questions about James Bond. The categories are: Cast & Characters; The Films; Vehicles; Gadgets & Weapons; Locations; and Crew / Behind the Scenes.
Trivial Pursuit: The Beatles (2016)
This edition brought players 600 questions about The Beatles. This is not the first edition about The Beatles. Trivial Pursuit released a Beatles Collector’s Edition in 2009.
Trivial Pursuit: The Walking Dead (2016)
The comic book series collaborated with Trivial Pursuit to create these 600 questions. The topics covered everything about The Walking Dead, including all the characters and events.
Trivial Pursuit: The World of Wildlife (2016)
Learn about animals, insects, reptiles, and other living beings on our planet. These 600 questions offer an insight into our wildlife.
Trivial Pursuit: Supernatural (2016)
Fans of the popular TV show finally got their very own game in 2016. The Supernatural edition of Trivial Pursuit focused on all the ins and outs of the show with the following categories: The Winchester Brothers; Angels & Demons; Locations; Spells; Objects; and Rituals, Creatures & Join the Hunt. All 600 questions are of varying difficulty, so everyone can play!
Trivial Pursuit: Friends (2018)
The highly anticipated collaboration finally saw the light of day in 2018! Players got to answer questions about the iconic TV show Friends.
Trivial Pursuit: Rick and Morty (2018)
Another fandom got their wish in 2018. Trivial Pursuit released a Rick and Morty edition! Fans of the show can test their knowledge with 600 questions about Rick and his family, technology and science, and so much more.
Trivial Pursuit: Shakespeare Edition (2018)
This special edition has 600 questions about Shakespeare, his life, and his work. The topics are: Comedies; Histories; Tragedies; Characters; Biography; and Legacy.
Trivial Pursuit: The Golden Girls (2018)
The Golden Girls won over everyone’s hearts in their Emmy Award-winning TV series. In this edition, there are 600 questions about the show.
Trivial Pursuit: Dragon Ball Z (2018)
Trivial Pursuit decided to bring the adventures of Goku to every household in 2018. The theme of this bite-size edition is Dragon Ball Z, an animated series that was popular at the end of the 20th Century.
Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition (2018)
This edition for all horror movie lovers should not be missing from anyone’s board game collection. All 600 questions are based on popular horror movies, such as Jaws, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, and so on. Test your knowledge in the following categories: Monster; Gore/Disturbing; Psychological; Paranormal; Slasher; and International.
Trivial Pursuit: Inter (2019)
This version of Trivial Pursuit focuses on Inter Milan Football Club. The categories are: Coaches; League; Curiosities; Players; International Matches; Victories. Even the biggest fans will have a hard time with this new addition to the Trivial Pursuit family!
Trivial Pursuit: Juventus (2020)
Juventus is one of the newest additions to the collection of Trivial Pursuit games. The questions cover everything to do with the famous Juventus Football Club, its coaches, players, and victories.
Trivial Pursuit made it out of America and conquered the whole world. Many countries continue to enjoy their own issues of Trivial Pursuit. Some are made specifically for foreign countries, while others are simply translated. Here is a list of international editions of Trivial Pursuit:
Trivial Pursuit: All-Star Sports Edition (1983)
This edition was mentioned in this article earlier. A Canadian version of this subsidiary card set came out the same year as the American one, in 1983. The main difference between the two versions is in the categories.
There are five categories that are the same for both editions: Nicknames; Baseball; Football; Catch All; and Numbers. The US decided to keep Basketball, while Canada picked a more appropriate sport: Hockey.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Editie (1984)
This edition of the classic Trivial Pursuit game was published in the Netherlands and Belgium. The game was known to have some of the most advanced questions, yet the gameplay remained the same. Trivial Pursuit stuck to the classic categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition de la Communication (et donc de la culture) (1986)
A French advertiser Avenir teamed up with Trivial Pursuit to release this limited edition of the popular board game. The game was never sold in stores or available to the public. Here are the categories included: Advertising; Media; VIPs & Stars; Who?; Jargon; and Companies & Products.
As you can tell by the questions, the game was targeting the world of advertising in France, and anyone outside of it would have a difficult time playing.
Trivial Pursuit: Australian Bicentennial Edition (1987)
This special edition was released to celebrate the bicentenary of Australia in 1998. This event marked 200 years since British convicts first arrived in Sydney in 1788. The questions were tailored to the Australian audience, with categories such as: Precentennial (Australian history up to and including 1888); Bicentennial (Australian history from 1889 to the present); Folk Culture (Art & Literature); Strine (Australian language); My Country (Geography); and Swagbag (Wild Card).
Trivial Pursuit: Master Game – Telegraph Sunday Magazine Edition (1987)
Telegraph magazine (based in the UK) connected with the makers of Trivial Pursuit to create this special edition of the game. As the name suggests, this was a full Master Game set with 3,000 questions and all the gaming pieces that are required to play.
The six categories are nothing like you’ve seen before! Players were tasked with answering questions about: Getaways; Cribsheet; Front Page; Lead Features; Questions of Taste; and Back Page. Naturally, a big chunk of the questions was closely related to the magazine. That makes sense, as it was meant for readers of Telegraph Sunday Magazine.
Trivial Pursuit: Sports Edition (1987)
This edition was made for the UK market, so it’s quite different from the original US All-Star Sports Edition. The game came with 500 question cards split among the following categories: Football; Cricket & Rugby; Track Field & Swimming; Thrills & Spills; Ball Bashers; and Extras. This is just an expansion pack, so it requires a Trivial Pursuit Master Game to play.
Trivial Pursuit: Entertainment Edition (1988)
This is an expansion pack released in Germany in the 1980s. The categories were: Hollywood; Media; People; German Film; Lifestyle; and Music. There were approximately 3,000 questions on the topic of entertainment in Germany.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition France (1988)
This edition from the 1980s is an expansion pack to be used with a master game set. The questions included are all about the country of France. There are 500 questions in the following categories: Geography, Economy & Society; Culture & Entertainment; History & Politics; Letters & Media; Art of Living; and Sports & Recreation.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition des Stars (1988)
Edition des Stars was a French expansion pack of cards for the Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit. There were 500 questions about stars from the following spheres: TV; Movies; Way of Life; Advertising; Songs; and Jet Set. Anyone who found the classic Trivial Pursuit game boring or dull could buy this expansion pack to spice it up.
Trivial Pursuit: Edicion Jóvenes Carrozas (1988)
Edicion Jóvenes Carrozas is a Spanish edition of the popular trivia board game. The box came with 1,000 question cards about the ’60s and ’70s. Players could answer questions about music, movies, television shows, and famous people from the previous decades.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Cinema (1991)
Edition Cinema is merely an expansion pack for the master game with 1,500 questions about cinema. The game is often attributed a French theme, though there are other countries’ motion pictures in this edition. The majority of films covered are French.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition XXeme Siecle (1991)
Trivial Pursuit was really gaining popularity in France in the ’90s. Edition XXeme Siecle was a card set expansion pack for the main game set. To celebrate (almost) the end of the century, the game came with 500 questions about the 20th Century. The categories included were: Celebrities; Works & Ideas; Highlights; Entertainment; Eureka; and Benchmarks.
Trivial Pursuit: French Pocket Edition (1991)
The French Pocket Edition of Trivial Pursuit is really special and unique. It is different from the classic Trivial Pursuit in more ways than one. A normal pocket player set had miniature question cards, while this edition came with regular-size cards. This version also used a special dice to select questions instead of a spinner. This edition is often confused with Trivial Pursuit: Pocket Player Set – TP’s People, but, as you can see, the two are actually quite different!
Trivial Pursuit: Sverige-Upplagan (1991)
This was a complementary card set for the Swedish version of Trivial Pursuit. It came with new questions and answers for all trivia lovers in Sweden.
Trivial Pursuit: Kansallispainos (1991)
This is a Finnish expansion set for the Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit. Kansallispainos simply means National Edition. Players were given 1,500 questions about Finland, its history, its people, and so on.
Trivial Pursuit: Bayern Edition (1991)
This German subsidiary card set could be used with any Trivial Pursuit master game. The questions were rather specific though. This time, it was all about Bavaria, a region in Germany. The game came with 500 question cards in the following categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Culture; White-Blue; and Sport & Leisure.
If the White-Blue category is confusing to you, you’re probably not from Bavaria. The reason for that is that the category is centered around Bavarian slang and specific topics that not many people outside of the region know about.
Trivial Pursuit: Danmarksudgave (1991)
This Danish edition of Trivial Pursuit only had questions about Denmark. The game came with 250 question cards and 6 different categories, as per usual.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney Edition Karensatz (1992)
This is an expansion card set for the Genus Edition of Trivial Pursuit released in German. The edition contained 1,500 additional questions about Disney. To be more specific, the categories were: Cartoons & Movies; Donald & Mickey; Disney Facts; Disney Trivia; Disney Environment; and Walt Disney’s World. Unlike the Walt Disney Family Edition Card Set, this edition did not have separate questions for adults and kids.
Trivial Pursuit: Edicion Olimpica (1992)
One of the earliest foreign editions of Trivial Pursuit was released in Spain in 1992. The game is a master set and it has the 1992 Barcelona Olympics logo. Naturally, the questions are all about the Olympic games. Here are the categories translated from Spanish: Football & Basketball; Olympic Countries & Places; Other Olympic Sports; Basic Olympic Sports; VIPs & Personalities; and History & Sports News.
Trivial Pursuit: Olympic Edition (1992)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in Germany. It was intended for use as an expansion pack with the popular Genus Edition. The themes were: Olympic Cities; Medal Winners; Winter Games; Summer Games; Olympic Highlights; and Five Rings. The game came with 1,500 questions about Olympic sports.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Disney (1992)
Edition Disney was France’s take on Disney and Trivial Pursuit. Naturally, the questions were similar to those in the US version, but still oriented towards the French population. Each category was represented by a classic Disney characters. The Blue category was represented by Mickey, and it consisted of questions about Disney, from Disney Parade, to Euro Disney, and the life of Walt Disney. Pink was Baloo, with questions about culture, history, and geography. Yellow was Gyro Gearloose with questions about becoming the perfect scientist. Bambi represented the Brown category with questions about nature and animals. Pluto was in the Green category, with questions about Disney characters. Finally, orange was represented by Snow White, and the questions were about Disney movies.
Trivial Pursuit: Edicion Familia (1992)
This is the Spanish version of the Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit. If you’re familiar with the Family Edition, you’ll know what this one is all about. The game was meant for the whole family, so anyone from the age of 8 could play. The set came with 4,800 unique and challenging questions. The Family Edition of Trivial Pursuit is one of the most successful editions to date.
Trivial Pursuit: National Edition (1993)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in the UK. The game is only meant to be played in two (or two teams); it is also often referred to as a travel version. There are 50 question cards with questions in the following categories: Tourist Traps; Historical Heritage; Arts & Crafts; Out & About; The Rat Race; and Sports & Fitness. This is a very patriotic edition of the game, where players are expected to know a lot about their country.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Europe (1993)
This was the first European edition of Trivial Pursuit. Actually, it was just a card set that was meant to be used with the master game. There were a total of 2,400 questions in the following categories: Places in Europe; Life in Europe; European Affairs; Culture of Europe; European Cousins; and Champions of Europe. Though Europe is not the biggest continent, it definitely deserves lots of recognition.
Trivial Pursuit: Fussball Edition (1993)
Though not strictly a bite-size edition, the Fussball Edition came in a tiny container with no game board. Bite-size editions are also often referred to as travel editions. And no wonder; this edition is self-sufficient and perfect for short and long trips! This version of Trivial Pursuit was released in Germany in 1993, when football was as popular as ever!
Trivial Pursuit: Games and Leisure Edition (1993)
This is another travel-size edition of Trivial Pursuit that came out in the UK in the 1990s. The gameplay was simple; the case was split into two and held 50 trivia question cards. The theme of this edition was games and leisure, so the categories were: Music, Music, Music; Down the Pub; Home Entertainment; Sports & Fitness; Lazing; and Pay to Enjoy.
Trivial Pursuit: Holland Editie (1993)
The Holland Editie contained 2,400 questions about Holland. Players were invited to prove their knowledge of their own country and compete against each other. The gameplay didn’t change.
Trivial Pursuit: Lifestyle Reise Edition (1994)
This is a travel-sized version of Trivial Pursuit released in Germany. The edition was modelled after the American theme of Lifestyle. It is basically a remake of the American version, but the questions were made to target the German population. The game was meant to be played in two.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus (2) Edition (1995)
This is the German edition of the famous Trivial Pursuit: Genus. The German version offered questions tailored to the German audience.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Kartnsats – 2400 Fragen und Antworten (1995)
This was an expansion pack for Genus (2) Edition for Germany. The pack consisted of 2,400 additional questions for the Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: Rock & Pop Edition (Travel) (1995)
This edition is similar to the Fussball Edition or the National Edition. It came in a little red plastic container that carried 50 trivia cards. The case could split into two halves for two people to play comfortably. The Rock & Pop Edition came with categories that were very close to the theme: Top of the Pops; Born in the USA; Great British Hitmakers; Passing Fads; No Number Ones; and Juke Box Jive. Anyone who considered themselves a trendy person could play this game. Do you think you would know what was popular in the UK back in the ’90s?
Trivial Pursuit: Edicio Barca (1995)
This edition from 1995 was fully dedicated to the F.C. Barcelona (otherwise known as Barca) football team and its history. With this theme, the game consisted of questions about players and history of the famous club. The gameplay was not very different from the classic Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: Kino Reise – Edition (1995)
This travel edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in Germany. All the questions were cinema-themed for all film lovers. The game could be played in two (or two teams). It was best enjoyed on trips, in the backseat of a car, or on a plane.
Trivial Pursuit: Essen & Trinken (1995)
This is a German expansion pack for any Trivial Pursuit Master Game. The pack came with 100 question cards on the topic of Food & Drink.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition des Stars – Serie n.1 (1996)
This edition offered 50 cards with questions about the most famous stars of those times.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition des Stars – Serie n.2 (1996)
Identical to the Edition des Stars – Serie n.1, this edition offered more question cards about the most popular celebrities of that time.
Trivial Pursuit: 1996 Edition (1997)
This is a game from the Year in Review Series published by Trivial Pursuit. This time, the year was 1996, and the country was Germany. The questions may be similar to the traditional US version, but many were tailored to fit the German audience.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus IV – Canadian Edition (1997)
As you already probably know, Genus is the classic Trivial Pursuit brand. Genus editions offer some of the best general knowledge questions and provide classic Trivial Pursuit gameplay. The original Genus seems broad and general enough, but the questions are oriented towards North America. This edition brought questions for Canadians, about Canadian history, geography, and culture. Everything else, including the gameplay, remained the same.
Trivial Pursuit: Hitradio O3 (1997)
This edition was made in collaboration with an Austrian radio station in 1997. This is a promotional edition that celebrated the 30th birthday of the radio station. There were 250 cards in the pack, with 6 questions on each card. The six categories included can be roughly translated as: Radio, TV & Movie Hits; Specific Questions About the Radio Station; Pop History & Hit Parade; Celebrities & Austrian Stars; Sports; and Events of the Day & Politics.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Cafe Jacques Vabre (1998)
Edition Cafe Jacques Vabre was a limited edition of the popular game. The edition was dedicated to Jacques Vabre, a coffee brand in France. There were 396 question cards, all of which were related to coffee. Here are the categories: Production; Coffee Tasting; History & Legends of Coffee; The Brand Jacques Vabre; Coffee Producing Countries; and Green Coffee. The game was not sold in stores, but rather distributed by the brand itself for promotional purposes. The questions were quite difficult, so those with no knowledge pertaining to coffee were out of luck!
Trivial Pursuit: 1998 Edition (1999)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit only had questions from the year 1998. The game came out in German, with 250 question cards with six questions on each card. Even though the number of questions was high, there was no game board included in the set. This edition was meant to be played on its own, but players could also mix the cards in with their master game sets. The categories in translation from German were: Headlines; Show Business; World Affairs; Gossip & Chit-Chat; Sports; and Panorama.
Trivial Pursuit: Kronen Zeitung 1900-2000 (1999)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit was published by an Austrian newspaper in 1999. The game was released to celebrate 100th birthday of Kronen Zeitung. It was a bite-size edition that came with the following categories: Politics; Foreign Countries; Local News; Local Scene; Sports; and Editorial Department (of the newspaper). This edition is quite difficult to come by.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edicion II (1999)
Spain got its very own Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit in 1999. The game is loved by many, inside and outside of the English-speaking world. This edition has one major difference from the original though. There are no dice squares; the board has shortcut squares instead. These enable players to reach a cheese portion square (the color depends on the color of the square). There are also only five spaces between cheese portion spaces. That speeds up the game and keeps it interesting.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition de la Maison Castorama (1999)
Edition de la Maison Castorama was a limited edition released in collaboration with a French DIY store chain called Castorama. The game was never sold in stores, so it was not readily available to the public. The categories were related, but not limited to the DIY segment: History of Art and Architecture; Characters & Inventions; Tools & DIY; Brands & Advertising; Nature & Gardens; and Home & Decoration.
Trivial Pursuit: Edicion Real Madrid (1999)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit was dedicated to one of the best football clubs in history—Real Madrid. The game contained 450 question cards with questions and answers about the history of the club, its players, and so on. Edicion Real Madrid came with four player pieces, a game board, and all the necessary equipment to play a game of trivia.
Trivial Pursuit: 50 Jahre Deutschland (1999)
The independent country of Germany celebrated its 50th birthday in 1999. To commemorate that, Trivial Pursuit released this game set with 1,800 questions about the history of Germany from 1949 to 1999.
Trivial Pursuit: Familien Kartensatz (2000)
This edition came out as an expansion pack for the Trivial Pursuit Family Edition game in Germany. There are 200 cards with easy questions and 200 cards with difficult questions.
Trivial Pursuit: Olympia Edition (2000)
The Olympic Games are very popular in Europe and many people know a fair bit about them. Austria is no exception. This full game edition came out in Austria in 2000. The game contained special questions about Austrian Olympic history, the Olympic Games, and so on.
Trivial Pursuit: Palm Edition (2000)
The Palm Edition of Trivial Pursuit was just a small, bite-size or travel-size game. The game was distributed by a Belgian beer brand called Palm. It was a giveaway from the company, so it was never actually sold in shops. There were 56 question cards; half of them were in Dutch and the other half in French.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition de l’Aperitif Apericube (2002)
The French brand Apericube collaborated with Trivial Pursuit for the very first time in 2002, and then again in 2003. This limited edition was never sold in stores. The game came with a board, 110 question cards, and all the necessary gaming pieces. The categories were: Planet Earth; Entertainment; Once Upon a Time; Art & Literature; Aperitif; and Sports & Recreation.
Trivial Pursuit: 250 Jahre Österreichisches Zahlenlotto (2002)
This Austrian edition of Trivial Pursuit was released to celebrate 250 years of the Austrian lottery.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition Osterreich Ausgabe (2002)
Here is another edition of Austrian Trivial Pursuit. This time, it is the classic Genus Edition with all the favorite questions in the following categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure. All the questions in this version were about Austria.
Trivial Pursuit: Bild Edition (2002)
This game of Trivial Pursuit came out in Germany. This time, the game was all about Bild—a German newspaper. Players could answer questions in categories such as headlines, gossip, Germany, and sports. The game came with 300 cards or 1,800 questions.
Trivial Pursuit: Lindeman’s Enjoyment Edition (2002)
The Lindeman’s Enjoyment Edition is incredibly rare and almost impossible to find. The reason for that is that the game was issued in Australia, for Lindeman’s winery. It was a small-format game with some general questions and some more specific questions about the world of wine. The categories were: Showbiz; Wining & Dining; Fun & Games; TV & Movies; Music; and Bizarre World.
Trivial Pursuit: Bretagne (2002)
Trivial Pursuit invited players to discover regions in France. This time, the theme of the game was Brittany, the country’s north-westernmost region. This edition came with 3,000 questions in the following categories: History; Geography; Science & Nature; Art & Literature; Entertainment; and Sports & Leisure. The gameplay remained the same. If you’ve enjoyed other editions about regions in France, you would definitely enjoy this one too.
Trivial Pursuit: Disney PIXAR Edition (2003)
Another bite-size edition of Trivial Pursuit came in the form of Disney’s PIXAR (and a tin wedge, of course). The questions covered Disney and Pixar movies that were popular at that time. Some of the 600 questions covered movies like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story, The Incredibles, and so on. This version was released in Australia.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition (2003)
This Polish edition of Genus came out in 2003. Fun fact: it was the first ever Polish edition of Trivial Pursuit! The game came with 2,400 questions in the familiar categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Literature & Arts; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Auvergne (2003)
Auvergne is a region in central France that is especially popular for its beautiful nature. People go there to visit the hiking trails and go skiing in winter. The game consists of 3,000 trivia questions about the region. The questions are spread among 6 categories: History; Geography; Science & Nature; Art & Literature; Entertainment; and Sports & Leisure.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition de la Bonne Humeur Apericube (2003)
This limited edition of Trivial Pursuit was made for Apericube, a French brand. The game was never offered in stores, so it was quite exclusive. The categories were rather random, with: Strip Cartoon; Movie; TV; Music & Variety; Humor; and Sports & Recreation. The gameplay was very similar to the classic Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: Nord-Pas-de-Calais (2004)
Fun fact: Nord-Pas-de-Calais doesn’t exist anymore! It is a former region of France that has merged with Picardy to create Hauts-de-France in 2016. The game only came around in 2004, when the region was still very much there. Players were tasked with answering questions about its geography, history, and more. The game came with 1,800 amazing trivia questions. A new rule was introduced, which allowed players to win a wedge on every square of the board.
Trivial Pursuit: Planeta Calcio (2005)
This bite-size edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in Italy. Players were asked 600 questions about Italian and international football, known in the US as soccer. The green, wedge-shaped box contained a special dice, so the game could be played with no game board.
Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edicion III (2005)
Here we are with another Spanish Genus edition of Trivial Pursuit! You already know the rules of the game, so nothing changed in that respect. The question cards had been updated for this version. Players could find questions about new concepts such as BlueRay and Windows XP. Some of the questions from the older editions remained.
Trivial Pursuit: The 90s (2005)
The ’90s was a Norwegian version of the classic Trivial Pursuit. The areas of knowledge were all related to the ’90s and life in that decade. The categories were: The global village: Fun facts about the world and news from all around; The A-team: Gossip from the ’90s; Top stories: World events; Shopping therapy: Fashion trends; Sound and image: Movies, TV, and music; and Winners and losers: Sports.
Trivial Pursuit: South Australian Charity Edition (2005)
South Australia got its very own edition of Trivial Pursuit in 2005. The 1,800 trivia questions were specifically crafted for the South Australian audience. The South Australian Charity Edition was a limited edition that had questions concerning South Australia and the things that make it so special. The word Charity in the name of the game has a special meaning. The game raised funds for the McGuiness McDermott Foundation and Surf Lifesaving SA. It was made possible because of the sponsors that were included in some of the questions.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Aquitaine (2006)
All the questions in this edition pertain to Aquitaine, a historical region in France. Trivial Pursuit came up with 1,800 questions on the topic, with the following categories: History; Geography; Science & Nature; Art & Literature; Entertainment; and Sports & Leisure. The French region has much more to offer than you might think! After all, 1,800 questions is quite a lot.
Trivial Pursuit: Cinema en France (2007)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit kept the original gameplay and introduced a new topic. The topic is French cinema in the past five decades. The set contains special tokens in the form of camembert cheese—a symbol of France.
Trivial Pursuit: Gastronomie en France (2007)
2007 was a productive year for France-related Trivial Pursuit games. This particular edition concerns itself with just french foods. Players could show off their knowledge about French cuisine, delicious cheeses, and, of course, wine!
Trivial Pursuit: Sport en France (2007)
This is a full master game set with 3,000 original trivia questions. The topic is sports in France. It might seem like a rather niche topic to most people, but it was a hit in France!
Trivial Pursuit: Sciences et Nature (2007)
This French edition of Trivial Pursuit focused on science and nature, otherwise known as the green category. The game was known to be more difficult than other Trivial Pursuit editions.
Trivial Pursuit: Aquitaine (2007)
This was a newer edition of the original Trivial Pursuit: Aquitaine released in 2006. This time the game came with 3,000 new and improved questions about the region.
Trivial Pursuit: Rhone-Alpes (2007)
Rhone-Alpes is a former region of France. It is now a part of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. The region is very popular among sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Many people explore the area through hiking and rafting. The game came with 3,000 questions in the following categories: History; Geography; Science & Nature; Art & Literature; Entertainment; and Sports & Leisure. All the questions pertained to Rhone-Alpes.
Trivial Pursuit: Poitou-Charentes (2007)
Trivial Pursuit took its players on a long journey through France. This time, the road took them to Poitou-Charentes. The 3,000 questions included in the game covered the following topics: History; Geography; Science & Nature; Art & Literature; Entertainment; and Sports & Leisure. Players could enjoy the familiar gameplay with a brand new topic.
Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture – Quiz Night (2007)
Everyone is familiar with pop culture, but, this time, New Zealand put its own spin on it! Pop Culture – Quiz Night was a full Master Game that came with a board and all the necessary gaming pieces. The questions covered everything from gossip and celebrities to sports and media.
Trivial Pursuit: Humour (2008)
Yet another French edition of Trivial Pursuit. This time, the edition was concerned with humor. The questions reflected that theme with its categories, roughly translated from French as: Movies; Comedians; Songs; Theater; Media; and Surprises. The rules stayed the same as the classic Trivial Pursuit. The game came with all the equipment needed for a full game of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition des Vins (2009)
What is France famous for if not its beautiful wineries! If you think you know a lot about wine, then Trivial Pursuit has a challenge for you. This edition went into detail with questions about the history and geography of French wine, grape varieties, and so on. The game came with 3,000 questions divided into six categories: Wine Geography; Terroirs & Cepages; Wine History; Wine & Culture; Wine & Science; and Surprise.
Trivial Pursuit: Rijnlands Lyceum (2010)
This rare edition of Trivial Pursuit contained 50 question cards about the Dutch Rijnlands Lyceum in Sassenheim, Holland. All the questions were related to the school, its history, pupils, and so on. Here are the categories: Building; Teachers; Pupils; Sports & Culture; History; and General.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Ile-de-France (2011)
Edition Ile-de-France focuses on the most populous region of France. This version comes with 1,800 original questions, two card boxes, one dice, and 36 wedges. Though quite interesting and challenging, this game is not popular outside of France.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Bretagne (2011)
Everyone who enjoyed the first edition of Bretagne was in for a surprise in 2011. This time the game came out with 1,800 new and improved questions about the French region.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Nord-Pas-de-Calais (2011)
The first game was a hit, so Trivial Pursuit released a new and improved version of it in 2011. Players were once again invited to rediscover the beautiful region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Picardie (2011)
Trivial Pursuit continued to travel across France in 2011, when it invited players to join in Picardy. The region doesn’t exist anymore, as it merged with Nord-Pas-de-Calais to create Hauts-de-France in 2016. Nevertheless, players were given 1,800 questions about the region.
Trivial Pursuit: Quiz-Mania (2011)
In 2011, Migros, a large Swiss retailer, teamed up with WWF to release this version of the classic Trivial Pursuit game. In the best Swiss fashion, the questions were mostly about our planet and nature. The categories included: Climate; Forest & Meadow; Mountain; Sea; People; and Food. The main premise of the game was to raise awareness and get people talking about our planet.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Rhone-Alpes (2011)
The original Trivial Pursuit: Rhone-Alpes was such a hit that the brand decided to make an updated version of the same game. The players were invited to rediscover the region of Rhone-Alpes and answer 1,800 new trivia questions!
Trivial Pursuit: Passione Azzurra (2011)
This very special edition of Trivial Pursuit was created by an oil company in Italy in 2011. The game is quite rare and not much is known about it, though you can still purchase a used one online. All the questions were on the topic of the Italian National Football Team.
Trivial Pursuit: Belgique – Pays de la Bière (2013)
What is Belgium known for besides fries? Beer, of course! What better topic for a game of Trivial Pursuit than this lovely beverage. The edition came with 1,800 questions about beer. All beer lovers, enthusiasts, and drinkers were invited to join trivia whizzes and answer questions in the following categories: Geography; Types of Beer; History; Culture & Gastronomy; Manufacturing; and Surprise. Though not a big hit in the US, beer surely made an impact in Belgium!
Trivial Pursuit: La Grande Guerre 1914-1918 – Liege (2014)
This Belgian edition covered the Great World War of 1914-1918. The game came with 330 questions for adults and 330 for kids to provide quality time for the whole family. Trivial Pursuit gave players a great opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the World War and teach their kids about the importance of history.
Trivial Pursuit: Histoire de France (2014)
This edition followed all the other editions about France and life in France. This time, all the questions are about French history. The 1,800 questions are divided into six categories, or six periods in French history: Prehistory & Antiquity; Middle Ages; Renaissance to the Enlightenment; XIX Century; XX Century; and Surprises. The format of the game stayed the same. Players can expect nothing but some classic Trivial Pursuit fun!
Trivial Pursuit: Famille (2014)
Trivial Pursuit continued to gain popularity in France in the 21st Century. Famille was a small limited edition of the famous board game that was being sold with a French TV magazine for a while. The categories did not stray too far from the original Family Edition. The categories were: Geography; Entertainment; History; Arts & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Recreation.
Trivial Pursuit: Editie Antwerpen (2014)
This Belgian edition of Trivial Pursuit only came with 60 question cards. All the questions were about Antwerp, a city in Belgium. The players got to answer questions about the city’s Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Relaxation. Even though there were only 60 cards, Editie Antwerpen was a full-size game that came with a board.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition des Vins (2014)
Since the previous wine edition was such a success, the brand decided to make another one. This time players got 300 question cards, two card boxes, and all the necessary gaming equipment.
Trivial Pursuit: Litterario (2014)
The very first literary edition of Trivial Pursuit came out in Italy in 2014. The rules of the game remained the same, but this time, all the questions were in one category: Literature. This edition is similar to the US Book Lover Edition, but with slightly different categories: Ancient Literature; Foreign Literature; Italian Literature; Movie Literature; Theatrical & Lyrical Literature; and Mystery Literature. The game came in a red tin can, with 1,200 unique and challenging questions.
Trivial Pursuit: Edition Gastronomie (2014)
If you remember Trivial Pursuit: Gastronomie en France, then Edition Gastronomie won’t surprise you. It is a newer and better version of that edition of the game. This time, there were 1,800 questions in the following categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Surprises. Players are invited to taste French gastronomy and enjoy this updated version of the popular board game!
Trivial Pursuit: Radio Times (2014)
Can you name a more 2000s thing than TV magazines? How about the cover of this Trivial Pursuit game? A British TV listings magazine by the name of Radio Times teamed up with Trivial Pursuit to create this special edition of the game. The board was changed to make the gameplay just a bit easier. The categories were centered around television, of course. They included: Entertainment & Children’s TV; Radio; Film; Events and Documentaries; Comedy; and Drama & Soap.
Trivial Pursuit: Waterloo et la Route Napoleon (2015)
Are you familiar with the battle of Napoleon and Wellington? Do you think you know Napoleon good enough to answer 330 questions about his journey? Trivial Pursuit released this edition in 2015 to celebrate the bicentenary of the battle between Napoleon and Wellington. The French leader continues his journey through people’s minds many years after his passing.
Trivial Pursuit: Mons – Capitale Européenne de la Culture (2015)
The city of Mons in Belgium is just as interesting as Antwerp! The city celebrated a year of culture in 2015. Trivial Pursuit had to hop on this opportunity and release a game about the city. With 330 questions, players were invited to share their knowledge and learn more about the wonderful city!
Trivial Pursuit Questions: 1200 Brand New Questions and Answers (2015)
This book of Trivial Pursuit questions was written for the English audience. There are 1,200 questions in the classic Trivial Pursuit categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Art & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sport & Leisure. The book was published for use with a full-size Trivial Pursuit game. Players are invited to test their general knowledge with these new Trivial Pursuit questions.
Even More! Trivial Pursuit Questions (2016)
After the success of the previous book, people demanded more questions! So Trivial Pursuit delivered 1,200 more, with answers.
Trivial Pursuit Questions: Music Edition (2016)
Another book of trivia questions came out in 2016. This time, the 1,200 questions were all dedicated to music. The book contained the following categories: Jazz, Blues & Big Band; Popular Music; Rock; Folk & Country; Classical, Opera & Ballet; and Popular Lyrics.
Trivial Pursuit: Questions Compact Entertainment Edition (2017)
This is a book of questions to be used with any Trivial Pursuit Master Game set. The book includes 600 questions in the following categories: Award Winners; Cinema; Television; Theater; Performers; and Quotes. Though the questions are all about the entertainment industry, they are broad enough so that anyone can participate. Players are invited to answer questions about UK films and series, famous actors, plays, and more! The book contains questions about US and Australian shows too, so everyone can play!
Trivial Pursuit: Roma – Bite Size (2017)
This bite-size version of the Trivial Pursuit game was released by a UK publisher in 2017. With 600 questions, the game invited all players to show off their knowledge of the popular Italian football club. Even the biggest fans should have a hard time with these questions! The categories are: Coaches; League; Curiosities; Players; International Matches; and Victories.
Trivial Pursuit: Polska (2018)
As we’re getting deeper into international Trivial Pursuit, it’s becoming more difficult to identify the exact year each edition was published. This particular bite-size Polish edition of Trivial Pursuit was published in 2018, but it is possible that other editions of the same game came out earlier. Trivial Pursuit: Polska poses questions about the country in question: Poland. Question topics include the history and geography of the country, as well as its cuisine and pop culture.
Trivial Pursuit: Rot Weiss Essen (2018)
This German edition of the best-selling board game focused on Rot-Weiss Essen, a German football club based in Essen. The game came with 100 question cards, a game board, one dice, and six pies.
Trivial Pursuit: Real Madrid – Bite Size (2019)
All Real Madrid fans got a real (bite-sized) treat from Trivial Pursuit in 2019. This edition covered over 100 years of history of the football team. Deemed the best team in Spain, Real Madrid has a rich history with a lot of ups and downs. The version only comes with 600 questions, so the gameplay is quicker than that of a Master Game.
Trivial Pursuit: Domowka (2019)
This Polish version of Trivial Pursuit is the embodiment of trivia for Poland. The categories are in line with the theme of general knowledge: Music; Travel; Lifestyle; Cuisines of the World; Movies & TV Series; and Who Am I. The categories start off quite regular, but they get more interesting as you go. This is a portable version of the game, so there are only 600 questions included.
Trivial Pursuit: Borussia Monchengladbach (2019)
Another German football club got an honorable mention in this game of Trivial Pursuit. This time, the game is all about Borussia MG. Similarly to the Rot Weiss Essen edition, the game comes with a board, dice, cheese, and 600 questions about the football club.
Trivial Pursuit: Furstentum Liechtenstein (?)
We were unable to identify the year this edition was published. Based on other similar editions from France, it is safe to assume this version came around the 2000s. Much like France, Germany got to celebrate its beauty too. This game took players through the wonders of Liechtenstein. There were only 330 questions, but each was hand-crafted and challenging.
With such a rich history, it’s quite obvious that Trivial Pursuit had to venture out a couple of times and change the rules of the game. Well, it’s actually done even more than that! Keep reading to find out about atypical editions of Trivial Pursuit!
Trivial Pursuit: Pocket Player Set – TP’s People (1987)
Pocket Player Sets were quite different from the regular editions of the game. Those were meant to be played on their own, with no board. All players had to do was spin to select the category and slide to keep the score. The rules of the game remained the same, but the Pocket Player Spinner added a new feel to the old gameplay. It was an excellent solution for traveling. This edition contained 1,440 questions about famous personalities and can still be found on Amazon today.
Trivial Pursuit: Pocket Player Set – Boob Tube (1987)
Here is another Pocket Player Set: Boob Tube. The game could be played anywhere without a board. Players had to spin to select the question category and slide to keep track of the score. This edition came with 1,440 questions about the world of TV, both before and during the 1980s.
Trivial Pursuit: Pocket Edition (1988)
The Pocket Player Set quickly gained popularity, so Trivial Pursuit put out more travel-sized games. This Pocket Edition was meant for traveling, but could just as well be played at home or anywhere else. The game came out in different countries, including such faraway lands as Finland! The set came with 2 pocket player spinners and 1,440 questions.
Trivial Pursuit: Chocolate Edition (2006)
Have you ever wanted to play a board game for dessert? In 2006 you could, with Trivial Pursuit! In this edition, question cards are made of chocolate bites. The player that answered two questions on one card correctly got to eat the chocolate. If a question remained unanswered, the chocolate went back in the question pile. The winner got a big chocolate prize! This is an original twist on the classic trivia game.
Game Tasters: Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s (2008)
This game came with everything you need in a can! Even though the can was travel-sized, it provided lots of entertainment and long hours of gameplay. As can be told by the title, the theme of this edition was the 80s. The iconic decade brought us breakdancing, big hair dos, and so much more.
Trivial Pursuit: Steal Card Game (2008)
Steal Card Game is the first ever Trivial Pursuit card game. The set comes with 330 questions and action cards. Players can steal wedges from their opponents, but they can also lose their wedges. Opinions split when it comes to this game. Those who don’t enjoy the long and somewhat complicated gameplay of Trivial Pursuit prefer this edition to any other. It is significantly more fast-paced. Two players can finish a game in only 15 minutes! That also makes it great for trips and even parties. However, players complain that there are not enough questions. You will get to know all the questions after only playing a few times. Nevertheless, the game is great for both families and friend groups.
Trivial Pursuit: Team (2009)
This “Team” edition of Trivial Pursuit came with a completely different format and gameplay. Players had to divide into teams and work in groups. Players got to play four rounds of six types of questions. Instead of answering the questions and getting them right or wrong, players were given points based on how correct their answers were. The categories were: Multiple Choice; Name Six; Go for Broke; Reference; More or Less; and “Are You the Expert?”. Other new features included multiple-choice questions and Name Six. The main difference between this edition and other editions was faster gameplay and teamwork.
Trivial Pursuit: McDonald’s Happy Meal Edition (2009)
This version is incredibly small, with only 16 question cards. The game was used as a promotional tool for McDonald’s and could probably be played in less than 30 minutes. The six categories were: Around the World; Entertainment; World of Wonder; Earth Story; Fun & Games; and Wild Side.
The Ultimate Trivial Pursuit Question & Answer Book (2010)
Trivial Pursuit introduced this format a while back, and it returned in 2010. This book is not very different from Trivial Pursuit subsidiary question sets. It contains over 2,500 questions in the classic Trivial Pursuit categories: Geography; Entertainment; History; Arts & Literature; Science & Nature; and Sports & Leisure. You can play a game with just the book. Alternatively, you can add the questions to a master game.
Trivial Pursuit: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Quick Play Collector’s Edition (2010)
This travel-sized edition of Trivial Pursuit comes with over 400 questions about Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you’re a Tim Burton fan, you will definitely enjoy the categories: The Pumpkin King; Halloween Town; Christmas Town; Trick-or-Treat; Songs; and Behind The Scenes. The design is very appealing, with a coffin-shaped box and a custom die. The game has its own set of rules, which allows for quick gameplay.
If you’re playing with a bigger group of people, you can add the questions to a regular Trivial Pursuit Master Game. Unfortunately, you will quickly run out of questions if you play frequently. Some of the questions are quite hard, even for Tim Burton fans.
Trivial Pursuit X (2017)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit contained edgy questions for adult players. The set came with a stamp with the letter X. Players who answered incorrectly got an X stamped on their forehead. Those with five stamps lost the game.
Trivial Pursuit: Wellness Edition (?)
The Wellness Edition of Trivial Pursuit was specifically released by Nestle, one of the biggest conglomerates in the world. The brand was promoting healthy living and wellbeing to its most important clients and partners. Naturally, the game was never released to the public or sold in stores, which is why we were unable to figure out the exact date of its release. The six categories were related to Nestle and its message: Diet & Health; Workout; Entertainment, Hobbies & Relaxation; Ecology & Environment; Science & Technology, and Geography & History.
Trivial Pursuit did not stop there. As time progressed, the brand began to catch up with modern technology to better suit the needs of a modern consumer. Trivial Pursuit came out with multiple multimedia editions of the game. Finally, the game could be played virtually! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. It all started with questions in a digital format…
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game – Family Pop & Rock Edition (1991)
In 1991, Trivial Pursuit came out with a CD version of the famous game. This music edition allowed players to answer questions related to the tracks or compositions that were on the CD. The game discussed genres from Pop-Rock to Classical music. The game could be played on its own, as well as with a master game set. This new format with musical questions was a success. The game gained an interactive edge and players were more excited to win.
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game (TV Edition) (1992)
This CD or cassette was an audio addition to the Trivial Pursuit Family game. This TV edition featured 99 of the best TV excerpts of that time. It included commercials, news reports, programming theme tunes that everyone could recognize, and other popular TV themes. This edition could be played by itself with no game board, but it was initially meant to add to the Family edition.
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game – The ‘60s Edition (1992)
This edition of Trivial Pursuit came with a CD with 99 tracks. There are British, American, and worldwide hits. This game was meant to be played by itself, as well as with the classic Trivial Pursuit game.
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game – Family Edition – Video Version (1995)
Those familiar with the rules of Trivial Pursuit didn’t have to worry; the rules of the game hadn’t changed. However, this new edition features a tape with 99 TV clips of music and film. This gave Trivial Pursuit a new format and made gameplay much more entertaining and interactive. Since the technology of that time was not nearly as advanced as it is now, this was a groundbreaking addition to the Trivial Pursuit family.
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game – Sports Edition – Video Version (1995)
1995 was a busy year in the world of trivia and multimedia. This edition of Trivial Pursuit came in the form of a VHS tape with important sporting moments in history. The game could be played on its own or with a Trivial Pursuit board.
Trivial Pursuit: The Music Master Game – Film & TV Edition – Video Version (1995)
Another addition to the Trivial Pursuit multimedia family came in the form of a VHS tape. The tape contained clips of popular movies and TV shows that formed trivia questions. Adding a VHS tape to a game about film and television is very symbolic. After all, what better way to answer such questions than to watch movie clips?
Trivial Pursuit: The Sci-Fi Master Game – Star Trek Edition (1995)
Remember VHS tapes? They were all the rage in the 90s! This edition came with a VHS tape and hundreds of questions and classic clips from the Star Trek series. The game was based on all six original movies and TV episodes.
Trivial Pursuit: Millenium Edition – PC (1999)
Trivial Pursuit came in the form of a PC game in 1999. Players were offered 2,000 new questions and three gameplay options. Classic Pursuit is pretty self-explanatory. Point Pursuit allowed players to race the clock, and Party Pursuit invited you to be the first one to buzz in the right answer.
Overall, the game had a good amount of questions, but it wasn’t exactly the most innovative game in its niche. By that time, other brands had gotten to releasing their own trivia computer games, and some were better. People who liked Trivial Pursuit still preferred this game over anything, while those who liked general trivia looked elsewhere. The game was not available to Mac users.
Trivial Pursuit: SNL DVD Edition (2003)
SNL celebrated 30 seasons, so Trivial Pursuit decided to commemorate that with a brand new game. Instead of printing a classic board game, the brand released this interactive DVD version. The game came with questions about all 30 seasons of Saturday Night Live.
The categories were: Characters; Impressions; Sketches; Parodies; SNL etc.; and The Show. All fans of the show appreciated that the game came with collectible playing pieces in the form of replicas of some of the most famous SNL characters, such as Matt Foley and Mango.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD Pop Culture Game (2003)
In 2003, Trivial Pursuit received a bit of a makeover. The brand came out with a multimedia version of the popular game. The DVD Pop Culture Game consisted of 2,400 card questions and 600 additional questions on DVD. To make the game even more modern, the categories were concerned with pop culture (as the name suggests) and current events. To be more specific, the categories were: Television; Movies; Music; Sports & Games; Buzz; and Fads.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD – The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Edition (2004)
This novelty game allowed players to feel even more submerged in their favorite fantasy world. The set came with two DVDs and question cards that contained 2,400 questions about the popular trilogy. It also included collectible playing pieces in the form of your favorite characters; Frodo, Galadriel, Gandalf, and Aragorn. The experience was complete when you heard the voice of Gollum asking you the final question.
Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged (2004)
With the rise of technology, people began leaning more towards video games. Board games started to become a thing of the past. Trivial Pursuit: Unhinged is the perfect solution for trivia lovers who are not too keen on board games. This video game is meant for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and personal computers.
There are three play modes: Classic, Flash, and Unhinged. Though the first two are pretty self-explanatory, the last one is completely different from traditional Trivial Pursuit, with lots of surprises. Players can earn bonus points, bet on other players, and steal wedges. The questions are asked by celebrities such as Bill Nye. Overall, it is an excellent alternative to the Trivial Pursuit board game.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD Pop Culture Edition (2005)
Trivial Pursuit was keeping up with the multimedia trends when it decided to release this version of the game. With the pop culture theme, players can count with questions about gossip, entertainment, and the “modern times” (otherwise known as the early 2000s). There are over 2,000 new questions in the following categories: Television; Movies; Music; Sports & Games; Buzz; and Fads.
The interactive element made the game more fun to play, with questions accompanied by TV clips, commercials, movie scenes, and memorable pop culture moments. The tokens paid tribute to the 2000s too, with their cool pop culture design. Unfortunately, the game has a lower value for money than the classic Trivial Pursuit. There are only a few hundred DVD questions, so you’re bound to repeat them after a while. Those who did not care about answering a few video questions were advised to opt for the Genus Edition.
Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture 2 (2005)
If you’re familiar with the first edition of Trivial Pursuit: Pop Culture, you’ll know that the game came with 400 DVD questions. This edition is no exception! Players were once again given the chance to employ a new format of trivia games. This interactive element definitely made the game more enjoyable for many.
Pop Culture 2 was also considered the easier version of the classic Trivial Pursuit. The questions had nothing to do with science or geography, so pop culture lovers and television viewers were finally happy to play! Overall, this edition is better than the previous, as the questions are newer. It became one of the best selling Trivial Pursuit editions of the decade.
Trivial Pursuit DVD: Star Wars Saga Edition (2005)
The DVD format of the game made for interactive gameplay. The questions in this game focused on the iconic Star Wars saga and covered everything from its history to technology and characters.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD Disney Edition (2005)
With more and more games and toys for kids on the market, Trivial Pursuit decided it was time for another addition to the family. You can’t go wrong with Disney! So many children and adults all over the world love Disney films. The standard Disney categories remained: Heroes & Heroines; Once Upon a Time; Monsters & Villains; Supporting Stars; Places & Props; and Wonderful World of Disney.
The game came with 1,800 regular printed questions, and more audio and video questions on DVD. All the best Disney movies were covered, from Snow White to Toy Story. The game set also contains a special dice that can be used to speed up gameplay for the younger players.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD for Kids (2006)
This is a DVD from the early age of Trivial Pursuit. It was made to challenge kids and present trivia in a fun way. Instead of reading numerous questions and keeping score, the game gained a whole new simple format. All players had to do was watch the hosts of the show and answer fun questions in six different categories. This format really appealed to young children who did not have the attention span to play a whole game of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: DVD Star Wars – Case Version (2006)
There is no better way to make a movie come true while playing a game than to actually watch scenes from the movie! The DVD Star Wars edition presented clips from the Star Wars saga and asked players to answer difficult and interesting questions on the topic. Players could fully submerge themselves in the fantasy world of Star Wars and enjoy an interactive game of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit: Digital Choice (2008)
This digital edition of Trivial Pursuit revolutionized its gameplay. Well, the actual gameplay didn’t change very much, but the game became much more broad and inclusive. The electronic unit came with 600 questions in the classic categories to start the players off. Then, you could access mytpchoice.com and download up to 1,800 additional new questions to play with!
The game allows players to customize their experience to the maximum. For instance, you could choose to focus on sci-fi or movies instead of the traditional history and science. The game allows every player to create the perfect game for themselves and never repeat a question. Though it is definitely unorthodox, the game created a stir in the Trivial Pursuit community!
Trivial Pursuit (Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360) (2009)
This game was a new take on the digital format of Trivial Pursuit, an old time favorite of many. The game was meant for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. The game came with new question categories and exciting gameplay. Players can challenge their friends and guess if they will know the answers. There are visual questions in the Geography section too. Unfortunately, players didn’t get to hear their questions from celebrities this time around. The game is fun, though some players complained about having to rush for the time limit.
Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It (Nintendo Wii) (2011)
Trivial Pursuit came out with a whole new video game with brand new questions and categories for everyone. The game can be played alone, as well as with other people. The best part is that everyone gets to play on every turn, so nobody is left out. The game is definitely more fast-paced than the board game version. Players can bet whether their opponents will know the answer and steal their wedges.
Naturally, the game is not as fun when played by yourself. It was also quite obviously targeting the younger audience at the time, so the older generation couldn’t enjoy the game as much. As it goes with Trivial Pursuit video games, the time limit is annoying in this game too.
Shuffle Trivial Pursuit (2014)
Shuffle Trivial Pursuit opened up a whole new category of trivia games. With the help of this edition, players could enjoy trivia on their phones or tablets. The game required players to download the app and play against a timer. If a player failed to answer and the timer ran out, the other teams won a point. The app was not necessary for this game. Players could just use the cards and ask each other questions as in any classic game of Trivial Pursuit.
Trivial Pursuit & Friends (2015)
In 2015, Trivial Pursuit partnered with Gameloft to launch this new mobile game. The ability to craft your own questions and other features were added to the new and improved version. The game became available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
Trivial Pursuit Live! (2015)
Trivial Pursuit got a makeover in 2015. Trivial Pursuit Live! is a video game. The game gives its players a real TV show experience with new and improved questions and difficulty levels that are more inclusive. The game is quite fast-paced, unlike the original board game. It hasn’t reached its peak yet and many users have complained about the difficulty of gameplay.
Roll the Dice!
Trivial Pursuit continues to surprise us every year, and I hope it never stops! The game has made for so many fun nights with family and friends and memories that many people will cherish forever. If you ever feel like you could use a blast from the past or just a harmless game of trivia, then you know where to go! And you have a lot to choose from.
Undoubtedly, Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition is the most iconic trivia board game of all time. If you can only buy one game from Trivial Pursuit, that’s the one you should opt for. The latest versions tend to be the best as the questions are updated, but if you find an older version in your parent’s basement, give it a shot!
Trivial Pursuit: Master Edition is in line with Genus and makes a great competitor. This edition is so special because it’s just like a classic game of Trivial Pursuit, but with all the best questions. And there is a multiple-choice element, which is a great change.
As a huge Harry Potter fan myself, I have to agree with all the positive reviews regarding Trivial Pursuit: Harry Potter Ultimate Edition. Harry Potter is one of the most iconic movie and book franchises in the world, so the praise is well-deserved. Trivial Pursuit did an amazing job compiling the questions and creating the game. The questions cover all of Harry Potter films, from 1 to 8.
If I had to point out one more edition, it would have to be Trivial Pursuit: Family Edition. Board games are the epitome of fun with family. There is no reason you shouldn’t enjoy a trivia game with your loved ones. The questions are separated into two decks: one for adults and one for kids, which makes for excellent gameplay. You can’t go wrong with this edition, regardless of your age, interests, or background.
I could go on and on! Don’t think that these are the only good editions of Trivial Pursuit; each and every one is good in its own way. The best part is, you don’t have to limit yourself to general knowledge in the classic categories. You can venture out and answer questions about Rick & Morty or Family Guy, if that’s what you like! That’s the beauty of Trivial Pursuit, everyone gets a category they excel in!
Do you agree with the chosen editions? Which edition is your favorite? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!