It seems that Gen Z is all the rage these days. Gen Z influencers, actors, singers, artists, TikTokers, movies, songs, clothes, and so much more exist. Every industry caters to the generation of people born between 1997 and 2013. Because Gen Z-ers are some of the greatest consumers on the market right now, there are a whole lot of products and services tailor-made for them.
Whether you’re a member of that generation yourself, the mother of a Gen Z child, or just desperately trying to fit in, you can use this article to gain some knowledge or put what you already know to the test. We’ve compiled a list of Gen Z trivia games that will make you laugh and cry (only if you lose). Though we’ve tried to incorporate board games, today’s teenagers grow up with smartphones and tablets in their hands. It’s hard to disregard their digital education, which created so many awesome online quizzes and apps!
In my opinion, Mind the Gap seems like the best option for both Gen Z players and those who want to learn more about Generation Z. It is a real trivia board game, which are so rare these days! It has a social element that online quizzes and game apps lack. Mind the Gap encourages you to get together with your family and have good, old-fashioned fun without devices.
Check out Mind the Gap and all the other games and let us know what you think!
Gen Z Quiz
Gen Z Quiz is a trivia game app available on Android devices through Google Play. The game shows you pictures of Gen Z celebrities, and you have to guess their names. The game is straightforward, which makes it better suited to a younger audience. Interestingly, members of other generations might have a really hard time playing Gen Z Quiz. You won’t get any questions right if you know what Zendaya, Logan Paul, and Addison Rae look like. This game will be especially interesting to the teens who spend much of their time on TikTok.
Trivia Star is an app that’s available for Android and Apple devices. The app is currently number two in the Trivia category in the App Store. The game is optimized for smartphones and tablets. The best part is—that it’s free. Trivia Star has a lively and colorful design that will be especially attractive to the younger members of Gen Z.
The game has over 1000 levels with over 10,000 trivia questions, so you’ll be occupied for hours daily! The questions start easy, but they get more challenging as you level up in the game. Question categories include general knowledge, celebrities, sports, food, music, TV shows, movies, science, and brands, just to name a few. Players are invited to earn coins through the game and use them if they need help with a question. Trivia Star can be played online and offline.
Trivia Star is a classic trivia game app; we’ve seen many of them. It differs from the others with its content, which targets the younger generation. Questions about current celebrities, TV shows, and sports superstars are written for Gen Z. Don’t get discouraged when you’re met with questions that are too easy. Get them right, and you’ll reach the difficult questions quickly.
Psych! Outwit Your Friends
Psych is a trivia game app from the creators of the famous app Heads Up! The game invites players to make up outrageous fake answers to real questions. Psych targets friend groups who enjoy trivia. But, being skilled and knowledgeable is not enough! You have to know your friends really well too.
In order to start playing with your friends, you need to select a category. The game will invite you to give an incorrect answer to a question, which will then be displayed to your friends along with the right answer. Your goal is to convince your friends to select your answer as the right one. The questions are multiple-choice, so you and your friends get four potential answers to select from. You get points when other players choose your answer. You also get points for selecting the correct answer and not letting your friends psych you.
If you’re up for the challenge, you can add Ellen to your game and try not to let her confuse you. Psych can be very fun if you know your friends well enough to come up with fake answers they would fall for. And, if you want to win, you need to outsmart them all! The game is available on Google Play and in the App Store.
Gen Z Trivia
Etsy is the perfect place for original and unique quizzes. No matter what category or theme you’re looking for, you will always find a wonderful collection of questions. Pub quiz organizers often use Etsy as a source of questions.
This Gen Z Trivia quiz is for sale on Etsy for under $20. The twist is that the quiz is not about Generation Z; it’s about Y2K pop culture! Given the recent resurgence of Y2K fashion and everything that came with that, we think this quiz will give you just the right dose of nostalgia. The pack has a total of 42 questions, which should last you for 45 minutes to an hour. It contains all the questions, an answer sheet, and instructions. At the bottom of the page, it is mentioned that this quiz is unsuitable for commercial use.
There are 8 separate games in the pack. The first is titled “Sample Sale” and consists of music samples the players will have to name. The second is “Emoji Movie.” It invites you to guess the movie title by the emojis. Then we have “Show & Tell,” which is described as a visual puzzle TV show quiz. Other categories include “Video on Trial,” “Soundtrack to Our Lives,” “Mallrats,” “Reality Bites,” and “Fill in the Lyrics.” You can tell from these names what some questions will be about.
This quiz is special because the questions are presented in many formats. You definitely will not get bored! Besides, there are only 42 questions, which won’t take you longer than one hour to answer. So, put your Juicy Couture tracksuit on and get down to business!
Mind the Gap
Mind the Gap is a trivia board game that will unite the whole family. Boomers, Gen X-ers, Millennials, and Gen Z-ers unite to answer trivia questions and show who knows the other generations better. You need at least two players to play. The number of players can reach 20. With more than four players, the players need to be separated into four teams. The average duration of one game is between 20 minutes and one hour. The game is for sale on Amazon.
The board is divided into four sections, each generation’s own section. Each generation also has pop culture trivia questions that players must answer. Before you start, you need to place a stack of Challenge Cards in the middle. The game has a mix of trivia and activities that make players sing, dance, and act. As you or your team moves around the board, you must answer trivia questions or participate in challenges. The goal is to be the first player or team to make a full round around the board.
The categories covered by the trivia questions are tv/film, pop culture, music, headlines, and slang/slogans. According to some players of
- Great for the ENTIRE family - Grandma to 10 yr olds
- Pop Culture trivia questions that are fun to answer
- Challenge cards make you hum, dance, and act out iconic moments from the different generations
- Supports up to 4 teams of multiple players
- Great for holidays, game nights, office parties, get togethers, reunions, funerals... okay, not funerals.
Millennials v. Zoomers Trivia Game
Millennials v. Zoomers is a small game that consists of 200 question cards. One pack has questions concerning pop culture of the 80s and 90s, and the other one targets the early 2000s. Expect categories like music, technology, trends, and slang. As a Gen Z, you can challenge your millennial friends to a face-off in Gen Z knowledge. Alternatively, both players or teams can stick to their categories and see who knows their own generation better. The cards feature answers, so you cannot read your own questions. Some answers come with a short explanation, making for a great learning tool.
Millennials v. Zoomers is hardly a trivia game; it’s just a collection of question cards. However, it can make an excellent companion on a road trip, camping getaway, or even during airplane travel. You can use the questions in upcoming trivia quizzes or impress your friends with your newfound knowledge. The pack costs less than $20. It is quite small, so it will only last a few games.
Online Gen Z Quizzes
Whether you’re a member of Gen Z or just want to feel young, you can try your luck in online Gen Z tests. These quizzes test your knowledge of Gen Z slang and trends. The only way to prepare for them is to study the latest trends on TikTok and follow Gen Z influencers on social media. These online quizzes offer a fun and easy way to test your knowledge of the generation. If you’re a young person, you will probably find the questions very easy. If you’re a bit older, a lot of it might sound like a bunch of nonsense!
Here are some quizzes to check out:
- 38 of the most fun Gen Z Jeopardy! questions
- 38 hilarious Gen Z slang questions and answers
- Only true Gen Z-ers will pass this Gen Z quiz!
- 21 Generation Z trivia questions that slay
- If you can’t go 9 for 9 in this Gen Z “talk” quiz, you’re old
- Gen Z trivia quiz!
You might be surprised how difficult some of these questions are! They not only target language and slang, but also television, music, and pop culture. Try your luck and let us know which quiz you liked best.
Honorable Mention: What Do You Meme
Millennials started the meme game, and Gen Z took it to the next level. No other generation has such a strong knowledge of memes and an influence on the creation of new memes. Gen Z slang took memes from entertainment that can only be consumed through a screen to a live performance. TikTok has been the founding platform for many successful memes.
What Do You Meme is a party card game meant for adults. It is not suitable for the younger members of Gen Z, as there is a lot of adult language and topics. The game’s creators have been so successful that they created more games on different topics. Though they’re all great, let’s focus on the original What Do You Meme.
The game is similar to Cards Against Humanity. The card that prompts the players’ responses, the centerpiece if you will, is a meme. Each player has a set of cards they can choose from every round. Your goal is to find every meme’s funniest and most relatable caption. As with Cards Against Humanity, the beauty of this game lies in its social element. Only you can make your friends laugh with the hilarious captions you choose. Not everyone will find the winning caption funny, but your friends will.
The original What Do You Meme has 360 caption cards and 75 picture cards. You will probably run through them pretty quickly. The creators also sell expansion packs that will keep the game interesting for longer. Though it’s not exactly a trivia game, there is no other game that does a better job of encapsulating the Gen Z experience!
- Brand New in box; The product ships with all relevant accessories
- Judge’s Choice: The winner of each round is decided by a rotating judge; Pro tip: pick your caption card to match the judge’s sense of humor
- How to Play: Compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes; Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption the photo card in each round
- More hilarity: We also make other party games inspired by pop culture; Check out our store for tons more good stuff
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All the games on this list are great, and they serve their own purposes. Your choice will depend entirely on what kind of game you’re looking for. If you don’t care about the social element too much and just want a game you can play on your phone alone, go for Gen Z Quiz or Trivia Star. These two are applications that you can install and play right away. You can also have a look at online Gen Z quizzes. Those are usually completely free and you can play right away. There is no game element per se; you just answer trivia questions and get to see your score at the end.
If you enjoy the digital aspect of trivia but still want to be able to play with friends, have a look at Psych! Outwit Your Friends or Gen Z Trivia. The former is a smartphone application. You and your friends will need to download it to play. Gen Z Trivia is a whole trivia presentation you must pay for and download on your computer. This one requires a bit more of a process. You need to set up the game, find players, make teams, and keep the score. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, you can give it a go! It will certainly be quite different from your regular trivia game app. You can make a whole evening out of it, buy small prizes for your friends, and have a blast.
Finally, the old-school trivia buffs will certainly enjoy a real board or card game. Mind the Gap is the only board game on this list, so it has my heart. The game suits all generations so that you can have a real trivia face-off with your grandma! Learn about the pop culture of different generations and get the whole family together. Millennials v. Zoomers Trivia Game is a bit milder. It is a portable card game that consists of trivia questions about the 80s and 90s, and the 2000s. It’s an excellent option for those who don’t want to commit to a full-blown board game but have grown bored of their smartphones.
Whether you’re a Gen Z-er or an inquisitive parent who’s trying to get to know their kid’s culture, we’ve got you covered with these games! Play by yourself or with your friends and family, enjoy free online games or invest in a solid board game, answer questions about Gen Z or other generations. Whatever you choose, we’re sure you’ll have lots of fun!
Let us know which game you liked best. Do you have any recommendations for us and your fellow trivia lovers? Share them with us in the comments!