- As winter continues, staying inside to play board games might be seeming appealing.
- Some of the most fun board games are trivia-based, where you can test your knowledge against your friends’.
- From Trivial Pursuit to Battle of the Sexes, INSIDER has found some of the most popular trivia board games, based on the history of the games and their Amazon reviews.
Even as the holiday season comes to an end with the New Year, winter is just getting into full swing and the thought of being outdoors might be seeming less and less appealing. A great solution is board game nights with your friends, especially trivia board games where you can test your knowledge against your friends’.
If you’re looking for great trivia games, INSIDER has found some of the most popular trivia board games, based on when the game was invented and its Amazon rating.
Trivial Pursuit is almost 40 years old and has tons of versions.
Invented in 1979 and released commercially in 1981, Trivial Pursuit is a trivia board game classic that was even added to the “Games Hall of Fame” by Games Magazine in 1993.
On Amazon, Trivial Pursuit’s Classic Edition from Hasbro has a 4.2-star rating with 107 customer reviews; 62% of reviewers gave the board game 5 stars.
Wits & Wagers has won multiple awards.
First released in 2005,Wits & Wagers is the game where everyone guesses the answers to ridiculous trivia questions and then bets whose answer will be closest. Published by North Star Games, Wits &Wagers has won the Golden Geek Award for Best Party Board Game in 2007 and Games Magazine’s Best New Party Game in 2007.
The original game has been updated to the Deluxe Edition and the website has two other versions, the Party Edition, and the Family Edition, as well as extra question packs for each version.
On Amazon, Wits & Wagers has a 4.5-star rating with 328 customer reviews; 81% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Smart Arse has sold more than 2.5 million copies.
Smart Arse (also released as Smart A**), was first released in 2006 by University Games. In this fast-paced board game, players simply yell out the answers to clue cards. According to the game’s website, a new edition was released this year with all new questions.
On Amazon, Smart Arse has a 4.4-star rating with 1,084 customer reviews; 68% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Pictopia’s Disney edition has become a favourite for families with kids who love trivia.
On Amazon, Pictopia: Disney Edition has a 4.3-star rating with 294 customer reviews; 73% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Wits End won a Game of the Year award in Australia.
Originally released in 1995 by Game Development Group, Wits End won the Australian Games Association Game of the Year award in 2001. To win, players try to get to the center of the board by answering trivia questions and brain riddles.
On Amazon, Wits End has a 4.3-star rating with 238 customer reviews; 60% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Battle of the Sexes is a classic trivia game for men vs. women.
This men-vs.-women trivia game from Spin Master Games was originally released in 1997. In the game, women are asked questions such as: “How many lugs are on the typical wheel?” and men are asked questions such as: “How do you stop a run in stockings?”
On Amazon, Battle of the Sexes has a 3.6-star rating with 125 customer reviews; 54% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Matter of Fact has a 4.1-star rating on Amazon.
Matter of Fact, also from Game Development Group, lets players answer seven questions on each turn, but if they mess up too much, players have to move backwards on the board.
On Amazon, the board game has a 4.1-star rating with 118 customer reviews; 61% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Balderdash has been around since 1984, though there were even earlier versions as far back as 1970.
Originally released in 1984 as a word definition-bluffing game, (though played as far back as at least 1970 as a parlor game),Balderdash, as published by Mattel, now has several categories for players to bluff in, including people, words, initials, and movies.
On Amazon, Balderdash has a 4.5-star rating with 292 customer reviews; 72% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
Bezzerwizzer made its way to the US from Denmark.
Bezzerwizzer, which gets its name from the German word for “know-it-all,” was first released in 2007. With 5,000 questions in its native language and 3,000 questions in the English version, Bezzerwizzer was nominated for the Årets Spill Best Party Game in 2009 and won the Årets Spel Best Adult Game in 2009.
On Amazon, Bezzerwizzer has a 4.4-star rating with 218 customer reviews; 70% of reviewers gave the board game 5 stars.
The Family Feud Trivia game is keeping the TV-show-turned-board game from 1977 alive.
On Amazon, the trivia game has a 4.1-star rating with 132 customer reviews; 56% of reviewers gave the game 5 stars.
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