Parents' Guide to

Trivial Pursuit

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Classic board game goes high-tech in a fun way.

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This high-tech way of playing Trivial Pursuit is good, and in most ways, better than playing the board game. The classic game is easy to play, and nicely presented so you never have to count out spaces. The addition of the two variations is a real winner because they are both fun and novel. The visual presentation throughout is crisp and exciting, particularly when the game pieces float and hover around as if they are alive. And this version uses interactive multimedia to make the presentation of the questions varied and interesting. You will see question using photos, sliders, and interactive maps. Another cool thing is the way the game keeps track of each player's stats and displays them on a ticker tape at the bottom of the game.

There is one way that the board game beats the video game version. And that is in letting kids have an easier set of questions than adults. The best way to deal with knowledge inequity in the video game is to play the "Facts & Friends" Mode which throws in all sorts of unpredictable results, so the better player doesn't necessarily win. Also, the size of the lettering used on the questions could have been larger.

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