Here’s some fun trivia for you: January 4 is National Trivia Day. And what better way is there to celebrate than to partake in a fun little pop quiz of your own? From classics like Trivial Pursuit to newer games like Wits & Wagers, here are 10 of our favorite trivia board games—for National Trivia Day, game night, or just a random night at home.
This iconic board game is beloved by trivia purists and game-night lovers alike. Opt for the classic edition if you’re a fan of the retro board and original categories including entertainment, history, art and literature, science and nature, and sports and leisure. Or pick up the master edition if you’d prefer a more modern board and questions, plus a timer to shake things up a bit.
Wits & Wagers
A cult classic trivia game that prides itself on being “the most award-winning party game in history,” Wits & Wagers is a casino-inspired board game, complete with wagering and currency chips, that requires all players to write down an answer to the same question—and then place bets on which guess is closest.
If you’re filled with all sorts of random pop cultural knowledge, then Anomia is the board game for you. Players draw cards to potentially face-off with other players on subjects ranging from pop songs to dog breeds, just beware of the elusive “wild card.”
There are many versions of games in the “Timeline” series (like Timeline Inventions, Timeline Events, or Timeline: Americana) but the strategy remains the same: Draw a card—each one represents a moment in time—and place it accurately in your growing timeline. You’ll have to ask yourself questions like: “Was the light bulb invented before or after glasses?”
Looking for a solid trivia game to play at your next couples’ night? Bezzerwizzer is a quiz game from Denmark where players draw category tiles from a bag and sort them on their player board according to their knowledge for points—and even better, can be played in teams.
Things They Don’t Teach You in School
Definitely not your grandmother’s traditional trivia game, Things They Don’t Teach You In School is an unconventional board game with more than 400 unexpected questions and answers that players will never see coming, but certainly laugh about all the same.
Fast-paced and fun, Smart Ass is the perfect party game for people who love to shout out answers—even when it’s not their turn. Complete with over 400 “Who? What? Where?” style trivia cards, the first person to declare the correct answer wins the round and becomes one step closer to being the ultimate “Smart Ass.”
Designed for players ages 16 and up, Wit’s End is filled with brain teasers about pop culture, geography, art, history, and the like that requires players solve both mind riddles about items that don’t belong in certain categories as well as ordering things by year, weight, size, and more.
For a totally unique trivia game experience, look no further than iKNOW. Instead of allowing one know-it-all player to dominate the game, iKNOW asks players to place bets on how well other players will answer the same question, so even if you don’t know the right answer you’ll still have a chance to win.
Designed for up to 30 players, Linkee is a super simple, shout-out-loud quiz game that requires players figure out the links between questions being asked instead of the correct answer. All you have to do is be the first to spot the connection and voila: You’ve won the round.
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