Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pop Trivia and Totally Trivia #games @GoliathGamesUS Review

I heart games! I'm an advocate of kids playing some video games, but a lot of card games and board games.

My kids have never had a video game station. No Playstation, or Wii. They do have Kindles with some games on them. Their time in playing with those is limited. They do use their Kindles for other things like watching videos, and looking up things for homework.

What are the positives when it comes to board games and card games? 

  • Logical Thinking 
  • Reasoning Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Social Skills 
  • Communication Skills

Mica's always been a kid that does pretty awesome in school, but lacks some skills at home. I think games help him.

Goliath Games sent me Quiz Master Fantastic Pop Trivia - Questions From Every Genre, Every Decade and Quiz Master Terrific Totally Trivia - The Complete Quiz Game to review.

I love both games! 

  • They don't take up a ton of room. They stack easy. 
  • These are games that are great for the car, and traveling.
  • There's 2 games, so each boy will get one for Easter! 
  • The games should help Mica with his favorite thing at school - Quiz Bowl.
How to Play:

Both games are played similarly. If you are playing with teams, make sure they have the same amount of people, and are around the same ages. If young and old adults are playing, put young and old adults on each team. 

Roll the die to pick which team/player plays first. This team/player then states which decade or category they wish to venture and rolls the die. The team/player to their left takes one of the cards from the decade or category and reads out the question. 

If the first team/player chooses Rock and Pop and rolls a 6, they will be asked questions 6 on the rock and Pop card. 

If the team/player answers the questions correctly, they keep the card. If not, the card is returned to the bottom of the draw pile. 

Each team/player takes a turn.

As the team/players get different categories or decades right, they don't have to answer any more questions from that, and move on to other categories or decades. 

The game keeps going until all 6 categories or decades have been answered. 

*You could play in the car with just asking questions for fun. At that time you wouldn't play with a die at all. There would be no winner, or loser. Just time would be passed. 

About Quiz Master Fantastic Pop Trivia Questions From Every Genre, Every Decade:

  • Contents: 900 Questions | 1 Die
  • Answer one question correctly from each of the six decades: 1950s1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s
  • Topics: Fads and Fashion | TV | Film | Music | Sport | Name the Year
  • Cost: $12.99 on Prime
  • Ages: 14 and Up

Somehow I skipped the 1950s, but it's certainly an important decade. I'm going to walk you through the rest of the decades.

1960's: Name the year: Mattel's Hot Wheels toy cars are launched; the news magazine TV program "60 Minutes" debuts on CBS; the film "Oliver!" opens in theaters.

Answer: 1968

1970's: What was the 1974 boxing match between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Zaire known as?

Answer: The Rumble in the Jungle

1980's: Name the signature dance move that became popular worldwide after Michael Jackson's performance of "Billie Jean" on "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever."

Answer: Moonwalk

1990's: Which brand of water gun went on sale in 1990 and used manually pressurized air to shoot water further distances than standard squirt guns?

Answer: Super Soaker

2000's: Which Lego Technics these became one of the company's biggest-selling properties ever and helped save the company from a financial crisis?

Answer: Bionicle

About Quiz Master Terrific Totally Trivia the Complete Quiz Game:

  • Contents: 900 Questions | 1 Die
  • Answer one question correctly from each of the six categories: Rock and Pop TV and Film | Fun and Games | People and Places | Science and Nature | Past and Present
  • Cost: $12.99 on Prime
  • Ages: 14 and Up

The answer to the question on the box would be Travis and Mica.

Rock and Pop: American rapper Curtis James Jackson III is known professionally as whom?

Answer: 50 Cent

*I guess I knew that, but never follow rap. It didn't come to me until after I saw the answer.

TV and Film: What film stars Liam Neeson as a retired CIA agent who travels across Europe to save his kidnapped daughter?

Answer: Taken

Past and Present: In which year did France perform its last execution by the guillotine? Was it 1957, 1967 or 1977?

Answer: 1977

Fun and Games: Which sport was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith?

Answer: Basketball

People and Places: Where was Sir Isaac Newton burried?

Answer: Westminster Abbey

Science and Nature: Who said "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind?

Answer: Albert Einstein

Which game do you think you'd like to own Pop Trivia or Totally Trivia? 

Are you good at trivia games? 

What game do you like to play on game night, and why?

Disclaimer: Goliath sent me these 2 games to help with this review. They in no way influenced what I wrote, or my opinions.


Theresa Mahoney said...

I love games too. I do like to play trivia games, but the rest of the family aren't into them. Jason has such a short term memory, it's hard for him to remember even the easiest answers. I like the idea of using them to pass time on car trips.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Never get tired of such game. My kids and I love doing it in a long trip as well

Liz Mays said...

I stink at trivia because my mind just doesn't seem to store facts and figures, but I still like playing (and losing). lol

mail4rosey said...

I like trivia games and the classics like Sorrry, Yahtzee, Battleship, Monopoly and even Simon and Perfection. I guess because they remind me of MY youth. :)


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