With Trivial Pursuit, you can have fun and learn at the same time

The board game Trivial Pursuit was developed on December 15, 1979 by Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney. Currently, it is among the most popular board game in the world, selling more than 100 million copies in the scope of 35 years. The game's winner is the one who gets the most correct answers to questions about pop culture and general information. Around the time it was conceived, Haney was a photography editor at The Gazette while Abbott was The Canadian Press' sports editor. They first developed the game when pieces of their Scrabble were missing. Together with Ed Werner and John Haney, the game was formed into completion and released in 1982. By 1984, the game peaked in popularity in the United States, with more than 20 million copies sold. Selchow and Righter initially had the game rights but was later transferred to Hasbro in 1988. By 2008, Hasbro had the sole rights to the game after buying it for $80 million. In 2004, almost 88 million games were retailed in 26 countries. Trivial pursuit was awarded the "Games Hall of Fame" in December 1993 by Games magazine. A web-based version was later released in September 2003. Numerous question sets have already been launched for it, with the question cards sorted according to themes. For example, in the standard Genus set, the questions about science and nature are in green. Other questions have been tailored for younger gamers, while others are also for promotional partnerships like The Lord of the Rings movie franchise.

Basically, the objective is to navigate around the game board by answering the trivia questions correctly. There are six categories, with every category having its own corresponding color. The complete playing set has a board, question cards, playing pieces, plastic wedges, a die and a box. The playing pieces are divided into six segments like a pie. As soon as a player collects one wedge of every color and completed his playing piece, he needs to go back to the hub then answer a question from a category chosen by another player. If he gets the right answer, he wins Trivial Pursuit. On the other hand, if he gives the wrong answer, he needs to leave the board's center and try one more time on his next turn.