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Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary

by Hasbro
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
Price: 41.99
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  • 1800 new questions
  • Deluxe card dispenser
  • Subject matter from the last 20 years
  • 300 Q & A cards
  • 1 card holder
  • 6 scoring tokens
  • 36 coloured wedges
  • 1 die
  • For 2-36 players (in teams)
  • Manufacturers recommended age 15 years +
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions26.8 x 26.6 x 5.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:15 years and up
Item model numberTRIV20
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 55,311 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan 2002

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

How good is your knowledge?

Celebrate two decades of Trivial Pursuit with this special edition of the world's best loved question and answer game. All questions are based on events and culture from the last 20 years. Categories include Global View, Sound & Screen, News, Written Word, Innovations, and Game Time. Game features include these 6 new question categories, special wedge holders, foil effect board and pack. Discover what you can, or perhaps cannot, remember about the last 20 years, all in one game!

Game Of The Year 2005

Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary Edition scooped the prestigious title of British Association of Toy Retailers Game of the Year proving that after 20 years of brain teasing the old ones are still definitely the best. The iconic game was awarded the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony earlier this year, the toy industry's equivalent of the Oscars!

The Game

The Trivial Pursuit game is a party in a box, people talking to people in a revolt against television. Since its official introduction in 1982, this phenomenally successful board game has been testing game players' wits to the limit. For only in a Trivial Pursuit game will you be asked questions as zany as, " Was Humpty Dumpty pushed?" and as difficult as "What modern day animal is related to the prehistoric merychippus?"

The History

The game was invented by two Canadian journalists in Montreal, December 15, 1979, Scott Abbott a former sports editor with the Canadian Press and Chris Haney, photo editor for the Montreal Gazette. After realizing that more help and more money were needed to begin developing their idea. Chris's older brother John, an ex-hockey player, and John's friend Ed Werner, an ex-hockey player turned lawyer, were recruited, and the team of Abbott, Haney, Haney and Werner got to work.

Having no experience with the games business, it took these four men years of hard work before the Trivial Pursuit game became a seemingly "overnight success" with the public. Having depleted almost all of their own money they convinced friends and relatives to buy shares of their company to raise additional capital. The first prototype production test market run of 1100 games were sold in Canada.

The Trivial Pursuit game was first shown in the U.S. at the American International Toy Fair in New York City in February 1982. They expected to sell thousands of copies: to their great disappointment, only a few hundred were ordered. But they would not give up - even after realizing that they were so in debt that if they sold all of the 20,000 games ordered from their second production run they would barely break even.

But there was a magic to the game, which had game stores doubling their orders and the media soliciting interviews and the rest, as they say, is history.

Spring 2004 marked the 20th anniversary of the universal board game that has sold more than 85 million copies since it was launched and through it all, the highs and lows, Abbott, Haney, Haney and Werner have remained the same four good buddies with a great idea!

And Now?

After 20 years at the top, the game is now available in 28 different countries and in 18 different languages. The current line includes Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary, Trivial Pursuit Genus edition, Trivial Pursuit Family edition, Trivial Pursuit for Kids, Trivial Pursuit Globetrotter and Trivial Pursuit Bite Size.

Trivial Pursuit is already spearheading a new game category with the introduction of Trivial Pursuit DVD Games. These fantastic interactive games feature lines such as Trivial Pursuit Disney DVD, Trivial Pursuit Star Wars Saga DVD, Trivial Pursuit Lord Of The Rings DVD and the new extreme game Trivial Pursuit Let Loose DVD.

Product Description

Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disimprovement 12 Dec 2004
By Mr. T. Ralph VINE VOICE
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Trivial Pursuit has gone through many editions, but the basic aim always remained the same: moving around, answering questions, and trying to accumulate the six "wedges" from certain spaces around the board before heading back to the centre and answering one final question to win.
Unfortunately this is moving backwards from the excellent Genus editions of the past. For one thing there are less question cards, so you run the risk of starting to repeat much sooner (or have to buy top-up question packs). And although older versions of the game had the tendency to run on a bit, this version has the accelerating factor of fast-track wedge spaces. Regrettably it goes too far the other way and is now really too fast.
Finally, I'd be really clear that this definitely isn't a family game. The manufacturers recommend 15 and up, which is a definite minimum, and I'd say many 15- and 16- year olds would find quite a challenge in the game.
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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Badly Dumbed-Down Version Of A Classic 30 May 2006
By Stoner
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Perhaps this edition of Trivial Pursuit is an indicator of lower intelligence in the UK!

I found the questions far too easy. First play, I managed to get all six cheeses after answering only three questions wrong, and my fellow players weren't far behind.

The questions are really badly phrased, grammatically incorrect, and some are even completely wrong (such as "What do the French call 'La Manche'"??!!), there also aren't anywhere near enough questions to give the game lasting appeal.

We have even taken to modifying the questions by hand to remove most of the clues that give the answers away to all but the most moronic!

Not a patch on the old Genus Editions.

Sorry, but I was really disappointed.
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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Slant on an Old Game 4 Mar 2005
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I was a little hesitant about going for a new slant on a new game, I mean, after all, we all have our favourite (and least favourite!) catagories in the old Trivial Pursuit don't we? After playing the game through once, I was perfectly content with the new question catagories. The questions are fun, and certainly far more up to date than in the past. Saying that, it is possible that these questions are in fact too contemporary, and that this game is likely to date pretty fast.
The new board style is very swanky, and makes a nice change. The questions, go through far too fast however and after one game we found we were breaking into the second pack out of the three provided. Trivial Pursuit really do need to think about increasing the questions supplied, or sanctioning booster packs again. This is why I have given four stars for durability, although the actual game is off course, not fragile in the least.
There was even some humour in some of the questions i.e. "what took the Americans four months in 2000 that usually takes the UK one night"?
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 25 Dec 2005
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of the worst buys I have made, while it is true that the questions are more up-to-date this game has absolutey nothing going for it. If you have played the original trivial pursuit you will notice the quality of the questions has severely fallen. The wording is so poor in many of the questions that the answer could not actually be deduced from the question despite knowing everything there is to know about a subject.
Really do not buy this - it has clearly been rushed out and is nothing but a disappointment.
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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a shame! 1 Jan 2005
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
A great game! But a really bad edition: after two games we began to repeat some of the questions.
With the original edition this was impossible, but here there are only a fraction of the the questions.
If you only want to play for a couple of hours then fine, but if you want something that lasts a little longer, then lok elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not well written questions 16 April 2011
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
We bought this product as we wanted a newer version. However, a lot of the questions are very obscure and are so badly written. Half the time we just don't understand the wording and have to word them differently for younger players to understand. There is also only one dispenser and we prefer having the two boxes as in the original. The board looks good but the colours are not distinguishable enough. We have only played twice but so far prefer the older one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun to play - but..... 16 Dec 2009
By Mr
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Having enjoyed the "original" Trivial Pursuit tremendously, I wanted to find an up-to-date one as a gift. I found the level of the questions was just about perfect...Not too hard, not too easy when four adults ranging from 30 to 60 were playing.I think that they might have been a little too tough for youngsters.

However, in just one game we found that we went all the way through one set of questions and started to get repeats. Although there was a second set, which we did not open during this initial game, this does suggest that replacement question cards would be required at fairly regular intervals if the game was to be played regularly.

The concept works as well as it ever did, and, with those reservations, I would recommend that you give it a go!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very British... 1 Nov 2009
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I am a Canadian working in Germany. I needed, of course, an English version of Trivial Pursuit. What I didnt realise was that this is THE ENGLISH version of Trivial Pursuit. English as in British. 5 out of 10 questions we about British politics, history, celebrities and news events that left me pretty clueless. Questions about Tony Blair's wife, Take That and the extended Royal Family showed me just how un-British I am. My British friends however, loved it - and of course they won. Most of the questions are good and easy to understand. There are always a few wording issues/riddles that left us all confused. For the most part, the modern subject matter was good fun.

The game itself (board and pieces) looks great. The cards are printed on thinner paper and feel slightly cheap. And there are less cards than I remember from the original version in the 80's.

If you are British, this game will be a hit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed
Very disappointed with this purchase. Questions are so obscure could find hardly anyone able to answer them. Used once and won't be coming back out
Published 3 months ago by linda lowrie
3.0 out of 5 stars modern questions.
I prefer the traditional questions but I think thats my age! The younger generations 30's and 40's found it easier.
Published 3 months ago by Janet Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
This game arrived in good time and on schedule. It is a good version of the game and a solid purchase for anyone who likes Trivial Pursuit.
Published 10 months ago by Mr B K Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun on Christmas Day evening
I have played with TP since it was 1st invented in Canada and I have used my original Genus edition and we thought it was time to drag ourselves into Century 21 with some updated... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Colin Hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Trivial Pursuits
Our Christmas game which we all enjoy playing - and we are still speaking to one another at the end.
Published on 10 Jan 2012 by A Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
I ordered this board game from Paris to have it delivered to the Post Office in the small French town where we were staying on holiday and it arrived at the beginning of the time... Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2009 by Nicola B
4.0 out of 5 stars Family Fun
We bought it for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and played it at the family party- good for all ages!
Published on 8 Sep 2009 by Mrs. K. A. West
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!!
It pushed me off firstly, but soon I was fascinated! Rather challenging, but makes a great family (ok, academic family) evening.
Published on 14 Oct 2008 by Ekaterina
5.0 out of 5 stars The Daddy of all quizzes
I first played a kids version of this game when i was about nine. I got beat. badly!!!
From such a poor start it would seem unlikely that i would come back to it, but here i... Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2006 by Grr
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