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Disappointing in the extreme.
on 25 October 2010
I was very excited to hear of a new Trivial Persuits Game on the market. I still have the Genus Edition and the questions are really 1990's! I can't contain my disappointment. The idea of the game is to bet on wether the player being asked the question will know the answer or not. You can accumulate chips this way. Great idea you would think? However, it turns out that no matter how mony chips you win, the person who collects all their wedges and answers the final question correctly, is the winner.So, if you have won 100 points and the person who answers their final question correctly has only won 1 point, they still win the game! It renders the betting aspect of the game completely pointless.
The board layout is dreadful. Every 4 spaces there is "Buy or roll" space. You can choose to buy a wedge (without even answering the question!) or to roll again. The whole point of TP is anwswer questions!
Also, there are new category cards. Each cards in the pack has a header title and all the different coloured questions are supposed to relate to that category. Only in some cases the actual answer to the question is the header title itself and some questions are only tenuously linked at best.
You no longer have the opportunity to travel to the centre to answer your last question as there is no longer the "ladder" to get there.
The whole game looks cheap and is badly thought out. I took mine bake to the store the next morning to get a refund. I will spend the refund on some more upto date cards for my old game.