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Trivial Pursuit by Hasbro - Review with Giveaway

Saturday, November 06, 2010

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Do you like trivia-based board games? How about games involving high stakes? If you answered "yes" to both, then you'll be interested to know that Hasbro has a new version of Trivial Pursuit called "Bet You Know It." The goal is still the same; be the first to get all the wedges and correctly answer a final trivia question to win. But the best part is, you don't have to be a trivia master!

Here's how it works. You first need to setup the specially designed Mixologist envelope by randomly selecting 4 cards from a set of 297 cards (that's more than 1,780 questions in total!) and placing them in the envelope. Each card has a topic which is visible once placed in the envelope and hidden questions in each of the six categories as they relate to the topic. Each player receives a certain amount of chips which can be used to wager a bet on every turn. A player selects a topic from one of the four cards and a category, while the other opponents can use their chips to bet whether that player will correctly answer the question. If you bet that they get it right, and they do, you double your wages. If you bet that they get it wrong, and they do, you also double your wages. However, if you bet that they will get it right but they do not, you lose your chips. And if you bet that they get it wrong but they do not, that player takes your chips.

So what's the point in collecting chips? It's funny you should ask. You see, having many chips in your possession gets you closer to winning. You can use these chips to buy wedges! That's right! You no longer have to dread answering questions in that one category that stumps you all the time (mine would be geography... and history... and sports... and...) Just save up your chips and buy the wedge instead! In essence, you can buy all the wedges and will only need to answer one final question in order to win the game. You would have to be pretty confident in how well you know your friends in order to win enough chips. But you can still earn wedges by correctly answering a question on your turn. They have also added a variety of question styles including image and multiple choice to appeal to multiple intelligences.

Here are the questions in each category for the topic "Flowers" just to give you an idea:

Geography:  
What country suffered a major economic crash in the 17th century after the price of tulip bulbs dropped radically?

Entertainment:  
What flowering plant plays a pivotal role in Spike Jonze's film adaptation?

History:  
What country suffered a series of civil wars collectively known as the Wars of the Roses?

Ats and Literature:  
What artist famously painted the serious entitled "Water Lilies"?

Science and Nature:  
What kind of flower is this?
Sports and Leisure:  
In the children's game "Ring Around the Rosie," what are the pockets full of? 
(I know this one!)

On Thanksgiving this year, my husband and I played a round of Bet You Know It with his two sisters. As soon as I pulled out the chips, the game was on! It felt fast-paced simply because everyone was engaged during each player's turn. Every bet that was placed revealed how much (or how little) faith we had in each player's ability to answer the question. It was a lot of fun! Until I lost. And just for the record, my sister-in-law, who bought most of her chips, lucked out with some of the easiest questions ever. No word of a lie. Needless to say, we are due for a re-match.

If you're as competitive as me, you can play in the online Trivial Pursuit You vs. YouTube challenge. The game is pretty much the same and just as fun. (It's also a great way for me to practice before challenging a prior opponent, whom shall remain nameless.) You can also visit Hasbro.EA.com to play Trivial Pursuit on a variety of gaming platforms.


Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It is available at Real Atlantic Superstore, Real Canadian Superstore, Toys R Us, Walmart and Zellers. I have also seen it at Chapters for $29.99. Availability and pricing may vary by retailer.
One reader will win their own Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It game, just in time for the holidays.

For you first entry, which is mandatory, read my post on the Hasbro Holiday Preview event and tell me a product that caught your interest. Alternatively, you can visit Hasbro.ca and view their entire catalogue. Leave a comment on this post with the name of your favourite Hasbro product along with a way to contact you if you win.

For additional entries, you may choose to do any or all of the following:
  • Add my blog button to your website for one entry. If it's located on your sidebar, add a second entry. Copy code is located to the right.
  • Become a follower of Toronto Teacher Mom using Google Friend Connect.
  • Like the Toronto Teacher Mom Facebook fan page
  • Subscribe to this blog by email or in a reader.
  • Become a follower of Toronto Teacher Mom on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Tweet daily for additional entries. Feel free to use the following tweet:  
Win a "Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It" board game just in time for the holidays! @TeacherMomOfTwo http://ht.ly/35o83

Contest ends November 26 at 10pm EST. Open to Canadian residents only. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be drawn.

Disclosure: I received a Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It board game for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. The thoughts and views expressed in this review are strictly my own honest opinions.

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