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Trivial Pursuit - The Game that Changed It All
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Ah, Trivial Pursuit! The game where eggheads who had been picked last for every team sport in their lives finally found themselves the most popular players in the room. In what year did this breakout boardgame debut?
In its classic blue box, the first edition of Trivial Pursuit wasn't a flashy addition to its owners' game collections, but it would soon become a familiar sight at parties and family gatherings all around. What was the official name of the first Trivial Pursuit edition?
With the success of their initial product, the folks at Parker Brothers began issuing a series of more specialized editions, many with creative names. One example of this creativity was the edition devoted to sports. What was the name of this edition that sparked a near-death match between my father and me?
All-Star Sports Edition
Championship Sports Edition
Home Run Edition
Another popular set of questions took a more unique tack. This edition targeted people born between World War II and 1960. What was the name of this collection?
Baby Boomer Edition
Hippie Generation Edition
There was also a Trivial Pursuit edition dedicated to films - a wise choice, as a perusal of Funtrivia.com's rich Movies section will indicate. What was the name of this set?
Silver Screen Edition
Hollywood Boulevard Edition
In addition to sports and movies, Horn Abbott did an edition dedicated solely to music. What was the name for this supplemental box?
Players and Listeners Edition
Reelin' and Rockin' Edition
One of the earliest supplemental editions was meant to open the game to a broader audience - namely the youngsters! The Young Players Edition was, in many ways, the best-written set in the collection. Without talking down to its young audience, this box of questions was able to level the playing field between parents and their kids. What color was the box for the Young Players Edition?
Over the years, there have been several editions that have become even more specific than the specialized versions of the first few years. Which of these bastions of popular culture has had its own edition of Trivial Pursuit?
The Music of Elvis Presley
The Star Wars Movies
The Plays of Broadway
The M*A*S*H Television Series
By the time the fifth edition of the core Trivial Pursuit game came out in 2000, the categories had evolved to reflect a new direction in the game. Which of these was the only category to go unchanged, both in name and wedge color, between the first and fifth editions?
Brown: Arts & Literature
Finally, which of these is a real Trivial Pursuit category from at least one edition?
The Bold and the Beautiful
Mountains and Molehills
Medications of the Stars
Your Mother Should Know
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