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# Help, I'm a Piece in a Game! Trivia Quiz

### I'm trapped in some kind of dream where I keep changing into different pieces from different games. Help me get out of this nightmare by figuring out what game I'm playing.

A multiple-choice quiz by skunkee. Estimated time: 6 mins.

Author
Time
6 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
235,943
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. I'm an almost two-dimensional shape, with red spots and a face on one side and a pretty pattern on the other. I am thrown together with a pile of other similar objects and shuffled around at dizzying speed. Then all the others on top of me are tossed off somewhere and I am flipped over so that my spotted side is up. I hear someone say "Turn down a bower, lose for an hour!", whatever that means. I find myself being picked up and placed in a group beside four other of my kind, which is being held in someone's hand. What game am I trapped in? Hint

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Question 2 of 10
2. Well, at least this time my shape is three-dimensional...actually I am a cube with a different number of dots on each of my six sides. I am scooped up, thrown into a cup with four others just like me, shaken around and tossed on the table. Then I get scooped up again, rattled around some more in the cup (although there are only three of us this time), and then tossed on the table again when someone shouts out this strange sounding word. Please tell me what this game is before I get tossed around again. Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. Now I am a little yellow wedge, sitting in a bag on the table with a bunch of other yellow, blue, green, pink, orange and brown wedges. I hear the sound of a die being thrown, and then the sound of someone reading a question. A different voice answers the question, shouts 'yes', and then I am picked up and put into this circular thing with some other wedges of different colours.
What game am I trapped in now?
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Question 4 of 10
4. This time I am a cute little candlestick, about an inch long, lying on a brightly coloured board on a square that looks like a drawing of a kitchen. I hear the roll of dice and I am lifted and placed in a square that looks like the drawing of a library. Here I hear, to my shock and dismay, someone espouse the theory that someone named Miss Scarlett used me to bash someone else's head in. Please tell me the name of this game so that I can move on. I don't want to be a murderer. Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. Now I am a long, metal tube-like thing, about three inches long with a very sharp point at one end, and some interesting looking plastic bits at the other. As I twist around to see the design on these plastic bits (which turn out to be green alien faces on a white background), I am picked up and hurled with sickening speed into a board on the wall. The board is made up of black and red sections and looks like a fancy bulls eye. My sharp tip becomes embedded in the board, although my placement doesn't seem to please whoever it was who threw me. I hang there, cringing, as more of these pointy things go whisking by around me, before I'm finally pulled out. What am I a part of this time?

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Question 6 of 10
6. Okay, now I am a little metal top hat. I find myself sitting on a square that has the word GO written on it, and a bunch of smaller words underneath that I can't read from here. Beside me there are a shoe, a car and a wheelbarrow, all little and all made of metal. I hear the sound of dice being thrown and then I am picked up and bounced off of four spaces before coming to rest on a picture of a train. I hear the girl who moved me say "I'll buy it." What game am I trapped in? Hint

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Question 7 of 10
7. Now I'm a little pewter Dwarf, about an inch high. Someone has gone to great lengths to paint me in great detail, giving me a flowing red beard. I hoist an axe over my shoulder and am sitting on a table top among a bunch of other interesting looking characters, when all of a sudden someone speaks and a bunch of very scary looking pewter monsters are placed in front of us. Words about initiative and armour class fly around and then the dice start getting thrown. Only these are brightly coloured dice that don't look at all like the ones that I'm used to. Some have only four sides while others have eight and ten. There's actually a couple there that even have 20 sides. We defeat the monsters, and I hear someone talk about treasure and experience points. What game have I become trapped in? Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. I am a little red plastic circle, about an inch or so in diameter, with ridged edges. I am sitting on a board with black and red alternating squares, with a bunch of other circles that are red and black. I am picked up and bounced twice, jumping over two black circles in the process, before finally coming to rest on the back row. The black circles that I jumped over are removed from the board, and another red circle is placed on my head. Can someone please name this game so I can get this heavy thing off of me? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. Now I am a butterfly, sitting in a little hole the same shape as me, in the centre of this cartoon looking guy with a big red nose. Somebody draws a card and then approaches me very slowly with a pair of metal tweezers with a long wire running out of the back. With a very steady hand this person moves the tweezers down into the hole, grabs hold of me and starts to lift me out. But as he is pulling me free, the tweezers touch the side of the hole, a buzzer buzzes and the cartoon guy's nose lights up. I am dropped back into the hole and somebody else immediately tries to lift me out. What game am I literally in the middle of? Hint

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Question 10 of 10
10. Hold on it's dark...so dark that I can't tell what I am - I can only hear the clicking as the pieces in here all bump together. Wait someone has pulled me out and I can see that I am a little wooden square with a big A and a small number one on one side. I am put onto a wooden holder with six other squares that all have different letters. Now I am being put down on a board with different coloured squares. The one I'm on is a pink star. There is an M with a three on one side of me and a T with a one on the other. I can't see any further than that. What game am I part of? Hint

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. I'm an almost two-dimensional shape, with red spots and a face on one side and a pretty pattern on the other. I am thrown together with a pile of other similar objects and shuffled around at dizzying speed. Then all the others on top of me are tossed off somewhere and I am flipped over so that my spotted side is up. I hear someone say "Turn down a bower, lose for an hour!", whatever that means. I find myself being picked up and placed in a group beside four other of my kind, which is being held in someone's hand. What game am I trapped in?

Usually played by two sets of partners, Euchre is a card game that involves the taking of tricks based on whatever suit is called trump. Only the top half of the deck is used (from the nines or the sevens up, depending on your local customs) and each player is dealt 5 cards.

The person to the left of the dealer leads, and each player must follow suit (play a card of the same suit as that which was led) or play a trump card. The highest card (or trump if it has been played) takes the trick. The two same coloured jacks of whatever suit is called trump are the highest two cards, or bowers. Euchre is one of those games that has been around for so long that its origins are hard to track.

Some believe it to have evolved from the Spanish game Triumph, while others say it came from the German game Juckerspiel. Whatever the case, it has been played in Europe since the 1700s.
2. Well, at least this time my shape is three-dimensional...actually I am a cube with a different number of dots on each of my six sides. I am scooped up, thrown into a cup with four others just like me, shaken around and tossed on the table. Then I get scooped up again, rattled around some more in the cup (although there are only three of us this time), and then tossed on the table again when someone shouts out this strange sounding word. Please tell me what this game is before I get tossed around again.

First released in 1956 by Milton Bradley, Yahtzee is a game in which players take turns throwing five dice and trying to score certain combinations. Throwing five of a kind (using up to three throws) is called a Yahtzee, which scores the highest number of points.
The game was invented in 1954 by a rather affluent Canadian couple (whose names are now unknown) who called it The Yacht game because that's where they both invented and played it...on their yacht! They sold the rights to Edwin S. Lowe in 1956, asking for, and receiving, only 1,000 gift sets in exchange!
3. Now I am a little yellow wedge, sitting in a bag on the table with a bunch of other yellow, blue, green, pink, orange and brown wedges. I hear the sound of a die being thrown, and then the sound of someone reading a question. A different voice answers the question, shouts 'yes', and then I am picked up and put into this circular thing with some other wedges of different colours. What game am I trapped in now?

Trivial Pursuit was invented by Canadian newspapermen Chris Haney and Scott Abbott in 1979, although it wasn't released until 1982. In 1988 the rights were sold to Parker Brothers, and it has been released in over 17 different languages. Many different versions, (also known as a genus) now exist, but the original game offered different questions in each of the following six categories; Arts and Literature (brown wedge), Entertainment (pink wedge), Geography (blue wedge), history (yellow wedge), Science and Nature (green wedge) and Sports and Leisure (orange wedge). Players move around the board and answer questions until they have acquired one wedge of each colour (in a longer version of the game, these wedges must also be dumped) before heading to the centre of the board where they answer one more question to win the game.
4. This time I am a cute little candlestick, about an inch long, lying on a brightly coloured board on a square that looks like a drawing of a kitchen. I hear the roll of dice and I am lifted and placed in a square that looks like the drawing of a library. Here I hear, to my shock and dismay, someone espouse the theory that someone named Miss Scarlett used me to bash someone else's head in. Please tell me the name of this game so that I can move on. I don't want to be a murderer.

Answer: Clue or Cluedo

The game which is known as Clue or Cluedo (depending on what part of the world you are from) involves players moving about a board that is laid out as a house. They must make various guesses at who killed Mr. Body (or so he is called in my part of the world - different names may be used elsewhere) with what weapon and in which room.

Other players prove the guesses to be false by revealing their cards until the three cards (one room, one person and one weapon) which have been removed from play and tucked away in a little envelope are finally guessed. Cluedo was invented in the UK (where it was released by Waddington Games) in 1948 by one Anthony E. Pratt.

It was originally released in North America by Parker Brothers, a game company that was bought out by Hasbro.
5. Now I am a long, metal tube-like thing, about three inches long with a very sharp point at one end, and some interesting looking plastic bits at the other. As I twist around to see the design on these plastic bits (which turn out to be green alien faces on a white background), I am picked up and hurled with sickening speed into a board on the wall. The board is made up of black and red sections and looks like a fancy bulls eye. My sharp tip becomes embedded in the board, although my placement doesn't seem to please whoever it was who threw me. I hang there, cringing, as more of these pointy things go whisking by around me, before I'm finally pulled out. What am I a part of this time?

Although the term Darts is often used to describe a few variations on the game, competitively it refers to one specific version with a standardized board and rules.
Players start a game from a previously agreed upon number (usually 501 or 301) and work backwards to zero, subtracting their score from this number. The last dart thrown must either the bullseye or a double.
Darts are believed to have been around in Great Britain as far back as the Middle Ages.
6. Okay, now I am a little metal top hat. I find myself sitting on a square that has the word GO written on it, and a bunch of smaller words underneath that I can't read from here. Beside me there are a shoe, a car and a wheelbarrow, all little and all made of metal. I hear the sound of dice being thrown and then I am picked up and bounced off of four spaces before coming to rest on a picture of a train. I hear the girl who moved me say "I'll buy it." What game am I trapped in?

Although many versions of Monopoly now exist, the original game has properties around the board that are named after streets in Atlantic City. Players spend the first part of the game acquiring properties, and the second part of the game trying to bankrupt the other players, who must pay rent when they land on properties belonging to other players, while trying to keep from becoming bankrupt themselves. Rents increase when sets of properties are owned and houses and hotels are added, so a great amount of strategic trading and bartering also takes place. When game inventor, Charles B. Darrow, first offered the game to Parker Brothers in 1934 it was rejected. So Darrow started making the game on his own, and sold 5,000 games to a department store in Philadelphia, which couldn't keep them in stock. Parker Brothers finally saw the error of their ways, and bought the game in 1935.
7. Now I'm a little pewter Dwarf, about an inch high. Someone has gone to great lengths to paint me in great detail, giving me a flowing red beard. I hoist an axe over my shoulder and am sitting on a table top among a bunch of other interesting looking characters, when all of a sudden someone speaks and a bunch of very scary looking pewter monsters are placed in front of us. Words about initiative and armour class fly around and then the dice start getting thrown. Only these are brightly coloured dice that don't look at all like the ones that I'm used to. Some have only four sides while others have eight and ten. There's actually a couple there that even have 20 sides. We defeat the monsters, and I hear someone talk about treasure and experience points. What game have I become trapped in?

Answer: Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing adventure game, where party members set out on a quest. They accumulate treasure and experience as they go, advancing in levels. It was first designed in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Rules, weapons, armour, monsters and the best way to successfully host a dungeon (or be the Dungeon Master) are spelled out in various manuals.

The manuals have undergone numerous reprints over the years, wherein the rules and attributes have changed and evolved. I have described the game as it existed when I played it back in the 80s so please, no correction notes about today's differences!
8. I am a little red plastic circle, about an inch or so in diameter, with ridged edges. I am sitting on a board with black and red alternating squares, with a bunch of other circles that are red and black. I am picked up and bounced twice, jumping over two black circles in the process, before finally coming to rest on the back row. The black circles that I jumped over are removed from the board, and another red circle is placed on my head. Can someone please name this game so I can get this heavy thing off of me?

Also known as Draughts in Great Britain (although played with a different coloured board), Checkers is a game of strategy played by two people. The object is to capture as many of your opponent's pieces, by jumping over them, ideally eliminating his pieces from the board. Pieces can only move in a forwardly direction, unless one of your pieces makes it to the back row of your opponent's side.

Then it is crowned and is able to move in both a forward and backwards direction, but always on the diagonal. Checkers has been around for so long, that it is difficult to trace their history.

There is some evidence that ancient Egyptians played a variation of the game as early as 1600 BC.
9. Now I am a butterfly, sitting in a little hole the same shape as me, in the centre of this cartoon looking guy with a big red nose. Somebody draws a card and then approaches me very slowly with a pair of metal tweezers with a long wire running out of the back. With a very steady hand this person moves the tweezers down into the hole, grabs hold of me and starts to lift me out. But as he is pulling me free, the tweezers touch the side of the hole, a buzzer buzzes and the cartoon guy's nose lights up. I am dropped back into the hole and somebody else immediately tries to lift me out. What game am I literally in the middle of?

First produced by Milton Bradley in 1965, Operation hones the eye-hand co-ordination of young, future surgeons. Players get paid for successfully removing various, funny ailments from the patient lovingly referred to as Cavity Sam. Different ailments include, Adam's Apple, Charlie Horse, Spare Ribs, Funny Bone, Wish Bone, Water on the Knee, Bread Basket, Brain Freeze, Broken Heart, Wrenched Ankle, Writer's Cramp and Butterflies in the Stomach.
10. Hold on it's dark...so dark that I can't tell what I am - I can only hear the clicking as the pieces in here all bump together. Wait someone has pulled me out and I can see that I am a little wooden square with a big A and a small number one on one side. I am put onto a wooden holder with six other squares that all have different letters. Now I am being put down on a board with different coloured squares. The one I'm on is a pink star. There is an M with a three on one side of me and a T with a one on the other. I can't see any further than that. What game am I part of?