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International Trivial Pursuit

17/365: Trivial Pursuit
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If you’re wanting to spend some enjoyable hours with a group of compatriots, Trivial Pursuit can be a good option.

However, if you are not from the same culture, many questions – especially in the pink and orange categories – can become almost impossible to answer for some of the players.

It would therefore be nice to have a box of international questions (either truly global, or perhaps European) to enable people with multinational families and friends to play the game.

I was searching a bit, and there seems to be a so-called “Globetrotter edition“, in which the six categories are replaced with six regions: North America,
Latin America, Oceania, Africa, Europe and Asia.

That sounds like it would be playable by people from different backgrounds, but it changes the nature of the game a lot, and I’d still rather have an international version of “proper” Trivial Pursuit.

4 thoughts on “International Trivial Pursuit

  • I agree entirely. Due to our family also being a mixed bag of nationalities Trivial Pursuit does not work very well in certain categories. Though saying that I do recall playing it years ago with students from about 5 different countries and it was a riot. But that might have been to do with the wine that we were drinking.

  • Yes, it can work, especially if everybody has similar levels of foreignness, or if the native is rather ignorant with regard to cultural questions. I could for instance probably happily play the Danish edition with foreigners (if they understood Danish) because my knowledge of Danish music and sports is almost nil.

  • Of course what you are saying is that you don’t stand a chance on the entertainment or sports questions against my mum! We should play teams – you are mum would even out – her geography isn’t grade A!

  • Or we could play the Danish edition – your mum probably knows more about Danish entertainment and sports than me!


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