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    20 Trivia Games You'll Want To Play With Your Friends

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    1. A deck of Brilliant or BS to discover who reigns supreme: your friends who know trivia or your friends who are good bluffers., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the BEST game ever! It has been one of my favorite 'COVID Games,' as it can be played virtually or in person. The virtual experience makes you feel like you are a contestant on a game show, as the game creator is the 'host' and brings that extra, live vibe and flavor. A GREAT purchase and a must-have!" —Janine

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    2. A copy of The Office Trivia Game so you can take a break from your binge sesh to totally wow everyone with your Dunder Mifflin knowledge.


    Promising review: "We LOVE The Office. I was nervous this game would have questions that were too easy but I was wrong. It’s full of various questions that are both easy, hard, fun, and a great way to learn new fun facts about our favorite show. Would highly recommend!" —Kelsie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.38.

    3. A fun 2000s Trivia by BuzzFeed game because who better than us to test you on your early aughts knowledge? Plus, it comes with a Spotify playlist of ~tunes from the era~ to really set the mood.

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    Promising review: "This game would be a perfect gift for these upcoming holidays because it comes with guaranteed fun. Questions really test your knowledge on the 2000s pop culture and may even teach you a thing or two!" —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $14.47.

    4. A super fun game like ...I should have known that! that'll have you struggling not to yell out the title after every question.

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    Promising review: "Good questions, lots of fun. The cards were the perfect mix of difficult and 'I should have known that.' Played with my daughter who is a fourth-year college student (I lost miserably)." —Carolyn M

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    5. A newer version of the ever-enduring Trivial Pursuit because some games are classics for a reason. And those lil' pie pieces are just so satisfying to slot in!

    the brightly colored game board and pieces

    Promising review: "I’ve owned and frequently played the original Trivial Pursuit version since 1982, but over the years it’s become very outdated and challenging for younger family members! This version caps out in 2009 but even our 18-year-old son was able to play well. We have really enjoyed this version, so much so that I do wish there were more questions. I really like that some of the answers include explanations, especially the answers that may sound incorrect. What’s different than the original version: explanations for some answers, a battery-operated timer, and 3D pie pieces. Overall, a great upgrade!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $37.97 (originally $39.99).

    6. A multi-generational game like All Of Us so that friends and family of all ages can participate in (and *actually* enjoy) trivia night — from the babiest Gen Z-er to the oldest Boomer.

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    Promising review: "I got this game last-minute for our 12-hour drive on vacation. I liked its multi-generational theme since my oldest is 28, my middle child is 20, and my baby is 15. My husband and I are Gen X. This game was SOOO much fun because we could ALL be rock stars in our category, yet there was plenty of overlap so everyone had a chance to answer even if the question wasn’t their generation. We all had so much fun and we were pleasantly surprised by how much our kids knew! A family enriching game that I highly recommend." —MommaMez

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    7. A copy of LINKEE for a more fast-paced — and occasionally LOUD — game than you might be accustomed to at your traditional, more mellow game nights.


    Promising review: "My family and friends all love this game. It is great for a big group or a party, the questions are extremely diverse. I saw questions ranging from Netflix exclusive shows, to 'Breaking Bad' characters, to sports champions, to animal species, to history facts. It is great because it's a team game, so if you have a group of people with wide-ranging knowledge on different subjects, it benefits you immensely. This game could be played with a diverse age group as well. Teens would definitely be able to get some of the cards. I like that it isn't just a straightforward trivia game though. Overall it is super fun and I highly recommend it as someone who has played a ton of different card and board games." —FlowersInSpring

    Get it from Amazon for $45.46.

    8. A science, tech, engineering and math game like STEM Family Battle because while you might be trying to sneak in something "educational," it's really fun and engaging for everyone. It's truly the black bean brownies of board games.

    the brightly colored game box and board

    Promising review: "We love love love this game. It’s like Trivial Pursuit and Chutes And Ladders combined. My younger son and non-nerd family members like the easier cards and my older son and I, and the science lovers, are challenged by the harder cards. It’s really our favorite game. I wish there were more cards. We’ve gone through them all already (blame the pandemic, it’s a nice sized deck)." —M. Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $20.85.

    9. A more challenging game like Wit's End for those ~elite~ trivia heads out there. If you aspire to be on Jeopardy (or already have been on Jeopardy), this is the game for you.

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    Promising review: "Our family loves trivia and this is by far our favorite trivia game! We have an engineer, a chemistry professor, a paleontologist and an art history grad student and all four of us enjoy playing. The questions range in difficulty and provide a challenge without being frustrating and obscure. I can't count how many game nights we've had with Wit's End and we still haven't run into the same questions. We enjoy it way more than Trivial Pursuit and other such games. We absolutely recommend it!" —Cassandra

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95 (originally $39.95).

    10. A deck of I Wish I Didn't Know so those of you (like me) who are cursed with gross and weird trivia knowledge can finally put it to use.


    Promising review: "This game is fantastic! I love the questions and the facial expressions that people make when you read the questions and answers—it's the game for game night! Must buy!" —christina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A graphic designer's dream game, The Logo Game is sure to entice even people who think they don't like trivia — everyone knows these brands, whether you think you do or not.

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    Promising review: "Our family had so much fun playing this during the holidays. It works for all generations, teenagers thru grandparents. It should be called the 'brands' game. The setup is really easy and you can play it sitting around the living room." —Katrina K

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    12. A party game like Smart Ass is perfect for those who hate waiting their turn — if you know the answer, shout it out, no matter whose turn it is.

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    Promising review: "We love this game! My teenage son truly gets a kick out of playing it with his friends. They laugh a ton while they play it. Not sure if it is because they get to use the word ass while they play it. This is one of the better games I have purchased lately and for the price you cannot beat it." —S. Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (originally $24.99).

    13. A super inclusive game like Cranium that'll let everyone shine— whether you you're best at drawing, sculpting, acting, or answering questions, there's something you're sure to excel at.


    Promising review: "This is an all-time party game for all ages! We can spend hours playing Cranium — and do! It pays for itself in all of the laughs and great times shared with one another. I especially love the charade aspect as it can be a belly buster to watch someone act out. Where else can you get four games in one box for so little of a price? You certainly cannot put a price on fun times with friends and shared laughter!" —Artemis

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A horror edition of Trivial Pursuit that's perfect for the upcoming spooky szn. Play a round before you go trick-or-treating, to a haunted house or through a corn maze!


    Promising review: "So glad to find a Trivial Pursuit horror game. It's challenging, but fun and with tons of new and old horror references." —A. Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (originally $49.99).

    15. A film-nerd game like Cinephile to make movie trivia accessible and fun, whether you're a buff or a newbie.


    Promising review: "This game is amazing. My roommate and I have played it everyday since it was delivered. If there were 10 stars it would get 10 stars. The packaging and the cards themselves? Beautiful. The quality of the cards and the directions pamphlet is great. We stop playing just to 'ooh' and 'ahh' over the illustrations sometimes. It’s five games in one, but it’s essentially a deck of cards so you can create your own games. I’m so glad I bought this. Also the deck is diverse which I am a huge fan of. I mean Pam Grier? Old actors I don’t know? Well-rounded deck for the win." —Saphfire

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    16. A copy of Foodie Fight so your friend who exclusively watches the Food Network can finally have their time in the sun. (It's me. The friend is me.)


    Promising review: "My boyfriend and I love this! Yes some of the questions are obscure and difficult but that's part of the fun...learning and seeing if we can remember next time the question comes up. We had no idea we lived so close to a library containing 20,000 cookbooks and related material, how cool!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.48 (originally $26.95).

    17. A higher-stakes game like Wits and Wagers that perfectly combines trivia with gambling. It's great for groups, too, because you don't have to know the answers to do really well.


    Promising review: "This has become a new favorite family game. It did take some time for us to read all of the directions. Once we understood what to do, it was pretty easy to play. It's nice that you can win even without knowing the right answers. Lots of laughter ensued as a result of some of the more ridiculous guesses, but it was all in good fun. It has since been requested multiple times by those who have played it." —Nuin G.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.05 (originally $38.99).

    18. A fast-paced game like Everybody Knows that tests your speed and common knowledge, so your pals won't be intimidated by any obscure questions.

    the red game box and pieces

    Promising review: "Really fun game. Very portable and easy to play. A lot of my family was hesitant at first because trivia games can sometimes be too challenging, but this game allows everyone a fair chance to play. Very fun!" —JY

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (originally $19.99).

    19. A digital game like Jackbox Party Pack 6 where you can play Trivia Murder Party (a game at which I am undefeated) along with a ton of other party games you can play with friends.

    the game logos on a pink background

    Get it from Target for $29.99.

    20. And a copy of Friends Trivia because it's not only about the show but it's literally based on the game they play in the show. How beautifully meta is that?


    Promising review: "I am a huge Friends fan and this game does not disappoint! It’s a trivia game with some easy and some harder questions. I enjoy the references to the episodes. Nice gift for a Friends fan." —Target reviewer

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

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