Trivial Pursuit instructions
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Trivial pursuit instructions: how to play this classic game
Trivial Pursuit instructions: how to play Trivial Pursuit board games
Each player has a circular playing piece with six pie-shaped holes. The goal of the game is to collect a pie in each color, then answer one final question in the center circle. The colors correspond to different question categories.
The board consists of a circular track with spaces in six different colors. The colors correspond to question categories. There is also a “throw again” square. Six spaces along the track are “pie spaces”, and from these there are “spokes” of track leading to the middle of the board.
Players roll a die and move along the track in any direction they like. When a player’s token stops on a color, another player takes a card and reads them a question of the appropriate category.
Trivial Pursuit instructions: categories
There are many editions with custom categories, but the original “Genus” edition’s categories are:
arts and literature (brown)
science and nature (green)
sports and leisure (orange)
If the player answers a question correctly while on a pie space, they get a pie of that color (assuming they don’t already have it). A correct answer on any other colored square allows the player to roll again, while an incorrect answer ends your turn, no matter where you are on the board.
Once you have won a slice of pie, you can’t lose it again.
Trivial Pursuit instructions: winning the game
Once the player has one pie in every color, she can move along the spokes to the middle of the board. Once in the middle, the person reading the question can choose any category to read out (without looking at the card first).
If the person in the middle gets the question right, they win the game. If they get it wrong, they have to wait until the next turn for another attempt.
You can play the game in teams, with each team “controlling” a token.
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