Trivial Pursuit is the third best-selling game in the world, after Scrabble and Monopoly. Before becoming a staple of evenings with friends, the game had a history full of twists and turns. Created in 1979, in Montreal, by Chris Haney, photo editor of The Gazette and Scott Abbott, sports reporter for The Canadian Press, the general knowledge game was then called “A few Acres of Traps”.
According to Le Devoir, the two friends raised $40,000 from around thirty relatives and colleagues and launched the first edition of the game in 1981. No one then suspected the dazzling success to come. Three years later, the game has already sold 20 million copies. From 1984, the game was exported all over the world and arrived in France under the name “Remue-Méninges”. Then, marketed by the Hasbro company, it will experience international success under its final name: the Trivial Pursuit.
Now available in 19 languages and sold over 100 million copies, the Trivial Pursuit exists in many variants: family edition, junior, football but also Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter…
If you’re a fan of the Trivial Pursuit board game, it’s time to put your knowledge to good use. Test your general knowledge with our Planet quiz below. The latter is one of the most popular board games among the French. Moreover, games in general have taken an important place in the daily lives of French households.
More than just entertainment, board games have become a way to get together with family and share a moment of the week together. Whether played with dice, pawns, two or ten, these games are played regularly in France. The offer is then more and more important.
LSA, in collaboration with Businesscoot, conducted the survey on the board game market in France, and this study also reveals the practices of the French. Thus, 91% of them regularly play board games. This places the French population as one of those who are the most adept at these entertainments. If you are too, take a look at our category-specific Trivial Pursuit quiz below.
Moreover, board games represent 19% of the toy market. And the pandemic has even made it possible to confirm this trend. Indeed, during confinement, between 2020 and 2021, the place of this sector increased by almost 13%. Among the most fashionable games, we find Monopoly or 1000 terminals. Other games like Dungeons and Dragons form real communities that also allow the creation of derivative products.
Check out our slideshow below to see your score in each Trivial Pursuit category.