Trivial Pursuit - Bet You Know It Wii

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Trivial Pursuit probably the most played quiz based board game of all time is now on the Wii and comes with three interesting new takes on the basic quiz modes. But of course, at the core of it a...
by Electronic Arts
Release Date: 03/10/2009

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Trivial Pursuit  Bet You Know is quite easy to play and simple to get through, provided that the players have quite a base of trivial knowledge, the Wii version brings everything that made the board game a classic into the living room. There's just a whole lot less clean up and missing pieces for this particular version.

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2013-05-22

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Trivial Pursuit is perhaps one of the most popular party or pub games out there, and it has been for years. There have been a variety of different versions of Trivial Pursuit, but one of the truths that has remained is that there's only so much room in a given game box for all of the questions and game pieces. That's why Nintendo put Trivial Pursuit, along with thousands of questions and a huge, expanded list of categories onto the Wii with the Trivial Pursuit - Bet You Know It edition.

What Makes Bet You Know It Special?

Trivial Pursuit, no matter which edition is being played, has to deal with limitations. The Wii game though, which also comes with the full version of standard Trivial Pursuit, has a much greater capacity for storage. That means there are categories that people will not find in other versions, like Slang, or 1980s Music. It is, for lack of a better or more accurate description, the most complete version of Trivial Pursuit available at the moment.

Plus, It's a Video Game

While the game can be fun, as most quiz games are, when it's on the living room table it is just a board with question cards and perhaps dice. Bet You Know It on the Wii is still a video game, which means that the game as well as the players are animated, but additionally, it means there's no pieces to keep track of or cards to worry about losing or bending. All players have to do is make sure that the Wii is in place, and that the disc gets safely put away when the game is over. It's simple, clean, efficient and if there's a party going on it can be a lot easier to fire up the Wii then it is to try and get a board game arranged on a crowded surface.

For Lovers of Trivia Everywhere

Trivial Pursuit - Bet You Know It can take up to four players at a time. That might require players to be on a team, but that can sometimes be a necessity in any game where there's more players than there are pieces. Of course, because it's a Wii game and not a board game, it's possible for single players to go through a game of Trivial Pursuit as well. That's something that just can't be done when it comes to the traditional board game; players need at least one other person to read them the cards when they reach the question areas.

While it's still best as a party game, since winning over the computer isn't as impressive as winning over other people at your get together, Bet You Know It is always ready for anyone that wants to test his or her knowledge. Easy to play and simple to get through, provided that the players have quite a base of trivial knowledge, the Wii version brings everything that made the board game a classic into the living room. There's just a whole lot less clean up and missing pieces for this particular version.

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