The use of the word “trivia” appeared in 1589, which was coined from the word “trivium”, which was used in Liberal Arts study in reference to the meaning of “insignificance” associated with certain facts, and, later, the use of “trivia” came to mean any information that is of little importance, but of general interest.
It was in 1966 that a book, entitled “Trivia,” which was written by Goodgold and Carlinsky and published by Dell company, landed on the New York Times Best Sellers list. More trivia books circulated the market, most of them were the works of L. Worth, a former air traffic controller from California, which became a sensational hit such that Columbia University launched a trivia quiz show and which also became a success, and all these led up to the promotion of Trivial Pursuit game, invented by Scott Abbott and Chris Haney. In North America alone, over 20 million copies of Trivial Pursuit were sold in the year 1984, and when this games was licensed to the Parker Brothers, copies of this game reached to about 88 million which were sold in 26 countries and 17 languages by 2004.
The general public has come to love the trivia games, such that its availability, today, comes from various sources, such as books, board games, in TV and radio quiz shows, Internet websites, new kinds of video games, cell phone games, and trivia games that can be downloaded. The most popular trivia format is the 4 answer multiple choice quiz, which hardcore trivia fans like to answer the questions without being able to choose between existing answers, while online there are a lot of trivia questions available with answers. Trivia can be integrated in interactive games which are popularly played in restaurants, bars, and other dining locations.
Doing Pubs The Right Way
With trivia games being introduced into pubs and bars, the game has been popularly referred to as pub trivia, which has been spruced up to entertain people, who come to bars and pubs for a drink or have a few cocktails, and with the intention of breaking up the usual routine, the activity has become a fun and competitive night, a refreshing entertainment, such that more and more people are coming to bars and pubs and take part of the trivia. Teams are made up of 4-6 friends competing with another team and questions come in every category, from pop culture, music, history, current events, technology, to local news, which are asked by an assigned individual. Ever since trivia game has been introduced into pubs and bars, the activity has become a great way to pass time with friends because it is less expensive, fun, and an intelligent way to socialize and spend the night with great people.What Has Changed Recently With Games?