Intro To: Good Trivia Games

Here at The Round Table, we’ve got a wide variety of family games that are easy to pick up and play. One specific genre of family game that sees a lot of play is trivia games. That’s why we’ve put together this introduction to a few trivia games that we think are awesome. If you want to show off your knowledge base or just want a simple game to play with your family and friends, we recommend:


Geek Out is a competitive game for 2 to 99 players that can be played in 30 minutes. In this general purpose geek-culture trivia game, instead of answering specific questions, player compete to list as many things in a specific category as possible, and then attempt to beat each other’s lists. This simple trivia game is super easy to get into and is great for showing off general knowledge of various fandoms. You don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of specific details to win at this game, just more general knowledge than your friends.

Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collector’s Edition is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 90 minutes, and is one of our vintage games. In this version of Trivial Pursuit, players must answer questions based on the original Star Wars movies, like “Who’s the first character seen in The Empire Strikes Back?” If you’re a fan of the classic Star Wars movies, this trivia game is the perfect way to show off your knowledge!

Cranium is a competitive game for 4 to 16 players that can be played in 60 minutes. This “whole-brain” party game is more than just a trivia game, and borrows from a variety of other popular party games. This game balances trivia with drawing, sculpting, unscrambling words, and performing songs and skits.  If you’re looking for an awesome family game with strong trivia elements and a little more going on, this is the game for you.

iKnow: Lifestyle and iKnow: Innovation are standalone expansions to iKnow that can be played on their own or combined with the base game. These trivia games can be played with 2 to 4 players in 30 minutes, and feature questions about classic brands and interesting phenomena, and inventions and innovations respectively. In these modern trivia games, clues are revealed 1 at a time that reveal the answer to each question piece by piece. Being the first player to know the answer is an important part of the game, and betting on how much your friends know is also important. If you’re looking for a trivia game with a strong social element, these are both great choices.

These games are all great ways to test your knowledge and compete with your friends. If you’re looking for something more intense or more cooperative, there’s lots of great games that we can suggest. Whatever you decide to play, we’re looking forward to your next visit to The Round Table.