Answer: Here are our seven favorite games for trivia lovers to play on Windows Phone.
Trivia games have enjoyed popularity on television (especially in the U.S.) since the early days of quiz shows, such as “Beat the Clock,” “The $64,000 Question,” and “Twenty One”.
But it wasn’t until the 1980s and the “Trivial Pursuit” craze that quiz games became a phenomenon. Launched in 1981, this classic board game has sold more than 100 million copies in 26 countries in at least 17 languages. More than 50 special editions have been released covering such topics as “Star Wars,” baby boomers, and The Rolling Stones.
Naturally, “Trivial Pursuit” migrated to video games and a version of it has appeared on almost every gaming platform including smartphones such as Lumia—as you’ll see in the list below.
For those of you who like to test your knowledge, either competitively or for your own edification, there are several types of quiz games available on Lumia ranging from serious to silly.
Here are our top picks:
Trivia Crack (free)
Broken down into the categories of science, entertainment, art, geography, sports, and history, “Trivia Crack” pits you against other players to see who is the most knowledgeable. With more than 100,000 questions and regular updates, the game never gets old.
“QuizUp” is purely competitive, boasting a community of millions around the world. The topics range from academic to fanboy-ish as you compete in categories that interest you. Are you a Harry Potter expert? You can prove it online.
Trivial Pursuit ($2.99)
The granddaddy of trivia games is on Lumia with thousands of fun and challenging questions. Enabled for Xbox Live, “Trivial Pursuit” lets you climb the brainiac ranks on leaderboards and unlock Xbox Live achievements.
What in the World? (free)
Prompted only by pictures, you have to guess celebrities, brands, TV shows, movies, and more. “What in the World?” uses Cortana integration so you can ask her to play the game or check your progress.
What’s the Word? (free)
Can you guess the right word that describes four different images? That’s the premise of “What’s the Word,” which features 192 interesting puzzles.
Stupidity Test (free)
Not your average trivia game, “Stupidity Test” tests you with clever mind-benders designed to trip you up. If you know the answer to “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?
then this is the game for you.
What if..? (free)
This party game lets you compare answers to “what if?” questions with other players. It’s not exactly trivia, but this unique question-and-answer game will have you racking your brain to see if your responses are “correct” or not.
What’s your favorite trivia game to play on Lumia? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Updated November 9, 2015 8:19 am