Trivia games often test players on their knowledge of general interests and popular culture.
Triva Games History
The earliest dated trivia game in the BGG database is the Travellers' Tour Through the United States which was released in 1822. The next trivia game in the BGG database is the New Question and Answer Game released in 1830. In total, the BGG has records of 18 trivia games that were published in the 19th century.
It was not until 1981 that the genre of trivia games exploded with the release of Trivial Pursuit. In 1983, over 20 million copies of Trivia Pursuit were sold worldwide! Now there are over 3,060 trivia games recorded in the BGG database (as of August, 2010).
The highest ranked of these trivia games, Wits & Wagers, was released in 2005. It has a unique combination of trivia and betting, which enables players who are bad at memorizing facts to still have a chance at winning.