Goth Trivia Board Game by Endless Games
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- Goth:The Game of Horror Trivia is suitable for 3 or more players
- Ages 13 and up
- Playing time 15 to 30 minutes.
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Unfortunately the name of the game bears no relation to the subject matter of a good proportion of the questions set. Someone seemed to have a real obsession with 'gansta rappers' and thought that anyone who had been killed was obviously 'goth' even if there was no corrolation whatsoever.
Because of this I think their markets are going to be severely mismatched - the people who buy this game are going to have no interest in half the questions and those who would have been interested in the questions won't pick up the game in the first place.
A real shame - not least because now no-one else can do the job properly, because the name has already been associated with this missed opportunity.
The object of the game is to fill your graveyard plot with 13 tombstones. To get tombstones, simply answer the questions read to you by the "inquisitor." The questions include categories such as morbid movies, "stiffs" (deceased), gothic music, and books. A lot of the movie questions seem to deal with older horror classics including Hammer horror films, and earlier black and white silent pics like the "Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and "Nosferatu," as well as Vincent Price and Bela Lugosi films. Much of the music questions seem to come from 80's gothic music including Souxsie and the Banshees and some other early punk, metal, and goth bands. Book questions are geared towards Anne Rice, the Marquis de Sade, Edgar Allen Poe, and horror authors such as John Saul.
True, some of the questions are rather random and don't seem very "goth" related, but for the most part they actually do have something to do with the goth subculture, or at least morbid curiosity. If you are newer to the gothic subculture, then some of the questions might be more difficult, as not very many of them deal with the current scene. Newer bands and movies aren't really mentioned. I would have given this game 5 stars if it had slightly more emphasis on the more current trends in all categories, but it still makes for hours of good, clean, creepy fun!
Hint: If you have read "Goth Chic" by Gavin Baddeley, then you should know much of the material presented in this game!
The board itself is quite fanciful - a graveyard strewn with tombstones - it is up to the player to fill his graveyard section to win the game by answering the most obscure questions correctly. The tokens themselves are enscribed with fanciful depictions of bats and skulls, and the pieces stack like checkers. But don't let the name fool you - there is a myriad of trivia encompassing much more than the mere "Goth" genre, spreading like a black plague through the centuries to necromance true, as well as fictional information from throughout the centuries.
This does certainly provide a delightful extension to the typical trivia game. I believe it would be nicely appreciated by draclings of all ages to form an educational recreation on amusing subject matter that matters to us.
Recommendation: Accompany the game with a skull and candle, alongside brooding background musick relative to the game for optimum effect. You may also wish to employ costumes to preserve that precious Halloween mindset.Read more ›
Well I cracked the game open this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. It was easily to follow with just a few twists to make it interesting but not a ton of special rules. The trivia questions spanned a wide variety of topics.
I know there are other gother-than-thou Amazon reviewers complaining about the content, and to them I say lighten up! Goths (and non-goth fans of the macabre) come from all walks of life, and we all have different tastes that make up our spooky little worlds. The literature questions based on vampire novels were a total mystery to me. The ones about Elvira were super-easy. I'm sure there are people out there that know tons about vampire novels and have never watched Elvira. Such is the way of the world. Just play along and learn something new.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good game and concept but NO expansion packs. It does not take long to go through all of the questions. Sad.Published 20 days ago by Melony R. Malsom
I bought this game at a swap meet and out of sheer boredom we played it last night and despite not being goth at all (the game) the game itself was fun as hell. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Golda Wilkins
The people complaining about the game not being goth enough are funny to me. As someone who's been involved in goth subculture from a young age, I can say that it's not just about... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Courtney R.
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My family, friends and I just loved this game! The questions are amazingly well put together, drawn from every imaginable genre and source, and are often surprising. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by J. L. Wick
This was a Christmas present for my daughter. My husband and I played this game with her and her boyfriend as we thought we knew a lot about Horror. Boy were we wrong. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by K. Weekley
The questions are too hard. I'm a horror fanatic and I couldn't even answer the questions, let alone play it with my friends. Read morePublished on October 22, 2008 by Jen