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Trivial Pursuit: Master Game - Genus Edition


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  • The original edition with game board, pawns (pies and wedges) and complete instructions
  • Great questions from art, sports, literature, geography, entertainment, science and nature, and more
  • 6000 tantalizing questions
  • Works with other subsidiary card editions
  • Have fun testing your wit, knowledge, wisdom
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Product Description

The original genus edition master game set that started a revolution in entertainment and education. Game is easy to learn but has a lifetime of questions to ponder (6000 questions). A great game to play. From 2 to 24 players. (individual or team play).

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 12 x 5 inches ; 5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Armenia
  • ASIN: B0009RGXPK
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 18 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,981 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

Trivial Pursuit: Master Game--Genus Edition!
Judy K. Polhemus
Nobody I ever played with did this, but I never wanted to play against somebody who read the answers ahead of time.
Joker
Finding the Genus edition in good shape at a reasonable cost was not as easy as I'd thought.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Phlogiston VINE VOICE on September 2, 2008
I love this game. It is endless fun. Occasionally one will find a question that is oddly categorized and, of course, questions to which the answer is "the Soviet Union" might no longer be accurate, but it is still endless fun. I sometimes enjoy being posed a question to which the answer has obviously changed and pondering, "what might the answer have been back in the mid-80s?" It really adds to the fun.

As I suggested in the title of this review, the questions are designed, largely, for baby boomers. I am still waiting for an edition of the game that is of the same quality as this one that might cater to those of a later generation, but I have yet to find one that really fits the bill.

There has not been a similar phenomenon in the board game world since Trivial Pursuit was released and every game guarantees a fun evening. What more could one want in a game?
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MKonis on January 17, 2009
My boyfriend and I like playing this edition because it's a real challenge for us! We're in our late 20's and this game was made in the 1980s, when we were kids. As others pointed out, many of the questions involve the "Soviet Union" and other political and geographic situations that are no longer accurate. No matter which category you choose, you get a history question! I think this edition has some of the best questions though. We get a little more competitive while playing this edition because we need to recall information we've learned from school, the newspaper or family, rather than US Weekly or VH1. Sometimes it's frustrating for us to miss question after question but it's nice to actually have to think!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Metal Joe on March 26, 2014
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I bought this original version mainly because I was afraid that newer versions would include a bunch of pop culture questions that I don't care for. The item arrived in unbelievable condition (I ordered it "used" from seller nouveaudepart). Seriously, other than some heavy wear on the box, the game was in brand new condition. It was even shrink wrapped. I'm fairly certain this game was never even opened, much less played; an amazing find for a game that is 30 years old!

As for the gameplay itself, it has not really changed over the years (at least compared to other variants of Trivial Pursuit that I have played). You move around the board, answer trivia questions, and try to complete your piece by collecting pie wedges of each of the six colors. As long as you keep getting answers correct, you get to keep your turn going. Once you have all six pie slices, you return to the center 'hub' and answer a question from a category of your opponent's choosing to win the game. It's very simple in theory, but in practice is very challenging.

One of the aspects that makes Trivial Pursuit so great is that it is not purely about the trivia knowledge. There is an element of strategy to the way you move your piece around the board. Figuring out the most efficient way to move in order to collect all the wedges is a fun challenge too.

One caveat I feel compelled to mention: the trivia questions in this game are HARD. Like, really difficult. I played with my girlfriend, and we are both fairly knowledgeable people. I usually know the answers to most questions on Jeopardy, and she has her MA and is very well-read. Even still, we would go through stretches of as many as five or six turns in a row where we couldn't answer a question correctly. The most difficult category was entertainment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonell Raborn on August 5, 2013
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We enjoy this edition and have much more success in remembering and "coming close" to the answers. It's particularly fun when we play in teams.
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As a woman in my early 20s, I can say that this is one of my all-time favorite games. The questions range from ridiculously easy to ridiculously dated. I used to play with my family growing up, which was not at all enjoyable. However, my house in college had a copy and we quickly realized that with two small modifications, Trivial Pursuit makes an excellent party game.

The first key is to break into pairs, so that the game goes twice as fast. It also adds a drama component, as I have seen friendships made and broken over trying to cooperate to guess the right answer to get a pie piece.

Second, add some drinking rules. Favorites include drinking every time your team wins a pie piece, or drinking every time your team gives the wrong answer on the first question of your turn.

With a few house rules, this game becomes very enjoyable even for a group of people born long after it was published. Trivial Pursuit will always be a staple of my board game collection.
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By Amazon Customer on October 25, 2012
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This has been one of our families all time favorite games since it came out. A couple of weeks ago my son who now lives on the left coast. and we live on the Eastern Coast, was looking to purchase it for his family and friends. He went to several local stores with no luck. I looked here and didn't find it. I told him I would mail him ours, however, when I looked for it to mail to him I realized I must have donated it to someone when we downsized to a smaller house. I looked for it here at our local stores, but didn't find it. The place I always go for things I can't find is Amazon. It will actually be a family Christmas present for him and his young family. I hope he and his family and friends enjoy it as much we did with him and our friends when he was growing up. Thanks.
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