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Observations about Trivial Pursuit, 1985 Junior Edition - Elf M. Sternberg
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Observations about Trivial Pursuit, 1985 Junior Edition
Apparently, Trivial Pursuit takes too long and is too boring for your average Internet-addled child. They were getting very anxious after an hour had gone by. Yamaraashi-chan, especially, was bored with it. "You just have to memorize a whole bunch of facts," she whined. "The game makes no sense. There's no logic to it." Well, that might be true, but that's the point of the game.

Yamraashi-chan is also taking the "I'm not like my parents" game every 12-year-old goes through to a whole new level. Her response to the question, Who was the co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon was, "The what?" When we explained, her reaction was, "Dude, I last saw Star Wars when I was three." But apparently she's seen the Matrix more than once. (I've also told her, "Don't Call Me Dude.")

Oh, and in 1985, sushi was considered so exotic that this question made sense: "What do you find in a sushi restaurant: raw fish, or desserts?"

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shunra From: shunra Date: February 13th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Last night Rose found Scrabble to be too slow. Waaay too slow. Quiddler is ok and Rumi-cube is ok (but slow), but Scrabble is like pulling out her fingernails.

She'll be 12 in just over one month. I'm not even trying with Trivial Pursuit.
lovingboth From: lovingboth Date: February 13th, 2010 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Trivial Pursuit is a marketing dream: selling people a cheap quiz book in a box for lot$.

Alas, it is a truly crap game and the only good thing that ever came out of it was the routine in Filthy, Rich and Catflap where they play 'Triv'.

bldrnrpdx From: bldrnrpdx Date: February 13th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've found it's much more fun to get the boxes of the cards only at thrift stores, and to leave them around during parties. We never actually *play* the game, it's just fun to have the questions around as conversation prompts.
littleone66 From: littleone66 Date: February 13th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
K wanted to get that game then I asked her if she could name ANY celeb on the box. When she couldn't, I told her it wouldn't be any fun for her. ;)
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