All The Rage- Trivia Crack
Trivia Crack- Addictive and Fun!
If you have an iphone or an ipad (I don't think you can play this game on android devices), you just might be playing 'Trivia Crack.' I am not usually one to play video games at all, but my mom got me started with Trivia Crack and it's now my favourite mindless past time.
Trivia Crack is a game where you can play random people all over the world, or you can also have a friend list and play friends and relatives.
You'll notice the picture above. The object of the game is to collect 6 of the coloured characters before your opponent does.
The different colours are kind of like the pieces in the pie in Trivial Pursuit.
The pink character is a popcorn box and it represents ENTERTAINMENT.
The orange character is in the shape of a football and it represents SPORTS.
The blue character is in the shape of a globe and it represents GEOGRAPHY.
The yellow character is like a little knight and it represents HISTORY.
The green character is in the shape of a beaker and it represents SCIENCE.
Finally, the red character is in the shape of a paintbrush and it represents ART.
The questions are fairly easy for the most part. Sometimes I run into some questions that I have no idea about, and they are mostly in the categories of Science and sometimes History. The little icons will give you nice little warnings before you answer a question in a certain category. They'll say something like 'Uh oh, Science, this is your worst category as you only answer correctly 75% of the time!' That's a bit annoying. Some of the history questions are fairly difficult (I don't like war questions, as a Canadian I don't know much about American history), and then I personally am not familiar with some of the Geography questions.
I think by far, the easiest category for me is sports. I am a sports fanatic though, so I can see how it may be difficult for some users. You really have to know rules of games and popular athletes. The second easiest for me is Entertainment. There are a lot of movie and television questions. The Art questions are the third easiest, as there are lots of questions about books and many questions about artists, paintings and other things. I enjoy these three categories the most, so I try to get the hard icons out of the way so I can be more confident in my final categories for the win!
Spin For A Category
How to collect the characters
When it's your turn, you press spin. You will land on one of the categories or you will land on a crown. The crown (purple) is what you really want, because that gives you a direct shot of earning one of the characters/categories. If you don't land on a crown, you have an opportunity to answer three questions from whichever category you land on to get the opportunity for a 'crown.' When you get a crown, you can choose which character you want to play.
If you answer the question correctly, your icon for that category shows up and you need to concentrate getting the other icons at that point. If you get a question wrong, you lose a turn and you opponent gets an opportunity to play.
What it looks like when you get the characters
You can challenge your opponent to earn one of their characters. You simply hit 'challenge' and you will answer a series of 6 questions. If you get more of the questions correct than your opponent, they you 'steal' his icon for whichever category you choose. If you lose the challenge, your opponent gets to keep their icon.
I am not a big fan of the challenge. I'd rather just earn the icon myself. However, if an opponent challenges me, I will go along with it. It's kind of fun- you answer a series of 6 random quick questions and hope for the best!
You will earn coins each time you win a game. You get three coins which come in very handy. You can also buy coins in the shop. The above shows you how much coins cost if you choose to buy them.
You are able to play three new games in an hour. If you have coins, you can buy more games in an hour. If you have coins, you also have the opportunity to skip a question you might not know (for three coins), to go on to a (hopefully) easier question.
I personally don't buy coins but try to earn them, but I know a lot of my friends who like to play a lot more will buy the coins to get more games and more skips.
More things to do
Other Things To Do
You can do other things on Trivia Crack. For example, Trivia Crack questions are made from users, which is pretty cool! As you can see in the picture above, you can suggest questions. If you suggest a question, your question has to be voted in by 85% of voters to be part of the game.
So far I have suggested two questions and I have checked their status, however neither were approved! It's a tough process, and considering how easy some of the questions are, I am surprised.
You can also help translate questions into different languages.
And finally, you can help vote on potential questions. You can say if you like it, or if there is a mistake, or if you simply don't like it. Your vote counts in making the game better and more enriched. I think this process is pretty cool!
Good Video to Help You Get Started With Trivia Crack
So Much Fun!
Trivia Crack is so much fun. I always have a game going, and my phone sends me push notifications when someone gets an answer wrong and it's my turn. After three days your games will expire if someone decides not to participate anymore, but you can get some fairly regular opponents and of course, friends and relatives are fun.
There is a friend list as well, and you can chat with your opponents. I don't normally do this, but I have had some chat requests and they can be fun.
If you decide to start with Trivia Crack- fair warning- it is addictive! Have fun! :)