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Updated on November 6, 2014

Reviews of my favourite websites for trivia questions and answers

Do you love trivia? I have to admit upfront I am a trivia tragic.... totally addicted to the next question, game or quiz night... so bad is my addiction that 6 years ago I moved from regular trivia player to pub trivia host and now I have a legitimate reason to spend hours every week uncovering new questions and answers.

In the process of feeding my addiction I have found some fantastic trivia and quiz websites so I decided to put together this page to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

If you know any great sites I have missed here please add them at the bottom of the page.

Sporcle trivia site
Sporcle trivia site

Sporcle

"Mentally Stimulating Diversions"

Sporcle has been around since 2007 but I was slow to discover this site only stumbling across it last year. There is plenty here to keep you entertained with over 4000 Sporcle created games and 144000 user created games.

Topics include all the usual suspects, geography, movies, science, sport and arts but you can also find things like gaming, religion and games on interesting words. The quizzes are timed adding an element of excitement as you try to beat the clock. My only complaint is that the sports quizzes are almost exclusively about US based sports. Perhaps I should submit a cricket game to remedy that ;)

Sprocle differs from Factacular in that there is no community and tournament component however you can challenge your friends via email. You can play the games here without signing up but if you do create a free account you are able to keep track of your personal statistics and the games you have played.

Factacular

My favourite place to challenge myself

Factacular is my number 1 favourite trivia website. With it's enormous "factopedia" it can help make learning history, science and all sorts of facts lots of fun. They run regular individual and team tournaments so you can test yourself against the crowd and make friends around the world at the same time. You can contribute facts and the forums are friendly and fun.

The categories vary hugely and include topics from all world perspectives because of users being able to suggest additions. A random selection from the top of the page today includes: Fictional computers, nascar drivers nicknames, who's who from Australia, Grammy award winners and impressionist painters.

Give it a try to I bet you will be hooked too!

The Top 10 of Everything - The annual for trivia lovers

This book is like the Guinness Book of Records for Trivia lovers. It's great for browsing or writing your own trivia quizzes.

Top 10 of Everything 2013 (Top Ten of Everything)
Top 10 of Everything 2013 (Top Ten of Everything)

The Top 10 of Everything is the perfect book for anyone who wants to write their own questions or who just loves statistics and facts. Which is the best selling car worldwide? Which country has the most people in prison? What is Will Smith's most financially successful film? There is enough here to keep you busy for weeks.

 
Filmwise
Filmwise

FilmWise

Home of the famous movie invisible quizzes

FilmWise is my number one movie trivia site. It offers very challenging quizzes that are great for movie buffs and people with ridiculously good visual memory ;)

Among my favourite games here are the themed quizzes. For example in the quiz "doors doors and more doors" still shots of doors from various well known films are presented for you to name the film. However their best known quizzes are the "invisibles" where the actors have been removed and only the background and their clothing remains. These are so much harder than you think they will be.

No need to sign up unless you want to join the very active forums with even more trivia fun and games going on.

Want some more movie trivia? - These movie quotes will keep you busy

Trivial Pursuit is the highest selling Trivia board game. It has sold over 88 million copies in 17 languages

Metal Floss
Metal Floss

Mental Floss

"Where knowledge junkies get their fix"

Mental Floss is an American magazine and a website full of interesting facts, trivia and quizzes. There is a random fact generator, a fun fact-filled blog and my favourite part the Daily Lunchtime Quiz.

Recent quiz topics have included: Where's the bone, Shakespeare character or pharmaceutical drug and best selling albums of the 1980s something for everyone really!

No need to sign up, free to use and not too many ads make a visit to the site worth your time.

Mental Floss Books

Mental Floss: Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets
Mental Floss: Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets

Mental Floss offer a great range of interesting books that will help you improve your general knowledge in a fun way. They make great gifts as almost everyone loves a little bit of trivia. This book is just the one for you if you never got around to reading James Joice's Ulysses, don't really have a basic knowledge of Jazz and have no idea what Genghis Khan actually achieved. It contains 44 2-page "chapters" that each include really interesting information about a topic suitable for interesting conversation or just for interest.

 

How do you get your trivia fix?

What is your favourite way to play trivia games?

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Ken Jennings - the trivia guru

After taking out the title for longest winning streak on Jeopardy! Ken went on to write lots of great trivia books.

So do you love trivia as much as I do? - Which is your favourite site?

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    • chrisilouwho profile image

      chrisilouwho 

      4 years ago

      Fun, thanks!

    • ismeedee profile image

      ismeedee 

      5 years ago

      Great resource here for lots of trivia fun!!

    • Mrs A for Apple profile image

      Mrs A for Apple 

      5 years ago

      Awesome I'm going to check out Factacular thanks.

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      Elastara 

      5 years ago

      Trivia is interesting and fun :)

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      Regi_B 

      5 years ago

      Trivia is fun, and I know plenty, but it has never saved my life.

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      radasum 

      6 years ago

      I don't know Trivia, but your lens is nice.

    • PaulaMorgan profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula Morgan 

      6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      @anonymous: email me via my contact button on my profile Jill and I will give you some feedback. I tried to contact you via your profile but can not find it

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Just launched: a beta version of a new online quizzing concept - www.quizfortune.com , would be great to have your feedback emerald125

    • PaulaMorgan profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula Morgan 

      6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      @aquarian_insight: I totally understand! I used to loose hours on factacular, it's an awesome site.

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      aquarian_insight 

      6 years ago

      I started reading this lens but then got distracted by Factacular! Then I remembered I was reading your lens and came back. Terrible, I know, but as a fellow trivia lover, I'm sure you understand. Great lens. *blessed*

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      Paula Morgan 

      6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      @katlovestrouble: I know isn't it Kat, I was addicted for years... I have not been playing so much lately but I hope to get back to it soon.

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      katlovestrouble 

      6 years ago

      I'm now addicted to Factacular. Thanks a lot. Seriously though, it's great fun to play there. Great lens and info!

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      MindPowerProofs1 

      6 years ago

      Great sources. Thanks for sharing.

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      grega85 

      6 years ago

      i love it :)

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      PaulaSquidoo 

      6 years ago

      I love trivia. Thanks for sharing your sources.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I do like a game of trivia from time to time.

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      Inkhand 

      6 years ago

      Love it. Useful lens if you love trivia.

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      Blackspaniel1 

      6 years ago

      nice lens

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      JoyfulReviewer 

      6 years ago

      I love trivia. There are so many different sources, that I really don't have a favorite site.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      There are so many sources for trivia that I don't have any single best way. I usually use Google to search for trivia on any particular subject.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Board games is the best.

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      tssfacts 

      7 years ago

      Online is the best to learn and play.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      My favorite would have to be the site I'm constructing: TrivRank - http://www.trivrank.com/ It is organized into different user added topics. Users receive ranks on how good they are at a specific topic, and can compare their ranks to friends.

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      Paul 

      7 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I'm fairly omniverous re info (or easily distracted?) - dsome great links here.

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      ohcaroline 

      7 years ago

      I'm pretty much an info junkie...the internet infected me. I can't help myself.

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      kimmanleyort 

      7 years ago

      Well, my husband and I are totally addicted to Jeopardy, but I haven't tried any of these sites. I will look into them. Thanks!

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've never tried any of the trivia websites, but have always enjoyed the board game "Trivial Pursuit". Now that I have online choices, will have to go give them a try.

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