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Make Your Own Trivial Pursuit Cards
Custom Trivial Pursuit Cards
I'll bet you reached this page on family game night, or while researching games that you want to make for your classroom. Maybe you searched for "How to Make Your Own Trivial Pursuit Game." That's how I started when I created an easy way to make my own trivia cards. I thought "Hey, why not throw out the genius edition cards, and make our own about family memories."
I've been working for some time on making my own Trivial Pursuit games one on family memories and another called "Virtue Pursuit" teaching values and virtues to my kids (I'll post pictures here when I get the chance). In the process of making my own game, I realized a lot of teachers and homeschoolers could benefit from the templates I made. I have a fantastic trivial pursuit card template that allows you to easily type in questions and answers using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). You really could create your own custom game to go with the game board you already have.
I sell the interactive PF (because it really is tpye and tab and print - just that easy) for $1. It's not much, and helps me keep making more resources like this. You can purchase the Fully Editable Trivial Pursuit Cards Template for $1 at the link here.
Free Trivial Pursuit Game Board Template
Why Make Your Own Trivial Pursuit Cards?
There are a lot of reasons to make your own Trivial Pursuit cards. You could make one that is family orientated - a category for family vacation memories, a category for household rules, a category for family favorite dinners, etc. You could even make a category for each member of your family. I love that Idea (but haven't done it yet, myself). I'm sure I will so check back soon.
Teachers and homeschoolers can easily make custom Trivia games on the last book they read, a unit in science, or study cards for their next big test covering 9 weeks or a whole year of information. Not only can you make a game, but you can also make study cards. In order to make a game you really don't need THAT many cards since there are six questions per card. You could start out with 12 or 18 or 24 (2, 3 or 4 saved PDFs with different questions and answers). Just be careful to save each PDF with a different name so you don't write over all your hard work.
How to Make Your Own Trivial Pursuit Cards
This picture shows you how easily the cards can be updated. You can even customize the categories (there isn't a lot of space on the ovals, though, so that's th only constraint. Another thing to note is that when you print these cards the grey boxes do not print. They are only there so you know where to type when you are making your own Trivial Pursuit cards.
This template allows you to change the name of each color category once (on the first card) and then just add your questions. The document is two pages and has six cards on each page. The first page is for questions and the second page is for answers.
Need some items for your Trivial Pursuit game? - Here's How to Make Your Own Trivial Pursuit if you Don't Have a Copy Laying Around
I go to the thrift store and buy a version for $3.00 or less. Then I re-purpose the game pieces and cover the game board (or use it as is if the edition matches what I'm working with). However, you may not be as lucky as I am at the thrift store. You can also purchase everything you need new. (or outright buy Trivial Pursuit).
If you want to make your own custom game board you can purchase a blank one from Amazon.com
I just love these game pieces. So much fun and so many learning opportunities. Each color for my Virtue Pursuit game represents a different virture (truthfulness, thankfulness, courtesy, etc).
Custom Trivial Pursuit or Store Bought Edition?
Would you prefer to play a custom Trivia game or a store bought edition?
I hate the genius edition! Who am I kidding, most of the editions make me feel inadequate. Maybe that's why I prefer making my own versions with my own cards.