Ten Best Trivia Games for Music Lovers
Having trouble choosing a gift for a music lover?
Looking for a gift for a music lover? If you don't know which CD or music video to buy them because they seem to have everything they want already, then think outside the square. Give them a gift that will test their music knowledge and allow them to show off how much they know about the music they love. There are dozens of music trivia games available and below I have compiled a list of ten of the best that are available through Amazon.
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Beatles Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit has created a game about The Beatles, with over 2,500 trivia questions. The six categories of Beatlemania trivia are their history, music, the Beatles movies, record releases (albums and singles), The Beatles in America and their post-Beatle pursuits. Questions can be easy, medium or hard and the board has iconic photographs of Paul, George, John and Ringo.
Billboard Hot 100 Trivia
This game covers over 50 years of music, beginning in the 1960s. It covers mainly rock, country and R&B but there are also questions on Streisand and Sinatra. There are over 2800 questions divided into categories called Who Sang It?, Finish the Lyrics, Who Am I?, and Grab Bag. You can play one-on-one or as teams. Players/teams have one minute (an hourglass timer is included) to come up with as many answers as possible, or the other player/team gets a chance. There is a point scoring system and first to 150 points wins. You can change the scoring system to whatever suits you. This is a fun game to test youir knowledge of mainstream music from the past 50 years.
Classic Rock Trivial Pursuit
Yet another great game form Trivial Pursuit, this covers Classic Rock music from artists like Elton John, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. There are over 2,000 questions that cover the era from 1960 to the early 1990s. The game is for two or more players and the questions vary in difficulty so rock fans of all ages can play.
Don't Forget The Lyrics
This game is based on the popular television show with the same name. It has a colourful gameboard and over 400 lyric cards with categories like 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, love songs, pop, country, R&B, and divas. You get a lyrics card and have to fill in the missing word. If you don’t know, then you can opt to use your three “helpers”. To do well at this game you will have to know lots and lots of songs.
Encore is one of the best-selling music trivia games on Amazon, and has great reviews. It is a game where you have to remember songs and their lyrics because you are given a card with words or themes that you have to recall songs about. If you get a word like love, heart or moon then you probably know dozens, but they are not all easy. You also have to sing the line from the song that has your word!
For The Record 50s 60s 70s edition
This is a trivia game with multiple choices – so even if you don’t have a clue you should get some questions correct. The questions cover music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s so older players will tend to go better. There are 600 question cards with 8 categories including Real Names, One Hit Wonders, Rock’n’Roll Eternity and Disco Purgatory. Can be played with 2 to 4 players or teams.
For The Record 80s and 90s edition
Like the game before, there are multiple choice answers to the 600 questions. There are great reviews about this fun game which has a game board like an electric guitar, and including a mosh pit. The questions cover rap, reggae, alternative, pop, country, punk and everything in-between, with many questions having a touch of humour. The six categories are 80's, 90's, One Hit Wonder, Real Name, Mosh Pit and You're On Stage.
Garage Band has 132 cards of rock and roll trivia with 4 on each card. This is a good party game to play in teams. Players or teams get a set of clues and the fewer clues it takes to guess the answer the better you score. The first to 300 points is the winner.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This trivia board game has over 1700 questions and clues about rock and roll history – the people, events, dates and recordings. You need strategy as well as music knowledge as you must collect 5 venue tickets and a minimum of 25 singles before you can enter the game’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and must correctly guess a Hall of Fame performer. All the trivia cards, singles, tokens, playing pieces and dice are boxed in a sturdy tin and include instructions.
Rock and Roll Triviologies
This is a really fun game where you answer trivia questions that allow you to collect instruments and form a band, try and break up the other players bands and collect music industry awards. There are over 1,300 questions in ten categories – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s+, Women Rockers, Rock N Roll Relationships, On The Map, Record Collection and Music Mix. For 2 to 4 players or teams this a great way to show off your rock IQ.