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No matter how much we depend on our smartphones, iPads, and other gadgets for entertainment, a good old fashioned trivia game never goes out of style. Most trivia games are compact, they tend to be pretty affordable (expect to spend anywhere from $10 to $30 on average), and they make great gifts. But more importantly: trivia games are a fun way to exercise your memory, and test your knowledge on different subjects.
In an effort to improve your game night, and maybe even give you some gifting ideas, we rounded up seven of the best trivia games specifically designed for TV lovers. The roster includes trivia games based on iconic shows such as “Friends,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Parks & Recreation.” Whether you’re planning a virtual game night, or a socially distanced, in-person affair, the games below are entertaining enough to provide hours of fun (some of the games can also be played alone). For more game guides, check out best trivia games for movie lovers, and best drinking games.
Television Trivia is designed for the ultimate TV lover, and offers up a chance not only to test what you already know, but learn new facts. The game includes 1,200 questions and answers, with five categories on each card. The game can be played solo, or with at least two people.
Get 50 years of TV packed into one game with the Scene It? Deluxe TV Edition. The quintessential television trivia game features questions about classic shows such as “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Brady Bunch,” as well as “Alias” and “Malcolm in the Middle.”
Test your knowledge of Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Rachel, and Ross with this trivia game based off the hit sitcom. With 200 quiz questions and three categories, you’ll find out just how much you picked up on while watching the show. Aside from quiz cards, the box contains one die and an instruction sheet. You might also want to try this “Friends” game with Polaroid-style questions and a Monopoly edition inspired by the series.
This entertaining trivia game from Spin Master is made for two to six people, and to be honest, it might just stump some of the younger players. On the flip side, it also has a multigenerational vibe to it that your family (or friend circle) will enjoy. The game is designed to keep you occupied for hours, and there’s plenty of ground to cover with over 400 cards, featuring 1,500 questions about everything from “Glee” to “Grease.”
Inspired by “Park & Recreation,” the focus of this party game is to spin stories around so as to not ruin your presidential campaign. Reporters in Pawnee (the fictional Indiana town where the show is based) keep uncovering controversies, forcing players to defend their reputations in hopes of staying in the political race. Each round, a reporter reads a Scandal card based on events from the show. The candidate has to respond using a quote from the Spin card, but they can add their own details and really get into character to win over the reporter. The first player to earn three tokens wins the nomination, and the game, which is designed for ages 16 and up.
Technically, this isn’t a game, but you can make it into one. Play alone, or with two or more people and liven up your road trips, plane rides, or time at home. “TV Trivia Champion” is organized into different categories including actors, theme songs, cars, and pets. You can expect lively debates over favorite shows and actors. Beyond that, the book is a great way to reminisce about the ‘80s.
If you love the addicting drama, unique characters, and pure suspense of one of the most acclaimed television shows ever, then it’s time to play “Trivial Pursuit: Breaking Bad.” The first ever trivia game based on the award-winning series contains 600 hard-hitting questions from all five seasons. The game is designed for two or more players ages 17 and older.