Game Length: 60+
Recommended Ages: 12+
I’m always a little hesitant when I pick up a licensed game from a TV show. The reason? I’m hesitant that the game won’t capture the spirit of the show thus leading to disappointment and heartbreak. When I was told that there was a Big Bang Theory trivia game, I immediately pictured the characters from the show playing it and said – sure, I’ll give it a try.
The goal of the game is to collect 5 unique personas from the show by rolling a die and landing on a Fact or Fiction card. Each time you get a question correct, you get to draw from the persona deck. This means you may end up with multiples of the same character, but you can win if your trivia game is strong. Alternatively, if the trivia about the show is not your strong suit, you can steal existing cards by winning a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock.
Going through the rules, the rules seem to make it sound like it’s about geeky things like comics, games, science, etc. I was seriously mislead when every single question was about minute trivia from the show. Further to that, it seems that the questions were written by fans (short for fanatics) of the show. For someone who has only seen a few episodes, it was not at all fun for me. This game is for superfans who can remember very small minutia from the show.
This was a miss for me, but perhaps you’re the superfan that needs to play this game. Check in with your local gaming venues to see how you can get your hands on a copy.