Are you a know-it-all? Hot on the pursuit of all answers trivial? If so, then what you need are some great trivia game apps to download onto your phone! Whether you have a photographic memory, love to learn new things, or simply enjoy a good game, there’s never been a better time to find all kinds of trivia apps. And now you can take your mad trivia knowledge skills to the next level with cross-platform and multiplayer functionality!
Ben Stein: It’s Trivial (Griptonite Games):
If you’re looking for a single-player trivia game app, you’ll probably want to take a look at Ben
Stein: It’s Trivial. It’s not hard to imagine that a Ben Stein trivia game is going to give you both
attitude and a challenge, and It’s Trivial does just that. This app has a lively retro graphical
interface, regular and bonus rounds, and because it has Ben Stein’s name on it, you’ll get Ben
Stein’s lip to go with. Get a question right, get a wry comment. Get a comment wrong, Ben
slams you. Voice clips add a personal touch to an entertaining game. (IOS, Android)
Trivia Pursuit (Electronic Arts):
EA’s update to the classic game allows you to play with up to four players via Wi-Fi connection—
and who wants to play Trivia Pursuit by themselves anyway? If you’re worried about running out
of new questions to answer, or if you want a more specific topic focus, EA currently has five
expansion packs available for purchase (TV, General Knowledge, Movies, Encyclopedia and
Sports). The game also provides customizable time limits and difficulty levels for a more
individualized game experience. (IOS, Android)
Trivia: Knowledge Trainer from Binary Family:
More than most, this trivia game is far more than just a game, it tracks your Trivia Knowledge
Quotient as you play, and an adaptive question generator that ups the difficulty level as you get
more questions correct—and dumbs the questions down if you’re getting too many wrong.
Other features include a review function for missed questions, and the ability to play American,
British and Australian-specific questions. Regional and world rankings show you where you
stand against all other players. (IOS)
Trivia by Sporcle:
Aside from the straightforward and easy to navigate interface, the Trivia by Sporcle phone app
provides phone gamers access to the massive user-generated database of trivia questions that
Sporcle has been providing since their start in 2007. While most games use a more general set
of trivia questions, the Sporcle advantage is in the extremely specific types of questions that
users post for play. You can search for trivia questions by date posted, or go to the Categories
section and pick a topic to challenge yourself with. Best of all, new games are added every day.
TriviaBurst by E5 / Bit33:
Opinions may vary, but this should be right at the top of anyone’s trivia app list. The first big
advantage to what is touted as the Apple Store’s most popular trivia game is that it’s OpenFeint
and HeyZap enabled, allowing you to compete in rankings against tens of thousands of other
players. TriviaBurst also links to Facebook so you can get your FB friends gaming with you as
well. If that’s not enough, TriviaBurst supports user-generated content, providing a new level of
difficulty and obscure trivia questions—at present count, 40,000+ questions, and counting.
Flashy interface that’s easy to navigate rounds out this fantastic trivia app. Get it now. (IOS,
Author Bio: John Fisher also writes for www.triviaquestions.net, and enjoys everything from music trivia questions to a geography quiz.