Recently my wife and I acquired a version of the Trivial Pursuit game known as Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition. The game plays exactly like the traditional Trivial Pursuit game except for the fact that all of the trivia questions are questions about various facets from the 1980s. Since my wife and I are both children of the 80s, we figured this would be a good way for us to go head to head and figure out which of us was the uncrowned king or queen of 1980s trivia.
For those of you who have never played trivial pursuit, the trivia questions are divided up into six categories. The categories for the Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition are as follows: Headlines, Television, Movies, Music, Sports & Leisure, and a Wild Card category that may consist of questions from any of the other categories or even questions that are not able to be easily categorized.
While any of the questions were fairly easy to answer, it is safe to say that the Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition also includes some questions about some fairly esoteric knowledge of the decade of the 1980s. Since I was a child throughout the 1980s, I naturally excel in such categories as television, Movies, and Music, while I tend to struggle with the Headlines and the Sports & Leisure categories. Actually I am rather awful at the Sports & Leisure questions, although I have noticed a disproportionate amount of questions about events in professional tennis in the Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition. Whoever was responsible for writing the trivia questions must have been something of a tennis fan, I would wager. If all else fails, “Steffi Graf” is a safe answer to a Sports & Leisure question!
Other children of the 80s will appreciate the questions about all of the classic pop culture in television and movies. Shows like the Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, Knight Rider, Dallas, Dynasty, etc. are frequent occurrences, while movies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Breakfast Club are prominent in the Movies category. There are also lots of questions on television shows and movies that I have never heard of before, having been just a kid in the 1980s. It would be interesting to pit someone my age against someone who was an adult in the 1980s to see who would perform better in answering the most questions.
My wife knows practically everything about the music category, and she was able to absolutely trample me in the Music category. Actually I think she outperformed me in every category of questions. I must have been one culturally unaware kid when I was younger, which those who know me now will not find surprising. The long and the short of it is that my wife absolutely clobbered me at the Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition. We had an absolute blast playing the game, though, and enjoyed the trip down memory lane. If you, too, were a child of the 80s or would just like to know more about this incredible decade, the Trivial Pursuit Totally 80s Edition is the perfect satisfaction for those 1980s urges.