Trivial Pursuit Board Game


This now popular board game was developed in 1979 by friends Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press, and Chris Haney, a photo editor for the Montreal Gazette. The premise for the game arose from a friendly argument, between the two, on who was the better game player. This prompted them to create their own board game. Trivial Pursuit was introduced at the 1982 Toy Fair, by the Hasbro toy company, and became an instant hit. Intended for adults, the game became a household staple among the likes of Scrabble and Monopoly. The popularity of Trivial Pursuit has established itself as the precursor to a vast array of trivia games, which have subsequently dominated the board game industry to this day.

-Gerald Nimchuk

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