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Board Game Trivia

The Malted Meeple is Northeast Ohio’s first board game café and was created with the idea of bringing friends and families together to create meaningful experiences free from technology. As you know, we do just that by curating a board game library that is handpicked to include all types of games for any age or group size.

Every week we post here on Meeple Moments with updates on new games we have added to the library, games we recommend, our monthly Milkshake Madness themes, and so much more. This week however, we’re trying something different.

We all love board games, that’s a given! So, the real question is… just how much do you KNOW about board games? Keep reading for Board Game Trivia! From classic games to the not so classic, to the history of board games themselves – let us know how you did.

In which country do we believe board games originated?
A) Japan
B) Egypt
C) Portugal

This is a two-player game with dice.
A) Backgammon
B) Parcheesi
C) Mancala

Which game features a “Pop-O-Matic” for rolling dice?
A) Risk
B) Sorry
C) Trouble

Which classic game is known as “draughts” in England?
A) Backgammon
B) Chess
C) Checkers

This game, created by two Canadians in 1979, had $20 million in sales in 1984.
A) Trivial Pursuit
B) Balderdash
C) Pichenotte

How long was the longest game of Monopoly?
A) 70 hours
B) 70 days
C) 12 days

Where did chess originate?
A) India
B) Sweden
C) Thailand

Which game originated as a pencil-and-paper game around World War I?
A) Axis & Allies
B) Stratego
C) Battleship

What does Jenga mean in Swahili?
A) To build
B) Tower
C) To fall

What was the only board game invented by Milton Bradley?
A) Guess Who?
B) Life
C) Rack-O

Answer Key (highlight to reveal) [ B, A, C, C, A, B, A, C, A, B ]

Molly Smith is a wanderer of the Wasteland, a lover of all that is hoppy, and only burns grilled cheese half the time. She spent her college days trekking around Franklin Hall at Kent State University where she pursued her degree in marketing and advertising. Her passion for guest satisfaction and love for event planning led her to the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle.

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