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Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Phyloxerra - 01-26-2004 07:00 PM

Howdy,

Just saw a commercial for a LOTR edition Trivial Pursuit. Anyone have any experience playing it or know anybody who has? Seems like a great concept if you're into the whole Tolkien universe. For a pretty devout fan like myself, it would be a great way to show exactly how many countless hours I've spent reading those books. Anybody else think that this is a great idea for a board game?


Scotty


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Sir_Die_alot - 01-26-2004 07:22 PM

Considering all the movie mania it's probably going to relate more to the movies than books. <_<

I think one based on the books only would be a great game for a geek party, don't forget to invite me. :lol:


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Walkiry - 01-26-2004 07:42 PM

I think it's a lot more likely that it's based on the books, since they'd provide a lot more material. Of course, if it was based on the films they could include a lot of trivia questions about the actors and filming quirks and such.

I wonder what the colours will be, grenn for elven-related questions, brown for dwarvish and yellow for humans?

We'll see ;)


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Vandiablo - 01-26-2004 10:20 PM

I recvd it for christmas this year.

It's based on the movies, not the books. Real frustrating sometimes... like the question how many henchmen of Grima escorted Gandalf et al into Theoden's chamber?? Uh, four? No, five!

but! it came with The One Ring! which is now my Precious...

and it also came with a Black Rider with Special Powers, according to the box. I plan to use this Black Rider once I come up with my Evil Plan.

More on this later, I have a 3-yr-old begging to use the computer.

-V


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Count Duckula - 01-26-2004 10:28 PM

Phyloxerra,Jan 26 2004, 06:51 PM Wrote:Just saw a commercial for a LOTR edition Trivial Pursuit. Anyone have any experience playing it or know anybody who has?
One of my hallmates also got it for Christmas, and yes, we too played it thinking that the game would be based off the books. But it's based off the movie. Questions include "good characters", "bad characters", "movie trivia", "geography", "history", and something else. The questions range in difficulty, and if you know the movies AND the books pretty well you should have no problems.


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Vandiablo - 01-27-2004 04:07 AM

Yeah, as The Quacky One said, you should do fine if you've read the books AND seen the movie.

Issues on "movie trivia" can deal with names of places in New Zealand (that's Middle Earth... which makes Australia... Westernesse????) or with the actors ... like who sported a Mohawk under their wig during filming of the movies?? (Hint: my 17-yr-old niece knew the answer.)

IIRC the other category is "items". I think. Hmm.

Another question I remember is "when did Frodo first wear the ring?" The answer is different depending on books or movies, and of course they want the movie answer.

The One Ring is pretty cool, it's authentic gold-looking, and has an inscription that resembles the proper one. (I've never checked to see if it matches, I'm not a geek!) (Okay, I AM a geek, because I wore The One Ring when I went to see RotK.) I am very sad to say that the ring in the box does NOT turn you invisible, except to members of the opposite sex who are out of your league. I will NOT test my Precious by putting it in the fire! NO NO NO!!

The Black Rider, so far, is a disappointment. It appears to be made of plastic. But as I said, I haven't used its Special Powers, so maybe I'll be happier with it later.

The rules for "expert players" involves people wearing the ring, the Black Rider following them around the board, and the possibility of losing the game, or at least a pie wedge, due to the presence (on your space?) of the Black Rider.

There is another board game I've played, The Hobbit, that is book-based, and is pretty cool, as long you have at least one player under 15 or so. It can be played by 10-yr-olds that have read the book, but is a little too easy for adults unless you really really like the books. (Like me.) The problem is that there aren't enough trivia cards, but you get to collect gems and items and Useful Friends (Gandalf, Thorin, etc.) and somebody has to slay Smaug for the game to finish. A nice gift.

(BTW I guess I'll rot in Hell for the fact that in my previous post I capitalized The One Ring but did not for Christmas.)

-V


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Phyloxerra - 01-27-2004 06:42 AM

Howdy,

How did I know that they would not use the books. In the back of my head there was a little voice saying " there's a slight chance they will use those 12 hours of film for these questions" while my frontal lobe just screamed " of course they wont you twit". I'm not sure if I'm mortified, or if that emptiness is just my stomach saying feed me. I shouldn't say I'm disappointed with their choice, the movies were good and all, but the books ARE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!!!! Please if its at all feasible can you give us some of the questions they ask, where the answer is nothing like what it should be. Thanks in advance.


Scotty


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Doc - 01-27-2004 07:17 AM

A long long long long time ago, some time in the 70s I thinkish, about that time or so. There was a big LoTR fad then too, with all the SCA stuff and D&D.

Anyhoo, some company made The One True Ring. To say it was a novelty gimmick would be... reaching. It was 24k gold, made to fit your finger (Even had half sizes) and the Elvish lettering on the ring was inlaid swirled silver and white gold. Had a pretty marbled effect. Some big rich catalogue offered it as the ultimate xmas gift. (Same company later offered a REAL mummy sacophagus) I can't remember the name. Now, mind you, this WAS the 70s, and the ring cost a cool $1,999.99. It was possible to buy a brand new car for cheaper. I coveted The Precious, but never bought one. They were limited editions, I wonder how much they are worth now?

I always wondered, in my own twisted little way, if perhaps some fat velvet pimp went and ordered one for his pinky with out ever knowing what it was for.


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Nystul - 01-27-2004 09:00 AM

$2000 would be a bargain! Errr, it does make you turn invisible when you put it on, right? ;)


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Walkiry - 01-27-2004 09:27 AM

*Sigh* I have to admit I'm disappointed. There's so much more and better material for the trivial game in the books.

I mean, who cares if the actor who played the fruity elf had a different hairstyle or where the replica of Helm's Deep was built?

Oh well, it was to be expected I guess.

How long until someone uses a replica of The One ring in their wedding? ;)


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Doc - 01-27-2004 03:03 PM

Quote: How long until someone uses a replica of The One ring in their wedding?

One Ring to rule his life and in the darkness bind him!

**Stares in growing horror at ring on own finger**

EEEEEEEK! I am turning into a Wedded Wraith! And like many married men, I have become invisible. Oh dear God we are all DOOOOOOOOOOOOMED.


Trivial Pursuit Anyone? - Lady Vashj - 01-27-2004 08:27 PM

Doc,Jan 27 2004, 07:08 AM Wrote:A long long long long time ago, some time in the 70s I thinkish, about that time or so. There was a big LoTR fad then too, with all the SCA stuff and D&D.

Anyhoo, some company made The One True Ring. To say it was a novelty gimmick would be... reaching. It was 24k gold, made to fit your finger (Even had half sizes) and the Elvish lettering on the ring was inlaid swirled silver and white gold. Had a pretty marbled effect. Some big rich catalogue offered it as the ultimate xmas gift. (Same company later offered a REAL mummy sacophagus) I can't remember the name. Now, mind you, this WAS the 70s, and the ring cost a cool $1,999.99. It was possible to buy a brand new car for cheaper. I coveted The Precious, but never bought one. They were limited editions, I wonder how much they are worth now?

I always wondered, in my own twisted little way, if perhaps some fat velvet pimp went and ordered one for his pinky with out ever knowing what it was for.
I found one more recently; a movie tie-in. I can't remember the name of the catalog either, so no way of knowing if it's the same, but it had a solid gold one - not made to fit, just to display - for around $800, and a silver one with gold plating on a chain for about $150. A friend of mine got a gilded base-metal version for about $15. I want one, but I've never been able to find it, and I just don't have $150 kicking around.