Hasbro Australia Trivial Pursuit DVD
- Same style and game play as the famous original
- Not enough questions on the DVD means you'll be seeing double; DVD isn't utlised enough during the game
The DVD is largely uneventful and you'll be quickly frustrated by seeing the same questions over and over again. Stick to the original version as you'll more than likely stop using the DVD after a couple of games anyway.
Price$ 99.00 (AUD)
Trivial Pursuit is back, bigger and better than ever. Better still, it's interactive!
Well, sort of. There is a DVD. It is interactive. But unfortunately, you don't get to use it often and when you do, you'll more than likely be seeing the same questions, over and over again.
Trivial Pursuit DVD is very similar to as the normal version of this popular trivia board game. You still get your scoring token, which contains six pieces that you have to fill by answering questions corresponding to different categories. For those who haven't played before, the object of the game is to fill this token with scoring wedges. Wedges are received when you land on a wedge space and correctly answer the corresponding question.
It's fairly simple. You roll the die, move to the amount shown on the die and when you land on a space, you pick a question from a category of your choice using the included question cards. There are six categories of questions to choose from; Television, Trends, Gossip, Music, Film and Sport and Games, so there should be something for everyone. There are six spaces on the board which provide an opportunity to gain a wedge space and when you land on one of these, you must answer a question from the colour coded category shown on the board.
The main difference between the DVD version of the game and the standard version is when you land on a wedge space, you are required (at least according to the manual) to answer a question from the DVD, rather than the box of question cards. This sounds fine in theory but note this; there are 3600 questions in the box of cards and just 150 questions on the DVD. Yes, only 150 questions! This means you'll more than likely be seeing the same questions over and over again. After playing this game more than once, you'll easily be able to memorise the questions on the DVD, which simply ruins the experience. We guarantee that after a couple of plays, you'll stop using the DVD and simply use the question cards - where the chance of getting repeat questions is highly unlikely.
It's a major disappointment, especially considering that the DVD functions are quite intuitive. There's five types of questions that are randomly selected; audio clips, video clips, matching puzzles, scrambled puzzles and newspaper headlines. Our favourite was definitely the video clips, especially for the Sport and Games category. More often than not, you'll be played a clip of a famous sporting event and then asked a question relating to the footage. We did notice however, that the questions on the DVD are much easier than the cards. Also, the scrambled puzzle question seems to appear quite a lot more than the other DVD items; it gets very repetitive after a short while.
The DVD is very functional and easy to use; it only requires the arrow keys and the enter key on your DVD remote control. The interface depicts a large scoring token and you use the arrow keys to navigate to the different categories. There isn't much in the way of interaction though - the cut scenes between the menus are largely uninspiring and after two or three questions, you'll be sick of hearing and seeing them. When you finally fill your token and win the game, there is a small and largely boring fireworks display shown, but they have failed to even bother extending their congratulations
Overall, we don't think Trivial Pursuit DVD is worth the extra money, as you'll more than likely ban the DVD from your games after a very short time. Stick to the standard version of the game; that is, until they improve the interaction.
Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Subaru XV 2017 review
- 2 Samsung 2017 QLED Q7 TV: Full, in-depth review
- 3 Kogan Atlas UltraSlim Pro laptop: full, in-depth review
- 4 Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboard review
- 5 Kogan curved 4K UHD 55-inch LED LCD TV review
Latest News Articles
- Griffin's PowerMate is the Surface Dial dead-ringer that's trapped in Mac land
- Take a ride on Positron’s Voyager, a full-motion chair for VR cinema
- Intel showed how 5G networking will power VR and self-driving cars
- Sony's Android-powered Xperia projector turns any flat surface into a touch screen
- IBM's hub for wearables could have you out of the hospital faster
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- Huawei P10 smartphone review
- Huawei P10 Plus phone: Full, in-depth review
- Moto G5 smartphone: full, in-depth review
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- FTSocial Media Executive / Specialist (Facebook) - online gamblingNSW
- FTsolution ArchitectNSW
- FTPMO Quality OfficerNSW
- CCJava / J2EE DeveloperVIC
- CCSolution DesignerNSW
- FTEnterprise ArchitectVIC
- FTIntermediate Project ManagerQLD
- CCInfrastructure Business AnalystNSW
- FTMicroservices DeveloperVIC
- CCJava Developer - IntergrationQLD
- FTSenior UX/UI DesignerNSW
- FTx3 Field EngineersVIC
- TPSenior Sitecore Developer (.NET)QLD
- FTProject Control Analyst - PMOACT
- FTData Analyst/ Reporting AnalystQLD
- FTSecurity ConsultantNSW
- CCCommercial ManagerVIC
- FTTest Analyst - Application TestingACT
- FTChange & Release ManagerACT
- FTL&D ConsultantVIC
- FTPortfolio OfficerQLD
- FTSoftware TesterACT
- CCPMO CoordinatorNSW
- FTIntegration SpecialistQLD