Taking Trivial Pursuit off the board and onto the screen.
Netflix Interactive special Trivia Quest was released on the streaming service on April 1, 2022.
Calling all quiz geeks, Netflix has brought to us an interactive quiz. This brand-new interactive daily quiz show is called Trivia Quest and is something you all should try. Once, twice, three times, this show is available every day of April, with new questions to keep you on your toes. This animated experience is based on the popular game Trivia Crack, which draws its inspiration from the classic board game Trivial Pursuit.
Created by Daniel Calin and Vin Rubino of Sunday Sauce productions, viewers are taking 24 questions every day throughout the month of April. If you’re looking for some exciting family quiz knowledge time, or if you’re single (like me) and just want to see how smart you are, this month is your time to shine.
Don’t worry, this isn’t like University Challenge, these questions cover a range of categories and topics, from pop culture, art, history to science, and they kindly give you multiple choice answers as well. Sort of like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, but you don’t win anything. There is the standard level and the hard level. I played both, and there is a good mixture, not too hard to make you feel bad about yourself. This show is for positive fun.
There is a definite movement for interactive specials, viewers are seeking more active engagement with their TV viewing experiences, rather than just being a passive watcher, we’re now actively being asked to participate. Is this where the future of TV is going? I’m not sure, but for now, these are some fun, quirky ways to enhance the experience. Other shows that have done this successfully are Black Mirror, Kimmy Schmidt, and Bear Grylls.
Whilst this was fun, I don’t personally think it was necessary or ground-breaking. You can simply open Trivial Pursuit, or any quiz games on your phone, and do the exact same thing. Go to a pub quiz, and you’ll probably have a livelier experience.
The cute, animated character you must help rescue people from Trivia Land is a nice touch but felt a bit too childish for me. Great for kids, but not really for adults. The game wears thin after a while. If you get something wrong, you can always replay the quizzes. It took me about 5-10 minutes to complete this today, so it can be a quick game.
Overall this is a fun experience, and I definitely would recommend trying it. I don’t think I could commit to every day in April, but if you can, go for it. It could be an easy way to keep the kids entertained for a little while, you might also surprise yourself with your knowledge. Trivia Quest is available on smart TVs, streaming media players, game consoles, computer browsers, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.
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