On our third date as a part of Project 52: Date Nights, I decided to go old-school and play Trivial Pursuit. I was at a thrift store a few weeks ago, and they had an original Trivial Pursuit game for $1.50, and I thought that would be a good investment.
Now, there is something I have to confess. I am a highly competitive person. I have a really hard time not competing, especially when there is a game involved. I make jokes and pretend not to mind when I don't do well, but really, I am dying inside. I know this is an aspect of my personality that I need to work on, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to do so. I have to be nice and play well because it is date night!
While I was somewhat nervous about how this would go over, we had a good time. We actually played pretty evenly, so one person wasn't way out ahead of the other, which helped. I got to know the History and Arts & Literature questions, and John got to beat me on the Science and Sports & Leisure questions. A hint for anyone about to play original Trivial Pursuit - know everything you can about the JFK assassination and you will do really well on the History questions. Also, if there is a hockey question, answer Bobby Orr.
I would really like to have future game nights and perhaps play something other than Trivial Pursuit. What are your game suggestions for two people?
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