Klicka för svenska      Genius 2000

Distributor: Kärnan
Category: Trivia/word game
Players: 2-6 (maybe in teams)
Play time: 01:00
Ages: 12+ (probably best for adults)
Content: 400 trivia cards with 2000 questions and answers
        (about every 10th are related to a picture)
    1 game board
    6 counters
  30 round plastic genius tiles (6 in 5 different colours)
    1 die
Rules leaflet
Game target: Get aound the outer circle and collect genius tiles by answering correct at least one question in each subject. Then choose a favourite way (2 subjects that fits you) towards the center, where you have answer correctly on a question, which category the opponents chooses (do you recognize that?).
Rules: Rules in Swedish
Strategy: -
Comments: Year of publication is 1999(?). The author of the questions is Dan Glimne, the most well-known game designer in Sweden.

The 5 subjects are "Big headlines", "Progresses and discoveries", "Cultures and Pleasures", "Sport of the century" and "Everyday life and curios". All questions are about the 20th century in some aspect and they work as a document of the century which has passed.

I really like the questions in this game, although I'm still wondering why all trivia game designers persist to have sport questions!! That's probably the main reason I'm not really fond of trivia games. But probably you have to have a subject to be forced upon in the finish of the game.... However it feels a bit rigid to be forced to always go clockwise on the board. But it's a bit different with the RISK squares, where you may choose a subject of your own, BUT if you say the wrong answer, you have to leave a genius tile in an optional colour (I kept hard on my "sport tile"). Moreover the tempo is higher than in "Trivial Pursuit". Maybe because all are Swedish original questions. It also feels as the thema don't make the questions out of date so quickly as in "TP".

At the end of the rules there are several suggestions of game variants with which you may use the questions.

 
 
 

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