Test Your Golden Girls Knowledge With This Special Edition of Trivial Pursuit

The Golden Girls edition of Clue was released over a year ago, giving fans plenty of time to play through every possible scenario of the mystery-solving game. Now, they can move on to something a little more intellectually stimulating: ThinkGeek is selling a version of Trivial Pursuit inspired by the beloved sitcom.

Instead of dealing with general knowledge like history, geography, and entertainment, the questions in this game are all about the show. Categories include "The Ladies" (Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia, naturally), "Family Matters," "Who Said It?," "Men of the Night," "Locations," and "Words of Wisdom." With more than 600 questions delving into all seven seasons, even the most devoted Golden Girls viewer is bound to learn something new about their favorite foursome.

Trivial Pursuit: The Golden Girls Edition.
ThinkGeek

The Golden Girls Trivial Pursuit comes in the classic pie wedge container (though in this case, a more apt comparison may be a slice of cheesecake). It's now available to purchase online from ThinkGeek for $20.

If you need to brush up on your Golden Girls knowledge before your next game night, check out these fun facts about the series.

[h/t Laughing Squid]

Sesame Street and Game of Thrones Collide in This Epic Crossover

Sesame Workshop, YouTube
Sesame Workshop, YouTube

In the much-debated discussion over who will sit on the Iron Throne in the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, few have stopped to consider the possibility of Elmo. And yet that potential exists in some small measure, as the Sesame Street character is seen visiting King’s Landing in this public service announcement recently released on YouTube by Sesame Workshop.

In the clip, Elmo is seen sitting down with Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) to discuss their animosity. In typical Elmo fashion, he’s looking for the two to settle their differences. You can watch the video to see if he manages to convince them that mutual respect is in their best interests.

In 2015, HBO became the exclusive first-run home of Sesame Street, with episodes premiering on the network several months before they air on PBS. While Elmo would seem an unlikely presence on Game of Thrones, it’s probably better than having him pop up on Deadwood or Oz. The final season of Game of Thrones is currently airing and concludes May 19.

[h/t Deadline]

Trivial Pursuit Has Launched a Shakespeare Edition

Oli Scarff, Getty Images
Oli Scarff, Getty Images

Do you know which year William Shakespeare died? Can you recall some of the less memorable facts about his plays, like the name of the nobleman who was in love with Desdemona in Othello? If so, you have pretty good odds of crushing the competition while playing this Shakespeare edition of Trivial Pursuit.

According to British station ITV, the game can now be purchased online and in stores from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust—and yes, there’s international shipping. Proceeds from the game help support the five Shakespeare family homes and programs that are currently managed by the Trust, which is based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Ideal for travel, this “bitesize” game doesn’t come with a board. Instead, it has a die, a wedge holder, and 100 cards containing 600 questions. Players will be quizzed in six categories that span Shakespeare’s life and work, including comedies, tragedies, histories, characters, biography, and legacy.

While the questions will certainly be challenging, they won’t be “too obtuse,” according to Shakespeare scholar Nick Walton, who designed the questions alongside another Shakespeare expert, Anjna Chouhan.

“Most people will know something about Shakespeare, whether it’s his works or life and history,” Chouhan said in a statement. “But everyone’s knowledge is so different, which is why writing 600 questions for a broad audience was quite challenging and, hopefully, really rewarding for players to answer.”

Get the game for £13 (about $17) on the Trust’s website

[h/t ITV]

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