Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Trivia Night

The other week my newly married son and his wife were housesitting for friends. Along with the house came two teenagers. So when my kids came for our regular Sunday family lunch, they brought "their kids."

I wondered how it would go, two teens who didn't know us at all and my husband out of the country. Why did that matter? He's usually the one who keeps conversation going when it lags. 

So I brought out my newest conversation idea--Trivia Cards.

For Christmas I was given one of those page-a-day calendars. This one had one trivia question and answer a day. I've had fun reading them, so I started collecting trivia. Some is from the calendar, but more comes from reading I've done either serendipitously or purposefully. Then I started typing up trivia question cards. This way I get trivia questions that I think are interesting. 

I had the cards on the table and my older daughter asked if we were going to play the game. I was glad she asked, because I'm really kind of shy about introducing my ideas even though they usually work. I always feel like I'm forcing my games on people.

We each took a card and read the question and guessed the answers and then read the correct answer. They liked it enough that they wanted to do another round and then another. I was especially gratified when my teenage guests told me how much fun they had reading the cards and guessing the answers!

The trivia questions get people talking and thinking up answers, both serious and silly. Why not try it some night around your table. Maybe you could even make one night a week Trivia night and have a question for each person to read.

To help, I want to make my trivia cards available to you. Click the links below to get printable versions of the trivia cards. They are formatted to print directly on Avery® Business Cards 28878 (Avery® Template 8371or print them onto carstock and the guidelines will show where to cut to get cards of uniform size. 
Consider using cardstock of a different color for the childrens cards.

Trivia Cards 1
Trivia Cards 2
Trivia Cards 3
Trivia Cards 4
Trivia Cards Children 1

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  1. Love this idea for family night. Thanks for the idea and the cards!

  2. What a great idea! My husband is the conversation guru in our family, too. So kind of you to share your hard work of the cards with us.

    1. I had a lot of fun finding out the facts and even more background info. Hope you enjoy using the cards!

  3. What a great idea. I am so glad it turned out so well for you and that your company got into the spirit of it! Just stopping by from the Say it Saturday Linky Party. Hope you get a chance to do the same!

  4. I love it when different generations have a fun time together. Good you had such a great time.

  5. Trivia is so much fun ... It's fun getting everyone together!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  6. I love trivia, it is so fun to have at gatherings.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

  7. So great! Thank you for sharing this. Trivia is such fun, around the table and elsewhere. Thank you for sharing with the GRAND Social gals!

  8. We love games! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ Hope your having a great week!



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