Guest Author - Lynn Little
Road Trip QuizWiz is a series of trivia board games that are perfect for playing on the road. The game is encased in a slender box and comes with a small, magnetic playing board, magnetic pawns, and 1,000 trivia questions. The trivia questions are kept in a small box and are divided into four colors. The colors on the cards have no significance and are there just to help keep you track of which color you are currently playing. This will ensure that you have no repeat questions.
According to the instructions, play begins with the biggest smartypants. Players place their pawns onto the start route marker. When a player gets a question, right, he/she advances their pawn to the next route marker. There are 11 routes including the finish marker. When a player gets a question wrong, the pawn stays where it is. Players are not penalized for getting a question wrong.
The trivia questions are divided into three categories: multiple choice, true or false, and question and answer. Before reading the question, the player reading the question must reveal which type of question is about to be asked. Questions have a small icon beside them that denotes the type of question. Answers to the questions are in bold directly under the question.
The petite board and slim packaging of this game makes it good for traveling as it easily fits under a car seat. The board is small enough to rest on someone's lap, and the magnetic pieces make sure the pawns stay in place. For trivia fans, this game can really help to pass the time of a long trip.
The QuizWiz Pop Tunes deals with trivia questions related solely to music. There is a gamut of questions ranging from artists, song titles, and music headline news. One question might deal with a popular group from the 1960's while the next question might quiz you on current top 40 artists. The mix and range of questions will give a larger appeal to families as musical tastes might differ greatly.
Road Trip QuizWiz Pop Tunes is a great game to pack for a trip. Its compact size will take up just a little more room than the road map. It's a great way to pass time on a long road trip. Because of its variety in questions, discussions can break out from questions. Getting a question about an artist you listened to as a teenager will not only bring up fond memories but can you a memory to share with your family.