Board Games 2 - Answers

Published: Monday 19th July 2021A free quiz about all types of board games.
  1. Originally created in 1860, which board game simulates a person's journey from start to retirement? Game of Life.
  2. In the American version of Snakes and Ladders, what do you slide down? Chutes.
  3. Invented in China over 2,500 years ago, what is considered to be the oldest broad game? Go.
  4. Which game is generally recognised as being the first "Role Playing" game? Dungeons and Dragons.
  5. How many different territories are represented on a standard Risk board? Forty-two.
  6. Which piece in a game of Chess can only move diagonally? Bishop.
  7. In which country was the board game Trivial Pursuit invented? Canada.
  8. Which THREE playing tokens have been ever present in a classic Monopoly set since 1937? Battleship, Racing Car & Top Hat.
  9. How many squares are there on a standard Scrabble board? 225 (15x15).
  10. How many dice are used in a game of Diplomacy? None.
  11. By what name are the pieces used in a game of Go known? Stones.
  12. In the game of Mahjong, what is the collective name for the "Winds" and "Dragons" tiles? Honors.
  13. In which country was the World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen born? Norway.
  14. How many pieces does each player start with in a game of Backgammon? Fifteen.
  15. First released in 2008 which board game, based on the premise that four diseases have broken out over the World, is one of the most successful cooperative board games? Pandemic.
  16. By what name are the triangular wedges in Trivial Pursuit commonly known? Cheeses.
  17. Traditionally Draughts is played on a 8x8 square board, what size is used in Canadian Checkers? 12x12.
  18. How many different murder weapons are there in a game of Cluedo? Six.
  19. In the UK version of Monopoly, how much do you win for coming second in a beauty contest? £10.00
  20. How many letter tiles are there in an English speaking set of Scrabble? 100 (98 letters and 2 blanks).

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