Trivia fans, you are in luck! Ken Jennings, Jeopardy's "Greatest of All Time," and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, have teamed up to create a new game called Half Truth.
"It's a trivia board game that we have designed with the idea that too many people play trivia and feel dumb,” trivia guru Ken Jennings told Cheddar Friday. “They don't get to answer enough of the questions. When one finally gets to them they don't know it."
The duo is making the chances of getting an answer right a little more likely for all of us. The game has 500 cards, and there are six possible answers on each trivia card: three right and three wrong — hence the name. Players then have to place bets on answers they think are correct.
The collaboration sparked after Garfield read Jennings’ book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs.
"I wanted to see a trivia game that was more egalitarian, more people could play it and feel like they were part of the game, and feel like they were showcasing the special knowledge which everyone has,” Garfield added. We all just might be smarter than we actually think.
Their trivia game might not stop there. In time, you may be able to play with your friends in different locations — perfect for potential times of social distancing.
“I think about an app in connection with the games but was happy to focus entirely on the paper version to start with,” Garfield said. “Hopefully, we will get an app at some point in the near future."
The game will be available on May 6 at Studio71Games.com, as well as major retailers.