When I was growing up and birthdays and Christmas came around there was always an inclusion of games that could be played with family and friends. We had all sorts of games from Mastermind, Monopoly, Twister, Boggle, Scrabbled, Battleships, Chess and countless more not to mention things like pick up sticks and marbles.

There were always games to play that were educational and challenged the mind and called on your trivia knowledge and even when Ben and I met and started dating twenty years ago my in-laws frequently had Trivial Pursuit nights with friends which we were often invited to join. So games of all sorts have always been a thing for me, and our shelves here at home are filled with all manner of games, new and old for the kids to enjoy and us as a family.

Speaking of games did you know that today is Trivia Day?

It’s thought that Trivia Day came about from the worldwide phenomenon that was created when in 1979 Trivial Pursuit was created in Canada by to men named Chris Haney and Scott Abbott who were frustrated with the issue of missing Scrabble tiles when they played, as a result they set about creating their own game and the rest as they say is history.

What better excuse or reminder on Trivia Day, to get out some of your old board games or track down some oldies but goodies and have some family bonding time over some trivia or board games. You might find you have so much fun that you’ll have a family tradition of a regular trivia or game night on the calendar.

Do you have games you like to play as a family?

To whet your appetite for some trivia games here are some fun old trivia games on Pinterest I have pinned. Being a huge M.A.S.H fan I seriously think I need to track down the games.

As an added bonus today, here are some fun vintage themed trivia questions you might like to give a go. Can you answer them without peeking?

Answers are at the very end of this post in small text.

  1. What are the names of the four Sweatbogs in Welcome Back Kotter?
  2. In M.A.S.H what was Radar O’Reilly’s real first name?
  3. In the Brady Bunch what Mr Brady’s profession?
  4. Can you order from eldest to youngest the names of all six children from the Brady Bunch?
No cheating!
Answers: 1. Vinnie Barbarino, Freddie Washington, Arnold Horshack, Juan Epstein  2. Walter  3. Architect  4. Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby, Cindy.

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