Trivia games are always crowd pleasers, and just about every game show has a iOS game counterpart. So do the biggest board games. But, while often top sellers, they don’t always represent the best games. We’ve collected our favortie four trivia games for you here. If we missed your favorite let us know.
Big Brain Quiz
For traditional trivia buffs looking for a broad range of subjects, we really like Big Brain Quiz. It's free and the questions are all over the map from technology to music, sports to celebs. The animations are well done and there is Facebook integration with a decent-sized community. The game comes with over 3000 questions, and there are a lot of add-on packs available for purchase in-app. The developers add seasonal content for free and host periodic contests with deluxe question sets as prizes.
You Don’t Know Jack
If genuine humor served up with anything from Shakespeare to flatulence is more appealing than straight trivia, You Don’t Know Jack is a fantastic option. The game is done in a pseudo tv-show style, like something you might find on MTV - it did actually lead to a short lived broadcast. The game is clever and polished with real laugh-out-loud moments and integrated Facebook score posting. A free light version is also available.
MovieCat! may actually be funnier than You Don’t Know Jack - at least it gives it a good run for the money. It’s certainly the most original title of the bunch. Instead of clips from actual films players get movie trivia from scenes performed by the “kitty cast of players” and nine lives to beat five rounds of inventive puzzles and trivia challenges. There are additional puzzle packs for in-app purchase with extra “cat scenes” included and Facebook bragging is built in.
Animal Planet: Trivia Challenge
Ok, so we have to forgo Facebook with this one, but animal lovers can still show off their skills in Game Center with the trivia game brought to iOS by the cable television channel that bears the same name. As one would expect, the variety of animals and facts have outstanding breath and the app has a library of high-quality images of animals in their natural habitats from the channel’s archives. The game comes with 2000 questions and an additional 1000 for in-app purchase, has multiple difficulty settings to engage kids but challenge adults, and has great video.