So you think you know the Star Wars Universe? Hasbro has created a DVD version of its popular Trivial Pursuit game to challenge even the die-hard fans.
The game features all the classic elements of the original board game, ie you zip around answering questions and collecting the cheeses but with a decidedly Star Wars Universe twist.
As standard, the game contains 1,800 card questions, but unlike pervious versions before, there are 600 interactive questions on two DVDs and 100 special cards on screen to challenge you on six new categories: The Cantina; The Force; Heroes, Villains & Scoundrels; The Saga; A Galaxy Far, Far Away...; and Hyperspace. The Cantina section contains questions about aliens and cameos. The Force section contains questions about the cause and effect of major events in the saga, like who caused a memorable action or what happened at a specific location. Heroes, Villains & Scoundrels is all about the main characters such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. The Saga contains questions about the plots of the six films - stuff like "Who is missing from this scene?" or "Who says this line?". A Galaxy Far, Far Away is all about the locations and finally Hyperspace is a wild card category where anything about Star Wars could be asked.
Also changed are the counters. For this Star Wars themed edition, you get Tokens in the shape of four of the Star Wars characters; Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and we think Anakin rather than the wheels. They will still take the wedges/cheeses but give the even more of a Star Wars feel that it certainly was struggling to achieve. Unfortunately there are only four gaming pieces so if there are more of your you are either going to have to team up or get the salt and pepper pots out.
When actually playing the game, you’ll have needed to watch the movies quite a few times to answer the question on the cards. The DVD questions are slightly easier, but only because they involve solving puzzles such as deciphering anagrams of character names or recognising a spaceship zoomed up close.
Of course, this should be expected. Just like the original, you need to know about history or nature to complete the game and Trivial Pursuit has always prided itself on not offering multiple-choice questions. You either know the answer or you go home crying.
While this is good fun, it will really only appeal and apply to hardcore fans looking to prove their knowledge and worth in the Star Wars Universe to other Star Wars fans- or collectors who'll just buy it and leave it wrapped, waiting for it to increase in value over time. When playing the game, attempting to get by on using the force alone is not really an option.