Trivia games can be fun, but that fun is often limited to the amount of people who you can find to play with you. In recent years, the popularity of play-at-home trivia games has waned somwhat due to increasingly busy lifestyles and the difficulty sometimes involved in getting a play group together At times it might seem as though the world is moving beyond simple pleasures such as playing games with your friends. Luckily, there are a number of trivia games that you can play either alone or against other players on the Internet; you simply need to know where to look so that you can find them. If you're interested in finding and playing online trivia games, take a few moments to consider the following.
- One of the fastest ways to find online trivia games is to simply perform a search for trivia games at your favorite search engine website (such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN, or Dogpile.) If you're wanting to find results for certain types of trivia games, you can add those categories into your search terms as well. You will likely get several pages worth of results, however, and some of the results might be outdated or inappropriate for what you're looking for.
- If you don't see anything appealing after you've performed your search, take the time to go to a trusted website such as Yahoo! or MSN and find their games section. You may have to follow a few links in order to reach the trivia section (and its subcategories, if it has them), but you should be able to trust the content. You may need to sign in or create an account at this point as well.
- Take the time to read the rules before you join a game. While many trivia games work in much the same manner, there are some which have unique twists to the rules that you need to know before playing.
- If you're wanting to play against other players, look for open games that are looking for players... these will generally either state that they are "open" or "waiting for players" beside the name of the game. If you can't find any that haven't already started, simply start your own game (there should be a button on the site for new games) and wait for others to join the game. Depending upon the site you find the games on, there may be options for "friends only" or private games as well; this can be a good option if you are waiting for specific players (or if they're waiting for you).
- Once all of the players have joined the game, the actual gameplay will begin. In many cases, the gameplay will be competitive and will allow players to "ring in" once they know the answer to the questions (so long as another player doesn't ring in first). Of course, there are also a number of games that are turn-based like trivia board games....this allows players who enjoy trivia games but dislike the fast-paced competitive games to play the games that they enjoy as well.
- Should you find a game that you particularly enjoy, add it to the bookmarks in your preferred Internet browser so that you can get back to it easily.