I've had the Millennium Edition for a couple of years now. I bought it because it was actually ten pounds cheaper than the Genus edition and I didn't have my own copy of the game, which I love. ~~~ Play ~~~ Playing the Millennium Edition is exactly the same as all other editions. You throw the dice, then choose which direction to move in according to what colour segment you will land on. When you correctly answer a question you get another go. If you land on the wedge segments at the bottom of the spokes you get a wedge of "cheese" or "pie" to put in your collector/playing piece. Once you have earned all six different wedges of "cheese/pie" you then have to move up the spokes of the wheel and land in the centre. When landing in the centre of the wheel your opponents nominate a category and ask you a question on that category, get this question right and you win the game. ~~~ Time Travel! ~~~~ There is only one real difference in the Millennium Edition to the other versions I have played. In the Genus Edition (and all other versions I have played) there are two gray segments in every section of the "wheel" and when you land on one of these you have a free throw without having to answer a question. In the Millennium Edition there are no free throw squares. In fact there are only five segments between the wedge segments. Four of which are coloured segments as normal and the fifth is a "Time Travel" segment. The Time Travel segments are gray with a coloured wedge on them. When you land on a time travel segment you move to the wedge segment of the same colour and can play for a wedge. This is an excellent idea as it should speed up the game. ~~~ Why Is It Cheaper? ~~~ Well I think this game is cheaper because you get a lot less question cards than in the other versions. With this edition you only get 300 question cards, but with the Genus edition you get 800. F
or a £10 saving that’s a lot less questions. But you can always buy question sets on all sorts of different subjects as there are many specialty questions available to purchase without buying a whole game set. ~~~ Question Categories ~~~ OK I explained why the game should finish a little quicker using the Millennium edition board. Unfortunately this really doesn't happen if you use the Millennium edition questions. They are unbelievably hard, much harder than the genus edition and believe me I've played a lot of Trivial Pursuit so I know. In fact after playing an edition a few times you start remembering answers as the questions come round again. With this edition you really never remember an answer even though the questions come round more quickly. The categories are really strange and not explained very well. To give you an idea, here's a list of categories with an example question from each. Blue – Now & Then Who played Che Guevara when Evita opened on the West End stage? Pink – Tops & Flops What did the Rev Edmund Stone develop after tasting willow-bark in the 1750's? Yellow – Visions & Imagination Which children's nursery rhyme is based on the gluttonous habits of King George IV? Brown – Milestones Which Persian poet died in 1123? Green – Movers & Shakers What was Jurg Marmet the third person to reach? Orange – Science & Cosmos Which have the better eye sight according to a 1997 Melbourne University study: sheep, pigs, chickens or cows? Those six questions came off one card which I picked at random from the game, I knew the answers to two of them, compared to an average of four per card from the Genus Edition. If anyone is intrigued about the answers, I've put them at the bottom of the page. ~~~ Mix & Match ~~~ Now the great thing about Trivial Pursuit is that you can mix and match parts of the game.
I would recommend using the board from this game with different sets of questions, to aid this I swapped some of my questions for some from my Mums Genus edition. I have also bought television questions alone to use with this game. Regularly when we play as a large family at Christmas we use questions from about 4 different versions of the game to liven things up. You can even play with a mixture of adults and children, just ask the kids questions from the Junior edition. Playing with the Millennium board does help to speed up the game when you use different questions. ~~~ The Bottom Line ~~~~ The Millennium Edition did save us money over the Genus edition and is a good purchase if you intend to buy separate question sets. If you just want to pay out once though, steer clear of this as the questions are hard and its not good value for money as you only get half the number of questions compared with other editions. ~~~ The Answers ~~~ Blue – David Essex Pink – Aspirin Yellow – Georgie Porgie Brown – Omar Khayyam Green – Everest's summit Orange – Sheep
This computer game was Hasbro’s celebration of the millennium. Yep, I know it was to make money from a trusted game brand, but what is included and does trivial pursuit work on the computer. First, trivial pursuit. This was originally a board game, where answering general knowledge questions on History, Sport and Leisure, Science and Nature, People and Places, Arts and Entertainment and Wild cards, got you wedges. The idea was to collect all the wedges, by landing on the right square and then make it back to the middle of the board answer another question from a category of your choice and you won. This simple game transfers very well to the computer, as you would imagine and the lack of loads of actual question cards that you have with the board game is actually a benefit. Right, so we have the standard trivial pursuit board game on the disc, what else? Well there is Party Pursuit, basically a shortened version of the board game, where every question is for a wedge and you have to buzz in to answer. (You use keyboard buttons to buzz, so there can be fights). This version works very well with a few of your friends. If you buzz in wrongly on a question where you already have a wedge you lose it, so it gets fun, when you have the wedge on offer, but want to stop others getting it. Then there is Point Pursuit, which is the best of all three on the computer, here you select a easy, average or hard question from the categories offered, and buzz in to answer. You get more points for the harder questions and points for a quick answer. Get it wrong and you lose points. There are only 20 questions on offer and the idea is to extract the maximum points from those questions. This is again played with multi players and is the only that really works with a single player. One disappointing factor is the lack of a one-player game, there is not a play against the computer option and this does let the game down.
There is an Internet option, but it is rare to find someone online at the same time as you, with the game that wants to play, so this does not quite work. The most annoying thing about this game is the voice that comments through the game all the time. If he were real you would want to punch him and he cannot be turned off. But most of these quiz games suffer from this problem. The questions are actually quite hard and there are 2000 included in the game, so it should have a long shelf life. Trivial Pursuit is a good game and transfers well to the computer, however, the lack of a one player game, means that you do not gain much from this disc over the board game (except this is cheaper), still the other two games a fairly good, especially the points one. The extra games are average, and the conversion to the computer is OK, but nothing special and the voices are really annoying. In the end very average, Trivial Pursuit on the computer is in danger of being flogged to death.
I wasn't very impressed with this edition of what is a great traditional game. First, it was much more expensive than the other levels of game (isn't anything with millennium in the title?). Second, the categories are different to Genus and therefore we can't work our way around it as easily. Third, the questions are so difficult we have to cheat in order to play at all. I don't like this edition and I think it is one huge rip-off. In future I am going to stick to the Genus edition and not play this again.