Trivial Pursuit’s stale wedges have given trivia games a bad rap among gamers, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are a whole host of trivia board games that offer more replay value, better balance and fairness, and game design that helps keep everyone engaged. At their best, these are simple games of skill that anyone can enjoy. They also have the potential to be hilarious. And if you’re okay with attempting a higher hurdle of complexity, you can get some strategy along with your skill and slapstick.
In a market dominated by cheap copycat titles, finding the gems can be harder than the toughest historical fact question. So we’ve done the research for you. These are seven of the best trivia board games, ranging from the fiendish to the funny to the family-friendly.