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InFestYouUs 2015-16 Board Games Quiz_Venky

A short ten question set on Board Games that I did for InFestYouUs conducted by BCQC, Pune

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InFestYouUs 2015-16 Board Games Quiz_Venky

  1. 1. Board Games by Venkatesh (Venky) Srinivasan InFestYouUs 2015
  2. 2. InFestYouUs 2015 1 Mister X, seen here is the sequel to a tactics and strategy board game, in which Mister X is a critical character. Name the game.
  3. 3. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  4. 4. InFestYouUs 2015 Scotland Yard
  5. 5. InFestYouUs 2015 This was conceived on December 15, 1979 by Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Haney was a picture editor at the Montreal Gazette, and Abbott was a sports journalist for The Canadian Press. The friends were playing a game of Scrabble and drinking beer when they decided to invent their own game. Which ‘colourful’ game? 2
  6. 6. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  7. 7. InFestYouUs 2015 Trivial Pursuit
  8. 8. InFestYouUs 2015 3 This is an American game called Halma invented by a Harvard Medical school surgeon. The simplified version of this game was invented in Germany and named Stern-Halma for its shape. We know it by another name. What misnomer is the other name of the German version of the game?
  9. 9. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  10. 10. InFestYouUs 2015 Chinese Checkers Despite its name, the game is not a variation of checkers, nor did it originate in China or any part of Asia
  11. 11. InFestYouUs 2015 The Latin word meaning “trust” is also the acronym-ed name of a controlling body founded in Paris on July 20, 1924. What’s the word and what game does the body control? 4
  12. 12. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  13. 13. InFestYouUs 2015 FIDE Chess
  14. 14. InFestYouUs 2015 5 This is a 2012 film loosely inspired by and named after a board game, that in turn is believed to have derived from a French game in WW1. Name the film/game.
  15. 15. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  16. 16. InFestYouUs 2015 Battleship
  17. 17. InFestYouUs 2015 6 This game is marketed in the US using its ancient Indian name (with a very slight spelling variant). It is also marketed as the _______ of India referring to a similar game, known as one of the oldest board games in the world. Identify both games / fill in both blanks. Bigger pics follow.
  18. 18. InFestYouUs 2015 6
  19. 19. InFestYouUs 2015 6
  20. 20. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  21. 21. InFestYouUs 2015 Backgammon Parcheesi (Pacheesi is also fine)
  22. 22. InFestYouUs 2015 7 So cool! Which star of the 90s had his own Board game, as seen below?
  23. 23. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  24. 24. InFestYouUs 2015 Vanilla Ice
  25. 25. InFestYouUs 2015 8 Identify the now-transformed Olympic medallist after whom this game was named
  26. 26. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  27. 27. InFestYouUs 2015 Bruce Jenner aka Caitlyn Jenner
  28. 28. InFestYouUs 2015 9 • Josephine – daughter of Patricia, aspiring actress • Michael – a retired military man trying to pen his autobiography to supplement a dwindling income. • Ms. Blanche - short hair and a sinister expression. She is the longtime nanny and cook to Dr. Black. • Rev. John – evangelical minister • Mrs. Patricia – mother of Josephine • Peter – a museum curator instead of a Prof These are the 2002-version US character descriptions of which set of doubtful people, first seen in 1949?
  29. 29. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  30. 30. InFestYouUs 2015 Clue/Cluedo suspects
  31. 31. InFestYouUs 2015 10 Which strategy board game did this director, Albert Lamorisse, invent?
  32. 32. ANSWER… InFestYouUs 2015
  33. 33. InFestYouUs 2015 Risk

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