Party Games – Part 2 | Maven Games
Party games are a fairly popular genre on the whole. Pictionary is one of the top 10 best-selling games ever and Codenames was CoolStuffInc’s best-selling boardgame of 2016. Last week we looked at parlour games, which are probably my favourite kind of party game. However, there are many other types of party game and you may well prefer some of these to the old classics like Charades. Let’s have a look at some more modern party games, although you would probably consider some of these to be quite old still! Quiz Games Ever since Trivial Pursuit dominated boardgame sales back in the 80s, quiz games have been popular. While I think Trivial Pursuit has aged very badly, it has an interesting history. The original version cost £48 to manufacture and was sold to shops for only £10! They were making a £38 loss on every unit sold! If you have the budget to sell at such a loss, you can certainly achieve market penetration with the right marketing (which they had). Since its creation, Trivial Pursuit has sold over 100 million copies with total sales of over $2 billion. You don’t get points for being close. The problem with most...
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