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I have no idea if any of these are "universally accepted", as I haven't consulted with the rest of the universe, but I have seen a few variations on ending the game. A large number of people I've played with don't like getting back to the center for the final question, because you're basically holding out for a lucky roll to get back to the middle. ...


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One thing that we've tried with some success in my family is this: As soon as any team gets its sixth wedge, the regular part of the game ends and the final round begins In the final round, draw one card randomly and each team writes down its answers to the six questions on the card. When everyone is done, add the number of correct answers in the final ...


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The great book New Rules for Classic Games by R. Wayne Schmittberger has some suggestions for different ways to play Trivial Pursuit. I think the best one is to add challenges. If you think another player has answered incorrectly, you challenge them and give your own answer. If you're right, you get a pie for the category you answered. Already have that pie? ...


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My family started with the house rule of allowing kids to earn pie pieces anytime they answered a question. There was no need to be on the special category spaces. Later on, that turned into a general use house rule if a shorter game was needed. Or, most commonly, after playing for a while we'd declare "everything counts" just to finish up the game ...


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Another possibility is to eliminate the element of chance. Each player can move up to the number of empty spots (6 at game start) in any direction. Each time you got a piece this reduces the movement. If the movement is 0 you have won.


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Another set of rules I have seen is to count three correct answers (with no more than one wrong in the sequence) on the same color as counting for a pie piece. So, you could answer correctly blue, pink, green, blue; incorrectly blue; correctly orange, blue and get the blue piece. Requires a bit of accounting overhead, however. Another alternative is to ...


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Another idea is to get rid of the board altogether and just try to answer a question of every category correctly.


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Free rolls for colors you've already earned wedges for One variant I've considered several times but never had the opportunity to try is letting someone roll again when they land on a space that matches the color of a wedge they've already won. It would definitely speed up the game but I've been worried about two downsides: first, there would be a lot of ...



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