The fact that they are going to make a World of Warcraft version of Trivial Pursuit pulls me in several directions.
The first is, how mainstream is WoW now?
Ages ago I did a post about signs that would indicate that it was becoming so… and some have come to pass. There was a WoW related question on Jeopardy. (Who was Leroy Jenkins?) There was already a WoW version of Monopoly.
There hasn’t been a cartoon made about it yet, but that will likely come if the movie turns out to be a success.
On the other hand, I was getting the vibe… completely unsubstantiated… that perhaps WoW’s cultural influence might be waning. I credit this to the failure to create a loveable Pikachu-like spokes-thing for the franchise.
But with a movie still under way and pandas still running rampant, maybe its influence could still expand.
The second is, what kind of questions will they have?
Fortunately, they have the categories laid out already. They are Geography, Player Characters, Lore, Loot, Villains, and Encounters.
There seems, to me, to be a lot of potential overlap in Player Characters, Lore, Villains, and Encounters. I would probably be okay with Geography, but the rest…
And, finally, who would you play with?
This is some seriously arcane trivia we’re talking about here. 600 question worth. I can see my daughter and I sitting around and missing question after question on this, even after years of exposure to the game. (Unlike, say, a Star Wars version of Trivial Pursuit, which I think we would rock, because the one thing the LEGO Star Wars game teach you is trivia.)
Anyway, it is “Quick Play” version of Trivial Pursuit… whatever that means… it is coming out in September, and it suitable for 2 to 36 players ages 12 and up according to the press blurb. And it comes with baby murloc player tokens. That might be the best bit right there.