Trivial Thunder Instructions

How to Play:

  • Designate one person as the game show host.
  • In Round 1, there are 10 questions worth 10 points each.
  • The host places a point card in the point puddle (middle of the table) and then reads a question.
  • After the host finishes reading the question, players may slap the point card to answer.
  • If a player answers correctly, they win the point card; however, if they answer incorrectly, the player places one of their point cards in the middle stack and the next person who slapped has the chance to win both/all point cards in the point puddle.
  • If a player does not have any point cards, they do not go into the negatives and gameplay continues.
  • In Round 2, there are 10 questions worth 20 points each and the game continues similarly to Round 1.
  • Once Round 2 ends, players must count up their point cards and make a wager up to the amount of points they currently hold in their point pool.
  • After players have made their wagers, the host reads ONE Final Round card and ALL players will have 20 seconds to write down the correct answer.
  • There will be no slapping in the final round.
  • Players who answer correctly will add the wager to their point pool and those who answer incorrectly will deduct from their point pool.
  • Once the Final Round is complete, players must tally up their points and the host will declare the winner!

Not much of a slapper?

  • No problem! This game can be played alternatively by having players write down their answers for each question.
  • This playstyle allows for as many people as you would like to play.
  • We encourage teams; however, if you're a smarty pants, you more than welcome to fly solo.
  • Wrong answers for the questions WILL NOT result in negative points until the final round where players must place a wager before hearing the final question.

Care for a twist?

  • Insert bonus questions between each round for a chance at accumulating more points for a high scoring game! 
  • We recommend using a Round card from the current round being played to keep the difficulty of questions consistent with the round.
    • Ex: After completing Round 1, use 1 more Round 1 question card as the bonus question before moving to Round 2.

Coming soon!

  • Follow us on our Instagram @TrivialThunder for a sneak peak of expansion packs and point card variants to spice up your gameplay!


I hope you have as much fun playing as I had creating this game -Sterling