trivial June 22, 2012 4:45 PM   Subscribe

Anyone playing trivi.al on iOS?

I'm "griphus."

NB: For some reason the paid version comes up before the free(mium) version in the App Store, but it exists.
posted by griphus to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM (82 comments total)

But I don't want to play against family and friends, or mefites. I want to play against, say, redditors or people in country/western bars or who otherwise deserve to be mercilessly beaten into trivial submission.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:52 PM on June 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


NO STOP IT you horrible enabler
posted by elizardbits at 4:58 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


NOOOOOOOO now this is a thing I have to do.
posted by Sara C. at 5:00 PM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


Anyone playing trivi.al on iOS?

I'm plain trivial on any OS.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:03 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have started a game against you.
posted by Diablevert at 5:16 PM on June 22, 2012


I am winna!
posted by winna at 5:22 PM on June 22, 2012


I am Sara C.!
posted by Sara C. at 5:26 PM on June 22, 2012


I'll play! yellowbinder!
posted by yellowbinder at 5:29 PM on June 22, 2012


I have thoroughly shamed myself in my game with Sara - I couldn't tell you what garment Smokey will not remove.

Incidentally, the game seems quite Smokey and the Bandit centric.
posted by winna at 5:36 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also advertising slogan centric.
posted by Sara C. at 5:47 PM on June 22, 2012


Requires iOS 5. :(
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:50 PM on June 22, 2012


Wow I have absolutely no idea how I managed to get almost every single question wrong in one round.
posted by griphus at 5:54 PM on June 22, 2012


Also Jim Carrey-centric.
posted by griphus at 6:02 PM on June 22, 2012


It's OK, griphus, I missed the Shark Week question due to skimming.
posted by Sara C. at 6:06 PM on June 22, 2012


Yeah, I've only played about 4 rounds and I already got that top chef question twice.
posted by Diablevert at 6:08 PM on June 22, 2012


I think I've played two identical rounds. The amount of questions in this may not be as large as I initially thought.
posted by griphus at 6:11 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm box there too. I'll give it a shot.
posted by box at 6:21 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm in. MoonOrb.
posted by MoonOrb at 6:41 PM on June 22, 2012


I used facebook, so I'm just a "Doug"
posted by DigDoug at 6:47 PM on June 22, 2012


I might be digdoug now. It let me set a username up tied to my cellphone number. What's the worst that can happen?
posted by DigDoug at 6:50 PM on June 22, 2012


They're making me wait until I have more coins to start another game? Why won't they just let me play a round without power ups?

Oh, right, it's because they want my money.
posted by box at 7:13 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's why I'm skipping getting power ups. I am cheap!
posted by winna at 7:18 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm playing! I'm MaryEllen!
posted by sarcasticah at 7:42 PM on June 22, 2012


It says you are not found! Are you sure you are MaryEllen?
posted by winna at 7:47 PM on June 22, 2012


OK, I'm in, I'm jbickers. Looks like fun!
posted by jbickers at 7:53 PM on June 22, 2012


tomorrow, when my brain is working again, I'll trash all of you!
posted by HuronBob at 7:53 PM on June 22, 2012


The constant drain on my coin account reminds me too much of real life.

Also, I can't find MaryEllen. I spent all last night staying up waiting to learn why nickrussell wanted his font small. I guess I'll spend tonight searching for the mythical MaryEllen.
posted by MoonOrb at 7:56 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


As much as I love this game and everything it represents ... after spending about 20 minutes with it, doesn't it seem like there are a disproportionate number of questions about "Smokey and the Bandit"? Or have I not yet unlocked the "use all the questions" feature?
posted by jbickers at 8:07 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I've learned more about Smokey and the Bandit tonight than I ever have before.
posted by winna at 8:11 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ooh, fun! jenny76
posted by jenny76 at 8:12 PM on June 22, 2012


I've been played for a bit (Flashman) tonight, but yeah, half the questions are about Smokey and the Bandit or the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, half of the rest are about American ads, the other half of the rest are about C-list celebrities that only 50-50 gets me through, I was getting multiple repetitions of the same question, and none of the 'random' people I was playing against were actually playing. Meh.
posted by Flashman at 8:40 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm topoisomerase. Why are there so many questions about ads from the 80s?
posted by topoisomerase at 8:58 PM on June 22, 2012


Who is muta? She keeps destroying me by shocking margins!
posted by winna at 9:00 PM on June 22, 2012


I'm playing as muta. so far only winna has played me back. also, one of the questions was wrong. it said Brett Helquist wrote the lemony snikett books.
posted by muta at 9:06 PM on June 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sorry for saying she, muta. I don't know why I thought it was a female name, except that mine ends in an a, too.

Incidentally, it keeps crashing when I try to go into the lightning round, so I'm going to concede and start a new game.
posted by winna at 9:11 PM on June 22, 2012


'tayknight' there. tayknight here :)
posted by tayknight at 9:17 PM on June 22, 2012


Mine is crashing too, so I guess with nothing better to do I'll watch Smokey and the Bandit.
posted by MoonOrb at 9:21 PM on June 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


It used to be I went to the arcade and the machines asked me to insert a coin to play because it actually wanted me to insert a coin to play.

Actually no, I only went to lock-in sessions where everything was on free-play. Facts ruin everything, however.

Then I got games on my Amiga 500 and occasionally either as an amusing holdover or because of laziness some arcade ports still had an "insert coin" option. I thought it was cute and cool.

Now games once again ask me to insert more coins all the time. I don't find it as cute anymore. :(

Anyway I'm on this as djr.
posted by dumbland at 10:00 PM on June 22, 2012


I will download this tomorrow and join up. My Twitter username (in my profile).
posted by IndigoRain at 2:49 AM on June 23, 2012


I'm villanelles, but I'm pretty useless at this.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 5:53 AM on June 23, 2012


I'm jontyjago - just started a game against griphus, but it seems very US-centric with some obscure (to me) questions about US advertising slogans from the 80s.
posted by jontyjago at 6:02 AM on June 23, 2012


Just signed up. I'm phunniemee.
posted by phunniemee at 7:11 AM on June 23, 2012


I am soelo there as well.
posted by soelo at 8:00 AM on June 23, 2012


I'm in, logged as DolefulC
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:07 AM on June 23, 2012


Or possibly just 'James'
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:12 AM on June 23, 2012


I'll play. I'm emelenjr.
posted by emelenjr at 10:59 AM on June 23, 2012


I think I just figured out why no one could find me, and actually set my username as MaryEllen. I hope!
posted by sarcasticah at 12:21 PM on June 23, 2012


My username is madcaptenor.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:18 PM on June 23, 2012


I haven't seen a single Smokey question, but I've had 3 Legend of Zelda questions, about which I know nothing.

I logged on via Facebook, so I'm just Jen.
posted by booksherpa at 9:27 PM on June 23, 2012


cjorgensen there.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:07 AM on June 24, 2012


...none of the 'random' people I was playing against were actually playing.

Yeah, that's really weird. I started six or seven games and none of my opponents have completed their turn.
posted by healthytext at 8:31 AM on June 24, 2012


Same here.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:39 AM on June 24, 2012


I'm playing on my iPad, and there seems to be some kind of glitch where it won't give me any more coins. If it's not just me, that might be part of the reason that people aren't taking their turns.
posted by box at 12:58 PM on June 24, 2012


I'm taking my turns and playing games, but I often run out of coins. They do seem to replenish though. When I try to replay after finishing a game it always crashes and I have no way to rematch. Bleh.
posted by yellowbinder at 1:03 PM on June 24, 2012


I think I'm Greta. (I mean, I am Greta, but I think it set my username as Greta)
posted by Weeping_angel at 2:17 PM on June 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


just installed it. mullacc there too.
posted by mullacc at 9:13 PM on June 24, 2012


I'm "inturnaround" there. :)
posted by inturnaround at 4:28 AM on June 25, 2012


I haven't seen a single Smokey question, but I've had 3 Legend of Zelda questions, about which I know nothing.

The answers are "triforce," "gold," and "1986."
posted by griphus at 7:04 AM on June 25, 2012


Now I am. Thanks a lot.
posted by zippy at 8:54 AM on June 25, 2012


zippy was taken, so I'm adm (or possibly 'adm gornblower,' the horatio didn't fit, and I wanted to work in the Trek Slashfic Troll angle)
posted by zippy at 9:04 AM on June 25, 2012


It has been pretty buggy for me, from crashing to games just disappearing, etc. Maybe we should also play Quizboard, which seems more stable. I am soelo there, too.
posted by soelo at 10:03 AM on June 25, 2012


I'm zippy on quiz board (and out of coins on trivial. Really, dudes, you're gating enthusiastic players and preventing them from getting into it?)
posted by zippy at 10:34 AM on June 25, 2012


Just created a Quizboard account as box.
posted by box at 12:46 PM on June 25, 2012


Quizboard has better (non-'trash') questions and playability than trivi.al. Very nice.
posted by zippy at 1:23 PM on June 25, 2012


Just FYI to Sara C and winna and whoever else I was playing --- this keeps crashing on me when I try to load it and everytime it does load I have too few coins to actually start my round. I'm going to have to forfeit, I'm sorry.
posted by Diablevert at 2:07 PM on June 25, 2012


Just signed up for quizboard--same name there.
posted by phunniemee at 3:15 PM on June 25, 2012


I'm audoff on both
posted by youcancallmeal at 7:42 PM on June 25, 2012


I just signed up as bethnull on both games.
posted by bethnull at 7:49 PM on June 25, 2012


I've been having problems with Trivi.al, so I signed up for Quizboard. I'm MaryEllen there, too.
posted by sarcasticah at 10:11 PM on June 25, 2012


I'm up on quizboard too, muta. trivi.al is no good.
posted by muta at 12:58 AM on June 26, 2012


I'm on quizboard now too, still jbickers.
posted by jbickers at 6:39 AM on June 26, 2012


Yeah, what Diablevert said. I like the feel of Trivi.al, more bar-trivia than Trivial Pursuit (don't get it twisted, though, I love Trivial Pursuit), but it just doesn't work very well. I might check in when they release version 1.2 or whatever, but, for now, Trivi.al and I are going to take a little break.
posted by box at 7:21 AM on June 26, 2012


Just popping back in here to say OMIGOD QUIZBOARD IS FUN.
posted by jbickers at 7:53 AM on June 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like the quizboard gameplay. It's a nice mix of strategy and trivia. Although those with detailed knowledge of the UK rail system will be at a distinct advantage.

My username is mbd1mbd1.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 7:59 AM on June 26, 2012


Quizboard is the first game I've felt strongly enough about to actually pay for, so you guys better keep playing.
posted by phunniemee at 9:16 AM on June 26, 2012


For this of you on trivi.al who are coin-starved, I sent them an email and they know about the game mechanics issue. I got a personal reply from one of the people who work there. I believe they are reconsidering how coins get doled out.
posted by zippy at 9:17 AM on June 26, 2012


I want phunniemee on my College Bowl team.
posted by zippy at 5:31 PM on June 26, 2012


I'm playing my mom on there, too, and she's kicking my butt.
posted by phunniemee at 6:40 PM on June 26, 2012


I'm joining in on Quizboard fun, I'm KateH
posted by Heart_on_Sleeve at 7:12 PM on June 26, 2012


Signed up on Trivial and Quizboard using my Twitter username (check profile).

Let's play the new With Friends game, Matching. Same username.
posted by IndigoRain at 3:04 AM on June 27, 2012


I'm mismatched on Quizboard, in case anyone's still checking this thread for opponents.
posted by mismatched at 12:02 PM on June 30, 2012


I gave up on trivial and am now winna in quiz board too!
posted by winna at 3:19 PM on June 30, 2012


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