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Quiz round 5: Toys & Games

  1. Which videogame was created by Russian mathematician Alexiy Pajitnov in 1984?

  2. The name of which classic sports game is derived from the Latin name for the Eurasian Hobby  Hawk?

  3. What is the name of the murder victim in Cluedo?

  4. What toy am I describing? "A thick, flat grey screen in a red plastic frame. There are two knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line."

  5. Michael Townley, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips are the three protagonists of which award-winning videogame?

  6. Which toy, first released in 1945, is often used by physics teachers to demonstrate various properties of waves?

  7. In French language editions of Scrabble, five letters are worth ten points. Name three of those five.

  8. If you were exploring The Temple of Elemental Evil, what game would you be playing?

  9. Which major annual sporting event was named after a brand of toy rubber ball?

  10. In Japan, a game resembling pinball, but with no flippers and lots of very small balls, is a popular form of gambling. Name the game.



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
1. Tetris
3. Mr. Boddy
4. Etch-A-Sketch
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Slinky
8. Dungeons & Dragons
10. Pachinko
Oct. 27th, 2015 06:07 am (UTC)
1. Tetris
4. Etch-a-sketch
6. Slinky
7. Z, b, w
8. D&D
Oct. 27th, 2015 10:51 am (UTC)
2. Subbuteo
3. Professor Plum?
4. Etch a sketch
7. X, Q, J?
Oct. 27th, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
1. Tetris
2. Subbuteo
3. Mr Black
4. Etch a sketch
6. Slinky?
7. French version? Um... Q, X, Z?
8. I should probably know this, but don't. Since it sounds on a par with the Tomb of Horrors, I'll say D&D
Oct. 27th, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
1. no idea - guess at tetris
2. Subbuteo
3. He (or she) doesn't have one. Or at least it isn't mentioned in the game.
4. Etch-a-sketch
5. ?
6. slinky spring
7. x, w and y
8. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
9. ?
10. ?
Oct. 27th, 2015 05:04 pm (UTC)
1. Tetris

3. Mr Black, or Mr Boddy in America
4. Etch-a-Sketch

6. Slinky
7. K, W, Z
Oct. 27th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
Mr Black
Z, V, Y
Dungeons and Dragons
Oct. 31st, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
The answers:

1. Tetris
2. Subbuteo
3. Doctor Black or Mister Boddy depending on which side of the Atlantic your set is from.
4. Etch-A-Sketch
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Slinky
7. Any three of K, W, X, Y or Z
8. Dungeons & Dragons or Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
9. The Super Bowl (it was supposedly named by Kansas City Chiefs owner after the rubber 'Super Ball' his children had been playing with)
10. Pachinko
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ugh, another one with lots of "dunnos", except:
4. Etch-a-Sketch
6. Slinky
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