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Trivial pursuit

Commentary
Have you ever played the game Trivial Pursuit? Millions of people have. Nearly 100 million games have been sold, not counting those who have played the online version. At the height of its popularity, thirty million games were purchased in just two years between 1983 and 1985. The point of the game is really quite simple. Participants are asked questions. As they answer the questions correctly they move around the board until someone is finally declared the winner. Of course, the name of the game indicates that the questions asked are not profound at all but rather trivial in nature.
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