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5 Best Trivia Games on Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

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Trivia isn't a dying art, as such, but it does lack certain things — a treasure trove of year-round video games, for example. And while this doesn't exactly mean they're non-existent, it does mean they're a little tougher to find, particularly in a market that's evidently rife with shooters and RPGs. Look hard enough, of course, and you'll find that systems like the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S do actually have several trivia-based IPs to call their own.

Granted, since the pandemic, the world of trivia has escalated to a point that, quite frankly, the genre has never really discovered before. And it makes sense, too, what with couch co-op and online multiplayer games becoming the fashionable pastime and most convenient way to connect. Fortunately, these gateways are still knocking about, as are a selection of other Xbox-friendly IPs. So, if you're planning on competing in the best of the best, then be sure to read on. Here are the best trivia games on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.

5. It's Quiz Time

It’s Quiz Time - Launch Trailer | Out now on Xbox One

It's Quiz Time is a solid alternative to just about any bog-standard trivia game on the market, and for good reason, too. Simply put, it boasts just shy of 30,000 questions over a myriad of topics, making it one of the most all-inclusive quiz games ever conceived. And the best part is, up to eight players can join in the quick-witted fun, effectively making it the all-in-one package for any family or social get-together.

So, what more can you do in this futuristic quiz show, besides compete locally or individually? Well, if you're feeling confident, then you could always stream directly to Twitch, which will let you join upwards of 10,000 other players for one of five jam-packed game modes. From meme culture to video games, TV documentaries to blockbuster movies, It's Quiz Time will grant you the chance to delve into one of the most thought-out trivia experiences of a lifetime. What's more, if you're looking for a rather budget-friendly game that boasts all the bells and whistles, then boy, it's a real no-brainer.

4. The Jackbox Party Pack

The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Official Trailer

The Jackbox Party Pack is among one of the most fleshed out trivia sagas in gaming, period. And it's fair to say that, if you're hungering for something a little more unorthodox than your traditional game show, then this one really shouldn't slip beneath your radar. That said, with so many add-ons to choose from, which ones should you purchase, and why? Or a better question would be, which one should you buy first, given the fact that each new addition boasts a variety of mini-games and modes?

The Jackbox Party Pack, in a nutshell, is the culmination of TV's most popular quiz shows all meshed into one explosive online extravaganza. From sketching to quick-fire questions, word association to improv, each entry brings with it thousands of hours of repayable entertainment — and for up to a hundred players too. So, if you're in need of a real crowd pleaser, and one that just so happens to tick every box known to the realm of trivia, then take your pick; you can't go wrong with any of the eight available chapters.

3. SongPop Party

SongPop Party Launch Trailer

If you're after something that'll be slightly more in tune with your inner virtuoso, then what better way to test your knowledge than to compete in SongPop Party, one of the all-time greatest music trivia games on the planet. Boasting hundreds of thousands of tracks that span generation after generation, this latest entry in the ever-popular franchise brings with it one of the most inclusive party experiences on the block — and for all ages, no less.

Regardless of the music genre you're most accustomed to, SongPop Party crams in just about every type of music to help keep you on your toes. So, if you're looking to test your memory and establish who in your inner circle is the most in tune with their musical self, then be sure to grab your copy on either Xbox, Switch, or iOS.

2. Quiplash

Quiplash for Xbox One

From the creatures that brought us You Don't Know Jack comes Quiplash, a head-to-head game where wittiness scores you points, and being the most outspoken nets you that all-important win. Either with two friends or in a part of eight, you and your competitors will need to answer quick-fire trivia questions that have no right or wrong answer; the most absurd and comical response claims the round. Simple.

If you're a fan of party games such as Cards Against Humanity, and aren't overly afraid to tap into your dark side for the sake of shocking others, then there's no doubt about it — Quiplash or its 2020 sequel is an essential purchase. What makes it better is that you needn't bring any controller to the match, only your phone or tablet.

1. Papa's Quiz

Papa's Quiz - Trailer

If you've exhausted all of your options and are after something a little more, shall we say, simplified, then Papa's Quiz is sure to check all the right boxes. That's because, quite frankly, it doesn't pretend to be anything it's not, and instead chooses to provide its players with an incredibly straightforward multiplayer experience — a mode that's squelched down to accomodate all ages and skill levels.

Papa's Quiz lets you and up to seven other competitors battle it out over a selection of categories and themes. Traditionally, the user that scores the most points over a series of rounds wins the game, thus receiving rewards to help further evolve their avatars and unlockables. It's simple, quirky, and irresistibly easy to pick up and play with either a controller or a phone right off the bat.


So, what's your take? Will you be picking up any of the above five trivia games on Xbox at any stage this year? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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