Test your knowledge against the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 edition in a board game format.
Tricky Terms Board Quiz is a quiz with four skill levels, from a basic level suitable for practicing basic English skills, all the way up to the most difficult level which will be challenging even for a very educated person with a huge vocabulary. Points are awarded for correct answers and hence progress can be monitored.
This demo version has a very limited set of questions, but can be used to get a feel for the game and how it works on the device. The full game "Tricky Terms Board Quiz" has thousands of questions, find it here: http://goo.gl/xOTBm2
The texts are derived from the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1911 edition, and hence reflect the world view and knowledge level of that time and place.
It is made for tablets and can be played by 1 to 4 players e.g. when curled up on a sofa or placed between the players on a coffee table. When on a table, the screen may be flipped so that the players on the opposite side of the table more easily can read the questions. Consider installing this demo version first, in order to get a feel for the quiz and how it works on the device.
How to play
Choose which color each person would like to play as. Then drag your colored token to the answer you believe is correct. Re-drag to change your mind
When everyone has made their guess, tap the "Show answer" button to reveal the right answer and to award points. Then tap "Next question" to get to the next question.
You get one point for a correct answer. Not using your marker (i.e. not playing the round) adds 0 points. Picking the wrong answer adds 0 points.
First to 15 points wins the round. You can adjust points needed to win under the "Settings" menu for longer or shorter games.
The "Flip" button flips the questions for the benefit of players sitting on the opposite side of the table. Tap it again to flip back.
Under "Settings" you can adjust the text size. You can also adjust the level of difficulty of the questions, to suit different groups of players.
There are scanning mistakes and other mistakes in some articles. On the basic level the words are quite easy, but since the explanations for them are drawn from the same encyclopedia as the other levels, they can still be a bit of a challenge for person not well versed in English.
The app has been tested on a 10" Lenovo K1 running Android 4.0.4, and on 7" and 10" AVDs running Android 4.0.3 and 4.2.2.
When you drag your marker to a text, and the last line of that text takes up all space on its line up to the right side, the marker will jump down to a new line which is hidden and it seems like your marker isn't on the text. But it is there and everything works.