Trivia apps that ask the questions you need answers to, and fill your head with the info that you need to know. Here are our picks for the five best trivia apps for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.
Ben Stein: It’s Trivial ($ 2.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
Similar to his famous show where you could win Ben’s money, now you are trying to steal Ben’s stuff! The trivia-based question and answer game starts out easy and gets progressively harder as you win more and more. Earn bonus points based on how quickly you answer the questions from the four categories: Pop Culture, Sports, Natural Wonders and Random Steinage. The more points earned, the more items Cheex, the monkey co-host can steal from Stein for you. If you steal all of Ben’s stuff you win... Cheex. With all that IQ you’d think he could come up with a better name for the monkey.
Cash Cab for ($2.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
If you love random facts and bites of info, this app is a good selection. The question categories range from Pop Culture to History to Science to Language, and through the in app purchase you can upgrade the questions to be even more challenging. You get questions fired at you as the Cab makes its way around New York. Miss three questions and you are tossed from the cab no matter where it happens to be at the time. But not to worry, you can use a shout out or friend connection to help get the answers right… or pick you up after the cab tosses you I guess?
Travel: Picture Trivia ($1.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
Test your visual geographic skills and knowledge of some of the most famous and more obscure places on earth. There are over 600 photos of exotic locales to keep you guessing! Once the picture comes up, select an answer from the multiple choice list at the bottom of the screen. If you win big enough you could make one of the top five spots on the online leader board. Three levels of difficulty are offered, so even the world traveler will find some tough ones here. It’s the next best thing to traveling!
Behind the Music from VH1 (Free for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
If you love music, that’s one thing, but if you love music and music trivia, that is quite another. This app is for those who love the tunes and need to know everything about them. The categories are music genre oriented: pop, indie, rock, etc. And strangely, for a music app, the visuals are what keep you focused here. You can option to gamble more on certain questions, from ¼ to ½ of all your points. All that could improve this app is if they made you sing instead of just select your answers.
6 Degrees of Hollywood ($1.99 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
With a classic old school Hollywood feel this actor/movie trivia game requires you to stretch your film knowledge in different ways It’s not only about know “who” was in “what”, but also “who else” was in it and what else “they” were in. Sound confusing? It’s really quite simple. Let’s say you get a certain number of degrees and time to connect two actors by linking them through other actors using movie titles. You get extra points for time left on the clock. Note: Using Kevin Bacon constantly is regarded as cheating!