IT”S A CLASSIC: Ballina's iconic Big Prawn will be included in the next edition of the classic board game, Trivial Pursuit.
IT”S A CLASSIC: Ballina's iconic Big Prawn will be included in the next edition of the classic board game, Trivial Pursuit. Graham Broadhead

Big Prawn becomes part of classic Aussie trivia game

BALLINA'S iconic Big Prawn will become a part of trivia history with its inclusion in the re-vamped and more modern Trivial Pursuit 2000s.

The Big Prawn is one of the classic Australian tourist attractions to make it in the Places - Big Places category in the new version of the classic game.

It should be an easy one for most and might prompt a few people to see the iconic landmark for themselves.

The final question in Trivial Pursuit 2000s reads: What gigantic crustacean has been seen in Ballina since 1989?

Answer: Big Prawn - in 2009 the council voted to demolish the landmark, but it was saved by Bunnings.

The classic trivia game is being relaunched to prove trivia buffs' love of the naughties to the present day, with questions featuring Katy Perry, Angry Birds and Mad Men to name a few.

The game features 300 trivia cards with 1,800 questions across six categories - Places, Entertainment, Events, the Arts, Science & Tech and Sports & Hobbies.

Hasbro, the toy company behind Trivial Pursuit, noticed a resurgence in trivia's popularity amongst Generation X and Y players, and knew it was the perfect time to re-release the classic game for the next generation of trivia lovers.

As well as more modern questions, there's also been a new rule added where players can chose to answer a question or 'stump' their opponents, if they don't know the answer to a question.

When a player decides to 'Stump' their opponent, the opponent must answer the question instead.

If there is more than one opponent, all opponents must reach a unanimous answer.

If the opponents are incorrect, the player takes a colour wedge and moves forward in the game. However if the opponents are correct, the player stays where they are and all opponents move forward one space.

The first player to collect each colour wedge and answer a final question wins.

Trivial Pursuit 2000s is available at major retailers nationwide for $39.99. Visit www.hasbro.com for more information



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