I grew up playing (and mostly losing!) Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition. I loved it even though I was mostly clueless — the game itself was made before I was born and the trivia is pretty obscure for me. In the past I tried newer, more up-to-date versions, but they weren’t as fun to play. Until the Master Edition.
While staying with my parents recently we played the Master Edition and, for the first time ever, I managed to win on my own. I even took a photo as evidence:
Fast forward to a few days ago, when I decided to order the Master Edition for myself. We tried it out this evening and made a startling discovery: the version I ordered here in the UK is localized (er, localised) for a British audience. It makes perfect sense, but the packaging makes no mention of it and I didn’t even think about it while ordering.
The online reviews are a mix of complaints that the questions are too America-centric and reassurances that it is made for Brits. As an American who has played both this and the US version I can confidently say that (for better or worse) there’s no way an American version would include so much British trivia! I guess I’ll have a chance to learn more British history and culture, settle back into my losing streak, and perhaps (ok, most likely) try to get myself a set of the US Master Edition questions. Lesson learned!