Picks and Pans Review: Trivial Pursuit, the Baby Boomer and Silver Screen Editions

updated 10/22/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/22/1984 AT 01:00 AM EDT

If the old Facts in Five and the home version of Jeopardy, the ancestors of today's trivia games, are still estimable competitors, Trivial Pursuit seems to be the reigning member of the species. These new card sets expand on the original game, first marketed in 1982. The Baby Boomer questions, aimed at members of that generation, are relentlessly challenging. What fear forced Animals organist Alan Price to leave that group? (Fear of flying) What drug came under federal regulation on Feb. 1, 1966? (LSD) Only those who have spent most of their waking lives in movie theaters will find the Silver Screen questions easy. What dart shot opened the safe in Sleuth? (A bull's-eye) Whose first job was at Abbandando Grosseria? (Vito Corleone, in The Godfather II) Arcane? Sure. Ridiculous? You bet. A waste of time? What else? But for the movie fan, this is the next best thing to being there. (Selchow and Righter, Bay Shore, N.Y. 11706, $22.95 apiece)

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