Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings have teamed up to make a new trivia game called Half Truth.
Garfield and Jennings co-created the new party trivia game that combines Garfield's masterful game-designing prowess with Jennings' vast knowledge. Half Truth launched on Kickstarter on Wednesday with a $10,000 goal, and it laid out some of the basic rules: It's a multiple-choice trivia game that offers six answers, three of which are correct, and it spans a wide range of topics. The game is being produced by Studio 71 and Nighthawk Gaming, and it was designed in a joint effort between Garfield and Jennings.
The game features art by well-known artist Ian O'Toole, and it includes 500 trivia question cards and each card has a category on it. Players have to place bets on answers they believe are correct.
"A trivia question should be so good that there's something fun or interesting about it where even if you get it wrong, you're still in a good mood," Jennings told SyFy's podcast Fandom Files. "You want there to be something surprising, or you want something about the structure of it to be fun. Growing up, I really liked trivia questions that were like almost little riddles that had a lot of little hints or clues or red herrings, maybe a joke or a pun, some misdirection."
"This is trivia that makes people feel smart, you’re surprised at getting the right answers. That’s the joy of trivia, is those little epiphanies," Jennings told Polygon.
At the time of this writing, the Kickstarter for Half Truth is close to reaching its goal so if you love trivia games, be sure to check it out.