A new kind of crack

The Charger Bulletin

courtney bw

Every once in a while an app comes along that takes the country by a storm and has us all glued to our phones more often than we’d like to admit. In 2014, the apps that most commonly graced our iPhones and androids were Temple Run, Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, Fun Run, Fun Run 2, and Words With Friends. With the new year came a ton of a new apps, but so far the must have for 2015 is Trivia Crack.

Trivia Crack is a trivia quiz game developed by Etermax that tests people’s knowledge in six different categories: Art, History, Sports, Entertainment, Science, and Geography. The goal of the game is to correctly answer the most questions before your opponent does; you can play a random opponent or a Facebook friend. Each player spins the wheel, which will land on one of the categories, and answers the question. You keep spinning and answering until you get a question wrong. Whoever earns six characters first wins the game and receives tokens, which can be used to purchase tools that will help you answer tough questions, such as giving you two chances to answer.

Currently, Trivia Crack has over 50 million users, with over 500,000 people downloading the app daily. Its popularity is due to the fact that it is educational but also entertaining. The questions aren’t too hard, but they definitely make you think, and with six categories to choose from, everyone has a chance to do well. The app also has features like the Question Factory, in which you can submit your own questions to become part of the game, a live chat, and a mass challenge, in which you can play with up to 30 friends.

I have downloaded the game for a few days now and I am completely addicted. I enjoy playing because I learn fun facts that I probably once learned in high school but have since forgotten. Since playing, I have gained a plethora of knowledge about celebrities, artists, science, world history, geography and athletes. Where as most apps are just something to pass the time, Trivia Crack can have a huge, positive effect on you and your knowledge. If you are one of the few people who hasn’t downloaded the app, I suggest doing so. It won’t take long to become as addicted as I am!