Online Trivia Games

I don’t know about you, but I love playing online games after I’m finished with my necessary business work. And online trivia games are a lot of fun because they challenge your knowledge. I do crossword puzzles everyday – as in print out the puzzles and use a pencil to fill them in. But online, I’m starting to really enjoy trivia games.

I always liked the board game Trivial Pursuit, and now I get to play online and earn credits at the same time! SFI’s new Eager Zebra game, Knockout Trivia is one of the newer multiplayer online games where members challenge each other from all over the world. It has interesting and fun trivia questions and answers in a multiple choice format.

If you get knocked out in an early round, you have the option of getting back in the game – but only once. If you get knocked out a second time, you’re done! But you can stick around and watch the rest of the game to see more questions and the correct answers.

So why do people like playing games online?
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, conducted a survey and found some pretty interesting reasons. สล็อตโจ๊กเกอร์

It’s a social thing. A lot of people might think of online gaming as something for antisocial people who love their solitude. For some players, this might be true. But for a lot of others, it’s more than that, especially when they’re playing games where they’re challenged by opponents. It gives people a chance to connect with friends and family who live a far distance away. Or it gives homebound people a way to feel connected in a fun and entertaining sort of way.

Older people say it gives them a way to connect with their grandchildren too.

It challenges your mind. Some people responded to the survey that playing some games gives them a mental challenge and improved cognitive abilities.

It aids in stress relief. If you have a physically demanding job, online games provide a way to gain some peace and quiet and decompress without getting bored or taxing yourself further physically.

Different people play different games for a variety of reasons. And here are some more interesting facts in a Venturbeat.com article about online games:

  • More than 1.2 billion people are playing games worldwide, according to a state of the industry report by Spil Games.
    Of those, about 700 million play online games. That amounts to 44 percent of the world’s online population, according to comScore data cited by Spil Games.
  • 46 percent of gamers are women and 54 percent are men. The top categories for boys and men are racing, sports, and action games. The top categories for women are puzzle, quiz, word, matching, and mahjong games. The top categories for girls are cooking, dress-up, and pet care games.
  • About 47 percent of females ages 15 to 24 play games, while 54 percent of males do. On the upper end, 41 percent of females and 37 percent of males over age 45 play games.
  • The most common place people play games is on the couch, and 69 percent said they do that. Fifty-seven percent play at home in bed. Forty-one percent play in front of the TV. Thirty-four percent play on the toilet. Fifty-five percent play waiting for an appointment. And sixty-three percent play as a passenger in a bus, train, or car. We’re glad they don’t play while they’re driving.
  • In terms of territories, gaming has spread the world over. Seventy percent of the online population in Turkey plays games. Fifty-three percent of Brazil’s online population and 62 percent of Argentina’s plays games. And 54 percent of Poland’s population plays online games, according to comScore.

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