Rick Steber

Rick Steber

Writing the West

Wild West Trivia Games


Trivia Games

This five-volume series of trivia games will provide hours of fun family entertainment and, even better, they are educational.

Everyone loves the challenge and the opportunity to test their knowledge of trivia.

Games can be played while traveling, or enjoyed around the campfire, or on a rainy day in the condo.

Wild West Trivia Games were developed by award winning author Rick Steber. For the past three decades Rick has gathered interesting information about the West that he has incorporated into the games. He has authored more than thirty books and is the winner of many literary awards including the Western Writers of America Spur Award, Indie Award, Ben Franklin Award, Western Heritage Award, Plains & Mountains Award and the Oregon Library Award. More than a million copies of his books are now in print.

Wild West Trivia Games are a unique series of games that are fun to play at home or while traveling. They provide a wonderful way for families and friends to spend time together. Each of these trivia based games includes 96 question cards and a pad of score cards. Play begins with a player, or team, picking a card and reading the question and the three possible answers. When the choice is announced the player flips over the card, and if the multiple choice question is answered correctly the player, or team, wins the round. If the choice is incorrect the opposing player, or team, has the opportunity to steal the round. The game continues until 10 correct answers have been chosen. A typical game lasts about 20 minutes, but often times a question or answer will serve as a springboard to all sorts of entertaining stories from players.

These games are priced right, and will provide hours of fun and excitement for the whole family.


Wild West Trivia Games include:


Cowboy Lingo Trivia


Cowboy Lingo Trivia Game

Sample Question

Where is a cowboy if the shout goes out“man at the pot?”
A. Around the campfire
B. At the outhouse door
C. At a branding

Answer:
A. According to camp etiquette, when a cowboy gets up to refill his cup from the coffee pot hanging over the campfire, if someone shouts, "Man at the pot!" the man at the coffee pot is required to fill everyone's cup.


PRICE: $9.95

 

Campfire Trivia


Campfire Trivia Game

Sample Question


A mosquito is most likely to be attracted to you if you are?
A. Wearing a flowered shirt and listening to a Jimmy Buffett song
B. Wearing an electric blue shirt and eating a banana
C. Wearing dreadlocks and singing reggae music

Answer:
B. According to a recent study mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue and to bananas. If you are sitting outside and wearing an electric blue shirt while eating a banana, you double your chances of being bitten by a mosquito.


PRICE: $9.95

 

National Parks &
Monuments Trivia


National Parks & Monuments Trivia Game

Sample Question


What influenced Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park in the world?
A. Paintings of the landmarks
B. Rock Samples
C. Photographs

Answer:
C. Congress voted to create Yellowstone National Park due in a large part to the black and white images of photographer W. H. Jackson who visited the region in 1871. His vivid photographs helped legislators to see the wonders of the region and led to the speedy enactment of legislation and creation of the first national park in the world.


PRICE: $9.95

 

Lewis & Clark Trivia


Lewis & Clark Trivia Game

Sample Question


What type of pet did Meriwether Lewis bring on the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition?
A. Cat
B. Dog
C. Pets were not allowed

Answer:
B. Meriwether Lewis acquired a Newfoundland dog while purchasing supplies for the expedition. He named it Seaman and the dog served as a hunter, a watchdog and a curiosity to the Indians who thought it was a tame bear. The fate of Seaman is debated. Some say he did not finish the journey and others claim he outlived Captain Lewis.


PRICE: $9.95

 

Oregon Trail Trivia


Oregon Trail Trivia Game

Sample Question


Why did Oregon Trail pioneers circle their wagons at night?
A. It looked good in photographs
B. To corral the livestock
C. Provide protection against the Indians

Answer:
B. Even though Hollywood movies have fueled the myth that pioneers circled the wagons at the end of the day as protection against Indian attacks, the wagons were primarily circled to provide a convenient corral for loose livestock.


PRICE: $9.95

 

But wait, there’s more!


The Oregon Game (Volumes One and Two) are unique gift items that will invite a newcomer to learn more about Oregon and yet are designed to challenge the knowledge of the most dyed-in-the-wool, native Webfoot. Each of these trivia based games includes 96 question cards and a pad of score cards. Play begins with a player, or team, picking a card and reading the question and the three possible answers. When the choice is announced the player flips over the card, and if the multiple choice question is answered correctly the player, or team, wins the round. If the choice is incorrect the opposing player, or team, has the opportunity to steal the round. The game continues until ten correct answers have been chosen. A typical game lasts about 20 minutes, but often times a question or answer will serve as a springboard to all sorts of entertaining stories from players. All components were created in Oregon.


Orgon Trivia Games

Oregon Trivia Game Vol.1


Oregon Trivia Game Vol 1

Sample Question


What is the official Oregon state animal?
A. Roosevelt elk.
B. Beaver.
C. Black bear.

Answer:
B. The 1969 Legislature adopted the beaver as the Oregon state animal. Prized for its fur the beaver was nearly trapped to extinction. But today there is a healthy population and the beaver plays an important role in maintaining natural water flow and erosion control in our rivers and streams.


PRICE: $9.95

 

Oregon Trivia Game Vol. 2


Oregon Trivia Game Vol 2

Sample Question


In what year was Oregon granted statehood?
A. 1859.
B. 1877.
C. 1901.
Answer: A. Congress granted Oregon statehood, as the 33rd state to the Union, on February 14, 1859.


PRICE: $9.95