Ultimate Trivia Challenge Playing Cards collection, Six Trivia Decks in one!
This is it -- prepare to Trivia-Binge! Flickback Media presents the ultimate Trivia Challenge Playing Cards collection,
spanning most of the Twentieth Century. Every colorful Decade deck, covering the years from 1930 to 1989, all in one collection, with an emphasis on the music and the movies. Spanning 6 decades; 60 years; hundreds of questions, each one different. A Trivia-lover’s dream! Plus, the cards double as a regulation playing card deck!
The 1930s: the Decade — The U.S. faced the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl while Hitler rose to power in Europe, leading to the outbreak of World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rolled out the “New Deal” to help struggling Americans. Movies like “Gone With The Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz” ushered in the Golden Age of Hollywood. The ears of a nation were glued to their radios as Orson Welles’ broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” caused panic. People danced to forget their troubles with Swing bands providing the soundtrack. By the way, do you know which food convenience innovation was introduced to the market by Clarence Birdseye? Or the name of the American sprinter who dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympic games?
The 1940s: the Movies — America entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. And filmgoers were entranced by noir films like “The Maltese Falcon” and the wartime love story, “Casablanca”, both starring Humphrey Bogart. Disney entered a golden age with the release of the enduring classics, “Pinocchio” and “Bambi.” And, hey, do you know which 1946 Frank Capra film starring James Stewart became a Christmas tradition? Or which platinum blonde actress, married to Clark Gable, was killed in a 1942 airplane crash at the age of 33?
The 1950s: the Movies — The nuclear threat became real and the Koren War commenced while Fidel Castro’s communist revolution took hold in Cuba. America liked Ike as post-war prosperity made America the most influential economic power in the world. It was the Golden Age of television and transistor radios were the new thing. The age of rock-n-roll dawned in the mid-1950s, and Alfred Hitchcock films and foreign cinema entranced movie-theater audiences. Marilyn Monroe liked it hot and James Dean met an untimely end. Speaking of Marilyn Monroe, do you know the name of the film featuring the iconic scene where her white dress is blown upward while standing on a subway grate? Or which singer made his feature film debut in “Love Me Tender”?
The 1960s: the Decade — A jarring timee of change which saw the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Protests over civil rights, feminism and the draft roiled the nation as America grappled with the Vietnam War. Beatlemania swept America and hemlines went up in the Swinging Sixties. The counterculture produced Hippies and the Summer of Love. The Manson murders chilled the nation while an Apollo astronaut setting foot on the moon, thrilling the nation. Oh, and can you name the Pop Artist who became famous for his silkscreened soup cans and portraits of celebrities. Or the three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion who was arrested and found guilty for evading the draft?
The 1970s: the Music — The “Me” Decade saw the end to the Vietnam War while conflicts raged in the Middle East. Ensnared in the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon resigned the Presidency of the U.S. in disgrace. The world knew the oil crisis and gas rationing as the age of personal computing and video gaming got underway. “The Godfather” and “Rocky” were boxoffice gold, while “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” broke barriers on TV. Rock — hard, punk, soft or glam — dominated the charts, but the late ‘70s saw the beginnings of hip hop.Oh, and disco. Do you know the name of John Lennon’s biggest selling single as a solo artist? It includes the lyric “You may say I’m a dreamer.” Or which Swedish pop group had the biggest hit of 1976 with “Dancing Queen”?
The 1980s: the Movies — Ronald Reagan was elected president. Soviet communism collapsed amid thawing tensions between East and West and the Berlin Wall came down. Space shuttle Challenger disintegrated on launch, killing 7 crew. John Lennon was murdered in New York. MTV was launched while Madonna and Michael Jackson dominated the pop charts. “E.T.” and “Return of the Jedi” were the highest-grossing films of the decade. Do you know which top-grossing 1984 movie teamed Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as New York paranormal exterminators? Or who has the lead role in director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 movie adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Shining”?
Test your knowledge or quiz your friends with this treasure-trove of colorful illustrated Trivia Challenge Playing Cards. Every deck has 52 colorful illustrated questions specifically about the year’s celebrities, sports, events, movies, music and much more. A Key Card is provided in every deck with all the answers, as well as a pair of Jokers loaded with fascinating stats for each year. Oh, and did we mention that the cards double as a regulation playing card deck?
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