The Ultimate Game of Dark Knowledge, Culture and Lifestyle.
What is a musical composition for a funeral mass called?
Can you name the popular Japanese art of rope bondage?
What frightens someone that suffers from Placophobia?
According to Paracelsus, the three Primes in alchemy are: Salt, Mercury and...?
What is the name of the clown in Stephen King’s It?
How many are the Major Arcana in a Tarot deck?
Which was the first of the Call of Duty game series to present the Zombies game mode?
She is the only girl among the Goth Kids in South Park, whose full name is known. Who is she?
Which alcoholic drink is the main ingredient of the “Zombie” cocktail?
Ιn Christian occult, who is the Archangel of Death?
Which American author and poet gave life to Ligeia, Annabel Lee, Lenore and Morella?
Which is the deadliest animal in the world?
Which is generally the last sense to go, when a person dies?
Can you name the jackal-headed God, who was the guardian of the dead, in Egyptian mythology?
Which colour is associated with death and mourning in East Asia?
Who is the deadliest actress in movie history, based on on-screen kill count?
From which 1987 horror film is the line, “The Box. You opened it. We came.”?
How many of the seven wonders of the ancient world were tombs?
Which American thrash metal band, formed in 1981, was named after a lethal bacterium?
Trivia Obscura™ is a game of knowledge with strong elements of strategy, dedicated into sharing dark knowledge to the world!
All issues revolve around “Dark Culture” and cover a wide range of topics such as music, movies, video games, comics, arts, science, history, mythology, lifestyle, celebrities and many more! Every theme presented is unique and speciall y selectedin order to flirt with the dark and the macabre, but without being unpleasant. And most of all, it is designed in a way that can be played by anyone, while offering fascinating information to its players, not just useless namedropping!
Trivia Obscura’s™ themes are divided into 8 different categories (Houses). In contrast to other trivia games, players can choose which House they want to play under, so they can take advantage of their favorite topics and dazzle their opponents.
A place where dark and mysterious creatures meet with wondering lost souls. In the House of the Occult you will find an abundance of vampires, zombies and werewolves. You will meet Cthulhu, Cerberus, Anubis, Kali, Tiamat and Mephistopheles. You will have the chance to cross the river Acheron and not least, you can have a chat with Paracelsus, John Milton, William Blake, Isaac Newton, John Dee, Aleister Crowley and Umberto Eco. In the House of the Occult you will also learn the secrets of alchemy, you will find I Ching, an old Tarot Deck, many Wiccans, and some lost Pastafarians.
A House where all types of classic and contemporary art, meet in Darkness. House of the Arts gives you the chance to explore the Dark side of some of the greatest artist of all times, like Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco de Goya, Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Joel-Peter Witkin and many more. You will also come across uncanny artifacts such as Moai statues, Totem poles. astronomical clocks and time eating machines. You will visit haunted Victorian style mansions, witch houses, the notorious Frankenstein Castle and the list goes on. On top of that, you will have a chat with Carl Barks and Tim Burton, meet Vampirella, Catwoman and the Corpse Bride. To chill out, you can play a little Call of Duty, Castlevania or Return to Castle of Wolfenstein.
Science itself can be the source of fascinating, weird and macabre information. In the House of Science you will deal with vampire numbers and deadly planets, you will see black diamonds, flesh eating plants and weird animals. You will learn everything about creepy diseases such as the Renfield Syndrome or the Cotard delusion. You will find out how many people die every year from snake bites, plane crashes, skateboards, roller coasters, vending machines and falling coconuts. You will discover which is the safest place in the U.S. to survive a zombie apocalypse and of course, how many shots of Espresso Coffee can kill you.
A House completely dedicated to Dark Music. And by that, we mean that EVERYONE that deserves a place on the Black Wall of Fame is here. David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, The Sisters of Mercy, Christian Death, Joy Division, Paradise Lost, The Doors, The Cure, Type O Negative, Misfits, The Velvet Underground, Dead Can Dance, Patti Smith, Bauhaus, Nirvana, Rob Zombie, Coil, Danny Elfman, Iggy Pop, Ministry, Death, Joy Division, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and many, many, many more artists from the Dark Side…
Not really a movie fan or a book lover? Tired of people blabbing about Lord Byron and Merry Shelley? Feeling more like putting your favorite corset and your steampunk goggles on dancing your socks off at Wave-Gotik-Treffen or Slimelight? Or would you rather have a smalltalk about Dita Von Teese and Betty Page, while visiting trendy cemeteries, morbid museums and haunted hotels around the globe? Then House of Lifestyle should be your choice. Pour yourself a Ghoul - aid cocktail and get ready to rub shoulders with Christian Louboutin, Vampira, Gothic Lolitas and Teddy boys. Get yourself pierced, tattooed and learn the forbidden art of Shimbari. Don a pair of Dr. Martens, a gravity defying Mohawk, and get a Bizarre magazine subscription.
House of History aims to prove that sometimes, reality can be stranger than any imagination! In this House you will escape the Spanish Inquisition, you will meet up with Templar Knights and tribes that shrink human heads, you will spend the night at Villa Diodati and explore a great variety of medieval torturing devices. You will also enjoy the company of Lord Byron, Bram Stoker, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Musidora and Sylvia Plath, and have the chance to see what will happen when Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods, finally occurs.
In the House of Death you will mostly find, well, dead people! Some of the residents of this House are Napoléon Bonaparte, Steve Jobs, Voltaire, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Jim Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe and come on, the list is endless. And if you survive great earthquakes, devastating volcanic eruptions, hellish plane crashes and 323,000 gallons of beer pouring into Tottenham Court Road, then you will find yourself falling straight into the arms of Charles Manson, Jack the Ripper and Jim Jones.
Prepare yourselves for the most ultra-gory bloodbath of your life!In the House of Blood you will meet with the most notorious personalities that have ever existed (or not): George Romero, Peter Jackson, Marquis De Sade, Freddy Krueger, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Anne Rice, Elizabeth Bathory, Stephen King, Clive Barker, J. G. Ballard, Michael Myers, Chucky, they are all residents of this House among many others.
Get Machiavelian with Carta Obscura!
Carta Obscura cards are a separate “power” card category that introduce the element of strategy. If used correctly, they can overturn the flow of the game to ones’ advantage!
WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOX
Standard Kickstarter Core version
800 QUESTION CARDS
50 CARTA OBSCURA CARDS
1 GAME BOARD
1 d4 DIE
GAME RULES BOOKLET
HOUSE REFERENCE CARD
Trivia Obscura™ aims in being more than a board game: We want to become a collectable, timeless platform where creative people from all around the world can share and promote their projects and ideas with their audience.
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Join our social playgrounds! Our social networks are hosted by friends and supporters of Trivia Obscura™, and aim for everyone to get to know each other while exploring awesome projects, music, art, facts and everything in between from all around the world. Visit Obscura’s tumblr page or become a member of Obscura’s Facebook group and share freely any content you find interesting with Trivia Obscura’s™ community and friends, as long as it is dark and awesome!
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Are you interested in being mentioned in a Trivia Obscura™ question card? Yes you can! Getting mentioned in a question is a great way to promote your art, brand or business in general, as long as it is aligned with Trivia Obscura’s™ favorite topics! So if you are a musician or a band member, a record company, an artist, an author, a director, a dark celebrity, a fashion designer, a brand owner etc, contact us and we will guide you and build a question with you that fits intothe overall style of Trivia Obscura™!
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- The modern Vampire:A tale of treachery and divine retribution, dedicated to world poetry day!The figure of the modern vampire, a count of morbid finesse and elegant darkness, as popularized in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is quite removed from its original depiction. Originally the vampire, in rural Europe was the Nosferatu. A violent scavenger, a brainless revenant, a dirty […]