Plain Vanilla Games (out of Iceland!) has just released QuizUp for the iPhone, a highly addictive real-time quiz game with more than 250 topics.
● My fountain of knowledge probably isn't going to win me any championships any time soon. This will not surprise anyone who's played Trivial Pursuit with me.
● The "rematch" feature is a lot of fun, especially if you find a player on your level. The chat feature is super cool too; I've already made conversation with someone who I was having exciting tech competitions with.
● The question database seems established and many of the questions are clever or funny (see screenshot). And it seems there's more to come!
● I generally feel a bit guilty playing games, but I feel less guilty with QuizUp because I'm genuinely learning something (and because I can choose a topic, what I'm learning is even related to my interests).
If you're on an iDevice, you should grab QuizUp: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quizup/id718421443
The bad news is that my Nexus 5 arrived today, and this game is exclusively for the iPhone at the moment. This is a first-world problem for sure. Maybe I'll end up using my iPhone as an entertainment device.