Contents of the TRIVIA.DOC file
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apply to you.
Thank you for trying Pass-Around Trivia. With its great graphics and
sound, we think you'll find Pass-Around Trivia to be a fun and exciting
game for the whole family.
To start the program, from the DOS A> type:
TRIVIA and press [Enter]
To install onto your hard drive:
1) Boot the hard disk (drive C) as usual.
2) Put the PASS-AROUND TRIVIA disk in drive A.
3) At the C>, type A: (You must log on to the drive that the
PASS-AROUND disk is in. If you put the disk in drive B, type B:)
4) At the A> (or B>), type INSTALL C: and press [Enter]. A
subdirectory named TRIVIA will be created and the necessary files
will be copied into it. (Note: Installation is limited to
To start PASS-AROUND TRIVIA from your hard drive:
1) Boot your computer as you normally would.
2) At the C>, type CD \TRIVIA and press [Enter]. This will take
you to the PASS-AROUND TRIVIA directory.
3) At the C>, type TRIVIA and press [Enter].
The General Trivia #1 question disk is included on this distribution
disk. Other trivia question disks are available and should be inserted
into your disk drive after the game board has been loaded.
"Would you like sound?" will appear on the screen. Press Y if you
would like sound or N for no sound.
"Would you like multiple choice answers?" You have the choice of
having answers given and you select the correct one or of having no
answers shown and you think of the answer. If you select "N" then the
next question will be skipped.
"Would you like the answer to be shown?" If you choose yes, each time
you incorrectly answer a question, the correct answer will be
"How many players?" Enter a number from 1 to 6.
"Name of Player #1" You may enter a name for each player who is playing
the game. If you do not enter a name, "Player 1,2,3, etc." will appear
on the screen. If you want the computer to play type COMPUTER as the
name. You can decide how smart the computer should be by setting it's
I.Q. An I.Q. of 1 is very low.
"Insert Trivia Module and press [Enter]" Press [Enter] for the default
drive. If you are running TRIVIA from a hard drive and wish to use
another TRIVIA module, insert the module into drive A: and press the
DO NOT LOAD EXTRA TRIVIA MODULES ONTO THE HARDDRIVE. YOU WILL ERASE THE
MODULE ON THE HARDDRIVE.
RULES OF PLAY
The computer controls all functions of PASS-AROUND TRIVIA leaving you
free to play and enjoy the game.
Player 1 will start first. Press the space bar and the computer will
roll the dice. Player 1's token will move the correct number of
The object of the game is to accumulate the largest number of points
before any player lands on the "Final Question" which is located in the
middle of the screen.
Players are rewarded points for answering questions correctly, landing
on the $ square, or if another player lands on a "claimed" square, and
if the final question is answered correctly.
Players have points subtracted for incorrectly answering a question or
for landing on a "claimed" square.
Squares which have a question are identified by having an A,B,C or D in
them. These letters correspond to the category listed on the upper
right portion of the screen. Points for answering questions correctly
are as follows:
Level One - 500 Points
Level Two - 1000 Points
Level Three - 1500 Points
Final Question - 10000 Points
When a player lands on an A,B,C or D square, that category will be
shown on the upper right of the screen. A question will be displayed
with four possible answers if you are playing with multiple choice
answers, or just the question if you are not playing with multiple
If you are playing with answers shown, the computer will ask you for
your choice (1,2,3 or 4). You have 30 seconds to answer that question.
The 30 second clock will appear on the upper right of the screen. If
you answer the question incorrectly or if your time runs out, points
will be subtracted from your score.
If you are playing without the answer shown, you have 30 seconds to
decide on the correct answer and tell it to the other players. Press
the return key to see the correct answer. If your answer was correct,
press the "Y" key after the question "Were you correct (Y/N)" appears
on the screen. If your answer was not correct, press the "N" key after
the same question appears on the screen.
Points subtracted for incorrect answers are as follows:
Level One - 25 Points times the number on the dice
Level Two - 35 Points times the number on the dice
Level Three - 50 Points times the number on the dice
After a player answers a question correctly, then that player "claims"
the square. That player's token will appear on the square for the
remainder of the game. Each time another player lands on a "claimed"
square, points are subtracted from that player's score and points are
added to the player who has "claimed" the square as follows:
Level One - 125 Points
Level Two - 250 Points
Level Three - 750 Points
Bonus points are awarded each time a player lands on the "$" square and
when the first player reaches the "?" (FINAL QUESTION) square.
Bonus points for the "$" square are as follows:
Level One - 250 Points
Level Two - 500 Points
Level Three - 750 Points
Bonus points for the "?" are as follows:
Correct Answer + 10000 Points
Incorrect Answer - 10000 Points
WINNING THE GAME
The final question is located in the center of the game board and is
worth 10,000 points. The computer will determine a player's final
question from the subject category in which they achieved the most
incorrect answers. The player with the most points wins the game!
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY PLAYING PASS-AROUND TRIVIA!
Use of Pass-Around Distribution Method
PAS Software will apply for patents on the use of the Pass-Around
distribution method in software products as soon as practicable.
"Pass-Around" is a trademark of PAS Software. If you would like
permission to use the Pass-Around distribution method and trademark,
call (206) 838-3984.