Nothing Trivial

  • Pages:336
  • Publisher:Cormorant Books
  • Themes:board game history, game, trivia game, puzzles, Canadian invention
  • Available:04/13/2024

In this delightful fact-filled memoir, John Haney writes about the people and relationships that led to the creation of one of the best-loved board games in history, Trivial Pursuit.

John’s life began in London where his parents met during the Second World War — his father was a Canadian soldier and his mother a sergeant in England’s land army. The family travelled across the Atlantic, settling in Welland, Ontario where Haney and his brother Chris were raised.

Educated at Colgate University on a hockey scholarship, John held a variety of disparate positions — ranging from a brief stint with the Los Angeles Kings and playing for teams in Austria and Denmark. He worked at a Danish slaughterhouse, as an actor at Stratford and as house manager at the Shaw Festival – readers get a glimpse at how Haney acquired a plethora of knowledge that he imparted as one of the four guys that made Trivial Pursuit. Published in twenty-six countries, in seventeen languages, and with over fifty spin-off editions, Trivial Pursuit remains a favourite of trivia buffs and game nights.