SALT LAKE CITY — Ken Jennings wants to make you feel smart — so he teamed up with a tabletop game pro to make trivia accessible for players of all ages. 

Polygon reports the 74-time “Jeopardy!” star and BYU grad recently brought a new trivia board game, called Half Truth, to Kickstarter. He’s in good company too — the project is designed in collaboration with Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering, an iconic fantasy card game.

According to the game’s Kickstarter page, Half Truth is a “party game that makes you feel smart.” The game includes 500 trivia questions, each of which includes six potential answers — but only three are correct. 

Players are encouraged to bet on three answers they think are correct and are able to advance around the game board depending on how well they do. If you make it around the circular board three times, you win the game.

As of this writing, the project has exceeded its $10,000 goal and sits at over $12,700. Early Bird pricing sets the game at $25, while a game set signed by Jennings and Garfield sets backers back $150. High-tier backing options include 30 copies of the game for $750 and the chance to create a custom card for $1,000.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Jennings said Garfield approached him with a proposal to develop a trivia game after reading Jennings’ book, “Brainiac.” Jennings hopes that even if players aren’t “Jeopardy!” fans, they’ll still be interested in the wide variety Half Truth offers.

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“If you like gardening, if you’re a grammar nerd, if you know everything about the NFL; everybody today is a nerd about something, so no matter your weird level of expertise, Half Truth has a card for you,” he said. “Everybody will feel like an expert at some point.”

Garfield also said in an interview with the game was designed to be played in a party setting and allows all players to participate each turn to make it more inviting. “There’s nothing more frustrating in an evening of trivia than to have the only question which you know, asked to somebody else,” he said.

In the same interview, Jennings said Half Truth is revolutionary in that the answers are in plain sight. Other trivia games often require players to come up with the answers on their own.

”There’s never some agonizing 10 minutes where somebody bangs their head on the table … That’s what I hate about trivia games,” he said. “Here the answers are all right in front of you. Everybody’s playing all the time and you always have that feeling of just surprising yourself with what you know and not being disappointed by how much you’ve forgotten.”

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