Total Trivia, available for iPhone and iPad through the Apple iTunes App Store, with an Android version due in February 2017 is a genuinely unique and interesting app. The concept behind the app is to take a trivia game and pair it with real life prizes and discount shopping, all with a real competitive edge.
To get the basics out of the way, this plays in a way you would expect a mobile trivia game to play, with multiple choice questions presented in an easy to use format with an intuitive interface. The game uses images in a good way, and there is a nice use of colour throughout the design.
You can play for free, and just enjoy what is actually a pretty fun and engaging trivia game. So, if you are simply looking for a new visual trivia game on iOS, this is a great free choice, and spending within the app is completely optional, and goes far beyond the usual fare of buying coins and stars.
Now, if you do want to win real life prizes or earn large discounts on products, things start to get interesting. Essentially, you pick an item that you would either like to buy at a discount or win for free, and participate in an online game with other shoppers to try to get the best deal. The way this works is that you must buy coupons before you start, with money deducted for them paying for the goods you are competing for (or not of you win!).
You can find out more about all this here, at the developer’s site.
It is important to note that everyone playing will get the same questions from any chosen category, and the same chance of winning as there is no random element here. The way it works is, that the better each person does in the quiz, the bigger the discount they get with the very best players getting the item for free. Shipping is free for everyone, and the developer says that the average player will get at least 20% off the retail price. Brands sponsor Total Trivia to feature their products, giving them a third of their revenue which is how they are able to offer such deep discounts.
Competing with other players for discounts and freebies is good fun, and I really liked the concept of the app. Shoppers only have to go for items they really want, and as long as you can do fairly well you get a decent discount on that item. I am sure that being an eventual winner, and getting something for free is super sweet.
If you are worried that you won’t be any good at the game, you can just play for free to get your bearings or, like I have said, just play for free forever and enjoy the quizzes.
Overall, this is a really neat idea. It works well as a free quiz, and if you are looking to get some excellent deals on goods, with a chance of getting those goods for free, then I would recommend giving Total Triva a go.