Trivia Crack is more addictive than actual crack


We’re told in health class to stay away from dangerously addictive substances like marijuana and happiness, but there’s one thing more addictive than anything we learn about in school: Trivia Crack.

If you haven’t heard about Trivia Crack, it’s a trivia game that can be accessed for free by anybody with a smart phone. There’s no age restriction, so underage kids can use it unhindered.  Essentially, the user spins a colorful wheel to select from various trivia categories such as sports or geography, and have to determine the correct answer to the question from four choices. They play against a friend or random opponent, who wins once they collect all six category icons by answering a key question correctly from that category.

It may sound fun at first glance, but after just one taste of Trivia Crack and the user is hooked–permanently.

“I don’t have a problem,” said senior Peter Miller. “I can choose not to play any time I want.”

Though Peter is clearly in denial, experts disagree on why Trivia Crack is so addictive. Many users say it’s the “rush” of winning. Maybe it’s the colorful cartoonish graphics or the rewarding jingles that play after a question is answered correctly. Maybe it’s the pain of missing questions.

“I just don’t want to get the question wrong,” said Miller. “I feel smarter even though it’s random and based a lot on luck, like when I beat you 6-2.”

Peter will live with his false sense of accomplishment for the rest of his life. Though we may not know why Trivia Crack is so harmful, it’s clear it should be banned.