trivia night, or pub quiz, is normally an informal competition where teams of
4-8 (6 is the ideal) spend a few hours in a tavern figuring out who has the
most useless, trivial minds. A triviamaster organizes a quiz with sixty to one
hundred questions, ordinarily divided into groups of 10 questions. groups of questions
may include sports, grab bag, science, history, geography and arts and
literature. At the end of the event, the team that has correctly answered the
most quiz questions is the champion. The winning team usually wins a modest
prize, but more significantly, pride of being the champions!
to host a successful trivia night
best spot for a quiz night, in order of suitability:
neighborhood pub or bar, but attempt to choose a day that is not busy. The pub
will in all likelihood not let you host an event on a busy night, and the
disturbance from the other customers may interrupt your event.
church building. Make sure there is an area that can accommodate the number of
people attending. If it's a big room, make sure you bring a microphone and-or a
public address system. You might also wish to sell food and drink, just be sure
to check with the local rules.
hall. Same concerns as hosting it at a church.
your quiz night.
to the pub about advertising your event. If its on a day they are not crowded,
they will welcome the extra customers and may put up posters promoting your
other ways to publicize your event:
Begin a new meetup group related to quizzes. People are always looking for quizzes
and it's an easy way to publicize your event.
Advertise on facebook focusing on people who are interested in trivia.Ask your
family! It's the best and cheapest way to get everyone interested in your
event. Post a status update, tweet or use any means you have to promote it,
just don't overdo it.
time getting some excellent questions and categories. Anyone can haphazardly
put together 50-100 questions for a quiz night, but to prepare good questions
that are not too simple, not too challenging and also interesting and
entertaining, that requires time.! This is likely the most crucial part of
getting prepared for your trivia night.
you do not want to devote the amount of time with this, you can download our
trivia night package which includes:
questions divided into 7 categories. Some sections may include:
Mixed bag (General Knowledge)
Leisure and Sport (Basketball)
Science (The Periodic Table)
Image Round (Actors)
Audio (The 1980s)
Arts and Literature (European Artists)
People and Places (The USA)
Final Trivia Round
automated scoring sheet
Handouts for the picture round
Handouts for the answer sheets
step by step guide to using the kit
players who play pub quizzes are not in it for the money, but it definitely
makes your trivia night better. You can speak to the bar or restaurant about
adding some gift certificates based on how many players you bring to the bar.
You may also want people to chip in 2-5 dollars at the beginning of the night
and use that for the prizes.
ideas for operating a successful quiz event:
Prepare questions of varying difficulty. The normal rule of thumb is for every
10 questions, give 3 easy, 3 hard and 4 somewhere in between. Too many
difficult or too many simple questions will result in the customers getting
bored, or demoralized.
Have clear, and concise rules! Make sure all customers know all the rules
before the quiz starts. Clear rules will lead to a smooth quiz.
Take a short break midway through the event. Your players will thank you for
entertaining! Try to throw in a joke or 2 throughout the trivia night, or have
fun with a few of the questions.
Instead of grading the scores each round (This takes a lot of time!) have the
groups do their own marking by passing the answer sheets around each round. It
will save a LOT of time and it's much less frustrating for the customers.
Update the scoring each round. Use either a paper score sheet, or even better,
something that can go up on the big screen.
all make errors. If you recognize one of your questions is wrong, admit to it
and give all groups full points for that answer. Have Google on standby to
research while you are in between questions if you have any doubt...
Prepare, prepare, prepare! It takes time to make things run smoothly, but the
more you are ready, the better the experience will be for everyone.
When giving out answer sheets at the beginning of the quiz, be sure to provide
additional scrap paper for the groups, along with a pen or pencil.
HAVE FUN! If you have fun, the players will have fun too and will in all
likelihood come back for more!
hope you value this article. If there is something we can do to assist with
your next trivia event, please let us know. We areTrivianightinabox.com.