How To Play
It is always FREE to play trivia.
- gift certificates to the bar ($40 - 1st Place, $20 - 2nd Place)
- drink tickets (redeemable for non-premium beers or well alcohol drinks) distributed at my discretion - usually by winning a special "drinking round" or for answering random toss-up questions or if I just feel like it because I like you
- promotional tchotchkes/knickknacks/trinkets - e.g. keychains, glassware, t-shirts, beer koozies, etc.
Before the game, go to the rear corner table to pick up a packet of answer sheets and a pen for your team.
Give your team a name and write it on your answer sheets so I have a way to identify you and keep track of scores. (Funny team names might earn you an extra point.)
I introduce the game and the rules before every game.
In each round, I show the questions on the television screens positioned around the bar and introduce each of the questions by reading through them one time. After I read through them once, I put the questions on a loop on the TV screens so you can revisit any questions that you want to think more about. When finished with your answers, turn in your answer sheets to me so I can start scoring. On some rounds, there might be time bonuses available.
Scoring is basic - each correct answer is worth 1 point. You do not lose points for wrong answers.
However, while the previous two sentences are generally true, you will usually have the option to "double" the point values for each or even every answer. To "double" an answer, just mark the box on the right hand side of the trivia answer sheet (there is different box for each answer line). "Doubling" makes a correct answer worth 2 points. However, if you "double" an answer and you are incorrect, you will lose 2 points. This is the only way that you can lose points. If you don't ever double, you won't ever lose points...but, you also likely won't finish at the top of the standings.
To keep the game moving, an 8-minute timer will be started after I have read through the questions and started the questions on a looped cycle. Sometimes, there will be a time bonus displayed: