RULES OF THE GAME
Trivia Master: Eliza
Ages: All are welcome
Cost: Free to play
Menu: Snacks and desserts welcome
Cash Bar: Beer, Wine & Sodas available for purchase
Make teams of four (such that everyone has an equal advantage) and decide on a team name. Each team should have a blank answer sheet, a scrap piece of paper, writing utensils, and a red pen.
Write the team name and round at the top of a blank answer sheet. There will be five rounds of trivia, each focused on a different topic. There are six questions per round. The Trivia Master will ask each question twice and teams should write down their answer in the corresponding space on their answer sheet. Players can ask for questions to be repeated if necessary, within reason. Players are reminded to be discreet when determining their answer as other teams are allowed to steal the answers if overheard.
At the end of each round, the answer sheets will be traded between teams and scored (using the red pens) while the Trivia Master reads out the correct answers. Running totals, along with the correct trivia answers, will be announced before the next round begins. Answer sheets will be returned to their respective teams to use for the next round. Players are free to purchase drinks between rounds.
At the end of five rounds, each team will be given a bonus round answer sheet. The bonus question will be a riddle. On the top half of the sheet, each team should write down and submit how many of their points they would like to wager (up to the total number of points they have accrued – their “subtotal”). The Trivia Master will then ask the thirty-first and final question and give each team two minutes to deliberate and submit a written answer on the bottom half of the bonus round answer sheet. A correct answer will earn the team double the number of points they wagered; an incorrect answer means they must subtract their wagered points from their subtotal. The team with the highest total number of points at the end wins the trivia match and receives first place and bragging rights.
The team with the lowest number of points loses the trivia match and, as a team, gets to select the topic for the “Loser’s Choice” round for the next trivia night, in the hopes that they will do better next time. The Trivia Master must be informed of their choice on the night of their loss.