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Single rounds of 10 questions from $5
Full packages of 70+ questions $25
Welcome – you can immediately download complete packages of 70+ bar trivia questions for $25 per package, once you’ve registered and added funds to your account.
Or you can set up the system to email the package of 70+ questions each week (Sunday morning) for $25 per week.
Each package provides you with everything you need to run your trivia night.
You can also download single rounds of 10 questions on specific topics e.g. 2016 in Review, or Christmas Traditions for $5 (less for some rounds).
The minimum payment you can make is $5 so if you would only like to buy one of the single rounds, that is perfectly fine.
Our software prevents you from downloading the same set of questions again so there’s no need to worry about keeping track of which packages you’ve already used.
If you are new to hosting, you can read our tips for running a bar trivia night by a very successful trivia quizmaster below. A more attractive version can be accessed here.
"We've been using Pub Trivia Quiz to provide the questions for our quiz night since early 2011. We usually get about 10 teams playing - and they love the questions! For quite a low outlay (host, questions, prizes) the trivia quiz turns our Monday nights from not much to a good earner. Highly recommended!" - Michael Quinn, Manager, The Bradford Hotel
Download a complete questions package for just $25. With more than 70 questions plus novelties, the package includes everything you need to run your own pub quiz.
“Pub Trivia Quiz have been running our quiz nights since 2005. They have been very effective in boosting our mid-week business. In fact our takings from the night are on par with our weekend nights." - Sally Cornellisen, General Manager, Beachmere Hotel
"Pub Trivia Quiz first started hosting our weekly trivia night back in late 2010. We're happy with it as it brings in the locals on a night which would otherwise be very quiet for us - and probably means that they come back on the weekend too. A very good promotion for us." - Paul Blasi, Manager Pyrmont Bridge Hotel
"In the last 3 years that Pub Trivia Quiz have been supplying the questions for our pub trivia night, we've seen our revenue from meal and drinks sales increase significantly on Wednesdays, which used to be a very quiet night for us." - Leeanne Kennedy, Manager, The 7 Bar
The difference between good and bad questions is the difference between a good trivia night and a bad one. Trivia questions must be both interesting and relevant, not too hard but not too easy, with clear and concise language. But most importantly, they must be accurate. The host needs to have confidence that the questions are accurate, and we write every question with that at the forefront of our minds.
Once you’re topped up your account by credit card or PayPal, you can immediately download a complete questions package for $25, or a single round of 10 questions on say The Oscars for $5.
There is no danger of downloading a questions package you’ve had before as our download software will keep track of what you’ve had and ensure you don’t receive it again .
You can also set up the system to email your questions package automatically each week. Therefore once you’ve topped up your account (say once per month), you can just sit back and let our software email your package to you weekly.
Trivia quiz nights are a great way to bring patrons into your bar or restaurant on your quiet nights and turn them into regular customers. In this guide we’ve aimed to capture the knowledge of a very successful quiz host, John Bardsley, on how to run a trivia night everyone will enjoy.
Bistros or lounges are popular choices as they’re usually more comfortable and quieter than the noisier public bars. A public bar is not a good place to hold a quiz night, particularly a bar with pool tables. Pool players often disrupt the quiz by calling out the answers.
Vouchers for drinks or meals are a great idea and encourage people to come back, and bring their friends. The following work well: first prize - $40 restaurant voucher at your venue; second prize: $25 restaurant voucher at your venue; third prize: $15 voucher to spend anywhere in the club or pub. Large monetary prizes or jackpots can be counter-productive. People who play for money tend to be ultra-competitive, so making the evening less enjoyable for other players. They are also less likely to spend money on food and drinks.
We suggest around 2 hours is the perfect length of time for a quiz night. Usually a quiz night is run on a quiet night during the week. This means that you should allow enough time beforehand for people to finish work and travel to the venue, and buy their meal. And because it’s a week night, your players will not want the quiz to go much past 9 pm. We recommend therefore that you start the evening at 7 and try to finish as close to 9 as possible.
You won’t need more than 50 questions for your quiz night. You can ask them as five rounds of 10 or two rounds of 25 or some other combination. We recommend two rounds of 25. You should be able to ask the first round of 25 questions in just over 30 minutes. This will also give you enough time for a spot question to break up the round (see ‘Seven tips to make the evening enjoyable for all’). You can then allocate 30 minutes for scoring, for your clues to the who- or what-am-I question, for collating and announcing the scores for the first round, and for announcing the raffle winners. Once you have asked and scored the second round, and played the Heads and Tails game, announced the winners and awarded prizes, it will be close to 9 pm.
Ensure you pick questions that are interesting and suit your crowd. Always make sure you have a tie breaker question for the end of the night. Writing good questions is a skill and it takes a lot of time. Sure you can download some free questions from the internet but good questions will ensure a successful night. You’ll want to choose a question supplier with enough question packages for several years, who’ll ensure you don’t receive the same package of questions twice, and who’ll automatically email your questions each week. Sign up to our site here to take advantage of these features and email us to ask for a trial package. We’ll then credit your account so you can download your first package free of charge.
While background music can make the evening more enjoyable for some people, it can also be very annoying for others. Music tastes vary tremendously, and also many people who attend your night may well have trouble hearing your questions. It’s better on balance to dispense with the music. If you run the evening well, your players will have plenty of fun and won’t miss the music.
Banning cell usage during rounds can be counter-productive. Your players may have a very good reason for being on their cell phones. They may be doctors on call or they may need to send or receive an urgent message to or from home. Or they may be posting on Facebook about how much they’re enjoying your night! You’ll know if any participants are using their cells to cheat. Neighboring teams will not be slow in alerting you. You can then monitor the suspects and look for anomalies in their performance. If they have a low score for their first round and then on their second round they have all questions correct, you can call them out, and disallow their entry. If you do see people using their cell phones repeatedly, you might want to make a general announcement to the effect that it’s probably better to minimize the use of your cell as people will suspect that you’re using it to cheat.
Most importantly, make sure you give people plenty of notice of your event! Start advertising at least one month out from the event. Place posters around your venue. Place an A-frame poster on the pavement. Place advertisements in the local paper. Get anyone using the PA system in the club or hotel to advertise the trivia night. Send out a flyer to your internal database. Using an automatic newsletter program such as Mail Chimp is a great and easy way to send out regular newsletters to your customers. Encourage participants to post on Facebook that they’re attending a trivia night and on the night get them to check in at the venue, and let their friends know they’re enjoying the event. Ask guests to register with their name and email address and permission to add their details to your internal database, this way you can email them about the next upcoming trivia night. Take photos! Get approval from the participants and post photos on your business Facebook page.
Have a specials board just inside the entrance of your pub or club to encourage your participants to eat before or during the trivia night. You can have one or two of your menu items on special each week – but rotate through your menu so your players don’t become tired of your food. Do a special on coffee and cake and have your host advertise the special during the night. At the end of the evening announce a weekend meal special or hand out a weekend menu.
We hope you've found this helpful. Feel free to email us with any questions.
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