A good quiz is run fairly for all, challenging but not de-moralising, sociable, supported by fab quiz masters who keep the energy high, includes a good meal & doesn’t take itself too seriously.
- Keep the topic range broad – not everyone is into literature or 16thcentury history, make sure you include popular culture or local interest rounds so to keep everyone involved.
- Don’t make it too hard – make sure every round has some easy and some challenging questions. You want your room to feel that they are smart and in with a chance. The ideal is that every team scores an average of 6-8 out of 10
- Have a joker round so that teams can double their points on their favourite/best subject – and it means that things can change right up to the last round
- No phones! Cheating just ruins it for everyone
- A tasting round always goes down well - identify crisp flavours, different cheeses, chocolates. Tasting salty snacks does also has the benefit of making people thirsty, which will help with bar sales
- Don’t make it too long! 6-8 rounds are plenty
- Make time for people to eat, get to the bar, and chat
- Be strict about maximum quizzers per table – if the winning table has 10 players and other teams had only 8 players it can really upset people and put a dampener on the event at the end of the evening
- ‘Beat the intro’ is a great way to finish a quiz – identify the song within a few seconds. Then when you play the music again to give answers you can segue nicely into music and dancing if you still have the energy.
- Think about taking drink orders at the tables during the quiz, so quizzers don’t have to go to the bar when they are busy – it's a win/win
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