Written By Dusty Ramsbottom, June 14, 2019
If you can get to it in time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary copy of "The Wild West" Fat Bottom Trivia Presentation. This Promotion will Expire on July 31st.
Fat Bottom Trivia games are available to use at your local trivia events, but not permitted to reproduce electronically. Feel free to brand your event however you choose.
Step 2: Download and Install Microsoft Powerpoint or Equivalent
All presentations are tested on Powerpoint, but you may find equal usability from a free alternative such as LibreOffice or Google Docs.
For a detailed guide to installing Powerpoint from Microsoft click here.
If you are ready, or already have an Office 365 subscription, download it here: https://office.microsoft.com/powerpoint/
Step 3: Download And Open Trivia Presentation In Presenter Mode
Choose the Slide Show tab from the top, and depending on what version you are using, there will be an option to enable "Presenter Mode" Or "Presenter View". This will ensure you can see the answers on the next slide after choosing categories, as well as any notes for the hosts, if there are any.
Fat Bottom Trivia games are only available at the Fat City Trivia Store.
Step 4: After each question, click the "Home" button at the bottom of the game board.
I typically permit the first player or team that arrived to choose the first category. This is a good way to ensure that guests are punctual in their arrival before the games.
If the player chooses a "hidden side game" then the rules apply to them, and that team gets to decide on the choice, if there is one.
Step 5: Keep Score and Encourage "Bonus Points"
People come to trivia nights for interactions with other teams, to listen to a funny host, and to show off their trivia skills that would be otherwise useless in the real world...
Encourage teams to dance, sing, or even play paddy-cake with the opposing teams next to them. You'd be surprised what people will do for a few make believe points. And they'll gloat about it the next day around the water-cooler. That's when you know you've got a great show.
Step 6: Allow teams to wager as much of their accumulated points as they desire, in the final "Dare You 2 Wager" challenge.
After you've calculated the scores, you have yourself a winner, and a defending champion!
There are many more ways to improve your shows, with prizes, tournaments, and returning champions, but if you decide to utilize our pre-made presentations, you can jump-to-front-of-the-line, as they say.
Bonus: Free Ebook
You know me, I can't do anything without giving something away...
So, if you made it this far, please enjoy a free download of my ebook "How to host a successful trivia night" by using the code HOST100 at the Fat City Trivia Store
"Virtual reality is linking players from around the world"
"Selfie" Photo of Buckerooni and Murderlirious in Bigscreen VR App for Occulus and Steam
Written By: Kevin Cochrane, Published June 13, 2019
Lights illuminate the studio, and your eyes focus on the camera, hoping they’re not bulging like a cartoon character. Your flushed face signals what your soaked armpits already understand. You’re in it now. The camera swivels when your introduction sequence initiates. You hear your life distilled into a three-point package: occupation, hometown, and name. Hello, game show world, your skittish smile announces. My friends and family have told me I’m pretty good with trivia. I’m not so sure now, because I think I’m going to faint before we even make it out of the intro. But you’ve studied, logging the miles through topics from contemporary hip hop to ancient funeral rites. You consumed quality books from all kinds of genres, always with a notepad next to you, scrawled with insights and observations. You’ve traveled widely, and when you do, you’re not a tourist. You inhabit your travels, locating yourself in all the experiences and sights, glazing over nothing and accumulating knowledge with each footstep. So, of course, you’re terrified. But underneath those sweat glands, an elated confidence bubbles. No more practice tests. No more shouting answers from the couch. You’re competing in the moment and against other elite contestants. And you’re going to do more than just show up… Yet you haven’t expended a single frequent flyer mile or packed a suitcase. It’s a Thursday night, and a few friends have gathered in your apartment for this moment...
Virtually reality accomplishes what physical game shows can’t—access for all. By their nature, game shows must retain the element of exclusivity because of limited slots.
Screenshot of Unknown VR Dude from Bigscreen VR App for Occulus and Steam
But virtual reality opens up a new front in your trivia night battles through digital technology. With a head-mounted display and either a gaming console or VR system, you can enter into an immersive world.
Through the head-mounted display, VR generates a simulated environment like video games, except now, you’re the character. Sensors respond to your eye and hand movements, and the graphics shifts accordingly so you can operate as if you’re embedded in the environment.
Your trivia night forecast has been altered forever.
You and your friends can play trivia games through VR, whether it’s a game show format like Fat Bottom Trivia or Music Trivia Party.
Life commitments can make it difficult to gather for trivia night at physical location on a consistent basis. VR provides a broader scope of options for gameplay, whether it’s meeting under the same roof or linking up online via different residences. We have officially gone global, and already hosted players from countries around the world. So far, only in English... but 2019 has been a great year so far, and it ain't over yet!
The social gaming element of VR takes your trivia battles beyond physical boundaries, pitting individuals and teams with competitors across the globe.
Hop online and match wits with like-minded challengers from Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Brussels. Pick your continent, and you’ll find a clash of intellects waiting. Even in your home region, where proximity prevents a physical gathering, online VR connects you with those you otherwise wouldn’t have met.
This has already been accomplished in console gaming, such as with Madden tournaments. But the immense potential concerning the combination of VR and trivia games has become increasingly apparent. Now, the competitors themselves can act as the hosts and producers of virtual game shows. Imagine them establishing connections, organizing tournaments, and matching competitors with the level of difficulty they’d like to participate in.
Additionally, the fresh range of competitors can increase the palette of questions, where game creators receive contributions from reputable competitors. What better experience is there than to walk away from a game learning something new because you competed with those from other nations and cultures?
So you can have your Bigscreen experience, whether you’re on a business trip in your hotel room, at home with your kids, or gathered together at a VR tournament. When you can’t go to the studio, the studio comes to your eyes and your home.
With a mind packed full of trivia, it’s time for you to don the head-mounted display and deploy all that knowledge. Good games, good friends, and even better topics are waiting!
"Selfie" Photo of Buckerooni and Everyone in "Buckerooni's Trivia Room"
Using Bigscreen VR App for Occulus and Steam
To find out more about these possibilities, please find us on our discord server: https://discord.gg/6cWTYq6
all fat bottom trivia "game show" powerpoint presentations are now only $14.99. hosting your own interactive trivia night has never been easier.
First thing to talk about is the fact that these trivia presentations fit for Microsoft Powerpoint or an equivalent such as Google Docs or LibreOffice, on Mac or on Windows. I've even hosted games from tablets and android phones. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 worked wonders. I haven't tried with the 4 yet, but I bet it's even better. Is there a Surface Pro 5 or are they just skipping this and going to the Surface Pro 6? I will work on these things and get back to you.
But that's not why I am here writing today. Today is about the new generation of Fat Bottom Trivia "Game Show" Presentations. First thing to note: all game shows are created in the .ppsx file format.
The .ppsx files are pretty much identical to the .pptx files, however when you open the files, they should immediately commence the presentation, as apposed to having to bypass the password input stage by hitting "read only". There will soon be further reading and progress on this, as a new FBT Template will be available for all premium members to create their own game presentations.
The other exciting news! "Anagrams" hits the Trivia Store.
This is perhaps the toughest game we've made yet. Though I can't say that for sure. It really depends on what you are good at in that department. If you know bands nicknames better than you can decipher word jumbles, then you would probably excel more on the "Nicknames" game.
But whatever you are best at, the music in this game is the best. lots of your favorite artists. In fact, because some of the word jumbles are so tough, the songs are maybe more popular, making them a little easier than they could possibly be.
That is a good reason why we should make a sequel to Anagrams, and you should one day soon expect Anagrams too which has even more eccentric names to pull out of the hat. And to show you all just how difficult trivia we can actually produce!
Thanks for stopping by, I want to just give you a couple more bonus tips of what to expect in the near future. For one, we are very excited about Twitch for gaming and look forward to our new Twitch Channel. Please stay tuned to hear more about that and be sure to join our newsletter.
Be sure to share any comments you have or experiences you've had at your own shows below. We are a community of entertainers trying to adapt to a constantly changing market course. What do you think people will take to next? Are there any games we haven't released yet that you think should already be there? We have already had more requests for Country music, so I think you should expect a few more games in that genre soon too.
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Huge news! We just lowered the prices of every music bingo game! Starting at $9.99, you can get the best game for your party!
Selecting the best party game
So you're planning a party. You got your food, your decor and your gift bags, but you don't want your guests to be bored! What do you do? You plan a game.
Music bingo is one of those games that take the best of the classic games and combine them with modern technology and recognizable songs to create a game everyone can engage with. The best part is that it can fit any party and any audience.
Say for instance your guests don't know each other that well. Selecting the right game and playing it the right way can immediately change that! Just sit your guests in small groups and let them play together!
Now what if bonding isn't the biggest issue and you want people to get competitive? Well that's what games like Girls vs Boys are for! Have fun seating them and dividing them into competing groups and keep count of the points they get.
The best game is always the game that have more recognizable songs for your audience. If you're hosting a younger group you can't go wrong with Videogames or games with modern songs such as The Year Was... 2001, 2009.
For adults you can't go wrong with games like The Year Was 1992, One Hit Wonders and Hair Bands. If your audience is quite experienced in Music Bingo, go with a game with a twist, such as Antonyms!
And we're sure absolutely everyone will love games like TV Shows, Movie Soundtracks, Body Parts and Zoo Rock, perfect for mixed groups and to just have them under your belt.
Be sure to check out our holiday themes, such as Halloween, Christmas and Mother's Day.
What should I pick as a prize?
You can go as cheap or as expensive as you want! Expensive prizes will definitely increase people's competitive instincts but cheap prizes can be quite creative and effective too! The best prizes are the ones that are attractive and linked to your theme.
Say you're organizing a Halloween party. You can get cheap grand prizes like a few good gift bags filled with candy or go a step further and put together some gift bags with scented spooky candles and creative mugs. Remember to make the best ones for the bingo winners!
Get your games today
Selecting the best game is always easier if you already have a few to choose. Pick your game at the store with a discounted price!
So you're wondering which game to use at a party and you can't tell which way to go. You see young people, older people, people from all demographics. Which Music Bingo game is the best? Start with Nicknames.
Why is it important to read a crowd?
When it comes to entertaining, properly reading a crowd is key. You wouldn't entertain a crowd of elders the same way you'd do with a crowd of kids, would you?
Understanding their background, their knowledge and their interests is essential to determine how to keep them engaged.
All you need is to understand what makes them laugh. If you can get them laughing, you know you're on the right track.
How to read a crowd
There are several ways to read your crowd, the easiest one being simply asking to the person who invited you what type of crowd they're expecting. However you should never go blindly with their recommendation. They can fail to know them properly, other people can show up or you can discover an interesting area to exploit. After all, you're not the same with your boss as you are with your friends, are you? And you want them to feel like you're their funniest, most interesting friend.
Arrive early to the venue. Chat with people beforehand. Ask them probing questions to get to a feel of who they are and what they're expecting from the party. Identify the leaders of the group. That doesn't necessarily have to be their boss or the oldest person, they can be just the person that knows the most amount of people.
You can identify the leaders even as you get the party going. Once the people are starting to laugh, they'll look at the people they look up to the most. If you can identify them and make them laugh, you'll get the whole crowd laughing. Those are the people you want to bring up to the stage with you and interact with because they'll be both the most willing and the most interesting for the crowd to watch.
Once you've been doing this long enough you'll develop a sixth sense and what seemed hard before will be natural after.
Reading a crowd while you play Music Bingo
Let's put all into practice. Let's put you in the worst case scenario: You're late, you need to get the party going, you don't know the crowd at all and things need to start now. What do you do?
After a little bit of warm-up, you go right for a game. A game will get people interested and selecting the right one will not only entertain the crowd but give you a better understanding on where to take the party next. Now you don't take a super targeted Music Bingo game like "Golden Oldies" or "Video games". You take a game that has something for everyone, you take "Nicknames".
With songs from Adele and Christina Aguilera to The Beatles and Billy Joel, you're guaranteed to find something for everyone. Once you're playing, look at people's reactions. Which songs get the biggest laughs? How are they interacting with each other? Which songs do they sing along and which songs are the hardest to recognize?
Nicknames is one of the best starting Music Bingo games. Get it today!