Here we go, this year's options for downloadable games you can use your laptop, tablet, or smartphone alongside with. You may also choose to cast your screen to a TV or projector, if available. Remember, you can use wires, such as, HDMI for video. There is also Bluetooth for audio. You can look into Chromecast or Apple TV. There are even now solutions for Roku, Amazon Fire, and smart TVs. --> How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV - SlideModel.com
Most Popular Option: Print Halloween Music Bingo Cards
You might not be surprised, but the most popular option for your party games this year is also the easiest... "Halloween Party" Music dobOFF.
After purchase and downloading the document to your desktop, print off as many sheets as you require for your guests at the party. The document can print up to 60 randomized cards at a time, if you have more than 60 guests that you'd like to play in a round, just ask for a larger quantity, and a Fat City representative will generate one for you exactly how many you require. This is included in the price.
Each page is set to "Landscape" layout, with 2 bingo cards per letter-sized sheet. You can always cut the sheet in two pieces with a pair of scissors or a paper cutter to split into individual sheets. Some hosts prefer to give guests 2 cards at a time.
We always recommend handing out Bingo Dobbers such as these: https://www.amazon.com/DAB-INK-3oz-Bingo-Daubers/dp/B01C4QBW3G
Printing on bright colored paper is always a bonus. I think the 60lb cardstock may be the best: https://www.amazon.com/Neenah-80944-01-Astrobrights-Colored-Cardstock/dp/B01LX0UJBN
Don't forget to follow the playlist: Spotify - Amazon Prime - Apple Music
Hit "shuffle" or make your own DJ order in the Queue.
Bring lots of Halloween themed prizes and some good energy. Maybe try an "H" for a bingo somewhere along the way.
There you go. You're all set!
Powerpoint Halloween Themed Trivia Presentation
After purchase and download of Fat Bottom Trivia "Halloween Party", you will need to connect to a big screen. Use an HDMI cable or wireless connection as described above.
Open the powerpoint file (you will need to have installed Microsoft Powerpoint or an equivalent presentation program. Use "presenter mode" so you can see any host notes, as well as seeing the next screen during the presentation. This will allow you or your host to know and check the answers from the crowd.
Be prepared for hidden side-games to appear. Allow teams that answered correctly last round to choose the next category.
Make sure to keep track of points on a sheet of paper. And promote having fun, and bonus points for dancing and singing along. Try a mini-challenge for the best "Team Cheer" or "Funniest Team Name". Game Buzzers are also a helpful addition: https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Lights-Buzzers-Classroom/dp/B00B2FNHB6
Septemeber 4th, 2019
Ahh, so much fun! I think you'll enjoy this game. Don't give away any answers too soon. They are all cover songs, so if you listen to the first intro, you may not have any recognition until the lyrics come out.
A solid mix of remakes you thought were the original, and hidden gems of pop classics, you'd immediately recognize otherwise.
Follow the playists on Spotify, Amazon Prime, or Apple Music, hit shuffle, and have a blasty-blast!
Of course, we have the perfect bingo cards to match. Download & Print. Yours to use forever. Did we mention there is always friendly customer service around and ready to give you tips for your event? That's right, we're the best. So are you though too. Because you are sharing the love, promoting live entertainment, and bringing people together in your community. That's a cause we can get behind.
Be sure to leave any questions, comments, or success stories in the comment section below. Peace, fellow entertainers!
Written by: Dusty Ramsbottom - September 2, 2019
Can you believe it's September already?! I hope you had a great summer, I know I did. I feel like I should be hitting-the-ground-running this Fall a little more than I already am, but now is as good a time as any to begin!
So, as motivation for myself (and hopefully for you too) I wanted to make this quick list of possible events to get the creative juices flowing. We, as entertainment managers and producers, are required to "bring the energy" every time we grab a microphone. This year will be no different, and here's some ideas to get ready.
1. Host An "End Of Summer" Party
The actual last day of Summer is September 23rd this year, but I'd say anytime from now until the end of the month will be fitting for an End of Summer party. This is a casual affair that doesn't require over-the-top decorations to succeed. A couple low burning tiki torches would be nice, but cool beverages and solid tunes will suffice.
Games to play:
a) Golden Oldies - Music Bingo
A classic for all audiences. Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens, etc. If you are expecting kids, you can get a similar feel from the "Body Parts" music bingo game, that they will be more inclined to appreciate.
b) Life's A Beach - Music Bingo
Casual, and a little "twangy" this game encompasses the mellow feel of the beach, a summer well-enjoyed, and a general relaxation.
c) The 90s or Hair Bands - This choice kind of depends on the crowd you expect. If you expect generally 30-somethings, I recommend The 90s to really get the mood going later in the evening. Hair bands is a better mix of eras for a more diverse crowd.
2. A New "Happy Hour" Show, Featuring Triv101
Our newest addition this Fall will be Triv101, a "darts" like, survey-style trivia game made specifically for Trivia Hosts who enjoy simply printing off the Q & A and Answer Sheets for their shows. After that, all you need is a mic (or a hearty bellow), and you are ready to go. Each round has 10 Questions and a Bonus. The team who scores closest to 101 wins the round.
Watch for this game in the Trivia Store.
3. Get Excited For Your Halloween Party
4. Video Game Trivia Night
This 3-pack of games is sure to have the most gamer enthusiasts entertained. Have a winner for each game, or bring back your highest scoring teams for a Final Tournament edition.
There are also Video Game bingo cards, that would be a great warm-up. Name that theme!
5. Have A Mega-Happy Christmas Party "Game Show"!
Whether you'd like one of our hilarious game show hosts to come to you with full Audio / Visual setup, dance lights, and mojo.. or if you prefer to save money this Christmas and host the event yourself, you will enjoy the interactive games we've created. This game is specifically designed to get people on their feet and mingling about. Check out the new-and improved Xmas game in the Trivia Store or Contact Us if you are looking for a host too!
Have any questions, or a success story from one of your events?? We'd love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Written By Dusty Ramsbottom, August 18th, 2019
I used to spend hours writing my trivia shows each week. That was back in 2002. Holy moly!
It was a Sunday night weekly at Rock Bottom Pub in Windsor, Ontario. Last time I checked, that show was still going!! Obviously, the baton has been passed forth several times since then, but the energy lives on...
2002 was a simpler time, and I hope they are making a few bucks more than I was then. Especially, considering how long it can actually take to create an interactive experience, with just the right difficulty of trivia questions, and ready for a keen host to take control with.
A Good Trivia Show Takes Several Hours To Write. Is It Worth The Time When You Can Purchase Pro Made Games For $15?
Since then, I've kept everything I ever wrote, and those trivia notes have slowly evolved over the years. One day it occurred to me that others would appreciate the work I've put in. I then created Fat Bottom Trivia in Powerpoint format, with notes ready on hand to give to other hosts.
Here's what You'll Need:
1. A computer or tablet with Microsoft Powerpoint installed. This is included with the Microsoft Office package.
Or, you can find an alternative to Powerpoint, though we can't be certain all the functions will work as they should. Some animations or transitions could be affected. Be sure to test any other options out well before your show. Check out https://alternativeto.net/ for recommendations by users.
2. A connection to a TV or projector.
HDMI is our #1 friend, nowadays. Inexpensive and reliable. But you may want to think about wireless options such as Apple Airplay, Chromecast, or Roku, depending on your device model.
3. Download fun trivia games from the Trivia Store
After purchase click the download link in the webpage or email. Click each file you've purchased, and download to your desktop.
4. If your "presenter mode" was turned off, turn it back on to be able to see the next slide, and tips for hosts in the Notes section.
5. Click "Read Only":
6. Go completely through each slide before your show to avoid any surprises, such as locating the "Hidden Side-Games"
7. Use arrow keys or swipe to advance through slides.
8. Clicking on the "Home Screen" and "Question Value".
9. Test The Sound FX. (Right one "mutes")
Have fun with your guests, this is the whole point! Make up Bonus Point opportunities by playing fun music alongside, inviting people to sing and dance, or for extra knowledge.
Every show is different, based on the host, the venue, and the crowd. Bust the Questions & Answers are "Tried & True". If you have an idea to go with the games, it's probably a good one. Go for it! I mean, Just Doo It™.. Haha!
Good luck out there, hosts. Break a leg!
We have completed testing on our newest pack of trivia presentations. Satisfaction is guaranteed, as always, so let us know how the games went for you. We have tested on twitch and in Virtual Reality environments such as Bigscreen. (https://bigscreenvr.com/)
For any noobs reading this, what you do is download the file. Open it in presenter mode (microsoft powerpoint or equivalent), and make sure your device is connected to a large TV screen at your event, party, or online games. You can also use a dongle device like Google Chromecast (https://store.google.com/product/chromecast) or Apple Airplay (https://www.apple.com/airplay/)
3 games with a variety of categories from "Retro" to "New" will keep your guests engaged
Admittedly, if your guests have never played a lot of games growing up or as adults, they are going to have a tough time. But if you can remember games like "Tekken" "NBA Jam" and "Pokemon Blue/Red" you will enjoy a lot of the questions.
I'd say they are not too terribly difficult for avid gamers, but some of them will definitely make you think. If you have a group of 25 or more (5 teams of 5, perhaps) I think someone will likely get all the questions). If your event has only 5 to 10 players, they will miss some. Be sure to give out hints whenever they seem lost, and emphasize the right parts of the questions to help them figure it out with the clues that have been laid out.
Want to check out the games before you download?
We've got you covered there too.
There is an excellent forum of hosts and players on our Discord Server:
And you will find some videos of particular games on our Twitch Channel and Youtube: