9 Ideas To Change the Triv101 Game Board Starting Number To, For Your Birthday Or Other Type Of Virtual Party.
The world is shifting towards virtual events, thanks to the pandemic. Events like a birthday party have now gone virtual. Visiting your favourite bar for trivia night is no more an option, thanks to COVID-19 still lurking around the corner. One trend that has taken over during the lockdown is trivia via the wonders of modern technology. Friends and family have used technology to keep each other entertained, and also, engage each other in some friendly competition.
We at Fat City Entertainment have come up with an easy and a simple way of conducting a trivia party. Triv101, which is our newest trivia game, is also perfect for video conferences. Here is a list of some awesome ideas for a starting number that fits your theme, while also having a great time!
There you have it! These are some of the best ways to change the number of Triv101 to whatever you like and it also ensures that the participants have a great time, especially during these distressing times where people are being isolated from their loved ones. Triv101 can also be used in classrooms to ensure that students remember certain details in a fun and interesting manner, which kids certainly love! For people who want more of a challenge, there is also an infinite mode. It makes the game more difficult by removing the chosen question number from the board each turn. Hopefully, these ideas help you have an amazing Trivia party!
The first thing you are going to want to do when planning your video conference event online is ask yourself the following questions:
Once you have answered most, if not all, of these questions, you can start to pick games that will be well-suited for your event.
Step 1: Setting a date
For myself, as an event entertainer, an event does not begin to materialize until a date is inked in. While it is sometimes possible to alter the date down the road, I would never recommend it. Try to choose the correct date, nice and early. Do your homework too. See what else is might overlap with your start time. Ask your guests if that is a good date or not. See if people might be away on holidays, or if the Academy Awards are that night.
One of the great things about virtual events is, people do not need to add travel time to attend the event, and events tend to only last 1 hour. 2 hours would be a fairly long event. Compared to an in-person holiday party, the input time required from participants is much lower. I know we'd all prefer to be there for the open bar, but we must take our positives where we can!
Step 2: How many people will be signing in to the event?
While this doesn't need to be an exact number right away, this is maybe the most important question to ask when choosing what games to select for your group. We have 3 main choices to decide upon when hiring us as your Virtual Event Hosts.
The first is the most popular right now, "Music Bingo". One of the great things about music bingo is there really is no limit as to how many people can play at once. WE can generate randomized bingo cards for as many as we require! What we do is, pack all the games into a Google Drive folder and send the link out with the meeting link for Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet.
Then we use a tool, such as, PDFSAM to split each pdf file into individual parts. You are going to want to make a numbered list of all your guests for the event, and share this list. That will let each player know which bingo card sheet is theirs, and to download it. Then you shouldn't have anyone accidentally using the same cards. It also provides a handy list for reference to see if they are a winner when they call a Bingo!
If you send the link to all the cards out early enough, players will have time to print the cards out to play along (print Landscape on regular 8.5x11 letter size paper for best results). Players can also play along on their devices using the free software Adobe Reader, or similar.
The second game we offer is Triv101 - "Survey Style" trivia. This is team game, and the game will permit up to 24 teams. However, this would make for a very long game, and, in my opinion, it is much more fun with less teams, but more players per team. Input your team names before the game, and away you go.
The third option we have is called Fat Bottom Trivia "Game Show". This is similar to Jeopardy-style questions and game board. But there are hidden side-games and final challenge. For this game, your host will download the Powerpoint file and select "Screen share" on the presentation when it is open. You will want to check the box for "computer audio", so you will get all the soundfx, and keep track of the team scores on a separate piece of paper.
Step 3: Choosing your video conference platform.
I always tell the event planners, is your group is already comfortable using one platform, go with that. It is much easier for the host to transition to another platform, than trying to teach all your guests to sign in to something new.
If you are already using Microsoft Teams or possibly Google Meet for your needs, definitely go with that. Otherwise, Zoom has great features for your host and guest's needs. Customized backgrounds are a nice addition, and if you have a larger group, you can create "breakout rooms", if you want to have a place for your teams to deliberate. Though I think it is more fun for them to do that in front of the other teams.
Step 4: How long do you want the event to last?
I think the sweet spot for a video call is an hour long. Asking more than an hour of anyone will start to get them antsy by the end of it, and you may have people starting to leave the call early.
With the exception of Music Bingo, you can probably say that, the more people, the longer it will take to complete one round.
Music Bingo is a fairly passive and casual game, so other than having the host talk and the music playing. There is no requirements for the players to talk, unless they are calling Bingo! So they are free to socialize and it shouldn't drag the event out. You can play a music bingo game longer or shorter by playing more or less of each song. You can also speed up a game by making easier Bingos! For instance, "1st Line Any Direction" is easier to get and faster than "4 Corners". There are many different ways to customize the music bingo games. But I suggest 2-3 games in an hour long event. Check out all our Music Bingo Game Option Here.
For Triv101, the more teams, the longer it will go. Same for Fat Bottom Trivia. So you will want to prepare beforehand a target score that will suit your time length desire. If you need specific answers from experienced hosts, please reach out on our Contact page.
Step 5: Choose games that your demographic will enjoy
Take a general poll of your guests age and gender, as well as location/nationality. Try to choose games that they will be knowledgeable on. If it is too difficult for them, or doesn't match up with them culturally, they may not enjoy the game as much. Again, if you require specific suggestions from experienced hosts, please reach out on our Contact page.
Step 6: Prizes
While prizes are not necessary, they can add some excitement to the game. It is best to decide how much you would like to give away first, then spread it out accordingly to the games you've chosen.
For Music Bingo, you can have multiple winners per game. Or just the one. For instance, if you are playing "Food Fight" you can say the first 3 lines any direction is a winner, then the first Blackout! So 4 prizes that game.
For Triv101 and Fat Bottom Trivia, those are Team Games based on score. So you will want to have a prize or prizes that splits up nicely among the winning team.
Don't overthink it, and don't try to do too much. Simple Gift Certificates will work well, and easily be shared via an email link or code.
If you have more questions about Virtual Events on Zoom, please add a comment below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care, and thank you for supporting live entertainment.
It's a Monday night and you and all of your friends are scattered among your separate residences with nothing to do. Perhaps one of you is cutting on your PlayStation 4 and another has dusted off their Nintendo Switch; all you know is that whatever you're doing, it's probably not going to be with people who don't live with you.
Luckily, Triv101 can change that. Triv101 is the newest trivia game out there for both trivia hosts and trivia enthusiasts alike. If you and your friends and family are looking for something new to do while you hunker down and ride out the COVID pandemic, this is definitely up your alley.
What Makes Triv101 Unique?
Let's be honest, even if you do want to go out and have a good time, your options are more limited than ever before. Things like movies, theme parks, bars, and pubs are pretty much a no go. On top of that, many people are just afraid to venture out so totally unrestrained.
The beautiful thing about Triv101 is that you don't have to go anywhere. It's a web app screen game, so you don't have to get up from that nice butt groove you've made on your couch. A brilliant way to enjoy the game with all of your friends and family is through Zoom.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the platform, Zoom allows people to virtually meet each other and collaborate on all sorts of projects. In this case, the screen sharing function will allow everyone to see the Triv101 board with ease.
As a web app screen game, Triv101 is incredibly easy to stream Let's Plays with your friends on either YouTube or Twitch. You could think of it as hosting your own version of Jeopardy, except with a much less charismatic version of Alex Trebek.
You can even project Triv101 to your tv for your and the family to play if you're all stuck at home together. After you've downloaded the game, you can simply connect your laptop to your tv via an HDMI cable and it'll show the game board. The digital, app-based nature of the game makes it easy for trivia lovers and bored people everywhere to get together and have a good time.
The Basic Breakdown of the Game:
Like all trivia games, you get questions and you answer them. That part is simple enough to grasp. But the basic structure of the game is a little more complex. There's actually two different versions of Triv101; the free version, we can call this one "basic" and the premium version.
The basic version comes "prepackaged" with 350 questions. Now for true trivia enthusiasts, this might not be enough to get your nerd on. If you feel that you need more to fuel your trivia fix, the premium package has 1350 questions for you and your crew to crank your way through.
Speaking of, "you and your crew", all of you can actually form into teams to put your knowledge against each other. The point system works much like a game of darts. While you can choose about of points to start with, the default is 101. Once settled on an amount of points, your goal is to get them down to zero.
Who is Triv101 For?
The obvious answer is, of course, trivia buffs. But, really, you can't go wrong with a few rounds of trivia questions regardless of who you are. You can have everyone get together on Zoom and host a social distancing trivia party or play a few rounds on the laptop with your roommates.
There's likely many of you at home right now that are probably anxious and bored. Kicking back with friends and family while trying to guess your way through the answers can be an awesome way to get your mind off of what's going on outside. Triv101 is simple in its execution, but sometimes, simple is best.
The true beauty of Triv101 is its versatility. The fact that it's a web app screen game makes it easy to play with others no matter where they might be.
Before COVID-19, Triv101 is the kind of game that would have been great for bars and pubs. You could knock back a few cold ones and belt out your trivia knowledge loud and proud in front of everyone. With restrictions lifting, we may be able to see teams of people at parties and workplace gatherings play their way through rounds of Triv101. For now, it's ok to enjoy it from the comfort of your own couch.
By Danielle Bradshaw - May 19, 2020
There's no denying that there's just something amazing about the idea of trying out a new game. Be it a video game, a tabletop game, a board game, or in this case a web app screen game; there's just something that really makes us want to give it a go.
It's the ultimate trivia game for both trivia hosts and trivia enthusiasts alike and down below is a basic blow-by-blow account as to why that is.
In a nutshell, there' a lot that makes this the ultimate trivia game, but don't worry, we'll start slow. To begin with, the game has an incredible amount of versatility. As previously stated, it's a web app screen game which essentially means it's a downloadable app that you can keep on your desktop or laptop to play whenever you want.
What Makes Triv101 the "Ultimate Trivia Game"?
The very nature of the game makes is really easy to share and play among friends and family. If you want to put the game on a larger screen - like your TV - you totally can. All you've got to do is connect your television to your computer with an HDMI cable and, voila! Everyone's got a picture-perfect view.
If you want to flex your extraordinary trivia know-how for everyone to see, stream it on Twitch. Everyone and their grandmother use the streaming platform to show their skills and for Let's Plays, there's no reason why you couldn't do the same with Triv101. YouTube would work much the same way; stream yourselves (you, your friends, and family) having a good time showing off your smarts. You can just keep it simple and play each over Zoom as a fun way to keep in touch.
Triv101 can be used in various ways but arguably the best trait of the game is the ability to be shared, displayed by, and played by multiple people at once.
This is technically still a point toward Triv101's versatility, but it's important enough to get its own section in this article. The point being, that you can play Triv101 pretty much anywhere. Part of the reason why is because it's actually a really simple game. There is a free version of the game and a premium version. Each version has 350 and 1350 questions respectively.
The trivia enthusiasts out there will definitely be pleased by that amount of questions to try their hand at. You and your friends and family can create teams to compete against each other and show off what you know.
The relatively streamlined design of the game makes it easy to learn and lends to its "ultimate play-ability". You can play it in pubs, at parties, it's excellent for team-building exercises, and yes, you can play it at home while social distancing. Needless to say, it's quite a bit different from the trivia games that people download onto their phones. There are so many ways to share and play Triv101 that it's in a breed all their own.
Like any good game, there's more than just a single reason why anyone should play Triv101, really. One good motive, though, is so that you can stay in contact with distant loved ones. Right now, it's more important than ever to stay connected with friends and family during this time.
It can serve as a terrific means of expanding your knowledge too. Some of the facts may be totally random, sure, but if you're a true trivia aficionado, that's a definite plus. Triv101 is an outstanding way to kill time too, a boring Friday night can go by in a flash answering question after question.
There is really no wrong way to share or play Triv101, which is why it's such a good time. The versatility makes it plenty of fun. The sheer amount of questions and the portability ensures that you'll get plenty of variety when playing.
Triv101 offers a truckload of entertainment and can keep a large group busy for a long time. You can grab some beers, snatch up some snacks, and settle in for a long night winning (or losing) while trying your hand at some trivia. Triv101 is a different kind of trivia game and those differences really make it stand out from the rest.