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!
Do you have regular parties with your oldest friends where things kinda get boring? We just created this new awesome Bingo Night game for you! If your friends loved the 70s (or even lived through them) this game is for them!
Planning a 70s party
Spice up your party making it full 70s theme! All you need is the following:
The 70s means disco, and nothing is more disco than a disco ball! You don't even have to spend that much on one, a simple and cheap one like this one hung from a thread with a couple of lights pointed to it should be perfect! You can also get some cheap disco lights to light up the party!
This is also a great time to dust off some old vinyl records and lava lamps. Finally get all metallic balloons and streamers and bright-colored table cloths. You can also use some cheap fuzzy dice from a gas station and keep some 70s shows on the tv. Decor for the 70s can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it
Getting a costume doesn't have to be expensive. The 70s were disastrous for fashion but very fun to play dress-up! Think of bad afros, giant platform shoes, round sunglasses, bell bottom pants and shiny, colorful make-up! You probably have some of that in your closet already, all you might need is a cheap afro wig and sideburns! Keep some of those laying around for guests to use.
Extra points for anyone wearing roller skates!
You can use any food sold in a roller skating rink, think hot dogs, nachos, casseroles and burgers.
If you want to step it up a notch and really give your party an unforgettable twist, you can always try and prepare some dishes from that famous Buzzfeed post about weird 70s food. Keep in mind, unless they're truly Generation X, people may not like those so one or two dishes from there as a prop more than a main dish is probably your safest bet.
You can have the best food and decor with an audience that got in costume. All of that is meaningless if they aren't having fun! And what better way to ensure they're having fun than with an awesome 70s-themed music bingo!
Bingo was huge in the 70s so you and your guests can have a lot of fun while listening to Santana, ABBA and the Jackson 5! We curated a list so all you have to do is get the game, print the sheets and play! This is a perfect thing to have under your sleeve to know that, even if the food isn't great or your guests don't know each other very well, they'll come out knowing that they just had an amazing time!
Check out our 70's music bingo right here!
We made an amazing game for anyone who's a fan of bingo: Antonyms Music Bingo!
Playing "Antonyms", your friends will have to pay extra attention to their sheets! As the name suggests, the right answer is the direct opposite to the one written on the sheets. Say you're listening to "Seven Nation Army" by "The White Stripes". Instead of looking for "The White Stripes", look for the antonym, "The Black Dots"! Are you listening to "Start Me Up" by "The Rolling Stones"? Look for "The Motionless Pebbles!
By adding just one more layer you'll get a moment of silence while people try to figure out the antonym and a growing laughter once they realize the answer!
It's a perfect game to play towards the end once you've played a couple and people are getting too comfortable. Also great for people studying English and language experts!
Give it a try right now! Go get "Music Bingo: Antonyms", now available on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Prime!