Many bars or pubs host a trivia night, but that isn't the only venue that can rock a show.
Trivia night is a great way for bars and restaurants to bring in extra money, but running a pub isn't the only reason to host a trivia show. Think outside of the trivia box!
Hosting a trivia night is an excellent way for bars or pubs to bring in extra money on a slower night of the week. A game generally lasts around 2 hours which is 2 extra hours of having people sit around ordering drinks in an establishment, it’s a pretty safe bet that the entertainment will lead to profits.
However, bars aren’t the only places that a trivia show can be a big win. There are many venues and events that could use the fun and entertainment that a trivia show can bring! While this list isn’t exhaustive, it is a great introduction as to ways a trivia night could be used in places other than the local pub.
Raising money for school children is a noble cause to be sure, but it can be tricky to actually find a fundraiser that people are interested in supporting. The little catalogs full of overpriced junk is a hard sell, and the average bake sale doesn't bring in all that much cash. So, what is a school to do? Host a trivia night, of course! Local businesses will likely donate a few items that can be given away as prizes, and for a small cover charge, parents can have a fun game show trivia night! It is a win for everyone.
Family reunions are often large events with a lot of people that don’t always have that much in common, well, besides being related, and after all the eating is finished it can often be hard to find acceptable entertainment for all the various age groups. That is why having a trivia night makes for the perfect plan! General knowledge trivia is perfect for the mixed age groups, and playing against family members always brings out the competitive streak in people. Just remember to keep it civil or next year’s reunion could be a bit awkward.
Meetup groups are an excellent way to get out and meet new people, make new friends with similar interests. A lot of them are very topic specific, and may even be groups that belong to a specific fandom. Hosting a themed trivia night at a local restaurant or meeting hall makes for a great meetup event! People will need to form teams and collaborate on the answers which is an excellent way to socialize without the pressure of coming up with conversation topics all on your own.
Dorm or First Day of School Mixers
Starting a new year in a new class or in a new dorm can be a bit nerve-wracking. Teachers and RAs are often looking for games to break the ice or get people mingling, and an interactive trivia game is the perfect solution! Students will find themselves conversing with their peers in no time.
Corporate Team Building Events
There is no need to go on some fancy retreat and practice your trust falls when you can bring the team building to your conference room! You can build your trivia teams from the different departments or mix everyone up and get them out of their comfort zone, either way, an afternoon playing game show trivia is more fun and more cost effective.
Hosting a big holiday function but don’t know what to do for entertainment? Trivia games can be themed to the celebratory holiday to fill your entertaining void. Games can run smoothly with just two or three teams, so even if it is a fairly small party, the game can still go on!
Many assisted living facilities and senior centers run successful bingo nights, but why not try a trivia night as well? The game can be tailored to the age group of the players for a fun night!
Just like the school fundraisers, charity events can harness the power of trivia to help them raise some cash. Trivia can be for a fancy black tie event too!
Trivia doesn’t have to be just for the evening. Grab your Bloody Mary and form your team for brunch trivia! Everything goes well with a biscuit, even trivia questions.
It can be tough to find games that are age appropriate and still a lot of fun, but trivia is so east to customize, it is always a hit. Interactive games with light-up buzzers and a playlist full of popular artists will have all the kids begging for the next trivia night.
See? Hosting a trivia night is perfect for just about any occasion, and with the downloadable games in the Fat City trivia store, anyone can set up a show. Release your inner trivia host and organize your show today.