How to play....
Our Pop Culture Trivia games are made up of 20 questions broken into six "mini-rounds" of three questions each + one halftime question and one final question. In other words, it goes, 9 questions, then halftime, then 9 questions, then final question.
We'll ask you a question, and then play a song (usually a pretty awesome song, too). You get the time it takes that song to play (usually about 3.5 minutes) to write down your answer, team name and the amount of points you're wagering and bring it up to the host.
In the first half, you're able to wager 1, 3, or 5 points depending on the strength of your answer. So let's say you're pretty darn sure, you should bet 5. Cause that leaves you with 1 or 3 on your next two questions. We do that THREE times (see the above diagram). Half time question is usually worth 10 points, one point for each CORRECT answer. Second half is scored the same as the first, but your point values change to 2, 4, or 6! At the end of the night, we will let you know where you and your neighbors currently stand. You are then able to wager anywhere from ZERO to ALL of your points, but if you get that final question wrong, YOU LOSE THE POINTS WAGERED!
You only need to follow these 4 simple rules to play the game. And, really, it's 3 rules and 1 suggestion. We've been doing this for years, so we think we've created the perfect balance between fun and friendly competition!
RULE ONE: NO SHOUTING ANSWERS
This isn't a contest to see how fast you can embarrass yourself in front of others. So, take your time, write down on your answer and bring it up to the host. If you do shout out an answer, you will be mocked mercilessly.
RULE TWO: NO PHONES/NO CHEATING
This is a test of your knowledge - not your 4G LTE speed or your ability to form alliances with teams that aren't in the running anymore. Take heed, y'all. People get competitive and aren't afraid to call you out on your shenanigans.
RULE THREE: NO ARGUING! ONLY FRIENDLY DEBATING
When we ask a question, we've researched it. The answer we have is the correct answer. Don't think so? Take it up with us POLITELY. Because during the game, we're not going to fight with you, but we'll make it right if you've got a case.
SUGGESTION: KEEP YOUR TEAM SIZE TO LESS THAN 10
We don't have a limit to the number of people you can have on your team, but a winning team of 12 - 15 people shares the same loot that a winning team of 5 - 7 would get. In other words, you may want to break your team up into smaller teams unless bragging rights is all you're after.