Guest Author - Robin Rounds Whittemore
You can play trivia card games just like the instructions say, or you can try one or more variations of play. Sometimes only using the cards without the board makes for a quicker game while allowing any number of people to play.
SOLITAIRE TRIVIA: Go ahead and practice to your hearts content. Whether you are studying to be on a game show or just for the fun of knowledge; testing yourself with trivia cards can be a great pastime.
ONE ON ONE: Just having two people throw questions at each other can be a fun experience as well. Try to ask each other all of the questions on a card. Keep track of how many questions are answered or missed in a category. Practice until you improve in the lower scoring categories.
HOME PARTIES: Have guests form into teams, or play it solo. Fire away with the questions and give everyone a participation prize; letting the winning team pick first. Mix it up a little and add some questions about your company, policies, pricing, and even how they can become a demonstrator.
MEETING TRIVIA: This works out well with training meetings. Include trivia about the functions of the job, the founding and structure of the company, and anything else you need participants to learn. Prizes or bragging rights can be earned here.
WORK TRIVIA: If your company allows it, go around to each individual and ask trivia questions. If they get it right, perhaps you could reward them by letting them to leave 15 minutes early. Sometimes that helps with traffic congestion and they will appreciate it.
GROUP GAMES: Have all the friends and/or family over for trivia night. You can form teams, but have one strong player from each category on each team. In other words, donít have a team where everyone is strong in sports knowledge, another where everyone is strong on history, etc. Try to get each team as evenly matched as much as possible.
With or without using the board, you can keep score with pen and paper. This can be a continuous game if the same players get together. If schedules canít match for a while, then the game should end that night.
PUBLIC PLACES: Sometimes asking trivia questions can be fun and add to an atmosphere. Try a Tuesday or a Thursday Trivia night and see if your attendance on those nights doesnít rise.