Some of the most popular television programs are quiz shows. This is because quizzes are great fun and everyone likes to have a go at the answers. A trivia night is even better because you're part of a team atmosphere.
A trivia night is very effective in fundraising for groups such as schools, sports clubs and other charities. On average, a quiz night will raise $10 - $20 per person but this can increase dramatically when used in conjunction with raffles and auctions. We provide additional support to help you maximize the fundraising. This includes our Operational Guidelines and also our Games List documents. In the Games List we provide ideas and instructions for eight games. You can run these to raise money or to fill in time in between the rounds.
Because trivia nights are simple to organise, great fun and team based, they are very popular with social clubs. We have run trivia nights for all sorts of company functions such as product launches, as an ice-breaker, for new graduates, team-building and of course, the annual Christmas Party.
A trivia night lasts anywhere from two to three hours. Players form teams that compete amongst each other, usually for prizes of some sort. A standard function consists of seven rounds of 10 questions and other novelty events. At the end of the night, the team with the highest score wins. Simple!
A very important consideration in running a quiz night. Experience is not necessary as the questions package comes with full instructions and guidelines. It's quite simple really, just a matter of asking questions and adding up the scores. Of course, a successful host will use the material and competitive atmosphere to make the function entertaining.
The questions are very important as they determine the mood of the night. In most circumstances we recommend you go with the General package because it contains a mixture of questions and therefore has the broadest appeal.
Preparation before the night is very important to ensure its success. As well as organising the host and questions, you will need to book a suitable venue, arrange prizes and advertise.
Usually 2 - 3 hours
Depends on function, usually between 4 and 10
Options include sponsors' donations, cash or gift certificates (our guidelines include ideas for prizes)
The venue is important and should include microphone, adequate seating and of course, food and drink.
Booking a suitable venue, microphone and speakers, seating, pens, raffles, games, entry fee etc.