In your live trivia night, you’re going to want to cover as wide a swath of categories as you can – the goal is to hit as many different niches as you can. At Pour House Trivia, we try to keep players at our live trivia events on their toes with a variety of subjects each week!
It’s important to cover a wide set of eras when you write questions. For example, it’s easy to fall into your favorite pop culture decade, whether it’s the 80s, 90s, or current pop culture. But you might have players who are older or younger than you, and it’s important to throw some of THEIR pop culture eras in too. So be sure to mix it up!
Though it might have been a tough subject in school, history can be a very fun category for your pub quiz teams. The key is to find subjects that are both historical and interesting, which might require a little extra research on your part.
Another fun way to liven up your live trivia is to do history about a particular subject, such as carnival history, like this question:
The first one of these rose 268 feet off the ground; was introduced to the world in 1893; and was made with 2200 tons of steel and had 36 cars, each of which could carry up to 60 people. Name the carnival ride.
A: Ferris Wheel
You might have hated your English classes, but wordplay can be a pretty broad category, including things like spelling or crossword clues, or even some clever puns can be a big hit with your pub trivia players.
With Pour House Trivia, we try to include at least a couple of these types of questions in all of our live trivia games, and they can be a lot of fun to write!
Here’s a recent example:
After receiving his first two cards in blackjack, if a player is certain that he will lose his hand, he can immediately turn in his cards and keep half of his original bet, without the opportunity to win the hand.
CROSSWORD HINT: 9 Letters / 1st Letter is “S”
Last but certainly not least is pop culture, which is probably the favorite category of most bar trivia patrons!
Pour House Trivia has players of all ages, and they’re sure to let us know if we’re not hitting the right eras of pop culture knowledge, so we strive to spread our questions out over all years.
Here’s a recent example from our pub quiz games:
In the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, both Johnny Depp and Keira Knightly portrayed characters that were named for birds. For your wager, name BOTH of those birds.
A: Sparrow and Swann