Midweek is Where it’s At!
Our Wednesday night games are some of the fiercest in the PHT lineup, have you tested your meddle against some of our best? Grab a game soon, but until then- here’s our recap.
A great night of trivia here at Valley Grill, with a few question curves to give us a thrill. The winner bet zero, becoming the heroes, as the final sent opponents downhill. Here are the results:
Rum Ham in 1st
Simple Minds in 2nd
Stupid Sexy Flanders in 3rd
Our first category for next week is “Marvel Superheroes” ~ Ronnie
Ian says hello and he misses ya’ll! And while he was high on NyQuil and cough meds, I had the opportunity to throw down a bit with the fine folks of Revolutions. Good times for sure in Fairfax. Thanks for coming out and playing everyone. And I gotta say, it was a tough set at parts:
Im thinking: Pearl Buck/ Toni MOrrison – phew…had a bite!
Richard III was no walk in the park
And darnit American Pharaoh was the tip of the tongue question of the night!
Close game all night. Many congrats to our Top 3:
Thanks again for playing everyone. Ian will be back next week and kick it off with a category called “It’s the Shark ya don’t See…”
Til then…lotsa love. DG 🙂
What a beautiful day for a great trivia game at The Tavern!! Tonight started off very competitive with a bunch of teams really close in points, but after round 3 and the 6-4-2 bonus question, the top 3 teams had pretty much separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Now it came down to the order those teams would end up in after the final! They moved up and down the top 3 the last couple rounds, but at the end, Olney the Lonely was 3rd. They had a chance to tie 1st place with the final question, but finishing 2nd tonight was If We Lose The Terrorists Win! They were down after round 2 and the puzzle page, but a strong second half pushed them into 1st and they never looked back, John Lithgow’s Fan Club pulled it out again!! They asked for an AUDIO winners choice question next Wednesday, so Matt, have fun with “Backyard Birds of Maryland: Audio”! Happy Easter everyone and I’ll see you next week at The Tavern!! ~ Jon J
1. John Lithgow’s Fan Club
2. If We Lose the Terrorists Win
3. Olney the Lonely
4. Helplessly Hoping
5. Moving Forward
6. In First Place
Tonight’s game at Applebee’s featured quite a few new faces, as well as some we hadn’t seen in awhile. We definitely had some interesting questions tonight too, highlighted by a tough final question.
The game started out with a question about the TV show ‘Parks and Recreation’, which asked teams to name the Canadian actor and heartthrob that Tom Haverford always compares himself to. A few teams unfortunately put the wrong Ryan, giving me Ryan Reynolds instead of Ryan Gosling. That definitely made for a rough start for a few teams.
I definitely liked the audio question we had tonight, which asked teams to identify Will Ferrell movies based on the clips, with all the clips being really funny scenes that had most of the people cracking up. The next question about Burlington Coat Factory taught us all that they are named for the city in New Jersey where the company was founded.
Halftime asked teams to identify cartoon characters with alliterative names, as well as matching historical events to the President that was in office for it. My favorite characters on the page were Huckleberry Hound and Cobra Commander. After halftime we asked about the Rihanna song ‘Work’ which featured Drake, and was the second #1 song that featured the pair, after ‘What’s My Name?’ in 2010.
An interesting question about prehistory asked teams to identify the development that marked the change from Prehistory to History, which most teams knew was the development of written records. My favorite wrong answer was ‘all the dinosaurs died’ which just sounds like a hilarious premise.
In the final round we asked teams to identify the last English Monarch to die in battle, dying in The Battle of Bosworth Field, which some teams knew was Richard III. Unfortunately nobody knew the first to die in battle, dying in 1066 at The Battle of Hastings, which was Harold II. My favorite question of the night was definitely the Sports Champions question, which asked for the champ whose parents were Little Princess Emma and Pioneer of the Nile. I couldn’t help but laugh when I got answers like Novak Djokovic, Usain Bolt, or Rory McIlroy, seeing as how the answer isn’t even a human. Most teams, however, were able to get to American Pharaoh as the answer.
Tonight’s final question was in the category of World Geography, and asked teams to identify the island nation that has three major islands as well as several uninhabited ones, with two of the three islands being named Gozo and Comino. Only one team managed to get the answer of Malta, but unfortunately for them it didn’t give them quite enough of a boost.
Third place went to Dalek Dance Party, the only team to get the final correct. Second place went to BTF after some… defensive wagering. Taking down the win as a solo player, congrats goes to Trader Jose’s Soylent Verde! Nice job Mikey! Next week we start with a question about Island Nations in honor of tonight’s final. I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
Sorry guys but I feel like death warmed over, so it was a good night. We laughed, some won, some lost.. You should just come try Belles if you haven’t already.
3rd was Constantly Changing, 2nd went to Uranus is another year older, and 1st was Tokyo Sex whale! Nice game! See you next week for Garbage Pail Kids.
14 teams made for a packed house, but the skill level of our teams made for a very close game! Many ties were broken, as the leaderboard took shape over time.
Tonight was an intimate night, one team being new (from out of town) so everyone was on their best behavior ;). The game went well, people were competitive and rushed to get in their answers so they could go home and finish their Survivor show! Teams did well staying neck to neck, a battle to the finish! A couple questions stumped each team, but as soon as an answer was read people “Aww’ed” as they knew the answer!
First Place: Butts Up
Third Place: Hairy Salamanders
For the second week in a row – we had one of our teams from ‘down the street’ come and visit us at Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon. Once again, the Kitten Mittens gang was ready for their second game of the week, and a chance to make it two in row at HTC. Needless to say, they had no trouble with tonight’s set, building a double-digit lead by halftime and having the game wrapped up before the final question was asked. Matt Frost Gave Us the Answers took second as the only team to get the final, with Catoctin Cougars taking third.
Next week, we’ll begin with a question on MLB Stadiums! ~ Matt