We’ve Got a Monopoly on Thursday Trivia!

After recovering from the latest snowstorm, our loyal players were back in full force on Thursday night, as we welcomed 131 teams across 16 venues:


Thursday’s game began with a look at this young adult book series:

Nancy Drew

We also asked a Three Clues question about cheese, admired the painting “The Scream”, and sang the Marines’ Hymn.  Sixteen teams swept the opening round with a perfect score of 36 points.


Thursday’s audio question featured three songs currently nominated for an Academy Award.  We also discussed Japanese baseball teams and this multi-talented TV personality:

Terry Crews

Only 13% of our teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Terry Crews is the current host of “America’s Got Talent”.  After closing the first half with questions concerning blood plasma and the mayors of New York City, we saw three teams run the table in the second stanza: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards), and Gryffindorks (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s).


Thursday’s halftime page featured celebrities who had either passed away or were born in the same calendar year.  While many teams were close on naming the year, the correct answer of 1995 eluded most of our squads.  As a result, we saw a relatively normal scoring average of 17.1 points, but only ONE team earned a perfect score: Bazinga (Champion Billiards).  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Third round topics from Thursday game included the Book of Exodus, the Beatles song “Norwegian Wood”, and this animated TV series:

Paw Patrol Trivia

Only 11% of the field picked up bonus points by knowing that Ryder is the name of the human leader of PAW Patrol.  We closed the third round with another difficult bonus question, as only 14% of our teams could name the five most populous U.S. cities whose names begin with the letter ‘S’.  While the four “San” cities were easy to name, Seattle is larger than most people think.  Your Mom (Loudoun Kitchen) posted the only perfect score of the third round.


Though the third round featured a pair of bonus questions, the fourth round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After half of our teams named “The Comedy of Errors” as Shakespeare’s shortest play, only three teams also knew that the Rodgers of Hammerstein musical “The Boys from Syracuse” was based on that play.  Other final round topics included the NBA playoffs, foreign national anthems, and this film:


Not surprisingly, the difficulty of the first bonus question kept the perfect scores off the board in the final found.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.7% success rate):

–> This New Jersey locale derives its name from that fact that it lies on the border of Margate City and Ventnor City.  What is the two-word name of this historic district?

Just over one-third of our teams recognized the names of the OTHER cities in the question as namesakes for yellow-colored properties in the board game Monopoly, arriving at the correct response of Marvin Gardens.  Eight teams secured a Perfect 21 on Thursday by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Harpers Ferry Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Ingenious Bastards (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 22 – First category: Monopoly)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Austin Powers Films)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers  (Next week’s first category: Maryland Breweries)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: Washington Nationals)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Coen Brothers Films)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: Svalbard)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham (Next week’s first category: Hulk Hogan Films)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business (Next week’s first category: Queen)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving (Next week’s first category: WWF Wrestling)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Green Team (Next week’s first category: “Law & Order: SVU”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: Kyle Sings “Schoolhouse Rock!”)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Battle Schnauzer  (Next week’s first category: Geoffrey Chaucer)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Better Red Than Dead  (Next week’s first category: Elton John Songs)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: Famous Jonathans)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Charlie’s Angels  (Next week’s first category: Famous Charlies)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unathletic Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Kanye West)