Thursday Trivia Week 0 Recap & Wednesday Trivia Launch!
Week 0 Recap & Thank You
Week 0 (Warm-up) of Thursday Night Ultimate Trivia was a huge success. Lots of laughs, cheers, sighs and I believe some drinking was had. We want to thank all of our 8 teams/31 contestants for kicking off the season! It was invigorating to see people together having a social interactions again and forgetting the last 2 years. It was like before. It was normal. As business owners, but more so humans, it was a really great night.
Week 0 came down to the Ultimate Question in the last category of 90's Music & Culture. The "Know it Ales" came out on top, nailing the answer. They won the weekly prize, a $75 Wanamaker's Bakeshop gift card, for coming out on top.
We're going to tweak some things to better the experience and keep it to 2 to 2.5 hours: getting beers out quicker, shorter breaks between rounds, shorter timers on the questions 1-4 in each category (the easier questions) and we're going to find a way to have the countdown timer on screen with the questions.
In other news we're pushing to launch the Wednesday Night Ultimate Trivia because so many people didn't get in on the Thursday night.
So April 6th from 7-9pm we're tentatively launching the Wednesday season of Ultimate Trivia (as long as we can get 7 or 8 teams)! We've got about halfway to the goal already. Don't have a full team? Message us anyway and signup as a couple and we'll match you up with another couple to make a team.
Schedule & Details For Wednesday Ultimate Trivia:
If you like gimme questions and Bud Light key chain prizes...then Ultimate Trivia isn't for you. Naturally there will be free pints & Wild Card merch, but we're mostly using the prize pool to buy from local businesses that we use and love that were hard hit during the Pandemic (think restaurants, coffee shops, movie theatres etc.)
Best of all, the Championship winning team gets dinner and drinks at a local restaurant of their choice, bragging rights, and the Ultimate Trivia trophy! (Trophy must be returned for the next season, preferably still in 1 piece). And the winning team's name will be immortalized forever on an engraved plaque on the Ultimate Trivia trophy which will live above the bar at the brewery.
Questions will run the gamut, from easy to brain buster. Sometimes there will be sound clips or photos on the big screen. Each week features 4 random categories from every corner of the universe. Everyone is an expert in something, whether it be reality TV, Renaissance art, MMORPG video games, OHL hockey, classic muscle cars, British new wave music, or true crime novels.
-8 Week Regular season starts on April 6th & ends on May 25th
-7 to 9pm every Wednesday
-3 to 5 person teams (you can bring different players for your team each week)
-Free snacks like popcorn, chips, pretzels, etc.(Feel free to bring other snacks or dinner too if you want)
-$5 per person, per week you play
-60% of the prize pool goes to the weekly prizes & 40% goes into the year end championship prize package ($2.40 to weekly prizes, $1.60 toward year end prize, $1 towards prep costs & snacks)
-We think this is a fair split of the prize pool so that everyone has a chance to win cool prizes every week and the teams at the bottom of the standings late in the season will still have a reason to show up even if they can't win the championship prize.
Trivia Game Rules
-Ultimate Trivia has 4 random categories each week featuring 9 regular questions & 1 Ultimate question in each category
-Correct regular questions earn your team 1 answer point
-Ultimate questions are like Daily Doubles in Jeopardy, you choose how many answer points you wager on the question before hearing the question (up to a maximum of how many points your team has in that category already)
-So if you got 7 points out of the 9 regular questions, you can wager up to 7 points on the Ultimate question in that category.
-Like with the daily double on Jeopardy, there's some strategy involved. Being too aggressive and risking all 7 points could vault you up to 14 answer points for the category if you get it right, or leave you crushed with 0 if you get it wrong.
Championship Q & A
-How do you win the season Championship? Be the team with the most Championship points after the 8 week season
-How do you get championship points? Each week, the team with the most answer points gets 3 championship points, 2nd place in answer points gets 2 championship points and 3rd place in answer points gets 1 championship point
-We will publish Championship standings every week so teams can see where they are in the race for the title
-We think this is a fair way to encourage and reward the teams that come more often, but not heavily penalize the teams that miss the odd week.