Monday, January 08, 2018

Trivia Night

Trivia night was a success. Three teams participated and they all said it was fun and they would do it again.
Butch and I play all summer in Iowa at HyVee. HyVee is the Iowa version of HEB. There is a restaurant in connection with the grocery store called The Market Cafe and that is where we meet. There is a fellow who is hired by Woody's Trivia who comes in and conducts the contest and it is their format that I have copied for here in Magnolia Village.
Friends gather together to make up a team of 1 to 8 people and they choose a clever name for their team. There is a total of 20 questions divided into 4 sections of 5 questions each. The team members put their heads together to decide on the answer to the question. They assign a value of 2,4,6,8 or 10 points based on their confidence in their answer. Each of those number values can only be used once.
There are various categories such as sports, history, geography etc. The points are recorded for correct answers with no deductions for incorrect ones.
It is fun and engages loads of interesting conversation among the team members. As long as the interest remains high we will continue on Sunday nights after ice cream or near 6:00 PM. It takes from one to two hours to play depending on the number of teams. We had three teams last night but we have lots of room for more.
We have yet to come up with a good idea for prizes and we are open to suggestions. So until then, the winning team will have their team recognized at Tuesday morning coffee hour.

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