Quizzes – An Alternative Quiz Night Part 1


Quizzes have and always will be enjoyed by the majority of people from all age groups. There are lots of fun quizzes out there from the standard trivia to throwing a dice and moving around a board collecting objects as you answer questions correctly. You don’t need to go out and spend lots of money on these types of games and quizzes and you can have lots fun by inventing your own.

Here’s some quiz ideas

  1. Each team has to collect a certain amount lets say for arguments sake 20 General Knowledge, 10 Music, 10 Sport and 10 History questions and answers. Then each throws a dice depending on the amount of quiz teams. This gives to whom they are going to ask a question. Next they throw a single dice and if it rolls onto the number six since the quizzes only have 5 rounds the question asking team then picks from which round they ask a question. Then the team throws the dice again to select what question to pick out of the quiz. If the question is free then the questions is asked. The answering team has to answer the question. If the team cannot answer the question they either lose points or a forfeit but that question is left open until someone answers it. If the quizzes question has already been answered then the asking team picks a question from that round. The team with the most points wins.
  2. Quiz spin the bottle. Each player provides a set of 20 quiz questions and answers making sure no one else see them. You place a bottle or anything that can spin in the middle and each player take it in turn with a spin. Once the bottle or whatever has stopped who ever it is pointing to asks a question from their quiz. If the player gets the quiz question wrong then it can be asked again to a different player and the next person spins. A soon as the first person runs out of questions then the game is over. And the player with the most points wins again.
  3. Reversed Quizzes. This game is relatively easy to set up but quite difficult to play. Basically get a box of quiz questions from an old game or from a cheap shop. Then the players or teams take it in turns to be asked a question but this time it’s not the question that gets read out but the answer. They have to then have a stab at what the quiz question was going to be. A Tip use junior questions for this as full adult questions and answers may be that little bit to difficult.

By using different formats and ideas for presenting quizzes, you can keep people interested and make the whole thing more fun.