Making Proper and Full Use of Bonus Questions – Joker Rounds and Joker Questions

September 11, 2016 by DigiGames

Today’s subject is some more practical advice on hosting the trivia quiz itself and some ideas on the use of Joker Rounds. I briefly covered these in a previous blog post on Joker Rounds when I was looking at the need to try and balance out the teams and make the scores a little closer throughout the contests. I am going to take a further look in detail at these posts now and hopefully this will help.

Making Proper and Full Use of Bonus Questions – Joker Rounds – What are they?

Let us first get into describing what I meant by a Joker Round. It’s a round consisting of 1-2 questions, or indeed the round as a whole, counts for double points. So for example…your quiz may be 5 rounds of 10 questions with pictures and music (for example the rounds may be Sport, Music, History, General Knowledge and Art). Each week one of those rounds is worth double points to try and make the scores a little tighter for teams who maybe excel in one area or have a weaker knowledge of others. So for example, a team who does well at a sports topic will rise in the rankings if “Sports” is the Joker round that week. But a team who may struggle with say “Art” will drop down the rankings if they are missing out on all those double points.

Making Proper and Full Use of Bonus Questions – Joker Rounds – Why Do it?

Not only does the addition of a joker round result in a variation to your quiz, and we have already discussed how variation is key to your quizzing experiences, but as mentioned above it makes things a lot fairer and it increases the chances of different teams winning or teams coming higher in the top 5.

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