Making Trivia Unique!

November 30, 2015 by Mobile Beat

Making Trivia Unique – Sports Trivia

“Jazz up your Sports round with these simple ideas to make your trivia night the most unique to can be!”

Welcome back to the blog. Why away for so long I hear you ask? Well the good news is that although you have been missing your daily fix, I have eagerly working away on a series of trivia posts that are launching today all with the idea of helping you make, write and perform better trivia. Forget about the mundane, the usual and the norm, what we are going to look at in the next week is a series of posts on how you can make the rounds you may be all too used to, that little bit more unique.

I have travelled the globe playing trivia and attended quiz nights in more places than Ill ever remember, so I have seen a lot. It is safe to say that in the wide and competitive world, of trivia hosting there are certainly three kinds of setters….the good, the bad and the ugly. The ugly are the ones that are plain wrong with ill though out ideas and poor formatting, the bad are the ones that may have a good format but the questions are terrible and the good, well getting you to be good is exactly what we are looking at today.

Making Trivia Unique – The problem

The problem here is very clear and that is the fact that many people who write trivia stick to the same format when it comes to Sports Trivia. “And now here is the sports round…..” follows which 10 questions about sport neatly divided into making sure each sport is covered. Yes, this will appeal sometimes and yes it works in many quizzes around the globe, but the truly unique quizzes, the ones which draw the attention in a crowded market avoid this like the plague as the more mundane and repetitive a quiz gets, the less likely people are going to feel interested to come.

Making Trivia Unique – Sports Trivia – Mixing it up

So what you have to therefore do when it comes to Sports Rounds is to make your  sports trivia unique. Easier said than done? Indeed for a new trivia host or one who has been round the block so many times they have seen it all, adding diversity can be difficult but you just need to think outside the box.

Making Trivia Unique – Sports Trivia – Picture Rounds

Why not use a picture round here and there instead of mundane sports questions about winners of trophies etc? In the past I have used all sorts ranging from famous players, identifying famous stadiums, identifying trophies, club badges, “In what year did this happen….the possibilities are endless and in any given year if you can make 10-12 of your weeks of sports rounds picture quizzes it will add diversity. Don’t just fall into the trap of making players and athletes to recognise though, mix it up with some of the ideas mentioned above.

Making Trivia Unique – Sports Trivia – Audio rounds

Audio can also be used….Who’s voice is this, which team is associated with this song, what event is this commentary from. All adds mixtures and diversity to your trivia night. I tend to maybe only use these type of questions in sets a few times a year. Never do a full round of audio but rather than asking 10 straight trivia questions maybe have one or two of the questions in that set accompanied with audio clips.

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