There’s nothing like a trivia evening in the late Fall. It’s still Los Angeles, so the leaves aren’t exactly changing colors, and the smell in the air is just the nearby In and Out, but the atmosphere inside the giant barrel of Idle Hour is nothing less than electrifying. It has a regal air…perfect for KING TRIVIA!
23 teams, veterans and newbies alike, flocked to our quizzical castle to battle for trivial superiority. With a bowl of candy on the table and DJ Pandora rocking the tens and twos, it was time to get the show started.
Round One warmed up the crowd with some mostly easy questions, leading to our normal massive tie at the top. However, quite a few teams fell into the trap of missing the clues within the questions (going “ballistic” anyone?)
Round Two was far simpler, asking only for the heroic teams to recognize evil when it’s laughing in their face. This whittled down our leaderboard to only six tied teams, but we knew we could get closer.
Round Three was a simple 50/50 for whether a fancy set of words was the title of a Rihana song or an episode of Black Mirror. It was so simple that two teams used it to catapult to a tie for first: Camp Mohawk and Quizzie McGuire.
Round Four saw Camp Mohawk take the decisive lead as they were among the elite few who knew a hero from America’s pastime.
For our Drinking Round, we celebrated National Mason Jar Day by filling a mason jar with dry beans and asked our teams to guess how many were inside. With the closest guess, 720 of Emotions earned themselves free shots and a jar of beans! Actually, we kept the beans, since we need them for future quizzes (and emergency food).
Round Five was a challenge if only for the final answer not quite landing the semantics of the word “robot.” Nonetheless, Camp Mohawk was able to maintain a solid score…however, they were outpaced by two points by It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Tim! With the gauntlet firmly on the ground, these two champions prepared for a slugfest, surrounded by enemies on all sides.
Round Six was a literary ledger needing a rapid sorting. With ten book titles missing key words, the teams set to work putting it all back together again. With a quick fix to an incorrect title, we saw few of the scores change the positions of the teams, with the exception of Hartford Whalers sneaking into third. It would all come down to the final round.
Round Seven pushed our teams to remember their fond memories of Teletubbies (and their less fond memories of the American healthcare system). In the end, only three teams could earn top prizes.
We crowned It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Tim, Camp Mohawk, and Hartford Whalers as our champions at the end, and much celebration ensued.
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|Game Rank||Team #||Team Name||Score||Teams Beaten||Team Beat Average|
|1||10518||It was the best of times, it was the worst of Tim||85||21||1.000|
|5||83685||Dangerous Nights Crew||67||17||0.810|
|6||41265||The Rise of the Quizantine Empire||58||16||0.762|
|7||66730||Emergency Food: Pie Harder||57||14||0.690|
|10||77415||720 of emotions||55||11||0.548|
|12||37633||Diana Spencer’s Gifts||53||10||0.476|
|13||83689||The Happy Tuesdays||49||8||0.405|
|16||52545||Here for the Host||45||6||0.286|
|17||83688||Snack Party 3000||44||5||0.238|
|18||83687||I heart Diaz||39||4||0.190|
|20||83691||Dungeons and Lizards||30||2||0.095|