The Recess Room18380 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley CA 92708
- PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
About The Recess Room
The restaurant started off a little chilly, but not too far into the game things started getting HOT!
Knock On Wood and Ava's Minions started out with a strong lead, though both being too afraid to double down on their general knowledge. It was Knock On Wood's only opportunity, as they came so close on Rounds 5, 6, and 7 with 9 out of 10 correct answers each time. But it was still good enough to take home $10! Ava's Minions got overly excited on their NBA connections, but forgetting that John McCain was a maverick killed their double-down. They made up for it by slaying their Wild West icon round, working hard to take home that $20.
Thirsty Pretzels won a free appetizer for being the first team to correctly (much to their relief) guess Marge Simpson was our Guess Who? lady of the evening. That, combined with a successful double down on their winning FIFA teams brought them into first place, and they got to take home an additional $40 for knowing their stuff!
It was a bit of a rough night for Home Team, who was lucky enough to even know one of his "Champion" references; and for Win Or Lose, We Still Booze, who had to booze a bit after jumping the shark on Guess Who? and missing out on a successful FIFA double-down (which would have brought them straight into third place) by ONE lousy country. Gah!
High scores, prizes for everyone, and a rare opportunity to double down on Round 7... what a great night for Recess Room triviaphiles!
Thirsty Pretzels held a strong lead throughout the game, starting out with 14 points in the first round, and in spite of being the last team to guess Blockbuster as tonight's mystery company.
Ava's Minions weren't too far behind, nearly dominating in magazine connections, but their lack of confidence in doubling down on famous novel locations cost them the lead.
As far as cars on the point train goes, the Home Team was definitely the caboose -- but he got a free appetizer for being the first to correctly guess Round 4, so he certainly isn't a loser by any means!
"Slow and steady wins the race" was this week's mantra! Round 2 was a bunch of "bull," but writing utensil connections and Subway locations were a breeze! The key was just to keep your cool, even with the easy rounds.
Thirsty Pretzels held the lead through the entire game, only doubling down on general knowledge. They were only one point ahead of Highway Stars and Ava's Minions when two failed double downs on TV series endings from both teams gave Thirsty Pretzels a boost they didn't even work for!
Highway Stars still got third place winnings, and Ava's Minions got a free appetizer for being the first team to know Peter Parker was tonight's Guess Who. This was much to the dismay of Highway Stars, WITH THE COMIC BOOK MASTER ON THEIR TEAM, who jumped the shark a little too early, and had to accept the loss of one precious point.
The circumstances of the evening worked out very well for birthday group #1 Knock On Wood, who jumped from fifth to a second-place tie just from the other teams' double-down disasters. What a comeback! Birthday group #2 Kodesies Klan and Asians Who Don't Raisin didn't benefit too much from being slow and steady, but at least fun was had by all!