The Recess Room

18380 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley CA 92708
(714) 377-0398
  • PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
About The Recess Room

One fateful day three decades ago, five boys picked up a game of handball during school recess on a Fountain Valley playground. They grew up together, became life-long friends and pursued their own ambitions. But they shared a deep love for their hometown and dreamed of one day opening a restaurant together where they could share good food, good drinks and reminisce about good times. The Recess Room is their childhood dream come to life.



Tue Sep 10 2019
| by Quizmaster Charlotte Knight

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!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12876 Thirsty Pretzels 66 4 1.000
2 20136 Ava’s Minions 55 3 0.750
3 13022 Knock on Wood! 51 2 0.500
4 12170 Home Team 45 1 0.250
5 15731 Win Or Lose We Still Booze 32 0 0.000


Tue Sep 3 2019
| by Quizmaster Charlotte Knight

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!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12876 Thirsty Pretzels 67 2 1.000
2 20136 Ava’s Minions 60 1 0.500
3 12170 Highway Stars 56 0 0.000


Tue Aug 27 2019
| by Quizmaster Charlotte Knight

"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!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12876 Thirsty Pretzels 51 5 1.000
2 13022 Knock on Wood! 45 4 0.800
3 12170 Highway Stars 44 3 0.600
4 20136 Ava’s Minions 43 2 0.400
5 Kodesies Klan 39 1 0.200
6 11538 Asians Who Don’t Raisin 27 0 0.000