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#150514 25-Jul-2014 10:19
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I have been tasked with organising a "pub quiz" for our team building exercise.  Any recommendations on free software and/or databases of questions?  We are a reasonably IT literate group so anything with smartphone app/interface is a plus.   It is a one-off event so not interested in any "commercial" software. Also the ability to customise/add local content or categories would be a plus too.

Otherwise i was just going to rely on PowerPoint.

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  #1095459 25-Jul-2014 10:27
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What's your budget? If you want it to be good I probably wouldn't bother trying to organise it yourself. I reckon it's pretty hard to get a good range of questions pitched at just the right difficulty.

I would give these guys a call. They are the guys that run most of the pub quizzes in the country, so if you've been to one of them you'll know the style. I don't have any connection to them other than I've been attending pub quizzes for years. I've also been to a number of other one-off quizzes and, like I said above, they tend to be pretty average. We've used these guys for our annual social club pub quiz. They supply a quiz master and the quiz (I think it's powerpoint) but I don't know what it costs.



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  #1095470 25-Jul-2014 10:31
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bazzer: What's your budget? If you want it to be good I probably wouldn't bother trying to organise it yourself. I reckon it's pretty hard to get a good range of questions pitched at just the right difficulty.

I would give these guys a call. They are the guys that run most of the pub quizzes in the country, so if you've been to one of them you'll know the style. I don't have any connection to them other than I've been attending pub quizzes for years. I've also been to a number of other one-off quizzes and, like I said above, they tend to be pretty average. We've used these guys for our annual social club pub quiz. They supply a quiz master and the quiz (I think it's powerpoint) but I don't know what it costs.


Budget? What's that? But no, seriously I will take a look at these guys but this is all been done on the smell of an oily rag.




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  #1095471 25-Jul-2014 10:38
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Tinshed:
bazzer: What's your budget? If you want it to be good I probably wouldn't bother trying to organise it yourself. I reckon it's pretty hard to get a good range of questions pitched at just the right difficulty.

I would give these guys a call. They are the guys that run most of the pub quizzes in the country, so if you've been to one of them you'll know the style. I don't have any connection to them other than I've been attending pub quizzes for years. I've also been to a number of other one-off quizzes and, like I said above, they tend to be pretty average. We've used these guys for our annual social club pub quiz. They supply a quiz master and the quiz (I think it's powerpoint) but I don't know what it costs.


Budget? What's that? But no, seriously I will take a look at these guys but this is all been done on the smell of an oily rag.

Fair enough, looks like their cheapest option is $395+GST but that includes the quiz host. Not sure what it would cost to just supply you with questions but can't hurt to ask.

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  #1095531 25-Jul-2014 12:07
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I'd definitely second talking to and buying a Believe it or Not quiz. I go to (at least) one a week.
They make up custom quizzes (so can have a round in there relating to your company/team whatever). They also supply the answer books and topic sheets, and scoring system.

Of course, you could just attend a couple of Pub Quizzes in your area (probably supplied by them) to get an idea of how they are run then spend a few hours putting your own together. The good thing about their quiz is they have vetted the answers to make sure they are not ambiguous, and they supply the quizmaster with explanations for the answers where there might be a bit of debate.

They just use Powerpoint, and generally every round will have a musical/audio based clue, and a couple of Video based clues. Generally all questions have a picture attached.

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