Let’s be honest: It’s hard to win at trivia. You have to know a lot of random facts, and you have to understand the difference between “I” and “me.” But here’s the secret: It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. What matters is that you’re having fun. So here are some tips for making sure that your next trivia night at the bar, or even at home with your friends, is as enjoyable as possible.
Random Trivia Questions are also great fun to ask at parties. They help break the ice and can get people laughing and having a good time.
When it comes to trivia, there’s nothing like having a group of people at your fingertips that you can ask at any time. Your friends and family will be happy to help you out and give their opinions on the answers. You may even be able to find some people on social media who know more than you do about different subjects. In a public place, try asking someone in line with you at the grocery store or gas station if they have a minute to answer some questions for fun. If everyone else is busy chatting amongst themselves and not paying attention, use this as an opportunity to ask someone in the area if they would mind helping out with an easy question or two.
Whether or not it was easy for them doesn’t matter; what matters is that they were willing and able. Most importantly though – don’t forget about yourself. You know what? You might just know some things too.
Watch the Games
Watch the games. You’re watching a game show, so you might as well watch the game. Watch the questions, answers, and contestants (if there are any). Watch how the host works with his or her co-host/s (if applicable). Also, pay attention to the audience members who may be featured in some way during an episode. Asking yourself why these people are on stage can help you figure out what makes these shows work so well – and how they can make your own trivia competitions better too.
Read the Answers Before You See the Question
There are two ways to use this strategy. For the first question, you can read the answers before you see the question. If you do this, it’s best not to let your opponent know that you’re doing it, you’ll want them to think that they have an advantage over you by seeing the answer first.
The second way is slightly less obvious: when playing with more than one person (or if there aren’t any other players), try guessing which answer is correct by only reading over all of them and comparing them with each other. This often helps people who really don’t know a lot about trivia, mainly because they tend not to understand how questions work or what kinds of answers might be possible.
Remember Your Own Wrong Answers
Remembering your own wrong answers and why they were incorrect can help you get better at the game. It may seem silly, but if you don’t know the answer to a question, try to think about which category it could possibly fit into. For example, if a question asks for an animal that lives in the ocean but isn’t a fish, a good guess would be “shark.” Sharks are obviously not fish (as proven by their cartilaginous skeletons) and live in the ocean. If this guess is correct then it proves your knowledge of other animals that are not fish and helps narrow down what kind of creature we’re looking for.
You are here to have fun, and you want to make sure that the people around you are having fun as well. This is what it’s all about, the game, the company, the challenge, and the sense of accomplishment you will get from winning. And above all else: having fun.
Don’t worry if there’s an answer that everyone knows by heart. It doesn’t matter if everyone knows how many astronauts were on Apollo 11 or who wrote Romeo and Juliet (spoiler alert: Shakespeare). What matters is that you’re able to enjoy yourself with other people who share your passion for trivia games like this one. You’ll feel great when they do well too because they’ll appreciate your help in getting them there.
Finally, don’t forget about sharing with others what makes this game so special for YOU. The best way we’ve found so far is through social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook, where anyone can follow along by live-tweeting their thoughts during each round with relevant hashtags.
Winning isn’t everything.
You’ll never be the best at Trivial Pursuit, you know that. You’re not going to come away with a trophy or medal as you would at a spelling bee, because there’s no objective way of measuring how smart you are. The world is full of people who are smarter than you, and that’s fine. As long as you’re having fun playing trivia games every now and then, it doesn’t matter if your team wins or loses.
I’ve learned many things from my experiences playing trivia games over the years, and by “things” I mean useless facts that have been drilled into my brain, and one thing I’ve discovered is that it’s perfectly normal for someone to lose consistently for hours on end without feeling any sort of remorse about it whatsoever.