A sad, strange little man...
So, we’re entering another weekend in lockdown and instead of being able to head out to the pub with your mates, or for a nice meal out with your family, you’re probably going to be scanning through Netflix or Disney+ looking for the next series to binge.
Over the last 12 weeks, it is fair to say we have all had our fair share of virtual quizzes to scratch the sat-in-the-pub-with-a pint itch. Whether they have been with family, friends or at work, and it would be no surprise if you’re all running short on quiz round ideas.
That’s why I’ve taken time to put together some tried and tested quiz ideas which will have you re-stablish yourself as the next Bradley Walsh.
ROUND 1 - DINGBATS
One thing I have noticed from participating in more quizzes than ever before in my life over the past few weeks is that the same person usually ends up taking the winning spot week in, week out.
How can you make this stop, you ask?
Well, introduce a round of Dingbats of course! Dingbats almost have the same principle as Catchphrase and requires no prior knowledge, you literally just need to say what you see – some examples below…
There are SO many of these on Google – simply search for “Dingbats”.
ROUND 2 - MASKED CHARACTERS
Instead of your general knowledge questions surrounding TV and film, why not make it more specific and ask for the name of each masked character shown?
Just make sure they give you the character’s name – not the actors or the film! For my quiz most recently, I included:
ROUND 3 - WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I IF...?
Think Geography round, but cooler.
This round will take your eggheads on a trip around the world without even leaving the comfort of their own homes!
You can search for general trivia about any town, city or country and flip it on its head to ask a variety of questions!
- Where in the world am I if I am paying for things in Ariary? Madagascar
- Where in the world am I if I can dip my toe in the longest river on the planet? Egypt
- Where in the world am I if I can look up and see the faces of four political leaders carved into the side of a mountain? United States
You get the picture…
ROUND 4 - song lyrics
This may sound pretty easy, but when delivering this round you have to make sure you say the lyrics in the most boring and monotone voice to ensure maximum confusion amongst the participants.
There are countless lyrics you could use for this one, meaning the possibilities are endless!
ROUND 5 - CELEBRITIES: YOUNG AND OLD
Nothing quite rounds off a quiz as nicely as a good old-fashioned picture round.
One way to switch things up a bit is to flash up pictures of celebrities who may be slightly less recognisable because of the inevitable aging process…
There you have it folks – some quiz round ideas that I hope will shake up your weekly routine and pleasantly surprise all of your contestants!