If you have any questions about how the game is played, don’t hesitate to ask your host. That’s what they are there for.
- No shouting out of answers.
If you see someone doing this who isn't playing, invite them to form a team of their own if they are so smart.
- No electronic devices! We want to know what you know, not what the Internet tells you is true.
- It's the host's game, so it's the host's rules. They are the ultimate decider of points, so be nice to them :)
If you have an issue with a question email firstname.lastname@example.org and the correct person will be flogged.
We have a very strict team size limit. Your team is allowed to have up to 35 players.
Yup, you read that right… only 35 players. Try not to go over.
District Trivia game play consists of 5 rounds of questions with 4 bonus rounds in between. Questions are progressive and increase in difficulty and value during each round from 1 to 10 points. At the end of each round is a bonus question that uses a wager system. We will give you the category to base your wager on and then the question. If you get it right the points you wagered will be added to your score, but if you get it wrong we subtract them. So wager carefully. Rinse and repeat.
The bonus rounds come in four different forms:
- Puzzle Round: usually some sort of riddle or game that has to be worked out.
- Picture Round: which requires you to identify 10 pictures based on a theme.
- Fill-in-the-Blank Round: is exactly what it sounds like.
- Music Round: identify the title and artist for 10 different songs and then, as a bonus, the theme of all 10 songs.
Question rounds: Question 1 is worth 1 point, question 2 is worth 2 points, so on and so forth. This means that each question round has a maximum score of 55 points.
Bonus question: If you get the bonus question correct at the end of each question round (denoted by a "*" on your answer sheet), then we add the points you wagered to your score. But, if you get the bonus question wrong, then the wager is subtracted from your score. (This is the only time that you can lose points.) You can wager 0 to 10 points. A perfect round - fully correct questions and maximum bonus question - is worth 65 points. During round 5, the final bonus question is double what you previously could have wagered - 0 to 20 points!
Bonus rounds: A perfect score on any of the worksheet rounds is usually 20 points. This means that if there are 10 pictures or 10 fill-in-the-blanks, then each one is worth 2 points.
Incorrect answers: If you have no idea the answer to the question, then take a guess, incorrect guesses cannot hurt you in the first 10 questions of a round.
Bonus points: Hosts have the discretion of opening their magic coat of bonus points and handing them out as they see fit. For example: making your host laugh at your stupid guesses can gain you bonus points.
Note: Since hosts can give bonus points with impunity, they count only for nightly scores and are not applied to tournament scores.