How to play Bridgetown Trivia!
If you have any questions about how the game is played, don’t hesitate to ask your host. That’s what they’re there for.
- No electronic devices! We want to know what you know, not what the Internet tells you is true.
- No shouting out the 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.
- Your host doesn’t make the questions, but they do make the rules.
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.
Bridgetown Trivia game play consists of 5 rounds of questions with 4 worksheet 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.
After hearing the question, circle the number of points you want to wager. At the end of a round you will take that round’s answer sheets to the host for scoring. You can then pickup a worksheet round to gain additional points while the host is scoring the round. 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 song 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, etc. Get it? This means that each question round has a maximum score of 55 points. Go ahead. Do the math, we’ll wait.
Worksheet 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 what an answer, then take a guess. Incorrect guesses cannot hurt you in the first 10 questions of a round.
Bonus question: If you get the bonus question correct, 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.)
Bonus points: Hosts have the discretion of handing out bonus points 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.