How To Run A Trivia Night (5 Tips For 2024)

Written by:
Collin Waldoch
January 15, 2024

Trying to work out how to host a trivia night? We've got you covered.

Once you know how to run a trivia night, you can let your hair down and unleash your competitive spirit in a fun and social environment.

We get it. You've been given the task of organizing the trivia night for your work, school, or social group and you have no idea where to start.

Don't worry, we've been there too. If you're worried about your trivia questions sending people to sleep, have no fear.

We've put together a list of tips to help you host a trivia night that everyone will talk about for weeks to come.

But first, let's introduce you to our secret ingredient for the perfect trivia night.

How To Run A Trivia Night (Best Platform For 2024)

All great trivia nights have one thing in common: Water Cooler Trivia.

Sorry, we can't resist a little self-promotion. Trust us, this platform truly lives up to the hype.

So, what is Water Cooler Trivia? Well, the process behind the platform is simple:

You choose a custom trivia schedule, along with the trivia categories. We write the questions and grade the results.

It's all automated and asynchronous - so you can kick your feet up as the trivia host and relax.

Think of the platform as trivia on auto-pilot.

The destination? A paradise of fun and laughter.

You can hold us to that.

Anyway, on to the tips!

Searching high and low for intriguing trivia? We've got you covered.

Hosting A Trivia Night (5 Tips To Consider)

This isn't rocket science. Unless, of course, your trivia questions are related to aerospace and aeronautical engineering. In which case, we applaud you and wish you luck.

Bring Genuinely Intriguing Trivia To The Table

You're not a professional writer, and coming up with new and exciting trivia questions is much harder than it sounds.

This is where Water Cooler Trivia comes in handy. We have a team of professional writers who are experts in all-things trivia.

They really are the best in the business.

As you can imagine, with a job this fun, we had no shortage of applications.

So, if you're stuck for ideas, leave it to the professionals and check out Water Cooler Trivia.

Collectively Choose The Trivia Categories

Remember, this is a team event. So it's important that everyone feels included in the decision-making process.

This means giving everyone a say in which trivia categories to pick on our platform.

If you already know the participants well, you can choose on behalf of the group.

When trivia categories relate to the interests of the group, it generally leads to more engaged teams and a more enjoyable night for all.

But if you're not sure, allow Water Cooler Trivia to choose for you. Our trivia pros know exactly how to pique the curiosity of participants.

Did we mention they're the best in the business?

Always Have A Score Sheet

No matter how good your memory is, it's important to have a way of accurately recording scores.

Although, if your team is struggling, you could use this to your advantage.

Disclaimer: No matter how hard those aeronautical engineering questions get, we do not endorse cheating.

Anyway, you don't need anything fancy. A simple piece of paper or whiteboard will do the trick.

If you're using Water Cooler Trivia, our platform will take care of the scoring for you.

If you've hit a wall with your trivia questions, allow us to take the lead.

Offer Some Exciting Prizes

You don't need to go overboard with the prizes. A simple bottle of wine or box of chocolates should suffice.

The main thing is that everyone feels like they have a chance of winning, regardless of how much they know about the topics covered.

This is where team-play comes in handy. With more brains working on the answers, the playing field is leveled and everyone has a chance to win.

Create A Relaxed Environment

Nobody wants to see a stressed trivia host.

That's almost as bad as a headache-inducing aeronautical engineering question.

Yes, we're still running with that joke.

The point is, if you're feeling stressed, it's likely to rub off on the participants and spoil the night.

If you're using Water Cooler Trivia, the platform takes care of everything for you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show.

How To Set Up A Trivia Night

If you want to know how to set up a trivia night, learn from the best.

By the best, we mean Water Cooler Trivia, of course.

Our platform is designed to make hosting a trivia night as easy as possible.

We hope you found these tips helpful. And we wish you the best of luck with your trivia night!

Check out Water Cooler Trivia today and get started on creating some amazing memories with your friends, family, or colleagues.