We’ve read your mind and we know what your questions are. We think.
What is Water Cooler Trivia?
It’s weekly office trivia quizzes. Learn who’s keeping up with the Kardashians, who’s an undercover bookworm, and who’s just a really good guesser.
How does it work?
If your office has a group, stop reading these FAQs and ask a coworker to invite you to join the group. They will have an invite link in every email they’ve received from us.
If you’re looking to create a new group for your office, sign up here. You just choose a group name and some details on when you want your weekly quiz. Most groups choose to get a quiz at 9:00am on Monday mornings to make the start to the work week a bit cheerier. Everyone in the group will get the same quiz, and we email the group results and your individual scorecard the next day.
Can I customize my quizzes?
Yes! During the sign up process you could nix the Sports & Games questions or add a custom category for New York City. You can also manage the difficulty settings and quiz timing.
How often will I receive quizzes?
Once per week. No more, no less. We don’t like spam or ads in our inboxes so we respect yours.
How many people in my office can participate?
Any number can sign up to receive quizzes, but we recommend keeping groups below 50 people. Beyond that we’d suggest splitting into multiple groups to maximize camaraderie.
How much does it cost?
The first month of quizzes is always free. After that, the cost depends on how large your group is, starting at $10 per month for groups with 10 or fewer people. Check out the pricing page to learn more about keeping the trivia coming at your office.
What if people cheat?
We operate on the honor system. If a coworker is cheating, that’s just a bummer because we’re not offering prizes. Water Cooler Trivia aims to spark conversations and competition in the office. We recommend politely asking the coworker in person if they are using the internet to aid their brain. Maybe they’re not, and they have a surprisingly robust knowledge of world capitals and Oscar winners.
Got any cool data points about Water Cooler Trivia you can share?
Indeed! We’ve been told that Water Cooler Trivia spawns at least 5 workplace conversations per week. We don't have as strong of data on this, but we're pretty sure it also makes you 8% smarter.
Is there a mobile app?
Nope. But the site works pretty well on mobile, so feel free to take your weekly quiz while on the subway.
Have the WCT makers ever been on Jeopardy?
Final stage of auditions three times… but no cigar. We’re pretty sure Trebek has a personal vendetta against us for stealing his quizmaster thunder.
Still wondering what's going on?
Email [email protected]
So… what’s the deal with this Slack integration?
Water Cooler Trivia was first built for email. But we love that Slack is eating the world of email, so we’re making it easier to play weekly Water Cooler Trivia contests directly via Slack.
This means a weekly reminder post in a public channel when the contest is ready for your brain, then a post in that channel when the winners have been determined. Participants that opt in to Slack with their account will also receive a DM with the contest each week along with a private link to their scorecard.
How do I set up the Slack integration for an existing group?
Just jump on over to the Slack icon from your group dashboard. Should be pretty straightforward from there.
How do I create a new Water Cooler Trivia group via Slack?
Click the big ol’ “Add to Slack” button right from the WCT homepage. This way you’ll create a Slack-native group and avoid the world of emailed contests and results.
How do I manage my notification settings?
Head to your profile and you can decide whether you’re getting weekly trivia contests and results over email, via Slack DM, both, or, well, neither.
I have another question about the Slack integration.
Heck yes, we love questions. Email [email protected] for a speedy, human response.
I have a feature idea for the Slack integration.
You know the drill, email [email protected]