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 9am 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.
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, we’re not going to rain on your parade.
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.
What do most companies choose for their settings?
Usually, it’s a 9am Monday quiz that closes for submissions at 7pm Monday night and results come the next morning at 10am. And folks tend to like Easy or Medium question difficulty. Surprisingly, most groups actually don’t elect to set up a personalized category of questions. That’s okay, it makes our trivia-writing burden lighter.
What’s a kickoff quiz?
As soon as you create the group, we launched a "kickoff" quiz as a demo. This kickoff quiz is open for responses for 16 hours, and then results come 8 hours after that. So the results should be arriving exactly one day after you’ve signed up.
Moving forward, your weekly trivia contests will occur at the time you choose in your group settings.
Got any cool data points about Water Cooler Trivia you can share?
Indeed! We’ve been told that Water Cooler Trivia spawns at least five 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. Also, we have thousands of groups that have submitted over a million trivia responses. So that’s pretty neat.
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. And there is a Slack app.
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?
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