Virtual Pub Quiz 2020: How to Host Yours for Virtually Nothing! (Steps + Premade Quizzes)

Your Guide to Hosting a Virtual Pub Quiz

  • How to Host a Virtual Pub Quiz (4 Steps)
  • 3 Virtual Pub Quiz Success Stories
  • 5 Slides for an Interactive Virtual Pub Quiz
  • Ready to Host a Virtual Pub Quiz?

How to Host a Virtual Pub Quiz (4 Steps)

Step 1: Select Your Rounds

  • Be specific — You can do better than ‘sport’ and ‘countries’. Aim for 60s rock music, the apocalypse, top 100 IMDB movies, beer brewing techniques, or even prehistoric multicellular animals and early jet plane engineering. Nothing’s off the table and the choice is totally yours!
  • Be personal — If you know your contestants personally, there’s some serious scope for hilarious rounds that hit close to home. A great one from Esquire is to dig through your mates’ Facebook posts from the old days, pick the most hilarious and let them guess who wrote them!
  • Be varied — Stray from the standard ‘multiple choice’ or ‘open-ended’ questions. The potential of a virtual pub quiz is vast — way more vast than one in a traditional setting. Online, you can have image rounds, sound clip, word cloud rounds; the list goes on! (check out the full section at the bottom of this article)
  • Be practical — Including a practical round might not seem, well, practical, in an online setting, but there’s still plenty you can do. Build something out of household items, recreate a movie scene, perform a feat of endurance — it’s all good stuff!

Step 2: Prepare Your Questions

  • Keep them simple: The best virtual pub quiz questions tend to be simple ones. By simple, we don’t mean easy; we mean questions that aren’t too wordy and are phrased in an easy-to-understand manner. That way, you’ll avoid confusion and make sure there’s no disputing over the answers.
  • Range them from easy to difficult: Having a mix of easy, medium and difficult questions is the formula for any perfect pub quiz. Placing them in order of difficulty is also a good idea to keep players engaged throughout. If you’re not sure what’s considered easy and difficult, try testing your questions beforehand on someone who won’t be playing when it’s quiz time.

Step 3: Take it Online

  • It’s 100% the cheapest way to host a virtual pub quiz.
  • It’s incredibly easy to use, both for hosts and quizzers.
  • It’s completely digital — play from anywhere in the world without pen or paper.
  • It gives you a chance to make beautiful slides and varied questions.
  • There’s an incredible list of premade quizzes that you can download for free!

Step 4: Choose Your Streaming Platform

3 Virtual Pub Quiz Success Stories

1. The BeerBods Arms

2. Airliners Live

3. Job Wherever

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lKj23DjMfsc?start=759

5 Slides for a Virtual Pub Quiz

1. Multiple Choice Text

2. Image

3. Type Answer

4. Sound Clip

5. Word Cloud

Ready to Host a Virtual Pub Quiz?

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AhaSlides, the online interactive presentation tool created to turn you — the speaker — into the real star on stage. Website: ahaslides.com