SpeedQuizzing Game Formats

Overview of the different SpeedQuizzing game formats.

Keypad (Simplest and most popular method of hosting SpeedQuizzing)

Nearest Wins Round (Great for bonus questions and tiebreakers)

Buzzin’ Rounds (for the more adventurous host)

Clips Round

 

Keypad Game

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The Keypad game is the best place to start when first hosting SpeedQuizzing. It is the closest to a traditional pub quiz / bar trivia as well as being great fun in the classroom or workplace. Many users find the Keypad game adequate for all of their hosting needs. It is fun to play for everyone, easy to host and includes optional extra variations and twists such as Go-Wide and Evil mode which can be enabled to maintain players interest time and time again.

  • Hosting difficulty level: Easy
  • Wireless Microphone: Not Necessary
  • Quizmaster’s Remote Handset: Not Necessary
  • SpeedQuizzing Quizpacks available: Yes

Click here for instructions on how to play the Keypad games

 

Nearest Wins Game

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The Nearest Wins game is a variation on the Keypad (Numbers View) game but where only one team/device can score per question by answering nearest to the correct answer rather than being required to answer it accurately. For this format to work, deliberately difficult numerical questions should be used. These questions are designed primarily to be used as tiebreakers or for a big points questions at the end of your event.

  • Hosting difficulty level: Easy
  • Wireless Microphone: Not Necessary
  • Quizmaster’s Remote Handset: Not Necessary
  • SpeedQuizzing Quizpacks available: One Question included in each Quizpack

Click here for instructions on how to play the Nearest Wins game

 

Buzzin’ Games

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The Buzzin games should be thought of as an advanced optional extra within the SpeedQuizzing package. Based on traditional fastest-finger game-shows, with a buzzer-lockout where buzzing in and answering the question correctly earns points, whereas an incorrect answer incurs a penalty.

Up to 32 teams listen to a question being read out by the host, but unlike the keypad game where everyone get’s to answer each question, only the fastest team to buzz in by tapping their screen get to give an answer. There are two variations, Classic and Advanced, both of which are very competitive and by their very nature create frustration and tension between players whom a lot of the time might know the answers to the questions but more often than not get beaten to the buzz by the competition.

Warning: When hosting the Buzzin’ games with a large crowd of teams, you can expect to be running around like a crazy person. Therefore your Microphone will need to be a Wireless model. And because you need to roam around away from the laptop-screen you are advised to use the optional Quizmaster’s handset.

  • Hosting difficulty level: Difficult
  • Wireless Microphone: Recommended in most situations
  • Quizmaster’s Remote Handset: Recommended
  • SpeedQuizzing Quizpacks available: When selected in booking activation booking form.

Click here for instructions on how to play the Buzzin’ games

 

Clips Round

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The Clips round is a playlist game where the host announces the name of a song (or mystery voice etc). The teams then listen to a series of short clips and tap their screen whilst they believe the correct answer is playing.

The Clips round is a work-in-progress and is in line for a makeover in the next major software revision. We don’t yet provide content for the clips round leaving you to your own devices using your own mp3 files.

  • Hosting difficulty level: Easy
  • Wireless Microphone: Not Necessary
  • Quizmaster’s Remote Handset: Not Necessary
  • SpeedQuizzing Quizpacks available: No, currently the only way to use the clips round is to use your own mp3s.

Click here for instructions on how to play the Clips round

 

 

See some Keypad and Buzzin games in action here.


Update: There has been a change to the Buzzin’ Advanced game since this video whereby the penalty would now be -10 points rather than -5 for giving an incorrect answer.