the rules

A step by step guide for playing Toronto’s best trivia!

SIX RULES TO PLAY

     #thebestriviaintown      

 

RULE #1

There is no cost to play trivia, however there is a food/drink minimum. For details, contact Stout Irish Pub.

 

RULE #2

Each trivia team can be between 1 and 6 players. If your team has more than 6 players, 10 points will be deducted from your final score for each additional person.  We advise that large groups plan to split up. We can ensure that you sit together.

 

RULE #3  

There are 5 different games played during trivia: QUESTION AND ANSWER, NAME THAT TUNE, MULTIPLE CHOICE, MATCH GAME, and IMAGE ROUND.

The MATCH GAME and IMAGE ROUND are bonus games which your team will have all night to play. The other games are played along with the host. The host always explains the exarules at the time of play and guides you through the game. 

 A Tiebreaker question will be asked at the end of the night to assist in the event of a tie. This is a question whose answer is a date or number you are not expected to know. Your team makes an educated guess and, in the event of a tie, the winner is the team closest to the correct answer. 

 

RULE #4

Smartphones and other internet-enabled devices are not permitted. Please keep them in your pocket or purse or turned off during the game.

The first time a player is caught cheating, they will be given a verbal warning and public humiliation. The second time, their team will no longer be eligible for prizes.

 

RULE #5

In the event of a dispute, please wait until the break and then bring your concerns to the host. You may use your smartphone to argue your case. In all cases, the decision of the host is final.

 

RULE #6

Prizes are awarded for 1rst, 2nd, and 3rd place. Additional prizes are sometimes awarded for 2nd to last, the average score, or the team that comes closest to the tiebreaker question.

Prizes are donated by sponsors and vary from week to week. In the past, our winners have won beer, glassware, t-shirts, hats, books, movie passes, and even tickets to the Montreal Grand Prix.