Several ideas to spice up your pub quizzes
The Music Round
- A very popular pub quiz round, but does exclude some quizzers - not everyone is into music, so know your audience!
- Can your quizzers work out the song from playing the first several seconds?
- A lyrics quiz? Guess the song from a line or two of lyrics, or from the first line.
- Traditional music trivia - there's lots of questions on our music page.
- Another classic pub quiz round.
- There are free rounds to print from this site, or why not design your own. (Note: coming available soon!)
- Remember that many online images are copyrighted - so be aware of this.
- Picture rounds are only limited by your imagination. Rounds could include black and white film stars, name the year from the picture, kings and queens, etc.
- Tip: we edit our images using Adobe Photoshop and construct the quiz using Microsoft Word. We finally save this document in PDF format, ready to print.
- A round of 10 questions where teams don't have to give an answer to each question.
- It's okay to not answer a question and leave the answer blank.
- Answer any question wrong and all the points for this round wiped out!
- It's a fun round - do you take the risk or play it safe!?
- There's variations to this round but personally I would not use more than 10 questions.
In the News Quiz
- Questions on what happened in the week's news.
- Use free newpaper websites that often give a review of the week's news.
- Often a little unfair - some people are keen on the news, others are not and feel forced to watch it for their pub quiz.
Specialist Subject Quizzes
- It's not just history, geography and music rounds you can have in your quiz.
- Specialized rounds can be on numbers, colours, slogans, Disney Films and even DIY.
- We have literally hundreds of rounds to choose from, including our Pub Quiz Ideas section.
- Play a voice of someone famous to see if teams can guess who it is.
- Use Youtube to save several voices to your laptop.
What country are we in?
- State the geography, places and landmarks of a country, increasingly getting easier.
- Teams try to answer what country they are in.
- The quicker you get the answer correct, the more points.
- Each question is given with an option of four or three answers, just choose the correct one.
- You can ask harder question.
- Every team has a chance of guessing a correct answer.
Odd One Out
- Give the teams four different words or items and ask which is the odd one out.
- Some may be fairly easy to spot, others much more challenging.
- Get some ideas from our odd one out page.
Alpha or Letter Links
- If 'answer one' begins with the letter ‘D’ then 'answer two' will begin with the letter ‘E’, and so on in alphabetical order.
- Just like a normal trivia round, with an extra clue about the answer.