Shit Pub Trivia’s Lame AF Lockdown Edition
If you’ve ever struggled to corral your mates into pub trivia because they’re still hungover from the weekend, can’t find a babysitter or are still traumatised by the humiliation of placing last at a previous trivia event, this is your chance to get them involved. We’re all stuck at home, keen for social interaction of any kind. So gather your pals for a quiz at the virtual pub once their last Zoom meeting of the day is done.
It’s just as much fun to talk chaotically over your teammates online as it is at the pub, and the beer is cheaper at yours anyway. Maybe you’ll even win some friends and family over to the analogue version when this is all over.
If you’re worried about the prospect of cheating in the lawless world of virtual trivia nights, Shit Pub Trivia is attempting to construct a quiz of ungooglable questions, along with all the usual games and banter, to uphold the integrity of the sport. (Pre-pandemic, the company hosted trivia around Melbourne and pop-up quiz nights around Australia.) Register your team to play for prizes – slabs from Gage Roads Brewing Co among them – or just play along for fun.
“You don't have to be in the same home, you can start a group chat with your team and then submit your answers to the captain,” Shit Pub Trivia says. The captain sends the team’s answers at the end of each round. “We're doing our best to implement questions that are harder to Google, but let's be honest, that’s near impossible. So just don't be a dick and it'll be way more fun for everyone. We are endeavouring to make this as close to an actual Shit Pub Trivia night as we possibly can, so please keep the interaction and the comments (heckles) coming to simulate this the IRL SPT experience.”
The quiz will be livestreaming on Facebook every Wednesday from 7.30pm in NSW, Victoria and Tassie, 7pm in South Australia, 6.30pm in Queensland and 4.30pm in WA. It’s free.
To register, direct-message the Shit Pub Trivia Facebook page with your team’s and its captain’s names.