The life of a trivia host is good one. We get to play smart, reading questions and pretending like we could actually answer them if we were in the same situation you are in when you have that blank piece of paper in front of you. But let pull back the curtain just a bit if I may and let me walk you through the life of a question here at PubGuys Trivia.
I often get asked, "Where do you get your questions?" I'm sure there are many trivia companies that buy their questions from any number of sources, and I'm not saying we have never done that but EVRY SINGLE question here at the PubGuys has been vetted by the three owners, Adam, Kyle, and myself. By vetting I mean that we verify the question with an independent reputable source. We write the question in a manner that will be, hopefully, easily understood in a crowded bar over a, sometimes hard to hear, PA system. Then each of us, independently, evaluates each question according to how difficult we think it is. Since this is subjective, we then average the score between the three of us and that is the score it gets when we ask you.
Each and every week we score each and every team and those scores go into our database and we see how close we get to our original estimation on difficulty. If we ever ask the question again, which we don’t do before at least another year, the adjusted score is used based on how the question was answered by actual trivia teams.
I know of no other trivia company that takes their questions that seriously. So, when your favorite host tells you that we, at the PubGuys, do not do trick questions, we absolutely mean it.
Thanks for playing this week. Mention to me 6,940 (the number of questions currently in our database) and I’ll give your team a free point next Wednesday.
Until then, good luck.