Are you a geek? Do you pride yourself on knowing something about everything? Do you have the incredible ability to know all the nitty-gritty details of a particular field? Perhaps, it’s time you started considering testing your expertise in one of the many new live trivia games taking the mobile space by storm. In March, Mikey Elkins made history with the biggest win in trivia games in recent times when he singularly won the $25,000 cash prize in HQ trivia. Prior to his win, the largest win in the game was $8,333.22 shared among 6 players.
It is incredibly hard to win trivia games; there’s no telling exactly the field in which the questions will be asked. More so, trying to game the system doesn’t make any sense in practical terms—a Reddit user, Bizzniches submits that you’ll need 531,441 people to make it to round 12 by having each player pick a random answer.
Reading through quiz books and increase the depth of your general knowledge might be a better strategy for winning trivia games. Of course, you can also increase your odds of winning and understanding of the game mechanics by playing different games multiple times each day. Below are interesting live trivia games that you should have on your phone.
HQ Trivia is credited with debuting the arrival of live trivia game shows on smartphones about one year ago. In HQ Trivia, players simply need to answer 12 questions correctly under a space of 10 seconds each. A wrong answer kicks you out of the race if you don’t have an extra life, you can still watch but you won’t be able to play until the next game time. HQ trivia usually offers a pot of $5,000, the pot is usually increased to $25,000 or $50,000 on special occasions. The game usually holds twice by 3:00PM EST and 9:00PM EST on Weekdays. The game session is usually played once by 9:00PM ET on Saturdays and Sundays.
That’s Right! is a live gameshow app in which player compete for a chance to win a slice of the $2000 prize money – the prize money could increase down the road as That’s Right! continues to grow its user base. One of the key selling points of That’s Right! that makes it a better alternative than HQ Trivia is that it offers players two chances to win—the first chance is the trivia game and the second chance is a game of pure luck in a raffle draw. That’s Right! is also particularly interactive in terms that players have a chance to choose categories and the majority vote decides the category of the next question. The most incredible fact however is that answering questions earn more tickets that increases your odds in the raffle.
Quiz Biz was created by Live.me, a live broadcasting video chat app that is trying to gain a foothold in the social networking space. Social network incumbents such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are offering live features that allows creators engage with their audiences in real time. Live.me is setting up shop as a dedicated live video broadcast app complete with it in-app currency and gift items. Quiz Biz is Live.me’s attempt to get a share of the rapidly-growing live streaming market. Quiz Biz holds three sessions on weekdays at 3:30PM ET, 8:00PM ET, and 10:00PM ET. The game hold on Saturdays by 8:00PM ET.