Five years ago I was involved with a Quiz Night at my children’s primary school and put together a round called Dead Pubs of Chiswick. People still say nice things to me about it. It was a bit of fun, and that’s one of my two criteria for a successful quiz round. I took photos… Continue reading Dead Pubs of West London
This monthly round-up of trivia seems to have displaced monthly round-ups with different themes that occupied my mind last year. In 2016 there were light-hearted “Coincidence Corner” pieces for a few months, and regular pieces about Earworms. These days my brain seems to be filled with trivia and quiz questions. As I noted last month… Continue reading A trivia round-up for April
Recently I heard the following quiz question: “Which group of orchestral instruments has a name that is an anagram of supersonic?” The answer is “percussion” (not strings, woodwind or brass). I like anagrams, and had never come across this one before. It made me think of other noteworthy collections of letters. There are surprisingly few… Continue reading A few recent anagrams
Our viewing habits remain the same. The quiz shows mentioned in last month’s round-up of recent trivia are still on series record, and my children and I watch many of them together. “Pointless” has been part of our family viewing for many years, and now so is “The Chase”. My 12-year-old son has recently become… Continue reading A trivia round-up for March
Since the start of the year I have been thinking even more than usual about trivia, quizzes and game shows. I posted a round-up of recent trivia in February and have now become a regular watcher of “The Chase”, to accompany the long-standing slots in my viewing habits taken by “Pointless”, “Only Connect”, “Mastermind” and… Continue reading Peri-Peri Chicken in a sandwich? Really?
There was a lovely question on “The Chase” recently about numbers and Scrabble, along these lines: if the following numbers are spelt with Scrabble tiles, which one is the same as its Scrabble score? The options were: Ten, Eleven, Twelve. You’ll probably work it out but if you want to double check, the correct answer… Continue reading Board Games and Quiz Questions
[There are 1100 words in this post.] In recent weeks I have attended a couple of Charity Quiz Nights, invited both times by people who rarely go to pub quizzes, and who watch fewer quiz shows on TV than I do. On both occasions I was invited to add something more to the teams, to… Continue reading A round-up of recent trivia