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How to Learn Together with Online Trivia Games

Trivia games are a great way to have some team building fun during the workday and learn something new in the process. Read on to learn more about Confetti's online trivia games for Zoom and how to throw your own trivia team building night!

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How do teams benefit from online trivia games?

Playing trivia quizzes with your team promotes:

  1. Knowledge Sharing: Trivia games cover a wide range of topics, which allows team members to share their expertise and learn from each other. Different team members may have diverse knowledge in various areas, and trivia games provide a platform to showcase and exchange that knowledge. It can spark interesting conversations and promote a continuous learning culture within the team.
  2. Problem-solving and critical thinking: Trivia games often involve challenging questions that require analytical thinking, deduction, and problem-solving skills. Teams must work together to analyze the information provided, think critically, and arrive at the most appropriate answer. This enhances the team's overall problem-solving and collaboration skills!
  3. Stress relief and a morale boost: Engaging in online trivia can serve as a recreational activity and a necessary break from work-related stress. Virtual team trivia gives employees an opportunity to relax, have fun, and enjoy a lighter atmosphere. This can contribute to improved team morale and job satisfaction, ultimately leading to increased productivity and motivation.
  4. Competition and motivation: A virtual trivia game often involves friendly competition against other teams or the clock. Even if the goal isn't to win prizes, a competitive element can inspire team members to think outside the box, push their limits, and bring out their best to contribute to the team.
"We never want people leaving the event feeling like a bad person because they didn’t know the answer. Questions are crafted in a way that brings people in, rather than shutting them out. People take away so much learning from it."
-Savvy Jones, Head of Experience Development

Pro-tip 👉 If you don't want to go through the trouble of running your own trivia game, our expert Games Team has already done the hard work and created exclusive content and trivia quizzes just for you! Visit our Trivia Games collection to pick your theme!

What makes Confetti's Virtual Trivia Games unique?

Confetti's Zoom Trivia Games are a collection of engaging and interactive trivia experiences designed with remote teams in mind. These games provide a fun and competitive team building experience for groups to test their knowledge and enjoy a lively trivia night from the comfort of their own homes or a hybrid setting.

Confetti trivia games are carefully curated and cover a wide range of topics to cater to different interests and knowledge levels, including DEI-minded categories like Black history, AAPI culture, Hispanic & Latinx history, and LGBTQIA+ culture.

We have a thorough contractor process where the work is outsourced to the communities the games are about, typically our hosts. We take their experience and knowledge to create a game that celebrates their culture. We use their vision and lend them our game design to bring that vision to life. -Tyler Grimes, Experience Development Team Lead

Whether you're a pop-culture or gaming enthusiast, a history buff, a sports fan, or have a penchant for general knowledge, Confetti's Virtual Trivia Games have something for everyone!

Trivia rounds come in a variety of formats, including:

  • Timed multiple-choice questions ⏲
  • Fill-in-the-blank challenges ❓
  • Audio and visual rounds 🎥

These formats help keep the gameplay engaging and diverse, ensuring that participants stay entertained throughout the session. Plus, when booking with Confetti, you'll be assigned an expert host who'll keep your team entertained and the game running smoothly.

Do you know the answer to this trivia question? Scroll down to the end of the blog to find out! 

Here are 10 steps for hosting your own Zoom trivia night your coworkers will love 🙌

1. Downloading and setting up Zoom 🖥

First things first, to host your own free online trivia game, you need to get Zoom up and running. Chances are, you already have this done. 💪

Here's a quick refresher on how to set up Zoom. 👈

2. Ensure the trivia is creative... 🎨

The last thing you want is boring trivia questions. Shoot for the zany and unexpected! If everyone already knows the answers, the fire will fizzle. Use a random trivia generator if you need help! (At Confetti, we always strive to make our questions interesting enough that if someone doesn’t know the answer, they want to!) 

3. ...but also work to make the trivia themes coherent 🧐

Not all trivia questions were created equal. Your marketing team may have a different set of interests from your accountants. So you’ve got to tailor your questions and answers so everyone can have a good time! 

Pro-tip: Enhance the interactivity of your trivia game by incorporating QR codes. These codes can link to answers, additional details, or related content for a more engaging experience.

4. Get a great host to lead the games and keep score 🎙

The best online trivia games are led by an enthusiastic and entertaining host! Think of your host as the emcee for the round of trivia. Crack up the players with funny jokes all you want, but hosts also have to balance keeping score and sticking to the time limit. Be sure to recruit someone good at multitasking! 

5. Create invites & other game materials 🖼

You want as many people as possible to join your virtual game night, so be sure to send out an invitation and write up a description of the fun night ahead to reel more people in. 🙌

Polish up a slideshow of easy-to-read questions and finalize your virtual answer sheets before you get started. 

6. Have your host ready in the Zoom meeting before the game begins 🧍

Request your host to arrive at least 15 - 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to set up and prepare for trivia. It’s a smart idea to practice an introduction and quickly run through all the slides to confirm everything is running smoothly. 👌

7. Break the group into teams to maximize fun 💪

Separate your group into teams to add a competitive edge! 🤼

If you’re playing with colleagues from across departments, mix it up and make sure everyone is evenly distributed. Let each team come up with a unique nickname to add even more engagement and collaboration!

8. Introduce the game and explain any rules 🤓

Once all players arrive, let the host take over and begin breaking down the rules and expectations for the evening. Explain your scoring system and how to submit your answers. 💬

If you plan on using breakout rooms for each team to collaborate, make sure everyone is comfortable navigating Zoom meetings. There’s nothing wrong with a little Zoom use recap before you dive in!‍

9. Play your heart out! 🎉

Once you’ve settled the rules, it’s time to play trivia! Before you know it, you’ll have the buoyant energy of a pub quiz right on your screen! 

Like all trivia events, the most important thing is that everyone is having fun. Keep the event lighthearted and casual, and there'll be more conversation than you’ve ever seen on a work call!

10. Give the group time to catch up in meaningful ways 🫂

Don’t end the Zoom call as soon as the winners are declared! Leave some time at the end for chatting and catching up. Who knows, there might even be a new friendship or two after making it through all those rounds together! And workplace connections are KEY to employee engagement. 👯

If everyone’s on board — you might even say, “Same time, same place, next week!”‍

Virtual Classic Trivia

Confetti will plan the best virtual trivia night! 🥳

Team building games and activities on Zoom are always fun, but having to host a trivia night can be a lot of extra work on top of all your other responsibilities! 

Looking for a way to have all the fun without any of the stress? Confetti’s got you covered: we’ll host a virtual game night, provide a confident and experienced host, send out invites, and organize the whole shebang! All you need to do is download Zoom and show up — it’s really that easy! 🙌

You work hard to take care of your team, let us take care of you. Play trivia games with Confetti!

P.S. The answer is "William Shakespeare"

Frequently Asked Questions ❓

Can you throw a Zoom trivia event at work? 🤨

If you can share your screen, you can throw free online trivia games! How creative you want to be is up to you. Take an informal poll and see how many colleagues would be interested, and then just follow the steps above to get the party started!

How do you play trivia on Zoom with a large group? 🧐

The best way to handle a large group on Zoom is by embracing breakout rooms! After each question is asked, give a time limit for teams to discuss questions. Keep them in one room and have them chat over Slack or another group chat, OR let teams brainstorm in breakout rooms before submitting their answer. 

What's the best Zoom trivia game? 🤔

The best Zoom trivia game is one that gets your team talking and collaborating!

One of our faves is Traitorous Trivia, where a few spies are sprinkled among the teams, making deduction & deception just as important as knowledge…

If your team has a specific passion, check out our Custom Trivia — choose from over 30 themes and we’ll present a personalized night just for you! Whether you have gamers who want to test their Elden Ring knowledge (“That’s Morgott, not Margit!”) or members of the Beyhive competing to see who knows her full discography — it’ll be an event to remember!

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