I have found a new place to play trivia: The Freewheel Brewing Company in Redwood City, California. They have a trivia game every Monday night, hosted by a very lovely British woman whose name I can’t remember right now. Unlike other pub trivia games I’ve played, there is an entry fee (three dollars, but it’s on the honor system), and there is only one prize (first place, $20 gift certificate). However, it is actually written by the woman who runs the game, and in the three weeks I’ve played has been by far the best written and most interesting (and intelligent) pub trivia game I’ve competed in. She uses slides. She has additional sheets called “Missing Link” and “Wheel of Fortune,” for which she gives clues after each of the four rounds. The sooner you solve the puzzle the more points you get.
The first week The Rocket Scientist played with me, and we came in fourth among about eight teams. The next two weeks, playing by myself I came in fourth and third, respectively. I have had a couple of solicitations from teams, but I want to see if I can win this thing solo before I join up with anyone else.
So, if you drop by, look for me and say hello. If I don’t know you in real life, just say that you read my blog.