Everyone loves a pub quiz. With the lively atmosphere it creates, multiple rounds of drinks and fun challenges, it’s no wonder pub quizzes have increased in popularity over the years, with families and groups of friends popping down to their local for an entertaining Friday night. However, with recent technological developments, it’s now possible for people to cheat in their quiz and whilst it’s a nice thought to imagine people wouldn’t do such a thing, in reality, they do.
So, how do you host a pub quiz that makes sure no one will cheat? You could try and reduce the amount of cheaters by including distorted picture rounds, asking statistical questions or creating anagrams – but preparing these is not the easiest of tasks.
There is an easier way though. One that involves stopping cheating altogether, merely by the tap of a finger.
Media theme’s Pronto app is the most effective and quickest way to stop cheating at your pub quiz. The app, which can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices, connects to anywhere that there’s an Entertainer installed. Whether you’re situated in a pub, leisure centre or cruise ship, your players can connect and play anywhere. By prompting your eager quiz players to download this app, you’ll be able to quickly prepare a quiz on the Entertainer before directly distributing the questions across the devices. They’ll be presented with a selection of answers before selecting their desired one.
What if the quizzers, with smartphones in hand, try to google their answers, I can hear you thinking. Well, the quicker the quizzers tap their answer, the more points they’ll get. So, by trying to cheat, they’re losing points and placing themselves further down the leader board. This leaves the quizzers no time to cheat, and doing so would be pointless since they’d have no chance of winning.
The Pronto app allows for 2 to 40 players at any one time, so whether it’s a small gathering or a large party of players, Pronto will help you to have a fun quizzing experience without the worry of cheating. If you’re having a busy night, you also have the option to select the Entertainer’s automated reader to read out the questions.
Picture rounds, music rounds, match the pairs and guess the number rounds are also available on the Entertainer system. This adds a wider variety, keeping your customers engaged. These rounds also make it more difficult for players to cheat, since it’s not easy to find the answers for them on the internet.
Preventing the players from cheating will not only make your job easier, but will also make the quiz itself go more smoothly, whilst keeping your other customers happy.