Did you know that the Roman Godess who haunted crossroads, graveyards, and was the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft is Trivia?
Did you know that the real name of x-Men's Wolverine is James Howlett?
Did you know that Blue Bears exist?
I didn't have the slightest clue about those things until I joined Bigby's Trivia Night. I am a voracious reader but I usually read fiction books. There was a time though when I was a kid that I cut out and collect a section in Philippine Daily Inquirer about Trivia facts. Now I wonder where are those clippings and whatever happened to that PDI column?
Anyhoo, Bigby's Cafe and Restaurant Abreeza Ayala Mall and SM City branches in Davao host Trivia Nights every Wednesday at 8:00 PM. I have always wanted to join since I first heard of it but life got in the way that I was only able to join it late last year with the Davao Bloggers team. After I first joined I really got hooked that I try to make it a habit to be there every Wednesday.
So what happens every Trivia Night?
Quiz Master: There is a quiz master who will
torture ask us with questions and a Scorer who records the points each team gets.
Competing Teams:To join, you just show up with your friends and you will be given a whiteboard and marker to write your answers with. Each team has no limit in number of members, there was even a time that one person represented himself and sometimes a single team can have as many as 15 members which is often the case with the Davao Bloggers team.
Questions: There are 4 sets of questions. Each set is composed of 2-3 categories. Each category has 5-8 questions. Most questions are read but one set uses visuals wherein pictures will be shown on the TV Screen. The questions are sooo varied with topics ranging from politics, entertainment,sports, geography, geology and etc.
Prize: First place gets P500 worth of GC and bragging rights. Second Place gets a cake and a bit of bragging rights. Sometimes there are sponsors who will throw in other prizes like sausages, prepaid load or more GCs.
It is really mentally challenging and fun to rack your brains for answers. Testing your memory is the real challenge because at some point in your life you may have known the answer but forgot about it.Sometimes we just rely on "tsamba" or luck in making educated or wild guesses. Sometime we have the right answer but the wrong spelling WTF!
|I joined Team DRC during their first time to join the Trivia Night and we won by pure luck!|
What motivates me to join is not because our team always win (unfortunately we have more losses than wins) but because I find it a good exercise to flex my mind muscles , bond with my friends and learn those trivia facts while nibbling on Bigby's goodies :-)
Photos courtesy of Ria Jose .