It’s time for pub quiz night and you’re looking to make sure your guests have a great time. Should you go with the classic pen-and-paper format, or should you use smartphones instead? The answer may surprise you! Here are some reasons why it pays to stick with the tried-and-true method when running pub quizzes.
What could be more fun than sitting around the table with friends and family, writing down answers, sharing stories, and laughing together? Nothing—that’s what! While using smartphones can add an element of interactivity to your quiz night, it also takes away from that great feeling of camaraderie that comes from working together on a quiz. Plus, there’s something special about writing down your answers in a traditional notebook or paper – it just doesn’t have the same feel when typing on a smartphone!
We all know that cheating happens, but when it comes to pen-and-paper pub quizzes it can be easier to catch cheaters in action. With smartphones, teams can easily look up answers online which is why many pubs opt for pen-and-paper quizzes instead. Furthermore, if you choose to go this route you can always ask teams to leave their phones at the bar while they compete so they won’t be tempted to cheat!
Using pen and paper for your pub quizzes also makes it easier to keep track of everybody’s answers. Smartphones require manual entry of each answer, which can be time consuming if there are multiple questions in each round. With pen and paper, it’s much quicker to tally up everyone’s answers after each round. Plus, there are no technical problems with pens and paper; unlike technology, they never crash or freeze!
Whether you're running your weekly trivia night at the local bar or hosting an event at your restaurant, it pays off to remember that sometimes old-fashioned methods are still superior. Using pens and papers for your pub quizzes has its advantages over relying solely on smartphones – namely keeping everyone engaged in conversation rather than glued to their screens; improving efficiency; preventing cheating; and creating an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone involved. So grab some pencils next time you host a pub quiz – your guests will thank you!
That said – don't forget about using technology too – after all, there's nothing wrong with having a few digital elements thrown into the mix as well! All our trivia night packages come with powerpoint slides to display on the big screen, and an automated scoring system!
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