Whaddayaknow? Free Pub Trivia Rules

Whaddayaknow Free Pub Trivia is extremely easy to play, and the format is fun and easy to follow.

Trivia Rules:

  • No yelling out answers, right or wrong. It disrupts the game and can bother other players.
  • Up to 6 players per team are allowed. There is a 5 point penalty for a team of 7, and a 10 point pentalty for a team of 8. Groups of 9+ MUST split up to play.. The penalty will be assessed before the final questions.
  • No cell phones, blackberries or any type of outside sources are allowed. Teams that are reported using any outside devices will be disqualified and become ineligible for any prizes. Remember, it is very very LAME to cheat at free pub trivia. 🙂
  • Have fun! Ask around; this is indeed the best pub trivia game around!


A team ready for trivia

Aced the picture round!

Each team receives a Whaddayaknow Trivia sheet and a stack of answer tickets at the beginning of each game. The sheet outlines the game and is just used to follow along and keep track of the categories.

1st Half
The 1st half is composed of 6 questions, and the categories are announced beforehand. After a question is read, each team has 1 song to come up with the answer. You take an answer ticket and write your team name, the answer and a point wager of 1,2,3,4,5, or 6 depending on how sure you are of the answer. You can only wager each value ONCE, so there is no penalty for a wrong answer.

Picture Bonus Round
After the first half, there is a picture bonus round, where you are given a sheet of 15 pictures to identify. There could be celebrities, logos, movie scenes, etc. There is a theme and a clue every week (eg. “This week everyone pictured has “Mc” to start their last name”). Each correct item is worth 2 points. Again, there is no penalty for a wrong answer.

Another team enjoying trivia

Waiting for the second round to begin.

2nd Half
The 2nd half is the same as first half (6 questions with the categories given beforehand) except the point values are doubled to 2,4,6,8,10, and 12. Again, you can only wager each value ONCE.

Identification Bonus Round:
After the second half, where there 15 items that you must identify through various clues. They could be anything, but are often movie or music related (eg. “Try and identify each movie below that has a color in the title. The year of release and an actor or actress is given.”) Again, there is no penalty for a wrong answer.

Current Events Bonus Round:
The last bonus round before the final questions is a Current Events Round composed of 4 current events questions from the past week, ranging all topics. They are worth 5 points each. All answers go on 1 answer ticket.

Final Questions:
There are 2 final questions in the last round. For each question, you can wager 1-12 points. If you are correct, you get your point wager, but if you are incorrect, you lose your point wager.

The teams with the most points at the end of the night will  win prizes!

Team Trivia Night Winners

“Baby Goes In There” wins big!