NYC Trivia League allows teams to compete in a season format, not only against all teams competing at their home venue, but also against every other league team playing across our 95-bar network.
Plain and simple: it doesn’t cost you a dime to play, and every bar we host at offers great prizes to the top teams. Additionally, it’s free to join our league. Teams compete for thousands of dollars at our season-end King’s Cup: Trivia Tournament of Champions, so what is there to lose?
Six players is the sweet spot. Six or fewer people on a team? Amazing. Do you have more than six people on your team? Split up into two teams and play against your friends for bragging rights and possibly the bar’s nightly prizes.
Each trivia night or event has five rounds, 10 questions each round, and each question is worth a point, for a possible point total of 50 at the end of the night — no betting, no wagering. Rounds have ranged from European history to cartoons that don’t wear pants. Most trivia nights include a music round and a picture round.
Rules: 1) No cell phones. No Shazam. No Google. No Bing. If we catch you cheating, you will be disqualified. 2) Don’t shout out the answer. It’s free to play, so why not grab an answer sheet from your trivia host? Please just keep the answers to yourself. 3) Your trivia host has the final say.
League teams can score points at ANY of our bars, and you can attended MULTIPLE bars each week, with your highest score that week counting towards your season score. Registering for NYC Trivia League is free, and your team can also compete for thousands in prizes at each of The King’s Cup: Trivia Tournament of Champions.
The best a League Team can do is to score a 100 for the night. Your score is made up of three key factors:
1.) The number of questions answered correctly during Trivia. This is based on a 50-point scale.
2.) The place in which you finish compared to the other teams.
3.) The number of teams that you defeat at your bar on the night. We can call this your “Notches” score.
In a given trivia night you can receive up to 50 points based solely on correctly answered questions. Then we award a max of 35 points based on how well you place according to this scale:
35 for 1st place
30 for 2nd place
20 for 3rd place
15 for 4-6th place
10 for 7-10th place
For the remaining 15 points, your Notches score:
Defeating 15+ teams = 15 points
10-14 = 13 points
6-9 = 6 points
5 = 5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1
For example, if your league trivia team scores 46 out of 50 points during the regular quiz, and you come in FIRST PLACE, and you beat 15 or more teams at your venue, here’s it would break down:
46 (night’s score) + 35 (league points for 1st) + 15 (Notches score for beating 15+ teams)
= 96 League Score Points.