What Happens When I Buy a Ticket to Sporcle’s Virtual Live Trivia?

(Last Updated On: March 2, 2021)
FAQs About Sporcle’s Virtual Live Trivia

Sporcle is hosting hundreds of virtual live trivia games each week. These virtual live pub trivia games are played using Zoom. They are live-hosted by one of our nationwide team of trivia hosts (maybe even the one you used to play with in bars!) and attended by trivia-lovers across the world.

How much does it cost?

The cost for a virtual live trivia game is $5 per device for an hour-long game and $8 per device for a two-hour-long game.

Device means a phone, laptop, desktop, iPad, or anything that you use to connect to the internet. You can play solo on your own device or you can gather your household together and ChromeCast to the TV.

Can I buy a ticket after the game starts?

Nope, sorry. Tickets sales close 3 minutes prior to the event’s scheduled start time.

Which game should I play?

When you’re looking for a game to play, we recommend starting by picking a general day and time when you and your friends are available.

Then, pick the topic – do you want to play a general knowledge game, or a themed game focusing on a category of trivia or a pop culture topic? If you choose general knowledge, then you have multiple all-topics formats to choose from: Sporcle Live, Stump! Trivia, and OpinioNation.

Please note that there is only one set of questions per game type each night. So if you play a game of Sporcle Live trivia at 8pm, the game of Sporcle Live at 10pm will use the same questions (and therefore be significantly less fun to do again). If one hour of trivia per night is not enough for you, we recommend mixing-and-matching formats or come back the next day for all new questions!

What happens when I buy a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased at sporcle.com/virtual up to 14 days in advance. You can buy a ticket for just your own device, or for up to 10 devices on behalf of your teammates. If you’re not yet sure who will be playing on your team, that’s okay – when you register, you’ll be sent a confirmation email which will include a private purchasing link you can forward to your friends. Using that link, they can purchase their own device and be automatically added to your team.

Pro-tip: games do tend to sell out. If you want to guarantee a spot for your team in any game, buy a 1-device ticket now and add teammates later.

Then, an hour before game time, you’ll be sent a custom Zoom link to join the “virtual pub” for your allotted time. This is the link you will want to forward to anyone whose device you have already purchased.

We recommend you download the Zoom app if you have not done so already.

When the time comes to play, everyone will log on to Zoom. The host will explain the rules and manage all the behind-the-scenes details. You get to sit back, relax, have a snack, and think while you drink. After the host asks each trivia question, they will then send you and your teammates to a private room where you can discuss the question and decide on your answer. Nearly 50% of the game is spent in this room hanging out with just your friends and family!

What is your refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. In the event of a cancellation, your refund will be processed as soon as possible.

Anything else I should know?

Yes! We think you’re awesome and we miss playing trivia with you. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay mentally stimulated.

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