The word trivia refers to unimportant things…trivial in nature. But for many people the game of Trivia if far from trivial.  It got a huge revival through the board game trivial pursuit and today, games of trivia are played at parties, in bars and pretty much anywhere a group of people can be gathered.

In today’s new normal social distancing there are many ways that people can socialize and play trivia games. One is to join in with established games. A quick search will likely find one or two that are online and recruiting players. You can form teams separated physically but all playing on the same side.   If you want to skip the local search, here are some alternatives.

HQ Trivia

HQ Trivia launched in August 2017 and it grew quickly in popularity by persuading mobile users to log in at specific times twice a day for a chance to win cash prizes. At one point, HQ Trivia was drawing millions of players daily, with each episode offering 15 minutes of multiple-choice questions covering a range of topics. After shutting down in Feb 2020, it has been relaunched and it is an easy way to start playing trivia with others.

Create your own

There are many web sites that provide individuals with opportunities to join existing communities of trivia players and others with formats / instructions on how to create custom made trivia questions and information about how to create their own online experiences with family and friends.  Here are a few quiz programs ready to join or build your own.

QuizUp is a free, award-winning multiplayer trivia game. Challenge friends and meet new people who share your interests.


Triviaplaza offers quizzes on Pop Music, Movies, Geography, Science, Computers, Literature, Classical Music and more.


Build your own.

You will find plenty of sites that will help you make your own quizzes and use established online platforms to play with family and friends. Here are a few.

Trivia Maker: One of the most popular sites is Trivia Maker that helps you create and host your own trivia games.

Sporacle offers help on making online quizzes, invite others to take your quiz and how they do.


Bingo meets Trivia

Answer random questions and compete against other people in real time in this trivia-filled fresh take on the classic game of Bingo.

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