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How To Choose An Interactive Trivia Game For Your Trade Show Booth

Choosing an interactive trivia game for your trade show booth

If you are reading this blog post, you are probably considering an interactive trivia game for an upcoming trade show (or a series of trade shows).  This post will outline 5 different trivia games we offer and help you select the best one for your booth. Each version is made to better help you achieve your trade show goals of booth traffic, awareness, and engagement.

Interactive Trivia Game Overview

All of our interactive trivia games include game play on iPads and Leaderboards. In addition, you should assume that the branding and game theme will be based on your branding.  All games tie into our data and analytics backend to measure player performance, content understanding and measuring learning objectives.

1. Three Strikes and You’re Out Trivia Game

Booth visitors try to advance through 5 different levels answering between 3-10 questions per level.  They play until they get three wrong answers or the questions run out. This is our first version of trivia and our most popular.

How this game will help you:

  • Excellent for teaching booth visitors and attendees your content.
  • Non-timed game encourages attendees to talk more with your booth staffers.
  • Longer game play draws a crowd at the booth.

Unique features that you will like:

  • Questions are randomized so each time you play the questions are different.
  • Levels that allow people to advance.
  • Game play ends after you answer all questions or three incorrect answers

What people say about this trivia game version as compared to the other versions:

“Some booth visitors will do anything to figure out the answers – including asking their neighbor or looking on another person’s iPad.”

 

 

2. Timed Quiz (New Summer 2018)

Booth visitors earn points for answering interactive trivia game questions quickly – the faster they answer, the more points they get for a right answer.  If you have ever played bar trivia this game, then you have an idea of how this game works.

How this game will help you

  • Encourages booth visitors to answer quickly and then move onto the next activity.
  • Excellent alternative to testing when you need to evaluate content.

Unique features that you will like:

  • Questions are randomized so each time you play the questions are different.
  • Set the number of questions.
  • Show correct answers.

What people say about this trivia game version as compared to the other versions:

“I like this game because it moves people through the booth faster and the scoring has a lot fewer ties.”

The timer creates added pressure to answer quickly”

3. Game Show (Updated for 2018)

Multiple booth visitors join the same game and answer the same questions at the same time. This interactive trivia game requires a host who will push questions to the tablets.  Scores from that round are recorded on a leaderboard.

How this game will help you:

  • With the host, you can position the game as an “event” in your booth.
  • More attention-getting than other versions of trivia.

Unique features that you will like:

  • Host picks the questions and the number of questions.
  • Question point values can be setup in advance.
  • Easy to reset the game for the next round of players

What people say about this trivia game version as compared to the other versions:

“The client was super excited about this game because it drew a crowd to watch people play to see who would win.”

4. Timed Game (Two Minute Drill)

Booth visitors get a fixed amount of time to answer as many questions as they can. Think about it as a two-minute drill: How many questions can you answer in two minutes? Players earn more points for getting on a scoring streak and answering multiple questions in a row correctly.

How this game will help you:

  • Allows you to limit the total time of the interaction.

Unique features that you will like:

  • Questions are randomized so each time you play the questions are different.
  • Set the number of questions
  • Streak scoring rewards players for getting multiple questions correct in a row.

What people say about this trivia game version as compared to the other versions:

“The client liked this game because people moved through the booth quickly.”

 

5. Quiz

Perfect interactive trivia game for events where you want attendees to answer questions in a particular order.

How this game will help you:

  • Allows you to move attendees through a series of questions in a particular order.

Unique features that you will like:

  • You set the order of the questions. All questions are the same and in the same order.
  • Questions can have different point values.

What people say about this trivia game version as compared to the other versions:

“This is a good game for street teams or small activations, where there is only 1-2 players playing at once.”

Bottom Line

Our interactive trivia game is a proven activity for getting trade show attendees into your booth.  But exhibitors have different reasons for exhibiting and different plans for how they want to engage prospects in their booth.  That’s why we’ve configured our trivia game to be activated in these 5 versions you to select the version that best fits your trade show objectives.

If you’d like to see more about how you can drive more booth traffic and capture leads with our fun interactive trade show games, feel free to contact us with questions or to discuss your event with one of SocialPoint’s Digital Strategists. We’ll help you generate a serious increase in excitement, crowds, and leads.

Written by

Samuel J. Smith is a thought leader, researcher, speaker and award winning innovator on event technology. In 2011, BizBash Magazine added Sam to its annual innovators list. Since then, Sam has won awards from Exhibitor Magazine, IBTM World, RSVP MN, International Live Events Association and MPI for innovation in event technology.