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I started this site as a study guide to help with my pub trivia knowledge. I didn't want the data to go out of date, so I linked to external sites, such as Wikipedia, Billboard, Boxofficemojo, et. al.

This simple collection of links worked well, but there were many things I was unable to remember no matter how often I tried, so I started to create mini trivia games. I took the generic lists, such as Presidents, Oscar Winners, and World Capitals, and created multiple-choice trivia games, similar to flashcards. The first iteration worked well so I started adding more features like notes along with the answers. After that, I started writing my own custom quizzes for the site. I've continued to build on the site over time, adding a scoring system which populates an arcade-style leaderboard, flashcard style trivia games, study mode games which show all of the questions on a single page to help you quickly brush up on a topic, and a blog so I can keep everyone in the loop as I add new quizzes and other features.

Feel free to use the site as much as you'd like to help your own trivia game. I'll do my best to keep it up-to-date and ad-free. (Note - I've started to add some links to Amazon merchandise in some areas, but these are only items I personally recommend.)


If you find an issue with the site, see something that needs a correction, or have something I should add, please shoot me an email (see the "Contact Us" link on the home page).

If you enjoy the site, please join my Facebook group, support me on Patreon, or purchase one of my books on Amazon:



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Weekly Quiz
March 30th, 2020

Thanks to everyone who played my second live game last night. I made a lot of changes since last week, and have more coming for next week. CLICK HERE to join my Facebook group if you're interested in participating.

In addition, this week's quiz, which (again) is pretty much what was played last night, has been posted.

Weekly Quiz
March 23rd, 2020

Thanks to everyone who played my live game last night. I think it went pretty smooth. I plan to hold another event next week. CLICK HERE to join my Facebook group if you're interested in participating.

In addition, this week's quiz, which is pretty much what was played last night, has been posted.

Live Event Tonight
March 22nd, 2020

I hope everyone's staying save and socially distancing. To help provide a distraction, for both you and me, I'm going to attempt to host live "pub trivia" event tonight via Facebook live. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to join the Live Event Facebook group.

Weekly Quiz
March 16th, 2020

In 1965, Bob Dylan released the song "The Times They Are a-Changin'", and in the last week I've found myself thinking about those words a lot. Things have changed. Hopefully we will return to normal soon, but for the time being please stay safe and away from others. If your local trivia continues to host, do not attend - it's not worth it.

I am considering creating a live, online trivia game, but I have yet to start coding it up. Stay tuned. For the time being, please play the existing version of the game to get your trivia fix. This week's quiz has been posted.

Trivia Results
March 12th, 2020

Here are some of the interesting and/or difficult questions from the pub trivia I played last night.

Note: These questions are not my own and are shared for entertainment purposes only. Please do not reuse without permission from Sunset Trivia.

#1. Literature: The title of what 1953 winner for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction is six words long, with each word consisting of three letters?
#2. NFL: Prior to coaching the Patriots, Bill Belichick was the head coach of what team from 1991-1995?
#3. Flags: Identify the flag below.
#4. Business: What South Korean multinational electronics company was founded as Goldstar in October, 1958?
#5. Film: Along with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and "Avengers: Endgame", what was the only other film to earn over $500 million domestic in 2019?

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In addition to all of the links available under the "Study Guides" link, this site contains five different styles of study material available under the "Trivia Games" link:

Full Game: These are multiple-choice quizzes with four possible answer choices that include all questions in a given set.

20Q Game: These are similar to full games, but for quizzes larger than 20 questions it will randomly select 20 questions from within the set. This is a quick way to get in some studying of a topic.

Note: Most targetted quizzes will repeat answers in "Full Game" mode. The purpose of this site is to "Study", so this is meant to help reinforce trivia that you get wrong. Questions in 20Q mode will not repeat, nor will they in custom question quizzes.

Flash Card Game: This is an even quicker way to study a topic and without any hints from multiple-choice options. It presents the questions and gives you the option to click either the question itself or a button at the bottom of the screen to display the answer. Once the answer is showing, you can either click it to advance to the next question or click a button at the bottom of the screen. I like to keep my mouse mid-screen and keep clicking to quickly cycle through these questions. They will appear in a random order and all questions in a given set will be displayed before they recycle.

Study Mode Game: This is probably the fastest way to skim a topic. It will display all questions on one page, and you can click each question to reveal the answer (or click a button at the top of the page to show all answers). Once the answer is showing you can click it for detailed information about the answer (if available), then click it (or the popup) to hide this information.
The questions in "Study Mode" are presented in random order, so they will be in a different order every time you "Study".


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I'd like to give thinks to many people who helped me with this site, either directly or indirectly.

Thanks to the Trivial Warfare team for putting out your various podcasts which helped me realize that there’s more to trivia than just "Jeopardy!". If it wasn’t for you none of this would exist. More information about Trivial Warfare, and other podcasts from the Oakes Media Group, can be found at

Thanks to Sunset Trivia in San Diego for putting on a great Pub Trivia game which I look forward to every week. These games often give me inspiration to add new study information to the site, typically after I miss a question which reveals a hole in my knowledge.

Thanks to everyone who looked over my books and gave me feedback and/or a quotes for the back cover: Nikki Bates, Jeremy Cahnmann, Anneke Garcia, Ken Jennings, Jonathan Oakes, Dustin Resch, Jeffrey Seguritan, Wesley Wells, and Dianna Zethner.

Thanks to Dustin Resch for help with the cover of my books.

And last but not least, thanks to my amazing wife, Dianna Zethner, who deals with me spending large portions of my free time working on either this website or my books. Words cannot express how much you mean to me. THANK YOU!