Trivia Games in Washington, D.C.

Brain Squeeze! A Trivia Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

If a trivia quiz and a scavenger hunt had a baby…

…it would look a lot like this unusual game. Here’s how it works: each question challenges your team to answer a trivia question—about movies, music, history, sports, science, books, and more—and that answer becomes a crucial clue to answering a question about an object on display. If you like pub quizzes, you’ll love this hunt.

How might your knowledge come in handy?

  • Recalling one of Lady Gaga’s hit songs could help you figure out what’s going on in a painting of a sneaky card game.
  • Remembering how many stars are in a famous dipper can help you locate a goddess getting a constellation prize.
  • Knowing which creamy confection, also known as a mille-feuille, was also named for an emperor will help you find him in his study to get the time.

You can use your smartphone if you get stuck, but keep in mind that teams that get the answers faster will get more questions and score more points. Are you up for this unusual scavenger hunt? Contact us to learn more—and find more team-building fun in Washington!


The Trivia Slam Quiz Game

  • private
  • adults
  • teens
  • indoor

Go on an amazing race while remaining in place!

The Trivia Slam is a rousing game that your can play just about anywhere. Better than a conventional pub quiz, this battle of wits and nerve brings forth the various talents of every member of your team.

Each round poses a different challenge, featuring wide-ranging trivia, participatory challenges, musical and other auditory teasers, and an unusual twist on a scavenger hunt. Special rounds allow teams in last place to vault ahead by benefiting from the skills of other teams. Our host will engage and egg on the participants between rounds and between questions, keeping the event fast-paced and laugh-filled.

Witty, surprising questions that require teamwork

After years of fashioning scavenger-hunt questions, the master writers of Watson Adventures know how to craft trivia questions that are more than mere tests of book knowledge. Instead, the questions contain clues that players will have to tease out and piece together to answer. These questions aren’t easy, but they’re also not impossible—and solving them requires a true team effort.

Our writers come from various realms of the entertainment world—magazines, television, stand-up comedy, and beyond—so we guarantee that the game will keep you on your toes, sharpen your wits, and make you laugh.

Customized questions featuring your group or a guest of honor can be added to the game. The standard game is 90 minutes long, but we can adjust that length to meet your needs.

For groups small or large, in your office or working from home

Our team-building trivia games have been a big hit with groups of all sizes. We can come to your office or other venue to stage the game. Or we can use video conferencing (such as Zoom) and our custom app to link people working at home with our host. Learn more about the Virtual Trivia Slam.

An International Edition is also available, with trivia questions and challenges suitable for a group mixed with people whose first language is not English.

What clients are saying about this Trivia Game

A 5-star review on Google: “Our host, Sharlette, was super energetic, fun, and humorous! Our team had a great time interacting with her and loved the rounds of the trivia. This is my 3rd Watson Adventures event and they haven’t disappointed yet!”

“Just a quick note to say thank you! Our Charity Pub Quiz at Bierhaus last night went great! The Watson team was first-rate! They got the attendees excited, were extremely professional and fun, and super efficient! It’s always a pleasure working with you guys! Thanks for everything!” —the director of special events for a financial firm

“Andy [the game host] and the guys were great, the event was a hit from all the good things I have heard from the employees: ‘Thank you very much Sheila…the trivia game was a great idea, had a blast.’…‘It was great to be part of the CRAVENGERS…! Reigning champs until next year.’…‘It was a great time! We should start doing things like this more often.’…‘Thanks Sheila. It was a lot of fun and we had a great team.’ I think everyone enjoyed the event; it was nice to see everyone working together as a team and interacting with each other.”

Companies that have enjoyed the Trivia Slam include Amazon, Societé Generale, Novo Nordisk, and Nestlé, to name just a few.

Contact us to learn more about this unusual, exciting trivia game that your colleagues will be raving about long afterward. Treat your team to more team-building fun!


‘Tis the Season for a Virtual or In-Person Holiday Trivia Game

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • teens
  • indoor

Deck the Hall with Rounds of Challenges!

Prepare for a game that has more surprises in it than Santa has toys on his sleigh. (Don’t tell him we said that.) This is a team-building activity that pleases full-throated carolers and grumbling Grinches alike. In multiple rounds, teams will gather around the virtual yule log on Zoom—or gather together in person—to answer humorous questions that cover a wide range of holiday themes.

You might tackle such topics as tricky lyrics from seasonal songs; a holiday movie mashup; celebrities with festive connections to the holidays; celebrations and foods from around the world; and other entertaining fact-snacks about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Boxing Day, and of course Festivus. Plus there’s a photo scavenger hunt round, to get teams to use their egg-noggins. Also: no more puns like that one.

Our host/emcee will guide your group through the rounds and keep the good cheer flowing, whether they are leading the game via Zoom or in person, in a location you choose.

Incidentally, don’t miss our other virtual holiday games, such as Joy Around the World: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts.

What happy clients are saying about the holiday trivia games

A 5-star review on Google: “The event was fabulous, especially with the need to be virtual. Jamie, our facilitator, was fun, energetic and helpful; and the response time during both the sales process and the actual game event was great. I felt supported every step of the way.”

“It’s a nice and fun way to interact with coworkers when you are remote.” —a player

Contact us to learn more about a virtual or in-person holiday trivia game—and find more fun this holiday season wherever you are!


The Halloween Trivia Slam

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • teens
  • indoor

Is Ghost Hunting a Trivial Pursuit?

How are you at conducting a seance? Because your team will have quite an edge in these online Halloween games if you can consult with spirits, goblins, ghosts, specters, vampires, and other things that go bump in the night.

During this “virtual Halloween trivia pub quiz” your team will tackle a variety of challenges. You might be asked to identify movie monsters by their dating profiles; ponder ridiculous DIY costumes and decide “Who Wore It Best?”; recall characters from Halloween episodes of classic TV shows; name famous haunted places; recognize the slogans of Halloween candy; and more.

You might want to come to the Zoom session appropriately attired for the photo challenge round, where a skeletal hand might come in handy, a pumpkin could pump up your points, and your home gym could count as a torture device.

At the start, you’ll join our Host on Zoom to go over the rules. Then you’ll head into breakout rooms by team, and you’ll use our browser-based app (nothing to install!) to receive and answer questions. After each round you’ll rejoin the host to hear the answers, get score updates, and get in some banter.

Kids Editions are also available, as well as a different sort of game, Virtually Haunted: The Online Halloween Scavenger Hunt, featuring haunted places in America and England, and the tales of the ghosts who linger there.

Dying to get in on the fun of online Halloween games? Contact us to learn more…before time runs out!


The Hispanic Heritage Trivia Game

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  • adults
  • indoor

Fun for people of diverse backgrounds!

Celebrate the lasting impact and rich history of Latinx people past and present on this fun, fast-paced, virtual or in-person Hispanic Heritage Trivia Game. Team up with colleagues or friends for five rounds of insightful and silly questions and challenges that highlight your teamwork as much as your knowledge.

This a great team-building activity to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15.

Our Host will guide you through several rounds of questions, which you’ll answer in our custom, browser-based app. You don’t necessarily need to be a genius of Hispanic history to do well! The questions are generally designed to encourage discussion that lets you work out the answers—and have fun while you do. So anyone can compete and win.

You might be quizzed on…

  • Amazing places in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Traditional and not-so-traditional Hispanic food and drink
  • Great moments and people in Hispanic history
  • Latinx influences in American entertainment

…and more!

Available in virtual and in-person editions

In many locations our Game Host can come to your office or other venue to run the game in person. If you have far-flung colleagues, you can meet via Zoom for the virtual trivia game, in which the Host will send teams into breakout rooms for each round.

This team-building game is perfect for bringing together colleagues in a fun activity that promotes bonding. The Hispanic Heritage Trivia Game will have your team talking, laughing, and even learning a little something.

Private groups can book the game anytime. An International Edition of the game is also available for groups with ESL participants. Contact us to learn more!


The Killer Trivia Quiz: A Murder Mystery Game

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

Solving a murder is not a trivial pursuit

We need your help to catch a killer. Shortly after writing a trivia quiz, a Watson Adventures staffer was murdered. Before he died, he drew a star on the ground with his own blood. What does this mean? It turns out that he lived a dangerous double life. Can your team of sleuths piece together the puzzle he left behind in time to head off an international incident with catastrophic consequences?

To crack the case, you’ll need to get into teams and work your way through the dead man’s trivia quiz. Our entertaining host will guide you through several rounds of captivating questions, which often have ways for you to figure out the answer even if you don’t know it at first. The unusual array of challenges includes a music round, a movie-stills challenge, and even a scavenger hunt.

Along the way, you’ll discover how the answers point to a cryptic code. You won’t just solve a crime—the fate of the free world might depend on your ability to work together!

This devilish trivia game can be played pretty much everywhere—conference rooms, special-event spaces, private rooms in restaurants or bars, even your home. You just need enough chairs for participants to sit together in teams. Leave the rest to us.

What players are saying about this murder mystery trivia game

“Thank you so much for the incredible work you all did in making and hosting this trivia game for our retreat. I have been getting compliments all weekend about how much fun Watson Adventures was. [Game hosts] Andy, Greg, and Serena were the BEST! It was a truly engaging and fun experience. It’s not easy to get a room full of 150+ prosecutors and detectives interested in a team building exercise, and you guys nailed it with this murder mystery. Thank you for your inspired professionalism and patience with us while working out the details. I am truly grateful for you all, and I’m sure we will work with you all again soon!”

Have any non-trivial questions about the Killer Trivia Game? Contact us to learn more—and find more fun wherever you need a bit of mystery!


The Trivia Slam Virtual Game

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

Tackle trivia on a team while working from home

This is the team building trivia game for people who don’t like trivia games—and for those who love trivia games. In multiple rounds, teams will tackle a variety of challenges that emphasize teamwork. Even if you think you don’t know the answer at first, a little brainstorming often produces the correct answer—or a darn good guess! It’s even more fun when your guesses pay off.

But this game involves more than just trivia questions! Our host/emcee will also guide you through visual puzzles and a scavenger-hunt round. Along the way, you’ll discover some of your colleagues’ hidden talents and unusual expertise. Best of all, you’ll laugh as much as you ever have in your own home or socially distanced office.

The game can be virtual or “in person”—or it can be a hybrid activity, with teams in the office and at home. In the virtual version, Zoom and the Watson Adventures  app (which runs in any browser) enable people to work together on teams, interact with our host, and have a blast. This game of online trivia for groups of all kinds is a great morale booster!

Customized trivia games for private groups

  • The Customized Trivia Slam Game, with questions tailored to your company, group, or special occasion
  • The Trivia Slam International Edition, featuring trivia that spans the globe, written so the game can be enjoyed by people whose first language is not English
  • Guest of Honor Editions: The Virtual Birthday Party Game, The Virtual Graduation Game, and The Virtual Bridal Shower Game
  • Trivia Slam Second Edition, for groups who’ve done the original edition and can’t get enough

Special editions for special occasions and interests

In addition to the wildly popular classic, original Trivia Slam, you can also test your mettle on a variety of themed games. For example, we have games to celebrate a wide array of holidays, such as the December holiday season, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, Black History Month, Pride Month, and more. See the sidebar at left for all of the available holiday games.

Other themed games include…

  • The Fun in the Sun Summertime Trivia Game
  • The Decades Trivia Slam, where each round features trivia relating to a pair of decades
  • The Go for the Gold Game to celebrate the Olympics
  • The Virtual Happy Hour Game

Check out the sidebar on the left—or contact us to find the perfect fit for your group!

What clients are saying

Companies that have enjoyed the Trivia Slam include Amazon, Societe Generale, Novo Nordisk, and Nestlé, to name just a few.

Our staff had a blast with their virtual trivia game!” says one five-star review posted on Google. “It was a seamless experience, and their team handled EVERYTHING. I didn’t have to lift a finger and our group had the best time.”


Cheers! It’s the Virtual Happy Hour Trivia Game

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  • adults
  • indoor

Another round of trivia for everyone!

Pull up a seat, bend your elbow, and join your friends for a round of trivia. Actually, since you’re already at home, make that five rounds! Drink in five rounds of questions and challenges that value teamwork as much as knowledge. Instead of meeting up at the bar, you’ll meet with our Host on Zoom, then head into team breakout rooms to tackle questions in our browser-based app. Each question encourages discussion that lets you work out the answers—and laugh while you do.

As you play, you might be asked about…

  • Literal “pub” trivia about famous watering holes around the world
  • The “Happy”-iest songs you know
  • Sauced and saucy art you can find in museums
  • Mashups that mix equal parts cocktail and pop culture

…and more. Plus there’ll be a photo scavenger hunt round, where you’ll need to collaborate with teammates to make memorable, “Brady Bunch” style team photos on your Zoom screen.

In a time when getting together after work is all too rare, this virtual team-building game is perfect for bringing together colleagues in a fun activity that fosters bonding while defeating Zoom fatigue. Not only will the Zoom Happy Hour games bring your team closer, but the good times will live on in your future meetings.

This is just one of our many, many virtual games that hundreds of companies and thousands of players have enjoyed as a happy hour activity. See the sidebar at left for a list of games. Or contact us below to prepare for the happiest hour you’ll ever have online!


The Fascinating Facts Trivia Game

  • private
  • adults
  • indoor

Wow, Who Knew?

Crank up that brain power to the max for this surprising new virtual trivia game full of fascinating facts. Gather your friends or colleagues to play through multiple rounds of this trivia game that tests your teamwork as much as your smarts. What sets this game apart is that an unusual tidbit in each question invites an “Oh wow, I didn’t know that!” moment—without making the questions inaccessible or super difficult.

Each round encourages discussion that lets you work out the answers, and have fun while you do.

The Fascinating Facts Trivia Game is perfect for bringing together coworkers or friends in a fun activity that builds bonds, raises morale, and teaches you something new.

Private groups can book online trivia games to be played in person or via Zoom anytime. Contact us to learn more!


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