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Table Game : No licking of the lips!

We have Melissa Fairhall to thank for this fun table game idea.

One each table is placed a plate upon which sits a jam doughnut.  A note instructs each team not to eat their doughnut but to wait for instructions.

A Jam doughnut

A Jam doughnut

The MC announces that a doughnut challenge shall begin. Each table must select a member to take up the challenge of eating their doughnut without licking their lips. Each table must also select an inspector to go to the next table and supervise the other table’s effort. If they note a lick of the lips the offending team is out of the competition.

All tables that manage to eat their doughnut without licking their lips are entitled to a points bonus for the quiz or a special prize.

This game is sure to be a lot of fun!

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What is a quiz night table game ?

We’ve provided a number of quiz night table game examples on this blog but recently someone contacted us asking for some clarification as to what a table game was. So with apologies to old hands who need no such clarification…

A quiz night table game is a game / series of questions / puzzle that can be left on the table of each participating team for them to work on at their own pace.

The primary difference between a table game and a normal round of questions is that all the participating teams must work through a round of questions together.

The MC (Mic Controller / announcer) reads out the questions for a round and each team must write down their answers and then hand in their answer sheet for that round once it is complete.

A table game on the other hand can be left on the tables at the beginning of the night and teams may work on them at their convenience up until the point they are to be collected (perhaps at the halfway break).

The easiest way to understand what a table game is is to look at some examples :

A Quiz Night Table Game : Name the Logo/Flag

A Quiz Night Table Game : Name the African Countries

A Quiz Night Table Game : 1920s Slang

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A Quiz Night Table Game : Draw a Superhero

This table game requires a little more creativity from the quiz participants than usual.

They must draw a picture of a Super Hero. In this case “Super Mega Toaster Flying Man”.  The team with the drawing that the judges decide is the most entertaining will win a special prize and some bonus quiz points.

  • You can make the name of the super hero relevant to your audience. (If your quiz is a School fundraiser you could make it “Super Teacher Whiteboard Man!”)
  • If you ask teams to hand in their efforts early enough you can lay them out during the 10 minute halfway break and let everyone come and check out what the other teams have drawn.
  • If you have the time to organise it you could even let people vote with a show of hands on which drawing them think is best.

Download the game as a Word Document  :  Quiz-Ideas-Table-Game-Draw-Super-Hero

Fundraising Quiz Night Table Game - Draw a Super Hero

Fundraising Quiz Night Table Game - Draw a Super Hero

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A Quiz Night Table Game : Name the Logo/Flag

Quiz-Table-Game-LogosDownload this Quiz Night Table Game as a Word File : Quiz-Table-Game-Logos

This is a simple table game you can use in your quiz night. The teams simply have to identify the organisation or country associated with the given logos / flags.

To make this game more fun include some local organisations that people will recognize.

Answers

1 – Yahoo

2 – British airways

3 – Chevron

4 – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

5 – FIFA

6 – Ghana

7 – Malaysia

8 – Manchester United

9 – The World Bank

10 – QANTAS

11- Unknown, points given for funny suggestions

12 – Shell

13 – Android

14 – Argentina

15 – Adobe

16 – Microsoft windows

17 – Miami dolphins

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A Quiz Night Table Game : Name the African Countries

This table game is pretty simple. Given only the country map outlines how many of the numbered 25 African countries can the team name.

You can download this table game as a Word file (it’s contains the answers also).

Quiz Table Game African Country Names

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A Quiz Night Table Game : 1920s Slang

A Quiz Night table game is a sheet of paper containing a list of fun questions or a riddle that a team may work on at their own pace throughout the night.

With normal quiz rounds all the teams hear the questions and write down the answers at the same time.  With a table game the question sheet is available on the table from the beginning of the quiz.

Here is an example table game in which 1920s slang expression must be matched up with it’s meaning.

You can download this table game as a Word file.

Quiz Table Game - 1920s Slang

Quiz Table Game - 1920s Slang

If you have a Quiz Night of 8 rounds you may want to provide 3 table games.  Let the quiz participants know when they will have to hand in the table games.  For example the first table game may need to be handed in before the start of the 4th round, the second table game needs to be handed in before the start of the 7th round and the last table game needs to be handed in before the start of the last round.

By staggering the handing in of the table games you give yourself more time to get them marked.

It makes things simpler to make each table game worth the same amount of points as a normal round. If a normal round consists of 8 questions worth 10 points each it makes sense to make each table game worth 80 points.

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