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Do you shell out good money for your kid’s ocarina lessons? When we say “furious blowing” do you think of an NES cartridge first? Have you settled a bet on the brutal curves of Rainbow Road? If so, grab your Power Glove and join us on Thursday, August 20th for It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: A Nintendo Quiz!
You’ve begged us for it, so our first ever video game quiz will cover all things Nintendo. The bulk of the questions will come from the console releases of the Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Bros, Metroid franchises along with a healthy dose of Pokemon Red/Blue. That said, all first party Nintendo games and characters are totally fair game. Bring your 40 year old cousin who spends his free time trying to break the world record of Super Mario World speed runs and your kid brother with a level 99 Mewtwo to make sure you have all your bases covered.
Our theme quizzes are $5 per player and will last about two and a half hours. No, finishing sooner will not make Samus take off her power suit. We’re accepting cash only, so leave your rupees at home. Winners will take home a cash prize to spend on a new SNES since you sold your original one at a garage sale when you were 13. Our regular rules apply. Teams are limited to six players and leave your phones, and Game Genies, at home. They are totally off limits. No, we don’t care how many emulated classics you have on there. Cheaters will be forced to watch the Super Mario Bros. movie on loop for the rest of the night.
ALBUQUERQUE | 9pm | O’Niells Pub (Heights) | 3301 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
AUSTIN | 8pm| Abel’s North | 4001 W Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727
BOSTON | 7pm | The Blackstone Grill | 15 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
CHICAGO | 8pm | Standard Bar | 1332 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
DALLAS | 8pm | Brian Street Tavern | 4315 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75204
“DENVER” | 8pm | Nighthawk Brewery | 2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO 80020
“FORT COLLINS” | 8pm |Tavern at St. Michael’s Square | 2918 67th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
HOUSTON | 8pm | Revelry on Richmond | 1613 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
LAS VEGAS | 8pm | Aces & Ales (Tenaya) | 2801 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128
PORTLAND | 8pm | Bethany Public House | 4840 NW Bethany Blvd, Portland, OR 97229
ROCHESTER | 8pm | Lovin Cup | 300 Park Point Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
SACRAMENTO | 7:30pm | Alley Katz | 2019 O St, Sacramento, CA 95811
SALT LAKE CITY | 7:30pm | A Bar Named Sue | 3928 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
SAN ANTONIO | 8pm | Lion and Rose (Forum) | 8211 Agora Pkwy #112, San Antonio, TX 78148
SEATTLE | 8pm | HotelHotel PizzaBar | 3515 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
TUCSON | 7:30pm | Aloft Tuscon University | 1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
THEMED QUIZ FAQs
Can people under 21 play? It’s up to the bar, and each venue’s going to be a little different. Check with them before you make any plans.
Should I wear a costume? YES! Some of our venues may have a costume contest if there’s enough participation, but that’s up to the venue and host.
How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets? You don’t. Get to the quiz venue early (we recommend at least an hour minimum) with cash for your entry fee to ensure seating.
Is this a free quiz? No, it’s $5 per person to play (bring cash!), and we’ll ask you to pay for everyone on your team before we give you quiz materials.
What’s the maximum/minimum players per team? There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. Use our Facebook and Twitter to recruit. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always.
Can we play the quiz twice by traveling to another city? No. No. And no. First of all, that’d be impressive, because our themed quizzes are now always on one day (with the rarest of exceptions). Secondly, even if you figure out a way to cheat, don’t do it.
Do spectators have to pay? Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren’t working at the event and the people they make love to.
Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play? No. Six people max seated at a table and all players must pay.
Can you host this at BLANK bar in BLANK city? Maybe. Let us know you’re interest by filling out the interest form. http://bit.ly/
Is there a prize for second place? Nope, this is winner take all. But second place is impressive; you should be proud.
How is the prize amount determined? In most cases, the prize amount is 50% of the total take. Why not 100%? Because we have to cover our costs of producing and marketing these event quizzes.
Will BLANK TOPIC be covered? Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.
How long will the quiz last? Our regular quizzes run about 1.5-2 hours, but themed quizzes require a bit more heavy lifting in terms of logistics, scoring and extra stuff we may have planned. Average is about 3 hours.
I’d like to help promote the quiz/talk to you on my podcast/contribute some bonus prizes. Great! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see about making that happen.
Event Date: August 20, 2015
Show time: 8pm
Ticket Price: $5