Crowdpurr allows your audience to play trivia together as teams! It's the battle of the branches! The battle of the sexes! The battle of the siblings! East Coast versus West Coast. North versus South. USA versus Europe! We've seen it all here at Crowdpurr. Crowdpurr's Team Modes provide amazing flexibility to create the ultimate team battle for your organization, live event, or family holiday or game-night!
There are two Team Modes that you can enable on any standard Crowdpurr Trivia game. Team Modes are available to all Crowdpurr Plans including the free Basic Plan. Using the various modes explained below, your teams can be altogether at the same table at an event or spread far and wide across the globe.
Enabling Team Trivia
Any standard Crowdpurr Trivia Game (i.e. non-CPQ Survivor Mode) can instantly be turned into a Team Trivia game by enabling one of the below Team Modes. You can either use the Team Trivia shortcut on the Create Experiences page to make a new Team Trivia Game or if you have already created a Trivia Game, simply go to the green Trivia Game Settings tab, then scroll down to the Team Mode Options section, and enable the Team Mode you want for your Trivia Game.
By default, Crowdpurr sets all Trivia Games to Individual Mode. Crowdpurr assumes that a Trivia Game will be played by individual players on their mobile devices competing against one another. Each player that joins the game is asked for their nickname so they can be displayed on the Live Player Rankings and on all player mobile devices. All players are ranked individually on the Rankings Leaderboard.
Basic Team Mode
When Basic Team Mode is selected, your Trivia Game will assume players are playing as a team physically grouped together at an event. For example, people grouped together at a table. Each Team (or Table) chooses one team-leader to actually use their mobile-device to play and answer questions. Upon joining the Trivia Game, this individual enters a Team Name for their team and answers on behalf of their team. The Live Rankings then shows the rankings of all teams rather than individuals. In this mode, only one actual person uses their mobile-device on behalf of the team.
The other teammates must work with the team leader to submit an answer on behalf of the team. In this mode each team only counts as one participant in your Trivia Game. So you may be able to purchase a smaller plan that has a lower maximum participant-limit because you will have less participants.
The Trivia Game proceeds much like a standard individual Trivia Game except instead of the results and rankings being for individuals they are for the various teams.
The advantage to Basic Team Mode is your teams can choose their own team name when their team leader joins the Trivia Game. The disadvantage is only one player actually plays on their mobile device. The rest of the team-members must follow along on the Crowdpurr Projector View that you will display to your entire audience.
Advanced Team Mode
When Advanced Team Mode is selected, you, as the host of the Trivia Game will enter all available teams prior to the start of your event. You can create team names based on office-branches for an organization (e.g. Austin Office, Denver Office, Los Angeles Office), based on gender in a Men vs. Women game (for example), based on job-title (e.g. Executives vs. Employees) or based on any other factor that you can easily define team names. You can even create fun arbitrary team names (e.g. Davids, Goliaths, etc.) as long as your individual players know which team they belong to when joining or you allow players to choose their own team to join.
After creating your teams, every player joins the Trivia game using their mobile device and enters their individual name and also must select a team to join from the pre-populated list of teams that the host assembled (e.g. Austin Office, Denver Office, etc.). Players cannot create their own team on the fly, they must choose a team the host created ahead of the event.
Because every individual is playing on their own, team-members do not need to be physically located near each other. Players could play at home, in different locations, etc. while still joining forces on the same team. This is a great way to conduct company-wide or worldwide trivia games between employees or divisions. Or a fun way to spice up a family event or wedding!
As the Trivia Game progresses, players will be ranked on both their individual performance and their team performance. Crowdpurr uses an algorithm to calculate to the average performance per player on a team (e.g. average points earned per player) in order to rank teams. So it isn't important if one team has more players than another. A team of one could easily beat a team of one-hundred if that single player does better than the average of the larger team. Additionally, on the Experience Dashboard you as the host can view the performance of each player within a team in order to see who the savviest player is from each team. Feel free to hand out MVP awards! Or biggest dumb-dumb awards!
Showing Team Rankings
An Advanced Team Mode Trivia Game proceeds much like a regular Trivia Game except that each time the live player rankings are shown, there is an additional toggle button on the Experience Dashboard that says Show Team Rankings (T). This will show the overall team rankings instead of the individual rankings. These rankings show up on all player mobile devices and on the Projector View for anyone to view who's physically located at the event.
The advantage to Advanced Team Mode is all of your participants actually play and score points. You can then see individual performance, team performance, and performance of each player within a team! No one has to sit out and not actually play. The disadvantage is you must create your teams before your Trivia Game. Players cannot create their own teams as they sign in. However, you can add new teams even as players are joining in case you left one out when your event is starting.
More Information on Trivia Games
Check out the following articles for more help on Trivia Games:
- Step-by-Step Getting Started with Crowdpurr Trivia Tutorial
- Crowdpurr Trivia Games Explained
- Working With Experiences
- Working With Questions
- Advanced Trivia Game Settings
- Adding, Editing, & Removing Multiple-Choice Answers
- Setting the Correct Answer for a Trivia Game Question
- Setting Up & Customizing the Projector View
- Exporting Trivia Game Scores & Data to Excel
- Setup & Export Lead Capture Data of Your Participants