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, family holiday, or game night!
There are two Team Modes that you can enable on any standard Crowdpurr Trivia and Bingo 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 Modes
Any standard Crowdpurr Trivia or Bingo Game (i.e. non-Survivor Mode) can instantly be turned into a Team 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.
If you have already created a Trivia Game, simply go to the green Settings tab on the Experience Dashboard, click the Team Modes heading, and enable the specific Team Mode you want for your Trivia or Bingo Game.
By default, Crowdpurr sets all Trivia and Bingo Games to Individual Mode. Crowdpurr assumes that these games 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 Crowd Rankings tab and on all players' mobile devices. All players are ranked individually on the Rankings Leaderboard.
Basic Team Mode
When Basic Team Mode is selected, your game will assume players are playing as a team physically and 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 or Bingo Game, this individual enters a Team Name for their team and answers on behalf of their team. The Live Rankings then show 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 game, so you may be able to purchase a smaller plan that has a lower maximum Participant Limit because you will have fewer participants.
The Trivia Game proceeds much like a standard individual Trivia or Bingo 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 the team leader first joins the Trivia Game on the Mobile View. The disadvantage is only one player actually plays on their mobile device while 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 game will enter all available teams prior to the start of your event. Check out some examples of how you can create team names under this mode:
- Create teams 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 use to 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. Alternatively, you can allow players to choose their own team to join.
Participants Choose Team When Signing In
After creating your teams, every player joins the game using their mobile device and enters their individual name, and must also select a team to join from the pre-populated list of teams that the host has inputted (e.g. Austin Office, Denver Office, etc.). Players cannot create their own team on the fly as 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 remotely at home or just in different locations while still joining forces on the same team. This is a great way to conduct companywide or worldwide trivia games between employees or divisions. Or a fun way to spice up a family event or wedding!
As the Trivia or Bingo Game progresses, players will be ranked on both their individual performance and their team performance.
Allow Previous Advanced Teams
By default, the Allow Previous Advanced Teams setting is enabled for newly created games. When this setting is enabled, if a player has selected an Advanced Team when joining a previous game that is not on the current game's Advanced Teams List, the player has the option to continue playing under their previous team or choose a new team from the current Advanced Teams List.
Enabling this setting is especially useful for multi-round events where you may only want to manage the Advanced Teams List once for the first Trivia or Bingo Game and not for every other round.
When this setting is disabled, participants who have previously selected a team that is not on the current game's Advanced Team List will be required to choose a new team from the current list of teams instead.
Alternatively, disabling this setting is useful if you would like to force players to choose a new Advanced Team from the current game's list instead. For example, you may want to disable this setting if you've made changes to the Teams List and would like players to choose from the new set of teams instead.
Showing Team Rankings
An Advanced Team Mode game proceeds much like a regular Trivia or Bingo 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 located at the event to view.
The advantage to Advanced Team Mode is all of your participants actually play and score points. You can then see the individual performance, team performance, and performance of each player within a team! No one has to sit out and watch the game. The disadvantage is you must create your teams before your live game as players cannot create their own teams as they sign in. However, you can add new teams even as players are joining just in case you left one out when your event is starting.
Reviewing Individual Player Performance on an Advanced Team
On the Team Rankings section under the yellow Rankings tab of the Experience Dashboard, 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!
Simply click on the team that you would like to view the individual team members. This will then drop down a list of all of the team members, along with their individual scores.
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
- Step-by-Step Getting Started with Crowdpurr Bingo Tutorial
- Crowdpurr Trivia Games Explained
- Crowdpurr Bingo Explained
- Working With Experiences
- Working With Questions
- Advanced Trivia Game Settings
- Adding, Editing, & Removing Multiple-Choice Answers
- Setting the Correct Answer for a Trivia Question
- Setting Up & Customizing the Projector View
- Exporting Trivia Game Scores & Data to a Spreadsheet
- Setup & Export Lead Capture Data of Your Participants