Before creating your Trivia Game, the Experience Wizard will walk you step-by-step through some initial settings. These are basic settings that you'll need to set before creating your Trivia Game.
Trivia Games Tab
The Trivia Games tab features Crowdpurr's 100% original FREE Trivia Database that you can use to quickly build trivia games for your audience without writing any questions yourself. We update the Trivia Database weekly with new trivia games on popular fan-favorite categories like Movies, TV, Sports, and Pop-Culture. We also offer broad-knowledge general-topic trivia games and more specific topics on current and fun trending topics (e.g. Game of Thrones, Tiger King Trivia). Feel free to browse the collection!
In the upper left-hand corner of the Trivia Games tab is the Question Count widget. The Question Count allows you to set how many questions you want your new trivia game to have.
By default, for free Basic Plan users the Question Count is set to 5. You may increase it up to 15 questions as a free Basic Plan user. For this tutorial, let's set the Question Count to 3, which means we'll be adding three questions from our chosen trivia game.
Select A Trivia Game
Click on the Movies category on the left-side column of categories on the Trivia Database. The list of trivia games will update with all the available pre-written trivia games that are related to Movies.
Click on the green Add button with the plus sign on any of the trivia games listed. This will add the entire pre-written game to our selection. Because our Question Limit is set to 3, the Experience Wizard will only add 3 randomly-chosen questions from the selected trivia game.
If you want to select specific questions to add from a trivia game, click on the blue Q15 button to view a list of the trivia game's questions. From this list, you can manually check which questions you want to add one-by-one. Otherwise, the green Add button will add all of the questions from the selected trivia game, from which three questions will be randomly selected.
You can select as many trivia games and questions as you'd like or only select one trivia game for a single-category game. You'll only be limited by your Question Count, which you can increase beyond 15 questions upon upgrading to any Premium Plan. You can always create additional Trivia Game Experiences for each category (and link them together to make Trivia Rounds) or you can choose to mix categories in a single Trivia Game.
To learn more about how the Trivia Database works, check out Creating Trivia Games with the Trivia Database.
Adding Your Own Custom Questions
Additionally, you may want to create trivia questions based on your own content. To do that, simply click on the Write Your Own category. This will add your questions as blank Multiple Choice questions in your newly created Trivia Game.
For the purpose of this tutorial, we'll select a trivia game from the Movies category. Later in this tutorial, we will add our own custom question in the Experience Dashboard after our trivia game is created.
You're now ready to go on to the next tab. Click on the Next button.
Set Playback Mode Tab
The Experience Playback Mode determines how you want to actually run your Trivia Game. There are three options to choose from.
- Host Controlled Mode - In this mode, your Trivia Game is entirely controlled manually by the host (you). The host is responsible for switching questions, triggering different Views to participants (e.g. live answers, correct answer, rankings), and progressing the Trivia Game along. Your crowd is all participating in sync on the same question. This mode is designed for large groups of participants interacting together where a host is narrating throughout the game or speaking to the content being shown.
- Fully Automatic Mode - In this mode, your Trivia Game runs automatically once it is started. It automatically progresses through each question based on the Question Timer and optionally shows the Live Answer Results, Correct Answer, Question Notes, or Rankings Leaderboard after each question. Your crowd is all participating in sync and on the same question. Additionally, you can also set this mode to automatically restart your Trivia Game and create an infinite loop. This mode is designed for use-cases where the host may want to start the Trivia Game and have it run automatically and/or continuously loop all day or all through an event. If using the looping mode, your participants may join at different times and your Trivia Game will loop around until they have answered every question. This allows you to run your Trivia Game all day long and allow participants to join at any time.
- Crowd Controlled Mode - In this mode, your crowd can participate individually at entirely different times and not in sync. Your participants can complete all of your Trivia Game's questions at their own pace. This mode is designed for surveys, walk-up booth traffic, or any use-case where individuals are participating at separate times versus together in sync as a group.
For our tutorial, let's select Host Controlled Mode. This playback mode allows us to be in complete control and also allows us to demonstrate and learn about the different crowd Views. To learn more about Experience Playback Modes see Experience Playback Modes Explained.
You're now ready to go to the next tab. Click on the Next button.
Name It & Go Tab
The final tab of the Experience Wizard simply lets you edit the name of your Trivia Game. You can add different names to your Trivia Games to keep them organized. Let's call it My First Trivia Game. By default, the default Description text is "Answer correctly faster to earn more points!" but you can leave it blank.
You're now ready to finalize and create your first Trivia Game! Click on the blinking button that says Rock N' Roll. After a few seconds, this will create your new Trivia Game and automatically take you to the Experience Dashboard of your new Trivia Game!
Now that our Trivia Game has been created, we're ready to further edit the questions we'll be asking our audience. Go to the next step Editing Trivia Questions & Answers.