Here are The Rules, because (to borrow loosely from Walter Sobchak) this is not 'Nam. This is Pub Quiz. There are rules.

 

1.    The purpose of the Pub Trivia is to have fun. If you're a stick the mud, or not in the mood to follow reasonable rules and risk ruining other peoplesŐ fun, please don't show up.

2.    Teams may be comprised of no more than six physically present individuals that have signed up and paid their entry fees. No other people besides the team members can be at or around your table. We don't want to hear any of that "He's just going to sit here and not play" crap.

3.    There is no minimum team size. If you think you have the chops to take on teams of six people by yourself, then giddy-up. (Hint: When building your team, go for the widest variety of subjects covered possible. A group of 6 friends with common backgrounds and interests will probably get a lower score than a team of 4 people that donŐt know each other very well, but have different interests.)

4.    No outside help for questions, and no inanimate team members. Please don't call people on your cell phones, download web pages to your tablets or sneak in volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica in your shorts. I don't care if your laptop can talk and has more personality than the rest of your team combined. Please leave it at home or put it away for the Quiz.

5.    The Quizmaster is the final arbiter of truth, beauty, fashion, justice and all questions and other matters of Pub Quiz policy. Even if the results appear unfair, inaccurate, rude or obscenely biological, don't argue. It won't help.

6.    Any rule not included herein may be created on the spot by the quizmaster and enforced with brutal abandon.

7.    The game is composed of four rounds of ten questions each. At the end of each round, you'll turn in your answer sheets, we'll grade them, and then make fun of your scores. After that, we'll give a round a free drinks to the winning team.

8.    In the event of a tie, the tied teams shall be asked a tie-breaker question. The team with the correct (or closest to correct) answer will win the round. In the unlikely event that more than one team puts down the same winning answer, the round will go to the team that gets me their winning answer first. Or if all else fails, we'll probably just give the drinks to the team I like better. Life is unfair that way, sometimes.

9.    At the end of the evening, we'll total up the scores and the team with the most points will get a chance to win the rolling jackpot.

10. There isnŐt really a Rule #10, but since the time of the Patriarchs it seems that the preferred number on lists (especially lists of rules) is ten. So in the spirit of Moses, Dave Letterman, and Buzzfeed listicles, we included a tenth rule. YouŐre welcome.