Tools of the Trivia Trade

by Brianna LeCompte

Now that you’re all pumped up to start your Trivia Nights, what’s next? Well, you need to make sure you’re geared up as well. As with most businesses, there are certain “tools of the trade” that are essential to put on a professional event. So, what equipment is necessary to make your Trivia Night a success? Let’s break it down:

Sound Equipment

In order to host a professional Trivia Night, sound equipment is a must. If you already have your equipment why are you here? Get started creating your first Trivia Night today! While it may be tempting to grab a megaphone and call it a day, the reality is that if the players can’t hear the questions clearly, no one (especially you) is going to enjoy the game. Make sure you come prepared with speakers, a mixer, and a microphone. It is well worth the investment to save your brand, vocal chords, and sanity.

Luckily, your Last Call Trivia Flex subscription includes the option to purchase an equipment package with all of the essentials for an affordable price. On your Dashboard, you will find a link to purchase a sound equipment package tailored specifically to your Trivia hosting needs.  The 120 watt sound system includes two speakers, a user-friendly mixer, and a microphone, just what you need to be heard in a noisy bar. And to top it off, ordering your equipment through the Flex site is literally as easy as the click of a button. You can pay using the credit card information saved under your monthly subscription information, and have the equipment delivered right to your door.

In addition to the easy sound equipment ordering process, Last Call Trivia also contains a short training video for setting up your equipment. This video, along with other training videos, can be accessed from the Resources section of your account. Let Last Call Trivia take the guesswork out of your technology setup and make the process seamless!

Players need to write down answers

Speaking of seamless, have you considered the other smaller accessories you will need to run a professional Trivia Night? Your players will need:

1. Answer pads to write their responses.

2. A game sheet to keep track of their scores.


You can find printable versions of these materials in the Resources section of your Last Call Trivia account, which are formatted to give your Trivia Night a polished feel.


You will also need a score sheet for yourself, so you are able to easily track the scores of each team. There’s nothing worse than bungling the standings because of a score keeping error. Remember when Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant? Shudder… 

Last Call Trivia has you covered here as well, with both a printable and Excel score sheet available for your convenience.

Finally, don’t forget to bring plenty of writing utensils with you. Most players don’t show up to the bar armed with pens and pencils, and it’s not advisable to have teams spell out their answers using their drinks.


We thought of everything. And everything is at your fingertips.

Investing in the proper equipment will pay for itself hundreds of times over between establishing the legitimacy of your Trivia Nights, ensuring happy customers, and saving you the hassle and headache of trying to project over a bar full of excited players. Be sure to take advantage of the option to purchase equipment through your Last Call Trivia subscription, so you can get a reliable set of equipment tailored to your needs!

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