Shaleens Game Night Gaining Fanbase in Bungoma as Participants Plan Major Tournament

Fans and participants of the Game Nite celebrate after the Trivia Nite session at Shaleens Place in Bungoma. PHOTO/COURTESY
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The game of Trivia Nite is rapidly gaining pace in Bungoma town as fans find comfort at Shaleens Place Coffee Grill and Lounge every Friday evening.

The Game Night, which was established at the premise in September last 2019, has continued to attract dozens of fans due to its interesting aspects to refresh one’s mind.

The Game night usually takes place at Shaleens Place Coffee and Grill on each and every Friday from 7.30PM and takes two hours.

Team Blue and Team Red tied at the top to carry the day with 4,100 marks, the first time to have joint winners.

Team Green came a distant 3rd with 3,300 marks while Team Purple cuddled the 4th position.

The exercise involves categorizing participants into at least four teams with the moderator cautioning team members against Googling for results. Any cheat amounts to a deduction of the respective points being contested.

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The moderator files random questions from Sports, Technology, History, Geography as well as Science in the first round.

Each category has five slots of questions worth 100 pts, 200, 300, 400 and 500pts in that column.

For example, if it’s the turn of Team Blue to answer, the team members discuss and pick on what area they are well versed in, like Sports – 500pts.

Then using his HTML displays, the moderator clicks on Sports – 500pts his questionnaire. The question that pops up may be something like.

So if Team B picks on D as the correct answer, they earn the 500pts or marks. If they fail, the question is passed to another team to steal and if that team gives the correct answer, they earn the full marks. If that team fails, they are deducted the respective marks from their account.

And the answering is rotational until all the marks in all the categories have been depleted before going to round two where the same trend continues.

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Trivia Nite Moderator Owen Onyango doing his thing. PHOTO/COURTESY.
Trivia Nite Moderator Owen Onyango doing his thing. PHOTO/SIMIYU WAKAJUANESS.

Sheleens Place is the only entertainment joint in Bungoma town that patrons enjoy this kind of fun and participation is absolutely free.

Apart from the Trivia Night Exercise, other activities during the Game Night include chase competitions, Scrabble as well as Drought.

The aim of the Trivia is to not only have fun but to test one’s prowess in general matters. The participants are now planning to have a mojor tournament next month.

The winners walk away with surprise gifts from the joint.

Origin of Trivia Nite

According to Wikipedia, pub quiz is a quiz held in a pub or bar. These events are also called quiz nights, trivia nights, or bar trivia and may be held in other settings.

Pub quizzes may attract customers to a pub who are not found there on other days. The pub quiz is a modern example of a pub game. Although different pub quizzes can cover a range of formats and topics, they have many features in common. The pub quiz was established in the UK in the 1970s by Burns and Porter and became part of British culture. The Great British Pub Quiz challenge is an annual event. In continental Europe, pub quizzes are a staple event at Irish pubs, where they are usually held in English.

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In the U.S., trivia nights are sometimes used as fundraisers for nonprofit organizations, and these are very common in the Greater St. Louis area.

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