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Yourself

Punters

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Is it free to play?
Yep! Unlike some other companies, our quiz is 100% free to play! No need to dig around for loose gold coins.
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Where can I play?
You can find a full schedule on our website, which is where you are right now! Head to find.quizmeisters.com for all the information. You can also click on the logo and head back to our home page, then select your state on the map :) Simple!
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How many people can be on my team?
Honestly it changes from venue to venue, but we believe in a maximum of ten people per team. That being said, you’ll honestly have a lot more fun if you play as two teams of five. Generally any more than 8 people on a team leads to less fun.
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Who is Tony Hawk?
Tony Hawk is an American professional skateboarder, actor, and owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. He completed the first documented 900 degree spin, is the face of the hugely successful Pro Skater video game series, and is one of the pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.
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How many rounds are there?
The quiz is made up of two rounds, and is about two hours long.
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How long does the quiz go for?
The quiz is about two hours long, and is made up of two rounds.
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Can I attend more than one show in the same week?
We run the exact same show at every venue across the country, so no you can't attend more than one show a week. We'd recommend going to one show a week, and then spend the rest of your evenings studying for next week's quiz.
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How old is Tony Hawk?
He’s 51.
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Can I use my phone?
Obviously, don’t use your phone to cheat. Don’t use anything to cheat. We will get very upset and cry. That being said, if you need to use your phone in the middle of a quiz to check on your kids, text your friends, look up the AFL scores, or message your housemate to water your plants that’s okay!
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Can I bring my kids?
Yeah sure! As long as your venue allows kids, we’ve got no problem with them playing our trivia! Your host might drop the occasional swear word, but nothing you wouldn’t hear in a prime time tv show. Your kids are looking at deeply awful stuff on their phones all the time, at least they might learning something at a quiz.
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How can I get in on the hosting game?
Think you’ve got what it takes? Select "Auditions" in our menu or head to host.quizmeisters.com.au to apply!
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Has Tony Hawk ever been to Japan?
We are not sure, sorry.
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I have a complaint/feedback. Who can I tell?
If you have any complaints about the factual accuracy of any our shows, send them through to youmessedup@quizmeisters.com.au. If you have any feedback with your host, positive or negative, please send that feedback through to info@quizmeisters.com.au or message us on Facebook.

Venues

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Do you use buzzers or pens and paper?
We’re still using good old fashioned pens and paper, and we plan to keep doing so for the foreseeable future. We’ve found that not only do buzzers break, they ruin the best part of trivia - the team dynamic. Buzzers let the loudmouths dominate the team, whereas pens and paper allow for all that beautiful team discussion and banter that gets people coming back week after week. Buzzers also limit the sort of questions you can ask at a trivia night. We don't ask many multiple choice questions and if we used buzzers, it'd be the only option! For those reasons, we're sticking with pens and paper pal!
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Do you feel guilty using all that paper?
Nope! All of our quiz sheets are printed on 100% recycled paper by Words with Heart, a non for profit charity raising funds for education projects for women and girls in the developing world. We feel great about it!
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Do you do theme quizzes?
Every so often we do “flavoured” quizzes, which are just what they sound like. A theme is a specific property, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Friends etc. They’re really expensive to get the rights for, and if you don’t get the rights they’re illegal so it’s honestly just not worth it. We’re not aware of any trivia companies who actually have the rights to do themed quizzes. Just remember if you put on a themed trivia at your venue you’re liable to be sued by the rights holder. If you put on a special Star Wars themed show, you’d be up against the monolithic money machine that is Disney. Even if you do manage to get the rights, you have to put heaps of time and effort into marketing every single one because they all appeal to drastically different demos. That’s why flavoured quizzes work so well. They’re special quizzes we do every so often, just like our normal quizzes, but this time they’re a bit special. They still have all the segments you know and love, but this time some of the questions are all about a specific topic. We’ve had flavours like “The 90’s”, “Sex”, “Halloween”, “The Melbourne Cup” etc. They’re generally topical bonuses for the punters. That means, the same reliable crowd will come week after week and they’re rewarded with some exciting flavours throughout the year. Themed quizzes just don’t keep the punters coming like a general knowledge quiz does. There’s only so many times a Star Wars geek wants to do themed trivia before they lose interest. Because our shows always have a healthy dose of pop culture within them, we find the movie buffs and sci-fi nerds are always left satisfied. They keep coming, which means they keep spending money! What a win!
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What prizes are provided?
None! We like to leave that up to each venue. Each show has an overall first place prize, and four spot prize games. What punters receive for winning those games is totally up to you! It could be beer, it could be food, it could be a random piece of junk, have fun with it! Our reps can help pick the perfect prizes for your venue if you need some help.
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Can we choose our host?
Let us know if you’re keen for a particular host and we’ll see if we can make it work!
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Do you sell just the quiz?
Unfortunately not! Our hosts are trained to present the quiz, the games, and to set up the audio-visual equipment that’s needed to present the full show. We pride ourselves on performance and delivery, week in and week out.
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Can you put the questions on the screens?
No, sorry! We’ve tested this out and it honestly just doesn’t work. It makes the hosts feel like a bit of an after thought, and the whole reason we started this company in the first place was to empower performers and give them paid weekly work. Leaving the questions off the screen keeps the show run by the host, and it makes it a more immersive experience overall.
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Can we do a fortnightly or monthly show?
Nope, sorry. In our fifteen years of trading we’ve tried fortnightly and monthly shows several times but they never work long term. Not having a weekly show means you don’t become a part of your punters weekly routine, so it just ends up being a lot of money spent on constant marketing with no payoff. They’re honestly just not worth it.
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What is included in the advertising? How does it work?
It depends on what suits your needs. We provide both digital and print advertising, and we’re flexible on what’s needed and what will best suit your venue.
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Can I print the advertising images myself?
Absolutely! Let us know what you’d formats you’d like for your advertising and we’ll send files to you in a Google Drive folder.
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Do you have any more advertising images available?
We have a set of designs that we love and that reflect Quiz Meisters’ brand perfectly. Ask your rep and they can send you some additional material.
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Can I add my logo to your marketing materials?
We don’t add your logos to our trivia advertising. Think of it this way: the art is advertising Quiz Meisters at your venue, and not the other way around. Rest assured, your venue’s name is featured proudly on the art!
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Why do I have to pay more when it's not on direct debit?
The direct debit price is less as it requires less admin work - the invoices are sent and the payment is set up, and often our bookkeeping staff and reps must chase payments, which all costs money. We consider EziDebit to be a loyalty reward of sorts - for the ease of a weekly no-fuss and automatic payment, you get a discount!

One-off Show

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How much is a quiz?
We have a pricing tier relating to the number of people you expect at your event. If you contact us and tell us what you’re after, we can prepare you a specific quote. That way, we only quote you for exactly what you need!
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What do Quiz Meisters provide?
The quote includes a quiz, a host and all the equipment needed to run the show, including the AV gear (if fewer than 150 people), pens and answer sheets. We also provide run sheet drafts and information to help with organising prizes. The only things you need to sort out are the crowd, venue, tables and chairs and prizes.
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How long is a quiz?
It varies depending on the crowd and how you’d like to run your event. We send a draft run sheet upon booking so you can edit it to match your event’s timings, but here are some general guidelines: · For corporate events: 2-2.25 hours. · For fundraisers: 2.5 hours. We allow extra time to capitalise on the fundraising elements of the quiz to maximise the chance of a successful event. · For groups of 150+: 2-2.5-hours, depending on how malleable/boisterous the crowd is. *Note: Our hosts aim to be at the venue 1 hour before to set up any audio visual requirements and meet/chat with the organiser. We can’t be held liable for unexpected roadworks/accidents/acts of God getting in the way!
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What topics are covered in your quiz?
Our fundraiser quizzes are general knowledge and they have something for everyone - we understand that there are people of all ages and interests at these events so we like to ensure nobody leaves feeling like a dunce! Our quiz is written for a broad age group from 18 - 80 years old. Generally if the groups of people on your table are a mix of ages, our regular quiz will engage everyone. We do have a family friendly quiz if kids under 18 are playing. Please let us know if your group is either majority very young (18 - 23) or more mature (50 - 80).
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How do we pay/do we have to pay a deposit?
We’ll send you an Invoice on the Friday following your event. We accept cheque, EFT, cash or credit card. (NOTE: there is a small surcharge for credit card payments.) We don’t need a deposit*! (We only charge a cancellation fee if you cancel the event within 24 hours of a start time - we’ve never had to do this as you’ll know by the time your RSVPs are in whether it’s a goer.) * UNLESS… you have asked for a bespoke quiz or the host must have accommodation to host your event. In those cases, we will invoice you for 20% of the quoted amount once booked!
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Can we personalise the quiz?
Sure! The quiz formats are set, but we're happy to include a bonus round with questions relating to your organisation. If that sounds good, we ask you to shoot through 10-15 short-form questions and answers a week before the event, so we can prepare them for your host to have on hand on the day. Your host will hand the bonus round answer sheets out with the round 1 quiz answer sheets for teams to work on concurrently. The questions won't be read out except when giving the answers! We can roll the points from the bonus round into the overall tally, but let me or your host know if there will be a separate prize for this round! If you’re after a bespoke quiz, give us a call on 1300 GO QUIZ and we’ll send a quote based on what you’re wanting!
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Can we just buy a quiz?
Unfortunately not. Our hosts are trained to present the quiz, the games, and to set up the audio-visual equipment that’s needed to present the full show. We pride ourselves on performance and delivery.
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What’s covered in your fee?
Your host’s time, experience and panache, the AV equipment required to present the quiz, a run sheet with advice and prizing suggestions, answer sheets and pens and a top-quality quiz!
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How do you help fundraise?
Each round contains two games that can be monetised to help with fundraising, and there are a couple of extra fundraising games that we can squeeze into the night. In addition, it can be a real help to have a third party asking your guests to put their hands in their pockets for your cause - and our hosts are great at spruiking silent auctions, silent auctions and raffles, and also calling a handful of live auctions!
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Are there any extras you can add?
We can present a bonus round of 10-15 short-form, organisation-related questions for an additional fee. The questions and answers would be provided by you in the week before your event.
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Can we use our own AV gear to get a discount?
Sorry we don’t offer discounts. Our hosts always bring along a full set of high quality audio visual equipment, even if the majority of it stays in their car boot. We have seen many issues with using some clients’ AV equipment in the past and the onscreen segments are a big point of difference for Quiz Meisters, so we want to make sure they work!
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If the show is shorter than 2.5 hours, can we have a discount?
Sorry, no! The abbreviated versions of the quiz are the same price, as we pay our hosts to an award rate that means they are paid a minimum of 3 hours.
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What if my show is in the middle of nowhere?
If your event is more than 50 minutes’ drive from the CBD, we charge $44 per 30 minutes of travel to and from your event.
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Do we need to provide parking?
If a car park is not organised for your host and they pay for parking, you will be invoiced for the parking fee + GST.

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