QUICK PLAY

Each team gets a copy of the same newspaper. Call out quiz questions: what's the headline on a page, which celeb features in the gossip column, what was the score a X sporting event, etc. Different points for each question. First team to shout out correctly gets the points. A prize for the team with most points.

YOU WILL NEED

- copies of the same newspaper, one per team, and one for the quiz master
- paper and pens
- a team prize

PLAYERS: Quiz master, plus 2 teams min


AGES: 10 upwards

A brilliant game for Christmas, Thanksgiving, family parties, a dinner, in fact for any event with a fun group of friends.
It gets noisy, it gets competitive. It's all about winning!

GET SET

Plan ahead for this game, the preparation is half the fun!
Go out and find a suitable newspaper, and buy an identical copy for each team you will have, plus one copy for you the quiz master.
You’ll also need a suitable prize for the winning team. A tin of chocolates or biscuits maybe.

Next: have a browse through and highlight a load of interesting facts in the paper. Now type up your question sheet – we’ve put some ideas below.
You can be creative, and you can have a lot of fun working out questions.

For each question decide if it is easy, average, or hard.
Teams will get 1 point for an easy question, 2 for an average, and 3 for a hard question.
You’re all set.

PARTY!

Split your party into teams. They can nominate a team name.
You may also want a score keeper, who can write up the team scores as they answer.
Give each team a copy of the newspaper.

Start the quiz: call out the questions. It’s a race!
First team to shout out the correct answer gets the points.
The scorer writes up scores and keeps a total.

Prize for the winning team.
Excellent, noisy fun!

TIPS

Have a good spread of questions: some super easy, and make some super tricky.
Teams can pull the paper apart and give individuals a section to look after.
 
EXAMPLE QUESTIONS
 
- Tell me the the headline on page X?
- Which famous celeb has a photo on page Y?
- On which page can you find this headline?
- How many pages does the paper have (including the pull out)?
- Who said Z?
- What was the temperature in X city on this date?
- Who was married or buried on X date?
- How many words does the article titled “XXX” have?
- Hunt for an article that has precisely 46 words
- Who won the match where X played Y?
- Other key sporting results

VARIATIONS

You can also group your questions into sections:
 
- Current Affairs
- Celebrities
- Sports
- Pictures
- International
- etc
 
to give your teams a steer. Maybe even a mini prize for the winner of each section.