The 10 best trivia apps to have fun and win prizes
Trivia games have evolved over the years from board games, public settings and TV shows to online digital formats. Today, trivia apps are one of the most entertaining games you can download. The digital format allows players to challenge their memory, expand their knowledge and compete with people all over the world.
If you’re looking to show off your trivia skills, prove your knowledge against other people, have a little friendly competition and even earn some cash in the process – check out TechPanda’s selection of the best trivia apps and quiz games for both iOS – and Android devices.
Whether you’re a history buff, a pop culture fanatic, or just looking for fun, there are plenty of trivia games to consider. To help you choose the best one for you and your friends, we looked at ratings, question similarity, user experience and prizes
Trivia Crack is one of the classic trivia apps with consistent user experience over the years. Trivia Crack 2 is the next game in the franchise, and it has many of the same elements as the first.
How to play? When you spin the wheel, it will land in one of six categories: entertainment, history, sports, art, geography and science. Your goal is to answer these correctly to collect collectible marks. The first player to win all the characters wins the game. You can play multiple games at the same time and wait for other players to answer their questions before returning to the game again or select one or more trivia channels to play at the same time.
Although the game has exciting rewards such as collectible characters and gold bars, which can be exchanged for power-ups to help you level up, there are no real cash prizes.
BaaziNow is one of India’s most innovative gaming apps, with BrainBaazi – a live trivia quiz; BingoBaazi – a live bingo game; and PollBaazi, a live quiz game. BrainBaazi is a live trivia and quiz game show that lets you play against other players from around the world and compete against them to win real cash prizes.
How does it work? For each question you have a few seconds to choose one of three possible answers. The strict time limit prevents players from searching for answers online and cheating. If you miss a question, you’re out. However, if you can answer all 11 questions correctly, you win. Each round is played in real time and you can only participate if you are participating with everyone else, so you need to pay attention to when the next match starts.
If you’re a fan of trivia games, you’ve probably watched TV shows like Jeopardy. Now you can play one of America’s favorite quiz shows from your phone. The great thing about this app is the user interface that allows players to feel like they are participating in the actual TV show.
How to play? You can play solo offline or online against randomly assigned opponents. Unlike the show, the answers are multiple choice. You can also use power-ups such as removing wrong answers or giving yourself some extra time to think about your answer. However, unlike the show, you can’t win real money, so while it’s one of the apps with the best user experience, this one isn’t for you if you’re looking for real money prizes.
The Bigbrain game is a mobile trivia app that was actually founded by a winner of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” BigBrain has over 200,000 unique trivia questions and hundreds of topics to choose from. Players can pay an entry fee as low as $1 to compete in live games against other players, with the winners taking home the pot.
How does it work? BigBrain offers 4 games (Trivia, 200!, Head to Head and Blocks). Players can play for free and see what rank they can earn on the leaderboard or pay a small entry fee and compete for real money prizes.
Every 15 minutes a new contest starts on different topics such as state capitals, comedians, 90s movies or even beer. When you first join, there are twelve questions and it’s all played LIVE against players all over the country.
This game follows the same format as the famous TV show and it will make you feel like you are an actual contestant. However, unlike the show, there are no cash prizes.
How does it work? The app contains many trivia categories and questions mostly taken from the show. You will have access to the famous lifelines; ask an expert, call a friend and ask the public. The game displays the prize money just like the show itself. That means you will get points like money if you answer a question correctly. This game has a leaderboard where you can see the daily standings of your friends and family members.
This is a highly addictive trivia app with thousands of levels and over sixty categories to choose from such as music, science, sports, movies, TV shows, animals and general knowledge. Unlike other trivia apps, you can’t play against other players. However, it offers the option to play offline or online.
How to play? Select category and start answering the multiple choice questions within the time limit. As you start to level up, the questions get more complicated. In addition, the game offers daily bonus points and you can use them to get a hint and win a challenging level. The questions aren’t too complicated compared to other apps and hints are available so you can quickly get through the levels.
TRIVIA 360 is a great app for gamers who love travel and culture. It’s a relatively simple trivia game with thousands of questions and categories like classic 4 answer questions, true/false questions, flag quizzes, landmark puzzles and more.
How to play? Players will be given multiple-choice timed trivia questions, often in sets of ten. Players have three lives, so they can only answer a maximum of three questions incorrectly to get to the end of the round. When a round ends, either because one player answered all the questions or it was interrupted due to loss of life, the other player gets a turn. You can customize things like the time limit per question to play offline or online to measure your performance on leaderboards. There is also a multiplayer option to compete with your friends if they are willing to take on the challenge with you.
The best app for cinema movies, this movie trivia game comes with quiz questions for different movies and genres. The questions are in-depth, original and well-researched. They are also put together by a team of film experts with deep knowledge and passion for film.
How to play? You can either spin a wheel and start answering questions about one of three randomly selected movies or choose any movie from an extensive collection of movies and genres. Then the app will generate a series of questions about that movie. When you get questions right, you can start earning popcorn that you can use to customize your avatar or unlock premium content. You will earn points as you answer more questions correctly, which can be used as a lifeline when the questions get difficult. This game also offers a single player and multiplayer online mode. The questions are more complicated than other trivia apps with movie categories, primarily because they are movie specific.
This game is the mobile version of the iconic TV show. It is a multiplayer trivia game that lets you compete with other players to see who is the smartest and fastest. There are over 2,500 brand new investigations, live gameplay and in-game chat to keep you engaged. The game offers four different modes: Classic, the representatives of each group must answer the best question first, and beat their opponents by doing so. Fast money, which allows you to win big prizes with one shot. Tournament mode lets you compete with tons of top users to win big prizes.
How to play? You have to be faster than the competition to start a round. Then test your trivia knowledge to find the best answers to the questions. Each question may have more than one correct answer, but some answers are worth more than others. To win, you must choose the answer you think has the most value. Typically, two teams compete to identify the most common answers to different surveys.
Qureka is a live trivia game for Indian users that is rising on the popularity charts. It is a fun-based trivia destination where you can play live quiz shows and other quiz competitions in over 25 categories.
How does it work? The app contains 13 daily quizzes with different formats and subject areas. Every 30 minutes, users can join the game and play against others. The game also offers different quiz formats – Back to School, Memory Quiz and Trail Mail Quiz. The central concept is quite simple. When you play the live quiz, the host will ask you 10 questions, each with 3 options, of which only 1 is correct. You must choose the correct option, and if you answer all 10 questions correctly, you win, and the prize money is shared between all the winners.
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