I’m not claiming to be Jane Goodall when it comes to studying the behavior of pub trivia players. But if one of them throws feces at you like a chimp in a zoo, it’s likely cause for alarm!
I’ve played long enough to know it’s pretty competitive! Chances are, you’re not going going to be ripped apart and killed by a lionness (who do most of the hunting in a pride of lions) on a trivia night, but you will still find predators – and plenty of prey. Solo hunters and pack hunters. Sometimes the prey and the predators find new spots to hunt.
A couple of local trivia spots stopped offering trivi nights in the past few months. Which predictably changed the trivia scenes at other bars. We started playing at a new spot (Tower Inn) – last October, and it got off to a slow start. We were the only regular team there until…
Trivia at another spot Powell’s – stopped last week. One of those regular teams played at our bar last night. Good! The bar needs more teams – and we need the competition!
The Wurst Bar also stopped trivia in the past few months. A couple of the dominant teams from Wurst moved to McShane’s, though I don’t know if both of those teams are still playing there. But one of them is – and they’ve been doing well!
Has their presence at McShane’s impacted the existing trivia scene? Maybe! I’ve heard…some things. Changes in team lineups, etc. I can never bring a “team” to McShane’s, because Tuesday isn’t a good night to play for us.
I say change is good! The hunt for trivia prizes continues -even if the predators have to find new places to hunt!