Quizzes and Game Shows
QuizMaster has produced and delivered a variety of business game show formats for over 3 decades. With the advent of digital quiz and polling technologies, there is an opportunity to blend the new and the old to create compelling and fun mixed media gamification solutions.
This page explores the many options for digital quizzes and ‘retro’ business game shows, some of which are stage based productions, others are compact trade show stations. Once you have an idea of all the possible elements of online and face-2-face gaming, get in contact with us to brainstorm your own custom solution.
Digital Business Quizzes
Adding a business trivia quiz to an event, configured creatively, creates a refreshing layer of engagement and value for both participants and organizers. Online quizzes may appear simple enough to devise and play, but beware. They should definitely be simple and intuitive to play, but there are many permutations and dynamics to manage. Some of those variables are in the graphic on the left, which provide great flexibility but also many ways to get it wrong.
With the advent of new online quiz contests such as HQ Trivia, there are people in your audience that actively play trivia, who would fully engage with a similar format. Then there is the content, the creation of intriguing ‘aha’ questions, whether business or trivia related. There is certainly an art to the design, and a science to the execution. Reward the winners, enable competitive fun, and leverage the analytics too. Talk to us about adding a new layer to your event.
New Game Show Formats
A knowledge-based interactive game is a popular addition to an employee meeting, client event, sales kickoff, or association convention. Combine one or more of our formats to create a unique mixed media session. A popular combination is a MC led digital quiz for the whole room, with the top 3 or 4 teams then playing as TV-style game show contestants, with the audience still playing along.
All Digital Sales Training Sessions
A digital version of the retro bonus board show below is proving popular at training events. The 5 Jeopardy-style categories and all 25 multimedia questions are fully customized based on client training needs. Team can either play from tables, or QuizMaster can create what is effectively a game show studio in the room, leveraging podiums, lock out buzzers and game show electronics. The result is a highly interactive, educational and fun session that can either be an ice breaker at the start, or a knowledge tester at the end of training.
Retro Game Shows and Formats
You can be confident about relying on QuizMaster Productions. With more than 35 years of experience and many hundreds of shows under our belt, we have the know-how and flexibility to leverage any type of meeting situation. QuizMaster’s retro game shows typically incorporate several teams of contestants, last between 60 to 90 minutes, and can be staged for audiences from 50 to thousands.
For every show, we provide a professional emcee and on-stage hostess as well as all the game show equipment, client-branded logos and signage, specialized visual effects and other elements required to present an effective, memorable game show. Everyone at he show gets involved, even your top executives – who often serve as our on-stage “judges.”
Every production will be customized to fit the size of the room, number of attendees and teams, and available budget. From shows in a stadium, a tent in a vineyard, a shopping mall or an island in San Francisco Bay to the normal hotel and conference center venues, we consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. Below are short descriptions of some of our game show formats.
Bonus Board Challenge
Based on the longest-running, most popular network quiz show of all time, our team-oriented Bonus Board Challenge is a perennial client favorite.
It features a colorful, high-impact set, special game show electronics, custom-written Q’s and A’s and plenty of on-stage and audience interaction.
Great for sales meetings, product launches, trade shows and group events in any industry.
If you’re a fan of “Wheel” on TV, you’ll definitely appreciate our redesigned, business-oriented version. Along with its unique stage set and focused questions and answers, the Winner’s Circle game show offers lots of high-suspense action and audience involvement that build lasting results for groups of all sizes.
Very team-oriented, business-focused and extremely fast-paced, Memory Masters is somewhat like “Jeopardy!” gone wild! It really is fun, exciting and highly entertaining, but never loses sight of its primary purpose to ensure that your group gets a strong dose of business emphasis in the mix.
Academic contests have been a staple on TV for more than 50 years. However, our Knowledge Bowl audiences quickly realize that our format gets even better results. Our fast-paced version has a clear business focus, tailored questions and answers and some novel twists that build group interaction and impact every time.
On TV, “Feud” is a divisive game—so Quizmaster redesigned it to work for business groups. Our Think Fast format is a colorful, business-oriented game show that retains the content, focus, quick decisions and challenge of the original, but produces a much more fun and positive result. To win this one, you’re going to have to Think Fast!
Power Pyramid is an absolute knock-out as a full stage presentation and is tremendous for trade shows too, featuring high levels of suspense, flashing lights, multicolored visual effects and numerous scoring options. The Power Pyramid is an excellent stage prop for use with very large audiences, as well as generating real attention in a trade show environment.
Roll Out is a most unusual game show that was custom-designed by QuizMaster just to meet the needs of our clients. It was developed specifically to maximize the excitement, energy and business focus of (mid-sized) sales meetings, new product launches and trade shows. Super for highly competitive groups in a wide range of businesses.
QuizMaster for Trade Shows
In addition to our meeting-based game shows, QuizMaster is also an award-winning designer, producer and manager of dynamic, interactive game shows for exhibits. Our visually striking, high-impact formats are perfect for sponsors who want to drive activity at trade shows, exhibitions, and special events.
One of the retro game show formats can be used, for example a 5 minute bonus board challenge (see top left). The questions used in the game could be “general knowledge” and “just for fun” or focus on reinforcing the specific elements you address within your exhibit,. Your show will always generate a great response.
There are other gamification options for use at trade shows. A digital quiz can be created and advertised at your booth (see lower left), or online, designed to capture contacts with a quiz and a compelling offer.
Other options are game stations, custom branded as needed, with a play format that works most effectively for the target audience. The upper right shows a wheel of fortune, anywhere from 4 to 10ft tall, with segments customized as needed. The lower right shows a 6ft plinko board, also with attention grabbing LED lights, with prizes or trivia questions depending on where the coin lands on the board.
QuizMaster’s Specialty Shows and Unique Locations
The majority of QuizMaster’s game shows are presented in hotel ballrooms and conference centers. However, we have also produced game shows in some wonderfully unique and imaginative locations, ranging from a lecture hall at Yale and in a vineyard to a tent on an island in San Francisco Bay and on the 50-yard-line in a football stadium.
We love to create special shows for unusual venues, and help our clients optimize the precious time they have when bringing people together.
Examples of some of the more unique venues where our game shows have been staged over the years are in the slide show on the left. Share your ‘outside the box’ location ideas with us, almost anything is possible.
QuizMaster Technology Options
The size, design, complexity and cost of your game show is determined by the showroom, audience size and scale of the production components of the event. Presentations can range from smaller, traditional game shows to those that use the most sophisticated audiovisual, multimedia, lighting, laser and digital effects available.
For almost any QuizMaster game show, we can include the latest audience polling and gamification technologies, as well as hi-tech options that allow assessment and tracking of audience knowledge and opinion metrics.
Maximize audience participation, with a fun “Ask the Audience” contestant option, or take a vote and display the answers and scores on a real-time basis – even for people not at the meeting. You can also extend the value of your targeted Q’s and A’s by staging an online quiz competition.
Game Show Data and Analytics
Topic tracking and audience assessments are valuable components that often help to justify the costs associated with presenting customized game shows.
Every one of our shows does more than just reinforce key messages and critical learning points during the event. Depending upon the analytics options selected, metrics can be provided to the show’s sponsors regarding pre and post show communications, question usage, answer completion, subgroup participation levels, and audience polling results for all applicable phases of each show.