HQ Trivia

I don’t usually write posts about apps for your phone, but this one seems worthwhile mentioning on my blog! I’ve always liked trivia games- whether it be Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy or some other game, but this game is different because you can win money instead of a few people on tv! And it’s free to play…

My kids started playing this about a couple of weeks ago and really liked it and now they have me playing too!

So HQ trivia is an app (for android and iphone). Just download the app, register, which isn’t much more than picking a username and waiting for the next game!

One of the coolest things about these games is it isn’t limited to just the US – you can play from any country! (Of course, you may have to get up in the middle of the night to play…)

There is usually a game to play twice a day… here on the west coast it is played at 12 noon and at 6 pm (East coast would be at 3 pm and 9 pm. Right before a game begins you will receive a notification saying that HQ is Live.

The host for the games is usually Scott Rogowsky. He is very entertaining comedian from New York… he even had his own tv show called Running Late with Scott Rogowsky! He is quick with a joke and even quicker with puns- so be warned!! He has quite a following on HQ.

At the start of the game there are usually over one million players (sometimes nearly 2 million…) seems like impossible odds, but after a few questions the number of players usually drops fast.

To win – answer all 12 questions correctly! All of the questions are multiple choice and you have 10 seconds to answer. The ones at the beginning are pretty easy, but they get harder as you go along. The best strategy that I’ve found is to play the game as a group- the more varied the group the better chance you’ll have that someone will know the answer!

I didn’t know this question, but hey, if we all would have won we’d be getting about 2.5 cents!

The payout…

How much you win depends on the size of the prize and how many people actually won. The usual daily prize is $2500 and so far the average winnings are $20 to $30. My son Zack won $34.25 the other night! You can’t retire on it, but it’s a lot of fun! All payments are paid out through Paypal. The last few Sundays, the prizes were larger. One week the prize was $15,000 and the next two were $25,000! The winning payouts from those ranged from $2,143 to $5,000! Not bad…

Extra Lives…

In the game, give one wrong answer and you are eliminated- unless you have an extra life and use it. You can only use one extra life per game though. To get an extra life – just invite a friend and have them sign up. Make sure that they put your username in the referral box. (If you don’t have anyone else to refer… feel free to use Castirondan (I need all the help I can get!!) πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰)

Has anyone else played this game? Let me know what you think!!



The Trivia game for tonight (Mar 4) was for $50,000! Only six people won …$ 8333.33 each. Unfortunately, I was not one of them but it was a lot of fun playing!



About CastIronDan

I'm a married father of three from Apple Valley, CA that enjoys Cooking, Roasting Coffee and HomeBrewing.
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3 Responses to HQ Trivia

  1. Interesting, I’ll have to check it out. I’ve been known to be “distracted” with Trivia Crack on my phone πŸ™‚

  2. We are trivia freaks at our house. We have done HQ, but timing isn’t always convenient. Glad to know people win.

  3. Pingback: HQ trivia prize is $400,000 tonight! | Cast Iron Dan

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