See the full list of locations and times below!
Registration for this quiz is REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizReg
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Did you scour the earth looking for an NES classic last Christmas? Do you hum the Song of Storms while it’s raining? Have you settled a bet on the brutal curves of Rainbow Road? If so, grab your Power Glove and join us on Thursday, August 24th for the second edition of It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: A Nintendo Quiz!
We’re headed back to the Mushroom Kingdom for eight more rounds on the house that the plumber built and, this time, we’re opening things up and giving you what you really want. Anything ever released on a home, or portable, Nintendo console is fair game, but we’ll still be focusing on the games published by the big N. Pull out your back issues of Nintendo Power and get studying!
Our theme quizzes are $5 per player and will last about two and a half hours. No, finishing sooner will not make Samus take off her power suit. We’re accepting cash only, so leave your rupees at home. Winners will take home a cash prize to spend on a new SNES since you sold your original one at a garage sale when you were 13.
Our regular rules apply. Teams are limited to six players and leave your phones, and Game Genies, at home. They are totally off limits. No, we don’t care how many emulated classics you have on there. Cheaters will be forced to watch the Super Mario Bros. movie on loop for the rest of the night.
Your team is required to register for this quiz and you can do so here: http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizReg! Don’t see your city listed? Register under “Other” and we’ll consider bringing it your way!
ALBUQUERQUE | 8pm | O’Niell’s Pub | 4310 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
ANCHORAGE | 7pm | 49th State Brewing | 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99514
ATLANTA | 8pm | Fado Irish Pub | 933 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
AUSTIN | 8pm | Mister Tramps | 8565 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78758
BOSTON | 7:30pm | Phoenix Landing | 512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
BUDA | 8pm | Pinballz Kingdom | 15201 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610
BUFFALO | 8pm | World of Beer | 1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
CHICAGO | 8pm | Home Run Inn | 3215 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
CLEVELAND | 8pm | Side Quest | 17900 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
DALLAS | 8pm | Bryan Street Tavern | 4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
DENVER | 8pm | Moe’s Original BBQ | 3295 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
EL PASO | 8pm | Glass Half Full | 250 E. Montecillo Blvd., El Paso, TX 79912
FORT COLLINS | 7pm | McClellan’s Brewing Company | 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526
FORT WORTH | 8pm | Lone Star Taps and Caps | 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd #114, Fort Worth, TX 76116
GRAND RAPIDS | 8pm | Creston Brewery | 1504 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
HOUSTON | 8pm | Revelry on Richmond | 1613 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
KANSAS CITY | 8pm | Indie on Main | 1228 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105
LAS VEGAS | 8pm | Jackpot Bar & Grill | 4360 S Decatur Blvd Unit D, Las Vegas, NV 89103
LUBBOCK | 8pm | Glass Half Full | 120 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416
LOS ANGELES – 7:30pm – Iron Triangle Brewing – 1581 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
NEW YORK CITY | 8pm | Offside Tavern | 137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
PHOENIX | 7pm | 8-Bit Aleworks | 1050 N Fairway Dr Building F Suite 101, Avondale, AZ 85323
PORTLAND | 7pm | Base Camp Brewing| 930 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214
ROCHESTER | 8pm | Lovin’ Cup Bistro | 300 Park Point Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
SACRAMENTO | 7pm | Sactown Union Brewery | 1210 66th St, Unit B, Sacramento, CA 95819
SALT LAKE CITY | 7:30pm | A Bar Named Sue | 8136 State St, Midvale, UT 84047
SAN ANTONIO | 8pm | Brass Tap | 17619 La Cantera Pkwy #2-208, San Antonio, TX 78257
SAN DIEGO | 8pm | At Ease Games | 8990 Miramar Rd. #150, San Diego, CA 92126
SEATTLE | 7:30pm | Unicorn | 1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
TRI-CITIES | 8pm | Copper Top Tap House | 5453 Ridgeline Dr #110, Kennewick, WA 99338
TUCSON | 8pm | Public Brewhouse | 209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
THEMED QUIZ FAQs
Can people under 21 play?
It’s up to the bar, and each venue’s going to be a little different. Check with them directly before you make any plans.
Should I wear a costume?
YES! Some of our venues may have a costume contest if there’s enough participation, but that’s up to the venue and host.
How do you sign up? Where do you buy tickets?
You can register your team by filling out this form. This is NOT a reservation of seating, but it will ensure that we have ample space for all our teams. We anticipate our theme quizzes will sell out and we will turn away teams that did not pre-register.
How do you change your team name, number of players on the team or cancel a registration?
After you’ve registered, you can make changes to it by emailing us at email@example.com.
The quiz is sold out? What do I do now?
You can still register for the event for a stand-by spot! If there’s sufficient interest, or a team drops out, we’ll let you know! We make no promises that you’ll be able to get in, but if we can make it happen, you’ll be the first to know.
Is this a free quiz?
No, it’s $5 per person to play (bring cash!), and we’ll ask you to pay for everyone on your team before we give you quiz materials. If a team member is going to be late, we won’t ask you pay in advance, but if they fail to pay on arrival, your team will be DQ’d.
What’s the maximum/minimum players per team?
There is no minimum, but if you want to win, you should have a fully staffed squad. We’re happy to help you find teammates in advance on social media or on the day of. Team maximum is strictly six players, as always. Everyone sitting with you is considered part of your team.
Do spectators have to pay?
Yes. Yes, they do. Spectators generally have to pay for sporting events, right? This also goes for Geeks Who Drink employees that aren’t working at the event and the people they make love to.
Can my dad/girlfriend/friend sit at our table and not play?
No. Six people max on a team and all players must pay. If they’re sitting with you and not playing, we’re going to ask that they move.
Can you host this at BLANK bar in BLANK city?
Probably not. You can register for the quiz under “Other” and if we see a lot of interest, we’ll look into adding the quiz or bringing it to you sometime in the future.
How is the prize amount determined?
In most cases, the prize amount is 50% of the total take. Why not 100%? Because we have to cover our costs of producing and marketing these event quizzes. If the pot is sufficiently large, we’ll split it between first and second or first, second and third place.
Will BLANK TOPIC be covered?
Everything is fair game. Study hard. Apply yourself. And we never give clues.
How long will the quiz last?
Our regular quizzes run about 1.5-2 hours, but themed quizzes require a bit more heavy lifting in terms of logistics, scoring and extra stuff we may have planned. Average is about 2 1/2 hours.
I’d like to help promote the quiz/talk to you on my podcast/contribute some bonus prizes.
Great! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see about making that happen.