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HQ

HQ is a trivia app that’s currently only available for iOS. There are a lot of trivia games out there, but HQ stands out for two reasons. The first is that it’s free to play but you can win real money. Secondly, it’s a live broadcast so you can’t just open it up and play. There are two games daily Monday through Friday (one at 3:00 p.m. EST and the other at 9:00 p.m. EST) and one game daily on the weekend (at 9:00 p.m. EST). They send you an alert when the game is about to begin, you open the app and join the game. The host, comedian Scott Rogowsky, comes out, explains the rules, gets you hyped, and starts powering through twelve questions. Some questions are easy, some are tricky, and some are really hard. Whoever goes the distance shares the pot with the other winners.

My brother-in-law told me about HQ a week ago. I’ve only played it four times since then, never getting past the eighth question. I’ve played a bunch of trivia games and this is one of my favorites. I like the fact that there are only one or two chances a day to play. It’s addictive but you can’t get your fix whenever you want. You’re on their time. There are a couple of crazy hard questions each game. They show you how many active players there are, I’ve seen 100,000+ playing and a savage question can eliminate tens of thousands at once. It makes you feel smart when you get it right. But you don’t feel bad if you get it wrong along side forty thousand other people.

If HQ sounds fun, that’s because it is. Download it for yourself and see. Use my referral code: Bmani429. This isn’t a paid ad, I get a bonus life for each referral. Join the bandwagon before it gets played out.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Trivia

Trivia is a collection of random facts and obscure bits of knowledge. Most people say its unnecessary and unimportant bit of knowledge but I disagree. In fact, I’m a huge fan of trivia, trivia games, and quiz shows. I’m one of the people you want to ride with in the Cash Cab. I want to be your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I want to be your partner in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Trivia games are awesome for nerds. They’re used to getting chosen last in gym class, but they are the first ones picked when it comes to playing a trivia game. I got rid of cable TV a year ago, so I kill time by spending hours on Wikipedia, Cracked, Mental Floss, Listverse, and watching YouTube channels like Vsauce and Vice. I have a pretty good memory so a lot of interesting facts get stuck in my brain. It might not be useful knowledge, but it sure comes in handy at Trivia Night and that’s worth something. Right? Please tell me it’s worth something.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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