There are two ways of organizing your teams and running the game. Here's a description of how they both work and the tools at your disposal to run them.

Scoring as Individuals

Scoring as a Group (breakout rooms)


Scoring as Individuals

This setup requires all teams to be registered in advance, so you'll want to communicate with your players before the game is rolled out. This is how it works:

  • All players select their team when logging in to the game

  • All players get to answer questions on their own devices

  • Individual scores get added to the team's overall score (see scoring methodology)

  • Team Scores are visible on the leaderboard for everyone to see

So, what do you need to run this type of game?

  1. Be sure to choose Live Trivia or Elimination Game during the setup wizard

  2. After setting up your game, head over to Trivia > Configurations and click on your game's name

  3. Toggle Team Game on under the General section and add your team names in the following format: ["Team 1","Team 2","Team 3"]

  4. Select your scoring methodology and click on Update

  5. Click the Game Links button and open up the Player App link

  6. Send the link to your players and wait for them to log in to start the game (more on running a live game here)


Scoring as a Group (breakout rooms)

This setup requires at least two people working together to make sure it runs smoothly. You'll want someone managing the backend (switching between questions, leaderboard, and results screens) and hosting the game, and a second person helping out with checking in on breakout rooms. This is how it works:

  • All teams select one person to be the leader

  • After each question is read, teams are sent to breakout rooms to discuss the possible answer

  • Each team leader submits an answer for their team

  • Team scores are visible on the leaderboard for everyone to see

So, what do you need to run this type of game?

  1. Be sure to choose Live Trivia or Elimination Game during the setup wizard

  2. After setting up your game, click the Game Links button and look for the Player App

  3. Send the link to your team leaders and start the game.

  4. As team leaders log in, instruct them to use their team's name as the login information

  5. We recommend manually moving through the questions so players have enough time to discuss the answers

  6. The host reads out the questions to all participants, after which they are sent to breakout rooms to discuss the possible answers.

  7. Team leaders submit their team's answer, as staff members check in on each breakout room to make sure all players understand the questions and are working together to solve them

  8. All participants are taken back to the main conversation room and the results are displayed, as well as the leaderboard

  9. Rinse and repeat until all questions have been answered or the meeting's goals achieved

Hot Tip: check out Zoom's article about managing breakout rooms


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