One thing we all need right now? The pub. Since lockdown started, we’ve been deprived of freshly-poured pints, sharing platters and the welcoming buzz of a favourite local. Of course, these establishments house quintessential nights out... the beloved pub quiz and bingo night. If you feel you’ve been robbed of the chance to put all your hours of watching Pointless to good use (same tbh) or just miss being able to crack out the dabbers, fret no more. These heroes have gone digital. So set up your Zoom, log into Instagram and enter into those Facebook chats, we’re about to get quizzical.
We all know ya'll may be feeling a bit freaked out by not being able to go outside, but luckily one of the nation's most beloved music quizzes is here to help as Sounds Familiar are back with a quarantine-inspired quiz for just a fiver. Wash your hands, grab a drink, warn the neighbours and crank up the choons to the max (just make sure to keep an eye out for tickets as these will go quickly).
Last Home Standing is claiming to be the hottest, fast-paced, fun-fuelled, raucous and action packed quiz going. Fancy a slice of the action? Join them on the 29th April and you'll take part in true or false questions, some crazy stage challenges and eventually one big epic showdown. If any of their past events are to go by, expect a messy night of wacky tasks and plenty of laughs along the way.
Hop onto Zoom and turn your crib into the club as you get jiggy with Musical Bingo Cribs from the comfort of your home. Experience the great British game like never before, with two rounds of bingo, quirky games and thrilling challenges. If you need an excuse to pop on the disco lights, get dressed up and have a few drinks, this is the online event for you.
The Quiz Team
The Quiz Team are bringing their love of pub quizzes into the digital age with live online versions available every week. Simply assemble an online squad, pay £1 each and you’ll be invited to the very exclusive Facebook group. Once you’re inside, you’ll be able to take part in their regular quizzes, but remember it’s all for fun (so no prizes).
Bongo's Bingo Live From the Bungalow
Join the absolutely bonkers Bongo’s Bingo’s crew for a quarantine edition of bingo on their Twitch channel. Expect a brilliantly quirky take on the great British pastime, complete with thrilling challenges, big tunes and crazy characters. All you need to bring is a pen and paper, a few bevs and a small donation for the NHS, and you’re set to get a little crazy.
Join the Dabber's gang for a celebration of all things socially distant. Quingo Voyage is an all-new game that will be hosted by the metropolitan master Charlie Partridge, who'll give you quizzical conundrums with numbered answers to dab off as you go along. Expect a fun event that's jam-packed with all the energy of a typical Dabbers show, just all taking part from your home.
Describing itself as 'Cards Against Humanity meets Cranium meets Shooting Stars' the Big Quiz of Utter Nonsense is an online team game that's sure to add some drama to your isolation evenings. Simply assemble your squad, log in and be treated to 90 minutes of quiz madness, oh and make sure your camera is working because you'll need to get imaginative with your answers.
If you've been binging on classic TV shows and movies while in lockdown, this quirky online quiz will be a breeze. Taking on everything from the worlds of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Marvel to some of the best TV shows around, Spectacular Pub Quizzes are going online with themed quizzes spanning all sorts of iconic media. We're talking Friends, Game of Thrones and beyond.
Looking to spice up your Saturday nights? Log on to Disco Bingo and you can dance the night away, with top party tunes called out instead of numbers. This late night game combines music of every genre with live dancers to really get you grooving, plus they donate funds raised every week to a different charity. All you need is internet connection, speakers (turned up to the max) and a sick 'fit.
Championing the idea that staying in is the new going out, BrewDog have only gone and launched an entire online bar. This comes complete with live music, interactive beer tasting workshops and home brew Q&As. To sweeten the deal? That oh-so important quiz, taking place over Zoom, which brings the whole essence of a pub right to your living room.
Looking for even more at-home activities? Check out our guide to staying in here.