One thing we all need? The pub. Since lockdown started, we were deprived of freshly-poured pints and the welcoming buzz of a favourite local along with the beloved pub quiz and bingo night. If you feel you’ve been robbed of the chance to put your hours of watching Pointless to good use (same tbh) or just miss being able to crack out the dabbers, fret no more. Some of these heroes have gone digital. 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).
Promising trivial pursuits (but not as you would expect) Spectacular Pub Quizzes will immerse you in your favourite fictional world, from Friends to Harry Potter, Gavin and Stacey to Disney. Log on for an evening of fun, where the smallest details of your chosen fandom will be put to the test, all in an effort to find out who should be crowned the winner.
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).
BucketRace has gone has digital, producing a set of competitive games that can be played at home with your nearest and dearest. This online quiz goes live via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook and takes players through 10 interactive rounds (of history, music, film and more) using video, audio, special guests, graphics, news presenters and live trigger, with extra points for the best team names.
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.
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.
You may remember these folks from the first round of virtual events they hosted in April, you may have even experienced one of their raucous nights IRL, but one thing's for sure... Musical Bingo Cribs are back, baby. Gather your housemates and play the game like never before, with hilarious hosts, exciting prizes and banging tunes throughout the virtual bingo-meets-disco experience.
Don a fabulously festive ugly jumper and log on to the Ultimate Virtual Christmas Quiz. Created to raise some much-needed funds for St Raphael’s Hospice, the fun event will have you scratching your noggin with your pals while attempting to tap into common trivia and general yuletide knowledge. Taking place on Tuesday 15th December at 8pm, it's just £2.50 with proceeds going to a great cause.
Offering one of the best online bingo events on the web this month, drag sensation Shyanne O'Shea is taking over your screens every Friday evening. Bringing some much needed light to a dreary November, she'll be bringing the 'underground' element by calling out tube names and if your stars align, you could be in with the chance of nabbing a £100 bar tab for the Jerusalem Bar & Kitchen. Still not enough to tempt you? The evenings will also be raising money for Hospitality Action.
Think you know your stuff about the most wonderful time of the year? Join Kate Butch for a festive take on her excellent trivia nights. Decking more than just halls this month, she'll be helping you get into the festive spirit with a hilarious evening of comedy and quizzing as she shoots questions related to all parts of the yuletide season, from films and food to the biggest Christmas hits.
Just because the offices is closed, doesn't mean the parties are cancelled. Perfect for online work dos or a hilarious evening with your mates, Social Isolation's festive bingo night is the perfect way to bring people back together this season. Dab along to hits from the disco era to the present day, with loads of Christmas classics thrown in, and get ready to showcase your best dancefloor moves.
Looking for even more at-home activities? Check out our guide to staying in here.