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 nights. 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).
Trade in yet another night of Netflix for a fun evening of at-home singalong bingo or musical quizzing with Social Isolation. The lockdown party maestros are providing you with a number of fun and lighthearted events that'll have you dabbing and dancing around your sitting room. Whether you fancy learning how to belt out some ballads from a professional singer or putting your trivia to the test, this is the place to do it.
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.
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.
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.
Not quite ready to let go of the online pub quiz tradition quite yet? Check out The Big Virtual Pub Quiz which combines trivia with mini games, scavenger hunts, memory tests and rounds of DJ bingo for the ultimate night in. If you think you've got what it takes, assemble your bubble and prepare for a livestreamed gameshow-themed experience unlike any other.
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.
Looking for even more at-home activities? Check out our guide to staying in here.