Trivia lovers know no better satisfaction than crushing the competition with their random assortment of knowledge. We get it, and we're here to introduce you to a new app that will let you get your fix every day, twice a day: .
You've probably heard your kids talking about it, or maybe, you've seen the viral video of a women's hilarious reaction after winning $11.30 on the app.
Either way, we think it's safe to say that HQ Trivia is the internet phenomenon that you're going to want to get in on. Here's everything to know before you get started.
How does HQ Trivia work?
To play, you'll need to download the HQ Trivia app to your and . The game goes live two times a day — 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST — and challenges players to answer 12 multiple choice questions correctly. Some are laughably easy ("What does a cow say?"). Others, not so much. You have just 10 seconds to choose the right answer. If you answer incorrectly, you're disqualified.
The players who are able to answer all 12 questions correctly win and split a cash prize, ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. The amount each winner receives depends on the number of players who make it through the final round. So, sometimes the winnings are just a few cents, while other times it could be thousands of dollars.
If you win, a pop up will appear on your screen congratulating you. Click continue and it will direct you to Paypal, where you can claim your money.
HQ Trivia has several talents that take on the role of hosting throughout the week, but there's one that outshines the rest: , otherwise known as "Quiz Daddy." The funny personality has become such a cult-favorite of HQ fanatics (who Scott calls his HQties), that social media broke out in mourning when he took some time off over the holidays. Since then, Rogowsky has hosted nearly every game.
Who can play?
Anyone who has an Android or iOS smartphone with a fast connection and is willing to create a player profile on the app.
Where does HQ Trivia's prize money come from?
Because the game doesn't have any advertisement or sponsored questions, a lot of fans are wondering just where the thousands of dollars of prize money is coming from. The answer, : venture capital investors who are hoping the game eventually will become so big, that companies will pay to be featured on it. Considering the makers are the same guys who founded Vine, we wouldn't be surprised if the viral following behind the app keeps on growing.
Ready to play?
Just download the app! If you know someone who plays, ask him/her for a referral code and you'll get an extra life.