The Solo Trivia—or Single Player Quiz—is the Solo version of the Play Together Trivia. When using this Game, players advance at their own pace, and can even play competitively with opponents in other places playing at different times.
It is also used in various Game Hubs to create captivating journeys for players.
A Solo Trivia Game may have several question types.
We have a few ideas and tips in the Solo Trivia Cookbook.
If you are considering tweaking the gameplay, make sure to check the alternatives of the Solo Trivia Game.
When using the Solo Trivia, each player goes through these steps:
- Begin the game
- Read the first question
- Enter Answer
- Send Answer; the answer is evaluated and the result is shown
- Move to the next question
- Show the end results after the player has finished
This process unfolds independently for each person playing the game.
Make sure you're already familiar with controlling games on the Dashboard.
On the Control Panel, you can select the Game Mode of the game, how players will receive the questions (one by one):
- All questions, in the order of the questions
- All questions, in random order
- Some of the questions, in random order (e.g. only 5 of the 100 uploaded questions)
List of Questions
In the header of the Question list, you can add, import, export questions, or delete them.
In the list of questions, you can edit and delete individual questions, and you can rearrange them.
In the Danger Zone, you can clear all of the participant's progress. Clearing progress also clears the scores for this stage. This is extremely useful when setting up the show, if you are hoping to play through multiple times. We discourage using it in Live shows.
The players may have a timer when answering questions. Here you can decide how much time each competitor has to answer their questions. Set the time to zero if you want to disable the time limit.
The solution for each question will be shown for this duration. Then the Participants View will automatically request the next question.
When this setting is enabled, the players have to finish the designated number of questions in order to finish the game successfully. This feature is disabled by default.
In some cases, we want players to be able to retry the whole game when reaching the end of their questions. It is useful if you want to reward improvement. Read the cookbook here.
Retry will be available with the following conditions:
- Success minimum is set;
- The player did not meet this minimum;
- And the player can retry:
- Maximum retries are unlimited (-1)
- OR the player has retry attempts left (Maximum retries > Player's retries so far)
An obsolete feature; will be removed.
Weight Scores with Time
If this flag is set, fast correct answers will score more points than slow ones. Instant correct answers (within 1 sec) will receive 100% of the correct store, and it linearly decreases to 0% until the time is up.
With this, you can make a high-stakes, fast-paced game. Read the cookbook here.
Skip Welcome Screen / Skip Finish Screen
By default, a welcome message greets the player, and a congratulations/failure screen concludes the game. You can turn these screens off here.
Note: the Finish screen is also hidden if the Success Minimum flag is turned off.
In the Style tab, you can further customize the look and feel of your quiz. Make sure to check that your design looks good for each question type in each state. Be sure to check the Participants View when having correct answers, wrong answers, and missed answers too.
Turning the scores off is possible, but not recommended because the Solo Trivia builds heavily on scoring. If you decide to turn it off, you will see a warning in the header of the control box.
Read more about the general score system and the scoring of the different question types.
Note that the Weight Scores with Time setting affects scoring.