Our Believe It or Not corporate quiz nights offer your company the opportunity to bring either staff or blue-chip clients together for an afternoon or evening of serious hilarity.

Where once trivia was seen as a pub quiz general knowledge game for octogenerians, these days both young and old embrace the concept, as a wave of trivia related events sweep the country.

We have several different styles of quiz packages, depending on your budget, from the original English pub quiz format to our spectacular multimedia extravaganza, all visible on the big screen.

Our standard quizzes contain eight rounds of ten questions, plus other fun components like 'Last Man Standing', 'The List' and 'The Ponderous Puzzle'.

Competing team's answers are always written, to ensure that nobody is put on the spot or required to do any public speaking (although we encourage any light-hearted interaction).

Our quizzes are not 'Mastermind' based; they are for everyday people and cover interesting topics including popular culture. The majority of our corporate clients are businesses who seek to provide their staff and/or clients with a hassle-free, fun yet competitive night of entertainment, which usually then becomes an annual event.

It's also perfect for your company's conference, your local school event, fundraisers or a sports club. We take the hassle out of organising the event by supplying everything required to run the quiz, or supply you with a DIY package.

We like to cater to your individual needs, whether that means bringing our quiz on-site to your business or at a pub or function centre of your choice … we'll take care of everything!

Find out More

Check out our corporate brochure for further details on our quiz events.

Please contact us on events@believeitornot.co.nz for further information.


Demo Quiz

Want to test yourself out?

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, perhaps ten thousand! Immediately below you can see a demo of our multimedia quiz, and below that, an example of a topic sheet, answer booklet, scoreboard and point-of-sale.

Sample Quiz Sheets

Click the sample images to see them full size.

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What's in the Quiz

Every quiz is made up of several different components. Each is explained below:

8 rounds of questions

The topics take in every possible area of interest, and will feature both recent and historical content. Some questions will be obvious to a four year old, whilst Granny will have no idea, and vice-versa!

The Joker

Play me well. The success of your team depends upon it!

Choose one round before you start for which your points will be doubled. A team's success is pivotal to choosing which rounds are their strongest suits. The best way to determine this is to pass around the topic sheet, with each team member selecting their favourite rounds. The two most 'ticked' topics are where you should play your Jokers!

Ponderous Puzzle

An ongoing problem where a clue is given at the end of each round. It could be a famous person, year, country, object, movie, book or band. The clues get progressively easier, with teams receiving points dependent on how quickly they solve it. The quicker they solve it, the more points they get.

Last Man Standing

A 'heads or tails' style individual competition run in 'quiz' style. Usually run as an ice-breaker to start the night, you have a sheet of ten questions. Everyone stands up. Ask the first question, and give the two answer options. If a person thinks the first answer is correct, they put their hands on their head. If they think the second answer is spot on, they'll put their hands on their bottom. Announce the answer and anyone who gets it wrong must sit down. Carry on in this fashion until one person remains. They win a prize!

The List

This takes place halfway through the quiz when you take a drinks break. Read out the category for The List. Teams write down ten items relating to the category, taking care to write down their 'dead certs' first on The List, and their hunches last. This is because once they get one wrong they break the chain, and stop scoring points. For instance, if they get number 5 wrong, yet get numbers 6 - 10 right, they only score 4 points, as the chain of correct answers was broken at number 5.


Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked all sorts of things about how the quiz is run, or how to organise one from scratch. Here are a few common questions along with some answers that may help you out:

Can we run your quiz package anywhere in New Zealand?

We're nationwide, but in some areas we rely on you to run the quiz as a DIY option, after we supply you with everything, and liase with your host to ensure the night will run smoothly. Currently we can host your quiz in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

Who do the questions cater for?

The questions are aimed at a wide audience - men and women, young and old, and are designed to cater for as many people's interests as possible. They're also not aimed at rocket scientists - rather, everyday people.

Do we organise the venue or do you?

We can usually recommend a venue in your area, however we leave that side of it to you. We just need to know when and where, what time, what package you require, and how many teams you will have.

How long does the quiz take?

Our One Hour Quickie quiz can be run in as little as 60 minutes (funny that!), or as long as 3 hours. Ideally though, for our most popular product, the standard multimedia quiz, you should aim for 15 minutes per round, so around two hours for the eight rounds. This is obviously affected by additional activities, auctions and the like.

Can we set our own questions relating to our business or organisation?

You sure can! If you want to do this, we suggest you add one question to each of our rounds, or perhaps theme 'The List' around your company or organisation. If we need to specifically tailor your quiz, additional charges may be applicable.

Do you supply any prizes?

In short - no. We leave that all up to you.

Is it a team event or is it done as individuals?

It's done as a team. All the answers are written, so maximum participation is guaranteed, and no-one is put on the spot, by having to call out answers.

How many should we have in each team?

It really doesn't matter. Best bet is to have at least six teams, so if you have 28 people , do seven teams of 4, or if you have 100 people do ten teams of 10. Try and keep it as a level playing field as much as you can though. The more even the numbers on each team are the better.

What equipment do we need if we opt to run a DIY quiz?

The multimedia quiz is run via Powerpoint Viewer, a Windows based product - as opposed to a DVD format, so this gives you full control over the speed of the quiz. You will require either a PC or laptop with a CD-ROM, (alternatively we can send you a link to download it), plus a big screen or plasma TV which all the teams must be able to see. You will also need a VGA/HDMI/S-Video cable which transfers the pictures to your viewing source, plus an audio cable from your headphone socket to your audio output (usually a sound system, or straight into the TV).

Optional Extras:

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  • KVM Switch: If you have access to two laptops/PCs, a simple KVM switch will allow you to quickly switch between the quiz and the scoreboard. It is possible to run both the quiz and the scoreboard on one - however you would then need to stop the quiz to update the scoreboard, and unplug the VGA cable too, so no-one can see you inputting scores. A KVM switch means you can select one laptop or the other at a push of a button.
  • Wireless Presenter: Don't be chained to your laptop - plug in the Wireless Presenter and you can be anywhere in the bar and advance the quiz - the presenter acts as the 'down' key. It also pays to get one which has volume control - the Logitech models are awesome.

Troubleshooting - What if I cannot get it to work?

  • If for any reason the videos will play on your laptop but not the TVs, it's a simple fix – you need to toggle between screens. Hit Function and F5 one more time (it may be F4 or F8 on some laptops – look for a TV symbol). You will probably find the picture disappears from your laptop, but is still present on the screen. This changes the big screen to the 'main' source, and it's not relevant if you cannot see it on your laptop really. If you have Powerpoint on your laptop/PC, you may wish to run it directly from there, by finding the Powerpoint file marked 'Quiz' on the disc. You may also wish to drop the entire contents of the disc on to the desktop and run it directly from there. Often this speeds things up.

Handy Docs


Special Deals

If you are a school, club or non-profit organisation looking to put together a fantastic fundraising event or function for your staff or clients, please contact our team for details of our special deals.

Fundraiser Quiz Cheat Sheet (for organisers)

We've put this cheat sheet together so you can really maximise the return from your fundraising effort. This has been partly put together by one of our corporate hosts who has hosted over 100 fundraisers so we encourage you to follow these tips and your guests, your host and you will have a great event!


Terms & Conditions

All quotes are subject to acceptance within 30 days. Equipment and hosts are also subject to availability, an extra charge may occur if we have to out-source any equipment and/or a delivery fee.

If your event involves a supplied host and runs over 3 hours, an extra charge may occur. Please let us know at the time of your booking if you think your event will be longer than 3 hours from set up to pack down.

If you cancel your event:

  • 14+ days prior — no charge will be required.
  • 7-14 days prior — 25% is required.
  • 1-7 days prior — 50% is required.
  • On the day — 100% of the total amount will be required.

If you make a booking less than 3 days out from your event, you may be required to pay the full amount via credit card.

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