If you’re looking for a way to get your mind off of your hectic day, Original Trivia is the perfect game for you. The game only takes 30 seconds of your day and players have the chance to win cool prizes.
Original Trivia is giving players the chance to test their trivia knowledge with a few easy clicks. The D.C.-based online trivia game launches every day at 2 p.m. EST. Players answer up to five questions related to current events.
“We wanted to do a really fun, positive spin on the news for our questions,” said Original Trivia co-founder Kate Myers. “We wanted something that has current events, but that is something players would want to engage with.”
Myers and her co-founder, Michael Sabat, met at 1776, where they are both members. Their love for HQ Trivia inspired them to start their own trivia game. Myers and Sabat were both working on their own respective startups when they met. Myers founded Shop Or Not, a text-based commerce platform that lets users buy local goods once a week with a simple “yes.” Sabat’s startup @Mssg helps organizations market to customers through automated messages on Messenger.
Original Trivia attracts more than 1,000 players a day and counting. As the trivia game’s numbers continue to improve, so will the prizes, Sabat said.
The prizes match the theme of the quiz for the day and are donated by small businesses from around the country. During the Winter Olympics-themed quiz, chocolate gold medals were given as a prize.
“I brought in relationships from Shop Or Not and there have been hundreds of small businesses across the country that have been eager to work with us,” said Myers.
Myers and Sabat’s D.C. network gave them the upperhand in finding prizes for winners so quickly.
“We were lucky enough to start with a lot of connections to D.C. vendors,” said Sabat. “As we’re growing, we’re able to give exposure to those local brands.”
The Original Trivia team plans to keep growing their fan base by using unique prizes, quirky game questions, and partnering with companies from around the U.S.