Running your Live Trivia In-Venue

Need help running your Live Trivia in-venue? Read on...

This article will provide you with all the information you need to know in order to run your trivia game for a Live Event. Read on for a step by step guide.

If you need help creating your Live Trivia click here. Alternatively, if you're looking for our best practice regarding promotion click here.

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Getting Ready for the Live Trivia:

You can have your Live Trivia on the big screen in a matter of minutes with simply one HDMI cable and a laptop (however we recommend using two laptops).

Prior to the Live Trivia starting, we highly recommend getting the relevant screens organised in different tabs over two laptops.

The different tabs you will need are open on each computer are:

Computer 1 - Shared to in-venue screens.

This computer will be linked up to the in-venue screen and viewable to attendees.

  • The Holding Screen: This image is shown prior to the Live Trivia starting and should have a QR code included to allow for attendees to scan into your hub and register for the trivia. 

Holding Screen-1

                                               An example of a Holding Screen


  • The Big Screen: The Big Screen link includes a Countdown Clock and displays the winner's name onto the in-venue screen. (This will all sit on one URL and will update automatically as the game progress.

                                                 An example of the Big Screen

  • Live data feeds: Live data feeds automatically pull data from the Live Trivia and then present it in a fun and engaging way to improve the overall trivia experience. If you are using live data feeds, which we highly recommend, have these screens open as well. To do this simply go to your trivia game, click on "Live data feeds" and then "Preview" on the relevant screens. For a full explanation on how to set up live data feeds click here.

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                                                An example of a Live data feeds screen


Computer 2

This computer is the one that you will use to start the trivia game and won't be viewable to attendees

  • Live Trivia Game: If you're planning on running your event during a halftime break or a time that is otherwise not locked in you will require another laptop to manage the starting and closing of your game. You should have your trivia game up and in the Control Panel tab ready to start your game. To this click on the Card's Settings and then Control Panel.

Control Panel Tab

                                                          The Control Panel Tab


Note: For events, we recommend not scheduling your Live Trivia to account for delays that may occur for the event.

Check out the video below for a full demonstration of how your laptop screens should look prior to starting your Live Trivia.


                            Getting your screens ready for an in-venue Live Trivia


It's Time to Run Your Live Trivia:

When you're ready to run your Live Trivia you should have the following tabs already open on one laptop; the holding screen, big screen link and any action screen you may have. On another laptop, you should have the Live Trivia game open and ready to start the game in the Control Panel tab.

For a full demonstration on how to run your Live Trivia in-venue check out the video below.


                                          How to run your Live Trivia in-venue

Step 1:

The first thing that should be broadcast onto the in-venue screen is the holding screen. This should be done whilst the MC is encouraging people to register for the game by scanning the QR code on-screen. On your other computer you should be sitting in your Live Trivia game in the Control Panel tab.


Holding Screen


Step 2:

Once you're happy with the number of registrations for the Live Trivia (which you can see in the Control Panel tab),  click I'm ready to start the game and then Start game. Following this immediately switch the in-venue screen over to the Big screen window, the clock should now be counting down.


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Step 3:

At this stage the trivia game is in progress. From here cycle through the Live data feeds tabs for the best trivia experience, occasionally switching back to the big screen screen. At this point the MC should be hyping up the crowd. When the countdown is in the final 10 seconds return back to the Big screen window.


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Step 4:

Once time has run out for your Live Trivia the Big screen tab will automatically display the processing screen. This is when you will need to award prizes in the Control Panel tab of your second laptop, you can view the final standings of your trivia game on the right-hand side of the Control Panel tab, simply hit Award Prizes.


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Step 5:

Once you have awarded the prizes, the big screen will then automatically switch to display the winner's name. Keep this name up on screen so the MC can talk to it.


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One last note: 

At Komo, we pride ourselves on not only the results our clients achieve with us but the service they receive whilst bringing their Hub's to life. 

If you ever have any questions about an upcoming activation, how you can best utilise Komo to get the best possible outcome, or just a general query, please don't hesitate to reach out to your Customer Success Specialist or email us at!


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Louis Docherty 

Head of Customer Success and Product Experience.