In Seclusion

March 17, 2020

In Seclusion? Here’s One Crazy Fun Family Acitivity

Social distancing is no fun; especially when it feels forced. While we’re all doing everything we can to stay home and keep others safe, we may all start to feel a little cabin fever. When you’ve binge-watched every show on Netflix, scrolled through Facebook and Twitter for hours, and read every book in the house, what is there left to do? Before you resort to pairing all the lost socks in the laundry room, why not consider starting a family trivia night

Forced seclusion is stressful when you’ve got kids (and partners) climbing the walls, bored and frustrated. But you can make the most of the time with your loved ones by starting a trivia night with just a few resources. Bake up those frozen pizzas from the freezer or whip up some tacos, prop up on some pillows and start the quizzes!
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The fun thing about trivia is that you can find questions compiled online for pretty much any genre or interest. Seriously, all of it is out there. All of it. No matter if your interest lies in Game of Thrones, obscure punk bands from the late 70s, Disney trivia or Spongebob Squarepants, you can find droves of questions and lists that are already compiled for you, so all you have to do is print them or read them off your device! Or, if you’re a rule-playing type and don’t want to “cheat”, compile them yourself (just make sure you research the answers, lest you get caught in an embarrassing moment). 

Up the ante on the game by giving out prizes or offering incentives for the winner. The person with the most points doesn't have to do chores for two days, maybe? Winner gets the last bag of peanut butter m&m’s? Loser has to cook dinner tomorrow? The sky’s the limit. Let your family collaborate on prizes and perks of the game. Get creative with it! Why not a five-day, winner takes all pot where everybody contributes? The person who wins that Disney movie quiz might just get a whole bunch of great stuff!

There are even websites and apps (check out a few on the Roku if you have one), as well as games for the Switch, PS4, etc, that are trivia-based, so if you don’t want to do any work, just pop one of those on and get to having fun! You can even turn an episode of Jeopardy into your own custom trivia game with just a little creativity (and who doesn’t love Alex Trebek? He’s a source of comfort in times like these, or well, any time, really). 

Being in seclusion is a bummer for sure, but you can pass the time so much easier and enjoy fun bonding time with your family by starting your own trivia night without having to spend a penny or devote that much effort to it. It can be a collaborative effort that involves the whole family. 

Have fun at trivia night!

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