Well here’s an intriguing turn-up for the books, national interactive pub quiz Quiz the Nation looks like it’s returning in September after a two-and-a-half year hiatus.
The previous version with TV’s Gordon Burns was broadcast on a community channel on satellite and used your phone mic to work out where you are in the broadcast and display questions on your phone accordingly. It was fun, but it was also rather flawed and we suspect too exploitable with cunning use of Sky+. Also it felt like it would be quite bad value for money to take part in (even if most of the initial episodes were free to play).
We’re really interested to see how the tech has developed several years on, and if they can get more pubs to sign up to it.
Bother’s Bar readers did very well out of the initial run winning thousands, and not having to cheat to do it, thanks to the game’s low install base. Who knows what the new one has in store?