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Kwizniac is a trivia countdown game designed to test your knowledge under pressure. The object of the game is for players to accumulate as many points as possible by correctly answering as many trivia questions as possible. To help players correctly identify the answer to each question, a set of 10 clues is provided in decreasing order of difficulty, where each clue is easier to decipher than the previous clue in sequence. For the Kidz edition, there would be only 5 clues. The number of points a player receives for a correct answer decreases as he or she progresses through the sequence of clues. The player with the highest score wins the game.
Kwizniac can be played with any number of players.With 2 players:
If two people are playing, each player takes a turn at selecting a card. The person selecting the card and giving the clues is known as the “Kwiz Master”. The “Kwiz Master” begins by giving the opposing player the clues, in descending order, from 10 to 1, or5 to 1 if you’re playing Kwizniac Kidz. The opposing player has 10 seconds to correctly identify the answer after each clue.If he or she correctly identifies the answer after clue 10 they receive 10 points, if they get the correct answer on clue 9 they get 9 points, and so on. The number of points they receive for each correct answer corresponds directly to the number of each countdown clue.Example:
Clue 10 = 10 points / Clue 9 = 9 points / Clue 8 = 8 points / Clue 7 = 7 points / Clue 6 = 6 points / Clue 5 = 5 points / Clue 4 = 4 points / Clue 3 = 3 points / Clue 2 = 2 points / Clue 1 = 1 points.
If a player is unable to identify the correct answer after all 10 clues have been given, they get 0 points.With 3 or more players:
If more than two people are playing, the first player to draw a card is chosen by the group – this player is the “Kwiz Master”. He or she then proceeds to give the clues, as above, in descending order of difficulty. Once a player correctly answers the question the “Kwiz Master” passes the game cards clockwise to the player on his or her left. That player now becomes the “Kwiz Master” and the game continues as before. Any player shouting out an incorrect answer is penalized 5 points.
The duration of the game is decided by the players. The game can end when a player wins by reaching a pre-determined high score of say; 50, 100 or 200 points. Or, it can be determined by time limit.
i.e. the person with the highest score after an established time has elapsed – 30 minutes, 1 hour etc. is the winner.penalized 5 points.
Players can elect an official score keeper who is responsible for keeping score for all players and then announcing the winner at the end of the game. Or, players may elect to tabulate their own score – it’s all a matter of trust.The winner of the game is the reigning “Kwizniac”.
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