Ground Kontrol's bimonthly Video Game Quiz Show is one of the most elaborate trivia nights in town. Gaming geeks compete on teams—like in a real television game show—using custom-built, light-up buzzers and a huge game board rivaling Jeopardy's.
It's hoot to watch. And watching is what most people should do. Winning the grand prizes—which include vintage consoles, hefty gift certificates and rare comic books—is as tough as Dark Souls. The show's popularity has increased, even drawing a few odd and unfamiliar guests into Link's lair. Guests of the Croftian variety.
"There's a big increase in female participants, which we're happy about," says Art Santana, manager of Ground Kontrol.
So how geeky do you need to be to win? Here's a smattering of typical questions. If you're not able to answer these, Ground Kontrol has a full bar and lots of pretty lights and binging buzzers to entertain your comparatively feeble mind.
GO: The Video Game Quiz Show is at Ground Kontrol, 511 NW Couch St., on Sunday, Jan. 15. 7-9 pm. Free. 21+.
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