Last night I spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening with friends doing the famous “Pub Quiz”. These quizzes are becoming increasingly popular in pubs around the city and are guaranteed to liven up a dull week night.

We joined the large group at Cobblestone’s pub at Montecasino in Fourways. Our Quiz Master for the evening was a rather entertaining young man named Ruan, who kept the energy up the whole evening, walking around inspecting papers, repeating questions and making jokes to keep everyone giggling.

There were five rounds in total, with ten questions per round, each round getting progressively more difficult as the evening wore on. Questions are varied from History, Biology, Statistics, Geography, Sport, Pop Culture and more.

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“What is Hippophobia?”, Where in the world would you be if you were looking at the Blue Temple?” and “Which country is home to Where’s Wally?” were just some of the questions that had us scratching our heads.

Each round contains one anagram question – you have to unscramble the jumbled up letters to decipher the name of a famous actress, or a well known action movie. The last question of every round is a 5 second music clip, that sees teams having to identify the artist and song title, for two points.

There is much laughing, and shushing of fellow team members during the course of the evening, not to mention high-fives and free shooters for round winners.

As it was my birthday week, I also received a free shot on the house to kick off the evening and somehow, among all the food, drinks and laughing, Team “Say My Name” managed to come in 3rd place – not too shabby at all!

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The quiz starts at 19h30 sharp, and usually ends around 22h30. Booking a table is essential. Otherwise you will find yourself stuck at the bar, or at the back behind a pillar which is not so much fun.

Teams are allowed to consist of anything between 2 – 6 members. Groups bigger than six will have to split themselves into two or three smaller groups.

Obviously phones are not allowed, and bringing a team mascot is encouraged. Mascots may not be bigger than a football, are not allowed to be alive and must be legal (we had a good laugh at this one).

There is no cost to participate, but obviously you are encouraged to purchase drinks and dinner from the pub, which boasts a full pub menu with snack baskets, burgers and steaks, beer on tap, etc.

A really great vibe and highly recommended for an entertaining evening with friends. Check out Cobblestones here – and book early to avoid disappointment http://bit.ly/1BJcTzv

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