How to Play Trivia Combat
Enter the Lobby
Begin the Trivia Combat game by entering the lobby.
Select from the following play options:
Automatic play: Clicking the START button will immediately launch the game. If there are not enough opponents ready to fill the remaining three game places, the room will be populated by automated YouPlay Team 'Bots'. If you do not wish to play against Bots you can continue to wait until three additional YouPlay members are available to join the game.
Join a game: Join any game room, providing the password if one has been set.
Create a game: Create your own game room and set a password if you like - be sure to send other players the password so they can join!
Play Trivia Combat
1. Each Trivia Combat game features ten quiz questions. Answer the questions before the timer expires.
2. Points are awarded for correct answers. The amount of points won is determined by the length of time remaining after a correct answer has been received. Fast, accurate players will be rewarded with the most points. Your responses are labeled with a triangle, located in the leftmost column.
3. After ten questions, the order of winners will be displayed. Click CONTINUE to return to the lobby and begin a new Trivia Combat game.
Each of the four player slots must be filled before a game can commence. Players may be all 'human', one human and three Bots, or a mix of humans and Bots.
Results are displayed if all players have responded before the timer elapses. Any remaining time is skipped and the next question will appear.
Win points both for speed and accuracy: the first to answer a question correctly will score more points than the second-fastest correct, and so on. If you answer incorrectly, no points are awarded and the correct answer is not displayed. Points are never detracted from your score.
About Trivia Combat
Welcome to Trivia Combat - Australia's first multiplayer quiz game, exclusive to YouPlay!
Hosted by the illustrious Quizzard of Oz, Trivia Combat will test the limits of your knowledge as you compete in real-time for ultimate trivia glory. Race the clock - and your friends - to answer quiz questions quickly and accurately. Totally addicted to trivia? Find out if you've got what it takes to triumph in this thrilling, action-packed challenge!
YouPlay Team Bots
A Trivia Combat game will only begin if all four player slots have been filled. Sometimes, one or more places may be filled by automated 'Bots'. This ensures that you never have to wait very long for a game (although you can choose to wait longer for three other 'human' players if you wish).
The Bots have been modelled on members of the YouPlay Team, appearing as: MagMan P.I., Andy, Avatar Chris, Miranda and Jessie. Each Bot has been assigned a different level of proficiency - some Bots may be easier to beat than others. (The developers have made it clear they take no responsibility for any bruised egos amongst the Bot namesakes!) Can you tell who is the smartest Bot?
Trivia Combat Questions
You must answer ten quiz questions in each Trivia Combat game. These are sourced from an extensive database of over 50,000 unique questions, custom-compiled by the team at YouPlay/Lovatts Publications.
As you progress through a Trivia Combat game, the questions will increase in difficulty.
If you are the first to answer a question correctly, congratulations! You will receive the most points and a golden '1' will appear in your score tally to record the event.
Keep track of your opponents progress. The border of each player's box will glow when an answer has been submitted.
Waiting to Play
If you have joined a game room, or created your own, you can chat with your opponents as you wait for the room to fill.