Every weekday at 3pm, offices up and down the UK fall silent, workers gather around in groups in a state of hushed concentration, productivity levels noticeably drop. It’s all thanks HQ Trivia. If you are one of the few not playing, HQ is a live quiz app that gives winners cash prizes. It only hit the UK at the start of 2018 but it already is a massive hit here, with nearly 200,000 users playing.
Here’s how it works – at 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM, a live quiz takes place. Players have 10 seconds to answer a multiple choice question—there’s no time to cheat and Google the answer. There are 12 questions in total that get progressively harder as the game goes on. Get one wrong and you’re out. Every few questions a “savage question” is thrown into the mix, eliminating tens of thousands of players in one fell swoop. Get all the questions right and you split the jackpot. In the UK, the jackpot is normally £550, though recently it has reached £1000.
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