This post brought to you by FanClash Trivia. The content and opinions expressed below are that of RotoRob.
We’ve all been there before. You’re watching the game on TV with your wife or girlfriend (or both, if you’re into that sort of thing), and up pops the trivia question of the night. Without hesitation, you rhyme off the answer… which, of course, is bang on.
Your significant other just rolls her eyes at you with that ‘great, honey, nice superpower you have there — now if only you could put that skill to some actual use,’ look on her face.
Well, thanks to the folks at Rivalries Unlimited LLC of Rochester, NY, now you can.
Welcome to FanClash Trivia, a new venture that will appeal to fans of Fantasy, sports and trivia, allowing competitors to try it for free or play for cash.
FanClash has a very intuitive and user friendly design, and is easy to play. Simply deposit money into your account and then pick your game mode (more on that below). The entry fees range from US$1 to US$25 and all the games are live, so the players you’re competing against are all playing concurrently… you can even chat with them! Trash talking, anyone?
You view the questions and choose from four multiple choice answers, scoring points not only for picking the right answer, but also for how quickly you submit your response. So you better be thinking on your toes, and no — this is not likely a good drinking game!
Each round features 10 questions, and the top scoring team gets the most money out of the pool, and similarly, the rest of the payments are all based on where you placed.
Not ready to play for cash? No worries, there’s an option to try the games for free so you get a sense of how everything works before you try to win some coin.
The game is not yet available for Canadian residents, although we were told that this will change in 2016.
We gave FanClash a spin last week, and were really impressed by how easy it was to navigate and get into a game quickly.
The site has been designed in a very responsive manner, so regardless of whether you’re playing on your computer, a tablet or a mobile device, it looks great. And the fact that we managed to teach the site founder a lesson in recent baseball trivia didn’t hurt. (Of course, we won’t talk about how he then kicked our ass in football trivia.)
Some of the questions are extremely tough (Seriously? You expect us to know who led the Padres in sacrifice bunts five years ago? Really???), so you better bring your “A” game, kids.
The interactive component of being able to chat in real time with your foes makes it a much more engaging experience.
You can play in head-to-head contests or participate in a multiplayer game, so there’s variety here in terms of how you’d like to compete. Current categories include:
- MLB 2010-2015;
- NFL 2010-2015;
- NBA history; and
- NFL history.
The site plans to expand its trivia game offerings into all major sports down the road.
There are also several featured games per week, focusing on specific topics (like the 2015 NBA offseason, the NFL week in review and NBA Hall of Fame), and these games offer an array of cool, sports-themed prizes such as bobblehead dolls and T-shirts.
We were told that future plans for the featured contests include allowing users to compete against celebrities like current and former athletes. The first such event had sports journalist Melanie Collins taking on all contestants. The plan is to offer special prizes like bonus cash, tickets to games, autographed memorabilia, team merchandize and unique VIP type experiences.
The best part of FanClash Trivia? We finally found a worthwhile outlet for all those previously useless pieces of sports facts that have been floating around in our brain for years.
Now it’s your turn. Let us know in the comments below what you think of FanClash.