Trivia Smackdown

Trivia Smackdown


3rd Annual Trivia Smackdown Results!

Smacked down or flying high, 22 teams of six competitors each, fought hard at the third annual Trivia Smackdown, raising more than $4,000 for the Des Moines Public Library Foundation. The six citywide library locations – full of information, research, and knowledgeable staff, will once again be a sure bet as the place to bone up or borrow trivia books in preparation for next year's raucous battle.

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Attesting to the popularity of the venue, the 2018 Trivia Smackdown is already set for Friday, March 30, 2018, again in the Backstage at Noce room. We thank Noce, the great cabaret/jazz club downtown at 1326 Walnut Street, for hosting this year’s event. Foundation Executive Director, Dory Briles, suggests supporters start now to build their crack teams for next year and dream up winning Team Names. Plan on eight game rounds with five questions each.

Winning teams took home a variety of door prizes and team prizes, including First Place to "Mighty Masters of Minutiae"; Single Worst Answer to "Beauties and the Beasts"; and Best Team Name to "Alternative Facts." The room boomed with excited cheers and laughter, as trivia players enjoyed tasty free snacks, and plenty of warm congratulations. Prizes included free passes to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, various wines, lots of books, and RAYGUN glasses and coasters. For more information contact Dory Briles, DMPL Foundation, 515-248-6402.

Trivia Smackdown - Gamers and Crons team