Every year before their annual convention, card-carrying Mensa members convene for an informal battle of the brains
Carlsbad, CA, June 30, 2015 – Some of the world’s top minds can’t get enough of Buzztime! On June 30th, a group of Mensa members will convene to play Showdown, the ultimate trivia challenge from restaurant and bar entertainment leader NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NTN). The Mensa Buzztime Showdown challenge is an informal tradition that happens every year on the night before the Mensa annual convention.
This year’s Mensa convention takes place in Louisville, KY, where members of Mensa’s elite international high IQ society come together to exchange ideas, investigate each other’s opinions, and of course, unwind with fun, intellectual games. During this unofficial meeting, 15-20 Mensans will play Showdown at Overtime Sports Bar & Grill on central Avenue in Louisville. They will compete, share answers, and strive to make it the top Buzztime site in the network for the evening (without shortchanging the regulars).
Showdown is a 60-minute, ultimate trivia challenge that unfolds over the course of six rounds. On June 30th, the category choices will be: Painters, First Ladies, Canadian Cities, Religious Figures, French Kings, and Ethnic Cuisines. The Mensa members and other Buzztime players will duke it out in an epic battle of the brains.
“This is something we’ve been doing for years now,” said Gregg Wiggins, a Mensan living near Cape Canaveral, Fla. who has over nine million Players Plus points from playing Buzztime. “It starts the week with a fun social outing before the official start of the Mensa Annual Gathering the next day, because it’s a chance to play face to face with Mensan friends from around the U.S. and to experience Buzztime at a new venue for most if not all of us.”
Showdown begins with a Warm-Up of 10 questions to answer in 10 seconds, followed by a Countdown where each question allows 15 seconds, and then the Category Quizzes. Before each question, players get to choose between two different categories and a majority vote at each location determines which question will be played. Next comes the Lightning round, which involves seven questions in a row, and then the Pyramid round, where players strive to accumulate a string of correct answers. Then it all comes down to the final question where players can wager up to half their total points.
Over 60 million Buzztime games are played each year across with country on over 35,000 tablets. In addition to Showdown, Buzztime also offers arcade and card games, and predictive sports. Its stimulating games are loved by customers, as well as by restaurants and bars which can provide high-quality entertainment to their customers that encourages them to stay longer, have more fun, and in the case of Showdown, put their minds to the test.
“We are thrilled that the Mensa group loves playing Buzztime games,” said Clint Worley, Buzztime Executive Producer—Games. “We try to make the games as entertaining as possible for everybody, and it makes us happy to know that some of the smartest minds in the world gather together to relax, unwind, and play Buzztime.”
NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NTN) is a leading bar and restaurant social entertainment and integrated marketing platform. Trusted by bars and restaurants in North America since 1985, Buzztime integrates trivia, card and sports games with in- and out-of-venue messaging and communication tools. With over 7 million player registrations on the Buzztime platform and over 60 million games played each year, Buzztime players spread the word and invite friends and family to their favorite Buzztime locations to enjoy evenings of fun and competition. With Buzztime entertainment and marketing solutions, bars and restaurants can turn casual visitors into regulars, and give patrons a reason to stay longer. For the most up-to-date information on NTN Buzztime, please visit https://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.