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No One Won Last Night’s HQ Trivia, But You Might Have Had A Shot

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Last night’s winner-takes-all HQ Trivia game ended without someone taking home the $10,000 prize, because a Nintendo question stumped everyone.

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HQ Trivia is basically a bar trivia app you play on your phone. Twice daily there will be trivia games live broadcast through the app, with a cash prize for whoever wins. Usually, games of HQ will have multiple winners, and the group of players to make it to the last trivia question split the pot. Sometimes, though, they have games where they’ll just keep going and going with the trivia until someone wins, or no one wins. Last night was a no-win game.

The question was “What was released to the public exactly a week after the first Star Wars film?” with the options of “Nintendo’s first console” Battlestar Galactica and the Advanced D&D handbook.

Four players went with for the AD&D handbook, which was wrong. The first Star Wars was released on May 25th, 1977, while the AD&D handbook wouldn’t come out until 1978. Battlestar Galactica also didn’t come out until 1978. It appears that no one playing last night’s game of HQ realized that Nintendo came out with a console prior to 1983’s Nintendo Entertainment system. Nintendo’s Color TV-Game 6 was released in Japan on June 1st, 1977, just a week after Star Wars was released in the United States. All six players remaining players were eliminated and the jackpot will be rolled over til next week.

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It’s a pretty obscure bit of trivia, but I can also think of someone whose name rhymes with Shmrish Shmohler who probably could have leveraged their retro gaming knowledge for a cool $10,000. You win some, you lose some.

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Chris Kohler

Wow. I mean, yeah, I know that the Color TV Game 6 came out in 1977, but would I have massively overthought it and figured that HQ wouldn’t have known that? I guess I’ll never know what I’d have done. (Probably would have gone out on question 11, anyway.)