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Confetti & noisemakers? Cheông chồng. Big cake? Check (we already ate it). A bunch of fun facts about mister-bản đồ.com? Obviously! is turning 35 & we’re celebrating with a little trivia of our own. Behold, the epic history of mister-bản đồ.com in 35 facts…

1. It’s our birthday, but our players get the presents.

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That’s how we roll. We’re showing 30 million mister-bản đồ.com players some love sầu this April with a daily chance khổng lồ win $100 in our latest Trivia for Cash competition: Players’ Choice.

2. has given away millions in cash prizes since 1984…

…including nearly $40,000 in the past year alone. You could Call 2019 the year of Trivia for Cash, since we’re running all these monthly player competitions with big cash prizes.

3. We love spoiling our partner locations, too.

Want lớn join the party? Become a mister-bản đồ.com location in April, & get a miễn phí month on us. Expect khổng lồ see new faces ASAP. because 96% of mister-bản đồ.com players are looking for additional places lớn get their game on.*

4. Now, let’s take it back…way back…khổng lồ 1984.

Iconic movies like Ghostbusters, Gremlins, and Karate Kid made their debut. Everyone was rocking big hair & argyle sweaters while singing “Karma, Karma, Karma Chameleon.” (Sorry, not sorry, it’s stuông chồng in your head.) And most importantly, the first game – QB1 – was played in 1984.

Quick side note: was founded as NTN Communications, Inc. & known as “NTN” throughout the 1980s & 1990s, but we’ll refer to it as khổng lồ keep things simple.

 5. You’ve grown up with Exhibit A.

Even if you haven’t played trivia or ordered drinks on our touchscreen tablets, you’ve sầu seen us before. We’ve sầu been a part of pop culture for 3 decades now. Did you see our poster (next to lớn Jen’s famous hair) in Office Space? Noticed our trivia on the TV? Don’t get distracted by those pieces of flair.

6. Exhibit B

You saw us on the CBS Show, Mike & Molly, starring Melissa McCarthy và Billy Gardell. Mike and Molly indulged in some friendly competition using tablets.

7. Exhibit C, D…

In 2004, players even competed in a televised trivia championship round on Anderson Cooper’s New Year’s Eve sầu special. Fox TV even aired Paranoia, our live trivia gameshow – hosted by Peter Tomarken.

 8. Before mister-bản đồ.com made it big, we had just 8 locations and 1 game in 1985.

Gotta start somewhere, right? Today, there are over 2,600 bars, restaurants, breweries, & other venues carrying over 26 trivia games.


 9. QB1 was the first game. Nope, it wasn’t trivia…

…it was a predictive sầu football game. Longtime mister-bản đồ.com fans already know all about QB1. For the noobs, QB1 was played in real time as fans watched televised college và pro football games. Before the snap of the ball, mister-bản đồ.com players predicted if the next play would be a pass or run.

10. Football fans went QB1 crazy from the 80s through the early aughts.

In 1986, Sports Illustrated held a VIP tiệc ngọt with QBI as the featured entertainment. (Put that VIPhường tiệc nhỏ on your bucket các mục if time travel becomes a thing.)

Our own CEO, Ram Krishnan, competed in QB1 on the University of Virginia campus. At the same time on the University of Michigan campus, CFO Allen Wolff was playing QB1 as well. We’ll never know who had the higher scores…

11. Miss QBI? Blame Janet’s Wardrobe Malfunction in 2004.

After the 2006 Super Bowl halftime show – yeah, that one – TV stations started running football games with a 5 second tape delay. However, radio stations still broadcast in real-time giving unscrupulous QBI players an advantage. End game for QBI.

12. But sports fans can still get their fix from

We’ve sầu got Sports Trivia, Football Trivia, Baseball Trivia…you get the picture.

13. Wait, let’s go back to the 1980s. Some big stuff happened in 1987. launched Showdown & Countdown Trivia, 2 games which are still going strong today. Plus, the very first wireless playmaker debuted…


14. Can we all pause khổng lồ appreciate the very first wireless Playmaker?

Listen, we realize this doesn’t look high tech. But in the 1980s – the era of the Zach Morris cell phone – it most certainly was. Player answers were typed in and transmitted over a 49 MHz signal, the same signal as a cordless phone.

15. Players are still phoning it in…

In 2011, launched the Playmaker Smartphone app so competitors could use either a mister-bản đồ.com tablet or their own điện thoại thông minh to lớn submit answers.

16. …và they have a new way to bởi it in 2019!

In 2019, the new Entertainment ứng dụng launches with even more features và fun stuff. The app is in a beta format, so players can provide feedback khổng lồ make it even more awesome.

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17. Did we mention we love our players? All 30 million of them?

Have sầu you ever met a diehard player? You’ll know. They’re insanely smart, funny, & can hold their own in any mister-bản đồ.com game (or drinking game, for that matter).

Players size tightknit communities at locations that carry – & meet up regularly to compete individually và as a team. In fact, a study found that 74% of our players recommover businesses with mister-bản đồ.com to lớn their friends và fam.*

18. When we say players are tightknit, we mean it.

They often help teammates – lượt thích Thomas Hoobler, a player at Mad River Bar & Grille in Thành Phố New York, NY – compete for cash. Hoobler said, “Our team has never played on Sunday before, but we sure did after I (with the team’s help) won the $1,000 prize during the January Trivia for Cash event…Sunday Funday. When we told the waitress and manager what we had won, we noticed that the service even improved! Keep it up,!”

Players don’t just meet up IRL. You’ll find them online, too, discussing all things mister-bản đồ.com.


19. Players have always had their own inside jokes…

When mister-bản đồ.com (then called NTN) launched a new logo baông xã in the day, players named it “Bad Bart” for the resemblance lớn Bart Simpson. Players even named their nationwide Yahoo message board BadBart.

đôi mươi. …but they take winning very, very seriously!

A spot on the local leaderboard is a big deal, but getting on the national leaderboard? That’s the holy grail.

21. So we take question writing very, very seriously…

mister-bản đồ.com has an entire team dedicated to researching and writing questions – all day, every day.

 22. For fact’s sake, has 700,000 questions and answers.

And we add more trivia daily…


23. The last question we got (sorta) wrong was in August, 2012. It involved mythical winged creatures, obviously.

The question: In mythology, what famous creature was the offspring of Poseidon and the snake-haired Medusa?

The answer that mister-bản đồ.com provided: Pegasus, the winged horse.

Pegasus was actually the correct answer. However, an astute player let us know that Pegasus had a twin brother – a flying boar – named Chrysaor, who should have been included in the answer. Sorry, bro.

 24. Our questions cover everything: from Greek gods to the lademo headlines.

Throughout the history of, we’ve sầu launched themed trivia games around niđậy topics our players care about. There’s SciFiles Trivia for the Trekkies và sci-fi buffs. We’ve got Glory Daze for back-in-the-day facts.


25. Even Canadians have sầu their very own mister-bản đồ.com trivia game.

Aptly titled “Canadomain authority, Eh?”

26. The game development team is always adjusting the game lineup.

Our game gurus use player feedbaông chồng, advanced gaming analytics, and trkết thúc tracking lớn create games that players want.

27. Along the way, there have been some “interesting” games.

Anyone rethành viên Nightside trivia in the 1990s? It had an “adult” theme that didn’t go over well at family-oriented venues. Granted, the game ran after 10pm, but decided khổng lồ keep things more PG going forward.

Other games of yesteryear include: Boys & Their Toys (trivia about snow mobiles and jet skis…Kenny Powers would approve), PowerPlay (all hockey, all the time), and this gem…

28. Would you rather thua kém at or thua kém a $20 bill?

Decisions. Decisions. In the early 2000s, ran a game called “Zobmondo” which was essentially a “Would You Rather?” game. One question was: would you rather get poked in the eye with a stichồng or fall off a cliff? Um, neither?

29. But trivia và arcade games aren’t all that does…

After all, we’re focused on helping businesses provide an awesome in-venue experience. That’s why we decided to bring more khổng lồ the table…

30. You can order from a digital menu, & even securely pay – on a mister-bản đồ.com tablet.

Launched in 2017, the customer-facing dining technology platform lets customers browse a digital thực đơn, skết thúc orders to lớn the kitchen, & pay their bill with a credit card or Smartphone payment. Right now, digital dining & tableside payment is taking off – và over 79% of today’s customers are hungry for it according to a recent study by TSYS.

31. As you can tell, the last 35 years have been an adventure at

And we’re still creating ways to lớn delight our players and partner locations. That’s what inspires all of us at, và keeps us excited about coming to work every day. That, và the fact our new office in Carlsbad, California is just a mile from the beach…

32. Some of us have been here since the beginning (or cthua thảm to lớn it). Like Chris C…

Today, he’s the Technical Operations Speciadanh sách và has been with mister-bản đồ.com for 21 years. “It was my first job out of college, và I’ve never wanted to leave. Getting lớn work with trivia games & great people all day? What could be better?”

33. …and Skyler T.

Skyler came on board just a year after Chris, she says, “Working here has at times felt lượt thích living in a movie. We’ve sầu definitely had our nội dung of ups & downs, quirky characters, & crazy stories, but through it all…it’s been fun. It helps that “fun” is the whole point of our main product!” Well said, Skyler.

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34. mister-bản đồ.com is like one big family made up of hundreds of employees, 30 million players, and 2,600 locations.

We gọi it the Nation – & everyone is welcome…