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What's it about?
To play HQ LIVE TRIVIA GAME SHOW, enter your phone number and type in the verification code. Create a username, and enter an optional profile photo. Tap "Yep!" to allow notifications so that you'll get a notice when the next game show is live (if you're late, you can only watch), and hold music plays while players log in to the game. While they wait, many players write messages in the chat box while waiting for the game to begin, but users can swipe right to omit comments. The host will announce a question, and players must tap the multiple-choice answer they think is correct in under 10 seconds. If players tap an incorrect answer or run out of time, they're out! Get them all right, and you win (but remember: More than one person can win). The host gives some background info on the correct answer before moving on to the next question. If no one wins, the prize rolls over to the next day.
Is it any good?
There's excitement in the air as players sign on to compete in this daily trivia game show, but be prepared to hand over personal information. The players who answer all of the questions correctly have the chance to win decent amounts of prize money (twice daily on the weekdays, once daily on weekends) on HQ Live Trivia Game Show. For example, during one recent show, eight players answered all of the questions correctly to split the $1,000 pot and won $125 each. Not bad for a free, 12-minute game. That said, there's a frantic, almost addictive quality to this game that seems more casino than game show, and there's some crude humor by the live host. In addition, you have to provide your PayPal account information to collect any prize money, making HQ Live Trivia Game Show a fun, frenetic app for mature teens and adults who are willing to sacrifice some personal information.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how HQ Live Trivia Game Show is similar to and different from a network game show. If more than 100,000 players are playing the game and the prize money is $1,000, what are the chances you'll win "big" even if you answer all the questions correctly?
This app requires personal information such as players' phone numbers and PayPal accounts (if they win). This game is limited to players age 17 and up. If your young teen or tween wants to play, talk about why age restrictions on some apps are important.
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