Although our learning capabilities deteriorates over time, it is possible to keep our brain trained and in shape, so that we are able to better retain information. Answering trivia questions helps us to improve and expand our knowledge without us noticing. Here are 3 reasons you should be playing trivia games:
1. Trivia—Your Brain on Questions
According to psychologist John Kounios, answering a trivia question correctly triggers a release of dopamine in the brain that gives the person answering a sense of pleasure. Beyond that short-term benefit, collecting and deploying information can exercise the brain as we age, supporting healthy neurological function. Trivia is like taking your brain to the gym, and the best part is you won’t even need a shower afterwards.
2. Take a Screen Break
Computer scientist Cal Newport says that the most important trait to develop in our increasingly distracted world is the ability to focus deeply on one task at a time. Smart devices and social media, while fun, can have the unintended effect of rewiring our brains to crave constant stimulation. This state of hyper-stimulation has the unintended effect of making it difficult to focus for long periods of time. Trivia, however, provides a built-in break from screen time.
3. Getting Together
Team trivia is an inherently social activity. At the same time you’re answering the questions, you’re reconnecting with people, or maybe making new friends. Plus, the quiz questions provide all sorts of interesting fodder. You might even find out that one of your friends is an expert in some obscure subject that you’d never heard about before. As far as social experiences go, trivia is hard to beat.
Where To Find Trivia Games Around Dayton:
Trivia Night at AlematicAlematic Artisan Ales 6182 chambersburg, Huber Heights, OH
Grab some friends and join us every Wednesday night at the brewery for a pint of your favorite ALEMATIC brew and some trivia. Hosted by Becca. Enjoy 4 fun rounds of Trivia to test your skill and flex some knowledge. Prizes for each round and a grand prize at the end for 1st and 2nd place winners
Black History Month Trivia NightThe Hope Center – Omega CDC 1816 Harvard Boulevard, Dayton, OH
Come celebrate Black History Month with us at our Black History Trivia nights on February 2, 9, and 16! Each session will be different and have new trivia questions.
Whether you’re an expert or novice, join Sinclair’s Chief Diversity Officer, Michael Carter, for a fun night of trivia, answering questions that will dive deeper than the typical black history questions.
Located at the Omega CDC’s Hope Center at 1816 Harvard Blvd, Dayton OH, 45406, in the Sinclair Suite. Event starts at 6 pm and is FREE!!
Trivia NightLoose Ends Brewing 890 South Main Street, Centerville, OH
Get ready for another trivia night hosted by Limelight Entertainment! Three rounds of trivia will begin tonight at 7 pm,with an opportunity to win a Loose Ends Brewing gift card. Prizes are as follows:
Fun Trivia! Prizes!Bock Family Brewing 8150 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH
Please join us every Thursday from 7-9 for trivia at Bock Family Brewing! Prizes available for 1st and 2nd place winners!
Nerd TriviaD20: A Bar with Characters 2144 East Whipp Rd, Kettering, OH
Dubbed, “The hardest bar trivia in Dayton”. (By our patrons) Every third Thursday, come win some nerd street cred. Come and get nerdy with it, win bragging rights!
Trivia Night at the Dayton TaproomLock 27 Brewing Downtown 329 E. First St., Dayton, OH
Weekly Trivia Night at the Lock 27 Brewing Dayton Taproom every Monday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm! Prizes: 1st Place: $25 Lock 27 Gift Card, 2nd Place: Two 6-packs, 3rd Place: Free Pint Glass
Quiz NightThe Pub 39 Greene Blvd, Beavercreek, OH
Got a case of the Mondays? Come in and enjoy a night of trivia, good food, drinks, and company. Join us every Monday at 6:30 PM for three rounds of general knowledge trivia, followed by our extra special fourth Audiovisual and Music round! Prizes go to
top-performing teams. Teams of 6 or fewer, no cell phones, and as always it is FREE TO PLAY!
Live Trivia!The Wandering Griffin 3725 Presidential Drive, Beavercreek, OH
Get those brain’s a stormin’ because it’s time for some General Knowledge Trivia. We will have questions about movies, music, science, sports and more! So bring your friends to earn some $$$ and show them why they keep you around. 3 rounds with Gift Card Prizes!
Trivia With A TwistBrixx Ice Company 500 E 1st St, Dayton, OH
Trivia with a Twist! Every Monday at Dayton’s Favorite Spot for Food, Beer, Baseball and Fun
General Knowledge TriviaFifth Street Brewpub 1600 E 5th St, Dayton, OH
Come hang inside and out for excellent food, drinks & questions! Hosted at Fifth Street by Pepper Sprout Productions!
Quiztastic TriviaMr Boro’s Tavern 495 N. Main St., Springboro, OH
Quiztastic Trivia! 4 rounds of questions from all subjects…History, Sports, TV, Geography…you name it, Scott asks it! Coupon prizes for every round! Come on in… grab a drink and a bite to eat and have some fun with us!! Seating is first come first serve so get there early!
Trivia Night in FairbornTJ Chumps Fairborn 1100 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH
Enjoy the best ribs, burgers, salmon and more at Chumps in Fairborn. Live Trivia every Tuesday 7pm to 10pm!
Q+ommunity Day of SupportDayton Metro Library – Main Library 215 E. Third Street, Dayton, OH
The LGBTQ+ Alliance of Montgomery County Public Health (with the generous support of AIDS Healthcare Foundation) is celebrating Q+ Folx with this second Q+ommunity day event in Dayton! Join us for authentic connection, affirming conversation, and good food (courtesy of Lily’s Bistro) by/with/for/about LGBTQ+ Folx. The day will include:
* social time
* bingo, history/trivia, and prizes
* good food
* resources and discussion
* an update on Q+ language (LGBTQ2S+, SOGIE, alphabet mafia, Q+, gender fluid, gender queer, asexual, aromatic)
Know of place doing trivia not listed here? Send us the details and we’ll add them to our calendar.