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Alec's patented semi co-operative pub quiz rules

Alec Chapman
United Kingdom
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I developed these (there's an overstatement) for the London On Board winter quiz last year. They met with both bemusement and laughter of, I hope, the good kind. I reprint them here for you to use if you like:

The rules for Alec’s Patented Semi Co-Operative Pub Quiz
A particularly rewarding option if asking reasonably easy questions!
NB: This only works if nothing is really on the line and nobody is taking it too seriously.
Example: At London On Board’s winter quiz, the difference between winning and losing was the order in which people chose their prizes but crucially, everyone got a prize.
I DO NOT recommend the use of such a crazy system for any quizzes with cash prizes or involving work colleagues. It’s just not worth it.
The rules:
Standard Pub Quiz format for the most part, teams of five, with the following additions.
Purchase one pack of playing cards per. Aces, Jacks and Jokers are traitors, everything else is loyal. Make a pile per team of four loyal cards to one traitor.
*There is an additional major prize to the one undetected traitor whose team came in the lowest position – but ONLY IF he/she went undetected.
*There are four additional small prizes (i.e. sweets or similar) to any team that exposed their traitor correctly.
*Once exposed, a traitor does not share in any winnings.
*The traitor on the winning team (i.e. the team with the most points) has demonstrated they are incompetent and must also forgo any prize.
*Anyone claiming to have lost their card or unable to show it at the end of the game forgoes their winnings as well, just in case.
Totally Untested Variants:
1.       Mix all the loyal and traitor cards together. You could end up with all your traitors on one team!
2.       As normal rules or variant (1) but replace one traitor card with an additional loyal card. One team has no traitor!
3.       Allow teams of 10, with two traitors each. Allow “lynching” of potential traitors between turns. Goodbye!

Last years victorious LoB traitor deserves recognition here. I believe it was
Paul Agapow
United Kingdom
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