Multiple times a week, hundreds of thousands of people are dropping everything and answering questions for the chance to win money.
It’s for HQ Trivia, a viral app that first made headlines for its popularity in the fall when it became available on iPhones. As of New Year’s, it’s available on Android.
So what’s all the fuss about, and why do players keep talking about Scott? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is HQ Trivia?
HQ Trivia is a live trivia game on your phone. Anyone with the app can play, and anyone who plays has a chance to win money.
How does it work?
The game occurs at pre-scheduled times: 3 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET on weekdays, as well as 9 p.m. ET on weekends. As long as you open the app before the first question starts, you can play. If you open it later, you can still watch.
A host introduces the game and then reads 12 questions, each increasing in difficulty. You’re out the first time you miss a question (though there is an option to gain a life by inviting a friend to play). If you make it through all 12 questions, you win!