Some people use hints and others don’t. To me hints are an important part of creating friendly, inclusive vibe, especially if you are in a smaller venue – say with less than 10 teams (40 people).
The reason I think hints are great is because our questions are challenging and, especially in the beginning while you’re getting started, it can be important give new players a chance to really feel their way into the game by offering hints as a way to engage more people. After all if more people know the answer, more people will want to play, at least until they realize how much fun it is whether they know the answer or not.
Be generous but not gluttonous with your hints, especially when starting, remember you are creating a VIBE of inclusion and fun and if people get frustrated because they don’t get any answers right, that’s not very inclusive.
One of the best things about Catch The Mania Trivia is that our questions are real and challenging. People love that about us and it’s one of the reasons they keep coming back, but sometimes you need to give a little to get a little and it makes sense to offer a few hints if people want them in order to engage them in the fun of the product!
Think the kind of hint you give makes a difference? It does…read how to give the best hints here.