Posts Tagged ‘Host’

How to Run a Trivia Night

Posted: July 1, 2012


Check out this cool version of how to run your own Catch The Mania night! What’s great about Catch The Mania, besides the audio/visual aspect, is that you can learn to do it yourself!

More tips are available on our video page, found here!


Equipment, What do I need?

Posted: December 30, 2011


Catch the Mania (CTM) is a very simple for such a high tech presentation.  You don’t need much but there are a few things:

1-A reliable computer:  The computer doesn’t have to be fancy or loaded with features or memory or anything.  It needs to be able to connect to the internet, play short videos and connect to an external monitor

2-TV’s:  CTM is an audio/visual experience.  All the questions are designed to be presented on a television or projector screen.  Ideally your TV or projector is new enough to receive a VGA or HDMI input but if not you can still make it work.

3-Microphone (Mic):  You need to be able to present the show on a mic.  You will also need a mic cable.

4-A Speaker (s):  Many times you can plug directly into the locations sound system and you should look for this when evaluating a location however it’s nice to be mobile and being mobile also increases your ability to make money in other venues that don’t have inhouse speakers.  Generally all you need is one speaker and it doesn’t have to be a big one.  We use QSC K8 self powered speakers (it’s top of the line but well worth it) but you can use any powered or unpowered speaker (if you use an unpowered speaker you will need some type of amp).

5-MP3 player or Music player:  If you have a computer with iTunes that’s all you need.  Some people like to use another player or their phone. 

6-A few cords and adapters:  You need a cord to go from your computer to the speaker, click here for different options, a cord to go from your computer to the TV, click here for options, a cord to go from your MP3 player or phone to the speaker

7-Mixer:  This is a more advanced piece of equipment but a great thing to have and you can get small, very affordable mixers almost anywhere – click here.

8-Some type of camera to document the fun