Preview: ‘You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!’

Roy Scheider from "Jaws" (Universal)

Roy Scheider from “Jaws” (Universal)


It be “Shark Week” and your Trivia Ninjas are celebrating with a very special edition of the Trivia Ninjas Trivia Night Challenge coming to you at 6:30 tonight at Zaffiro’s Pizzeria and Bar in the Marcus Parkwood 17 complex in Waite Park.

Each week, we frontload your team with one of the contest’s questions.

Here’s this week’s Freebie Question:


“Quint, Hooper and Police Chief Brody head-out on the ocean to hunt for the great white shark in the movie “Jaws.” What’s the name of Quint’s boat?”


Answer that and you’ll have points walking into trivia tonight.


Call Ahead and Reserve a Table

If you’re going to have more than six players tonight, Manager Dan would love you to call and reserve a table. That way, he can maximize space. Call 230-0061.


New to the Trivia Night Challenge at Zaffiro’s?

Here’s how we roll:

1. No electronic devices allowed. No texting, phones, tablets, Psychic Friends Network, paper cups and string, nothing. And don’t be bringing in notes, either. If you’re caught cheating, your team will be disqualified and you’ll be publicly scorned and ridiculed.

2. DON’T SHOUT OUT THE ANSWERS! I mean, don’t shout out the answers. Let everyone else have fun playing, too, you killjoy.

3. Tonight’s contest involves five rounds of 10 questions each — one round of visual/image questions, ten audio/music questions and thirty spoken word questions.

4. Unless we say otherwise, if we ask for someone’s name, we want the last name. Give us the first name if you like, but if you give us the wrong first name, your answer is wrong. If we ask for a character, either the first or last name is okay. But remember, if any part of the name is wrong, it’s all wrong.

5. All questions are worth 500 points. Teams with the correct answer split those points. So five teams who correctly answer a given question will get 100 points each. Get it?

6. The Ninjas’ answer is the only correct answer. Dispute if you like and we’ll consider it. But our decisions are final.

7. Spelling doesn’t count unless we say it does. We’re not mean like those Jeopardy dudes.

8. Clues can be found each week at our website, as well as our Facebook page. A freebie question is posted each Wednesday on our website.

9. The top three teams with the most points at the end of the contest win prizes.

10. The winning team will randomly draw one of the other teams to answer one question in the Super Ninja Second Chance Challenge for a valuable prize.

11. Be generous to your wait-staff. They’re working hard to ensure you have a great night.

Okay, enough rules. We’ll see you at 6:30 Wednesday night, August 7, 2013.

Until then, see you at the movies!