How to play

How to join in with a Warp Point quiz

Written by: Ian Morris

Playing quizzes through Warp Point is a great way to support all your favourite causes - and have fun at the same time!

Kind of like an interactive quiz TV show, Warp Point lets you compete with up to tens of thousands of other players in a real-time quiz. With many of our hosts liking to compère in person over a livestream on Zoom, YouTube, Facebook or Twitch, it's just like playing along with a real game show!

With no app download required, all you need to do is visit the host's page on Warp Point on your device of choice to play along come the big day. As you submit your answers, the answers, scores and leaderboards on the livestream will update in real-time, letting you see how you stack up against the other players.

If you can't get to a TV or set up a second screen, there's no need to worry. Just play along on your device, and you'll still be competing with everyone, no matter where you are in the world!

All you need is:

  • A mobile phone, PC or tablet to play the quiz on

  • (Optional) A PC, TV, tablet or other device to watch the stream on

How to play:

  1. Sign up for the event
    Each host gets their own page on Warp Point - all you need to do is head to their page, and click 'Sign Up'. You'll be asked to choose a username, enter an email address, and make a minimum donation to the cause in question. Just fill in the form, enter your PayPal or card details, and you're ready to go!

    Once you're done, you'll receive an email containing your exclusive Warp Point access code, which you'll see on your screen. You should make a note of this, as you may need it when you come to join the quiz!

  2. Join the quiz lobby
    You can join the quiz lobby and get ready to go up to an hour before the scheduled start time.

    Simply head back to the host's Warp Point page on your device, and you should be joined automatically. If you're trying to play along on a different device to the one you signed up on, you'll have to put your email and access code in first.

    If the box at the top of the screen says "Connection: Connected" with a green light, you're good to go!

  3. Get the stream ready
    With our quizzes best experienced as a "second screen", if you're going to watch the stream, now's the time to get it set up. Head to the host's social media to find the links you need and get ready! All you need is a PC, a tablet, or a way of getting their streaming site of choice up on your TV for the best possible experience. The most popular options for hosts are YouTube, Facebook Live or Twitch.

  4. Sit back, relax and wait for the quiz to start
    Now you're all set up and ready to go!

    When the quiz begins, you'll be asked to perform a quick calibration to make sure everything's in sync. Just hit the big red 'Start' button on your device when the countdown on the stream hits zero - or choose "I'm not watching the stream" if, well, you're not watching the stream.

We hope you enjoy your Warp Point event! If you have any issues or feedback, please email [email protected] and we'll look into it for you.