This is the newest bar game that is sweeping the Alamo City.
What is Mr. Gameshow?
Most people have dreamed of being on a gameshow at one time or another but have never had the chance to meet Vanna, Alex, or Bob Barker. For all you aspiring gameshow contestants, there is only one place to hone your skills in preparation – at the bar with Mr. Gameshow.
The game is a real life gameshow complete with a host, buzzers, and even gameshow music! I was told of this new phenomenon by DS, one of my friends on my volleyball team. He had been raving about Mr. Gameshow for some time now, so this past Thursday after our game we decided to go and check it out at Rebar.
The game is pretty simple; three players answer toss up style questions each worth 100 points. The first player to 1,000 points (or the player leading after 15 minutes) wins the game. The fun part is the variety of questions that Mr. Gameshow asks.
There will be stock trivia questions (name the colors of the rainbow), musical questions (think “Name That Tune” as players have to buzz in as soon as they know the artist singing the song), questions to test levels of inebriation (how many fingers am I holding up), and even questions to see who is the best dancer (judged completely by the other patrons in the bar so you better get your “lawnmower” on).
What I particularly liked was the fact the Mr. Gameshow himself crowdsourced additional questions from the patrons of the bar. The types of questions were a grab bag of serious, such as “What is the only city to straddle two continents?” (Istanbul), or silly such as “Why don’t you shower with a Pokemon?” (because he might Peek-at-chu).
If you are looking for something fun that is completely out of the ordinary, I highly recommend checking out Mr. Gameshow’s website to find out where he will be next. He also is available for parties and I’m sure it will be one that you or your friends won’t soon forget.