WORCESTER – The ultimate trivia event — with $5,000 on the line — is coming to Worcester this week.
On Friday night, Mechanics Hall will play host to Clues & Brews — a trivia challenge with a first prize of $2,500, second prize $1,500 and third place prize of $1,000.
“It’s substantial money for playing pub trivia,” Jason Eastty, owner of Escape Games Worcester and the organizer of the event, told ThisWeekinWorcester.com on Monday, Sept. 24.
The trivia categories, according to Eastty, will be typical of those that players will see at local trivia events.
“We don’t want to give out too much info early on, but it will be typical categories that people are familiar with,” Eastty said.
The event will be hosted by Unity Radio’s Hank Stoltz.
“Hank and I were talking after his show one day and he had something similar to this event a while back. I wanted to bring something cool to Worcester and I already had the domain cluesandbrews.com for potential use with Escape Games. I figured this would be a great use for it,” Eastty said.
According to Eastty, the contest will accept 300 players with teams of six and four.
“It’s going to be an absolute blast. There has never been anything like this in Worcester. Any time there’s trivia, free food and a cash bar — it’s always a great time,” Eastty said.
A table of up to 6 players costs attendees $180. A table for four is $120.
Tickets are available here.