The hunt for party games to play from home is on right now, so hearing that the popular trivia game HQ is coming back from the dead is welcome news. If you had an unclaimed balance of past winnings, or you’re looking to try your hand at playing (and winning some cash) for playing a quiz game the first time, it looks like you’ll get another chance.
If you haven’t played before, the premise is simple: Download the app (here in Apple’s App Store or here on Google Play) and tune in at 9pm ET every night to answers trivia questions with increasing difficulty. If you make it all the way to the end, players win the pot; if there are multiple people who won, the pot is split among them, and money can be cashed out via a Paypal deposit if it hits the minimum of $20 in winnings. The game’s available worldwide with the exception of Russia and India.
The first game marking the relaunch of HQ took place back on March 29, with future games taking place every night at 9pm ET, all of which include an option to donate to various charities; most recently the Food Bank for New York City received $2,500. The resurrected game is now hosted by the Queens-based comedian Matt Richards from NYC, who’s now giving updates on the game via Twitter.
Last February, the app’s co-founder Rus Yusupov announced that HQ would be shutting down in the face of rising costs and viewership issue. This left HQ employees in the lurch and past winners with outstanding balances, but Yusupov circled back six weeks later to say the game would be back, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that’s thanks to an anonymous investor.
HQ not your cup of tea? Try Cards Against Humanity online for free.