America’s largest trivia event!

Geeks Who Drink is headed to Windy City for the 14th edition of America’s largest trivia event! Get ready for a weekend full of absurd pageantry, subversive wit, big cash prizes and even bigger novelty prize checks. We’re pulling out all the stops for Geek Bowl XIV, and the whole thing benefits Women Employed. Geek Bowl XIV is now SOLD OUT!

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Geek Bowl XIV? How long is it?
Saturday, March 7th, 2020. We’ll have more info about doors, start and run-time in the coming weeks!
Where is Geek Bowl XIV?
For its 14th year, Geek Bowl is headed to the Windy City for the first time! We’re taking over the lovely Aon Grand Ballroom at the tip of Chicago’s legendary Navy Pier for a night of quiz you won’t soon forget.
Are you doing this for charity again?
Indeed we are! Geek Bowl XIV will benefit Women Employed and their mission to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. Learn more at
What about music?
The soundtrack to Geek Bowl XIV will be provided by Brooklyn’s alternative rock heroes They Might Be Giants!
How much cash is on the line?
More than $20,000 in total! A full breakdown is coming soon
OK, we want in! What do we need to do to qualify for Geek Bowl?
Absolutely nothing! Just buy your tickets when they go on sale. There’s no qualifying, challenges or proving your worthiness required.
Where do I buy tickets and how much are they?
Tickets to Geek Bowl XIV are offered at a variety of levels, but in all cases in sets of 6. On September 16th, you’ll be able to purchase V.E.G. (Very Entitled Geek) for $750 per team, Standard (no/minor obstruction) for $450 per team, Standard (partial obstruction) for $390 per team and Standard (full obstruction) for $270 per team. GEEK BOWL XIV IS SOLID OUT!
Can you help me join a team? Can you help us recruit players? Is there a wait-list for resale tickets?
Can you help me join a team? Can you help us recruit players? Is there a wait-list for resale tickets?
What if I can’t find 6 people to join my team?
Drop us your info at for any of these requests and we’ll do the best we can to accommodate!
What if I can’t find 6 people to join my team?
If you’re running solo and want to join a team OR you’re a team that needs to recruit a couple extra players fill out this form and we’ll see what we can do about helping you put it all together.
OK. What about V.E.G.?
Very Entitled Geek tables are closest to the action in the first two rows and are slightly larger than the rest. V.E.G status also offers a commemorative credential, expedited entry and bar service, plus an impressive swag bag of GWD collectibles.
Can I attend Geek Bowl as a spectator?
Unfortunately, there are no spectator tickets for Geek Bowl XIV.
Will food and drink be available at Geek Bowl?
Yes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Geek Bowl XIV.
Are There Any Other Geek Bowl Festivities?
Yes! We’ll be hosting both a Thursday night warm-up quiz AND a special Friday night Pre-Party for Geek Bowl attendees! Stay tuned for more info on both of these special events.
Is Geek Bowl the same as a regular GWD quiz?
Well unless your weekly quiz featured a dance troupe reenacting famous dance scenes from movies live on stage, not exactly. That said, in terms of format and rules, Geek Bowl is identical to a regular GWD event, just bigger in scope. There are eight rounds of eight questions. You’ll still Joker one round, which will double your points for that round only. The point values for each round will be printed on the answer packets so you can make an informed decision on when to joker.
Will there be quizmasters and teams from other states?
Yes. Each Geek Bowl attracts dozens of quizmasters and hundreds of players from all over the Geeks Who Drink empire. Last year, teams from places as far flung as Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Austin and Vancouver B.C. competed for the grand prize.
Why should we buy tickets for Geek Bowl when our team never wins at our regular quiz?
So, you know the whole adage you heard as a kid about winning not being everything? Well, winning is merely most things, but when it comes to Geeks Who Drink we think it’s only the cherry on top (okay, so thousands of cherries). If you don’t think of yourself as a contender, consider Geek Bowl a dork bacchanal. Dress to the nines, drink up and enjoy, because we’ll give you one hell of a show. We promise.
Is there an actual Geek Bowl?
Absolutely! Thanks to Geek Bowl II’s winners, The Betas, there’s an actual bowl that’s resided in Albuquerque, Denver, Philly, Little Rock and Raleigh over its lifetime.
My question wasn’t answered here!
OK, but that’s not really a question, is it? Shoot us an email at and we’ll get back to you.

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