In the heyday of trivia game apps, QuizUp was once the king of all games. What made QuizUp so special was the fact that you could choose any topic, no matter how niche, and compete against someone who was just as well-versed in it as you. Trivia Crack is fun and all, but it never gives you the opportunity to select a topic as specific as a season of your favorite TV show or a niche field of study. When you’re answering questions about something you really care about, it starts feeling a lot less like a quiz and more like pure fun.
Unfortunately, QuizUp did not survive the ad-pocalypse, as YouTube creators called it, and was forced to shut its operation. There might never be an app just quite like it. Luckily, we live in the age of abundance with new apps sprouting almost every day. To help you mourn the death of QuizUp, we’ve compiled a list of awesome alternatives you can try. Sure, none of them will ever really replace QuizUp in our hearts, but they can provide some much-needed trivia when you need it most.
In line with the popular TV game show Jeopardy!, this mobile app offers players a virtual game show experience. You can join the contestants “on stage” (from your mobile device) and answer questions about the most obscure subjects. Arguably the best part of this game is that the questions are all presented to you by the late host of the show Alex Trebek. If you used to watch Jeopardy! as a child, you can take a stroll down memory lane with this app.
The game is similar to QuizUp in the sense that you can pick your own categories. There is also a time limit for every question. That’s where the similarities end. Most of the time the category titles sound unfamiliar and you cannot stick with one category for the whole game.
The questions are not too difficult, making the game easy to follow. The traditional Jeopardy! type of trivia with questions in the form of clues is a pleasant change from your regular trivia. Unfortunately, the game has been absolutely overrun by pop-up ads. You can’t escape them, which significantly alters the experience. You also have to pay to start a new game. After going through your starter pack of coins, you will have to put in some of your own money to keep playing.
Lovers of television game shows rejoice; there is a game based on the popular show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?! The game works exactly the same way as the show. Players get to answer multiple choice questions. With each correct answer your winnings increase. Make one mistake and you’re out. To avoid that depressing outcome, you can pick a lifeline, just like in the real show.
The app generally has pretty good reviews, which is a great sign. The premise of the game is quite different from QuizUp in the sense that the player has to focus on one long game instead of a series of short ones. However, the gameplay is exciting and very similar to the original game show. There are some in-app purchases available, as with most trivia games.
Trivia 360 is marketed as a workout for your brain. All trivia games are, in some ways, but this one is special. It’s quite different from other apps because it offers different gameplay categories: Classic multiple choice, True or false, Flag quiz, and Landmark riddles. In this game, you’re not limited to simply answering questions in a long game of trivia. It’s like QuizUp, but instead of the question categories, you’re choosing among these game modes.
As is the issue with many apps at the moment, unescapable ads are ruining the experience. After years of this nonsense, many players have gotten used to exercising their patience when playing online trivia. On the plus side, there is great variety in terms of questions and difficulty. Some are easier, some are harder. If you fail at a challenge, you can keep trying until you win, with no repercussions. You can even play the game offline if you’re traveling.
Similarly to QuizUp, you can customize your game, or at least some aspects of it. In the case of Trivia 360, the customization concerns both the question categories and the length of the game. If you’re looking for games like QuizUp for Android and Apple, this is a great option.
Quizizz is suitable for those looking for games like QuizUp for PC and mobile devices. There is a web application that you can use, as well as a mobile app. Initially, it was developed to offer teachers and students help in the classroom. You can create your own quiz and send it to your friends or pick a quiz from the platform.
The reason Quizizz is on this list is because it gives you the option to pick from a wide variety of question categories. Learn about the earth, the French Revolution, Imperialism, and more. All you have to do is type the topic you’re looking for in the search bar and pick the appropriate one from all the results. Unlike Kahoot and other similar educational quiz apps, players have the option to write their answer in instead of picking one from the suggested answers.
You can use the special effects offered by Quizizz to make each game an exciting and interactive experience. You’ll find special sound effects and power ups that you can turn on or off as you please.
KwizzBit is another online platform that allows you to create your own quiz to play with friends. It is popular among teachers and professionals who like to use it for educational purposes. The platform is free for quizzes for up to four players. If you purchase the paid version, you can involve up to 100,000 people in your quiz.
The best part about this app is that you don’t have to think about the questions to create a custom quiz. Use pre-made questions from KwizzBit’s database of over 30,000 trivia questions. You can use the app to host live trivia games, or create a quiz for your friends to enjoy online. Much like QuizUp, the questions are timed and the player who’s first to answer correctly gets a higher score. The app is very user-friendly. Creating a unique quiz can take only a few minutes.
Trivia Crack is a legendary trivia game app that many trivia lovers all over the world enjoy. The premise is similar to Trivial Pursuit; players have to get a token in each of the six categories by answering questions correctly. There are ways you can cheat the game a bit, like power-ups that allow you to skip questions, get another chance at answering, or switch the category.
You cannot pick one category and stick to it throughout the game like you would do with QuizUp. However, Trivia Crack has some tricks up its sleeve. The most exciting aspect of the game is the questions. Players like you and me can submit their own questions and others get to answer them. To contribute to the community, you can also rate questions submitted by others. Because of that, Trivia Crack never runs out of questions.
One major downside of this game is the intrusive pop-up ads. Many of them you cannot skip. However, there is a simple solution: purchase the ad-free version. It is a single payment of a couple of bucks that gets you unlimited Trivia Crack fun with no ads.
Trivia Crack 2
Trivia Crack 2 is very similar to Trivia Crack. This app built on the success of its predecessor and introduced new gameplay. In addition to all the regular game modes, Trivia Crack 2 allows players to form teams and play together with friends. You can exchange lives, chat through the app, and even get your hands on a gold chest.
Trivia Crack is always working on coming up with new ideas. Trivia Crack 2 is a great example of that. The game is not too similar to QuizUp in the sense that you cannot find very obscure topics and categories. However, the questions do get more difficult as you proceed to the higher levels. Though Trivia Crack 2 has the same problems as Trivia Crack (talking about the annoying ads here), it is a great choice for someone who enjoys this type of trivia and wants to spice things up.
Trivia Crack Explorer
Trivia Crack Explorer is a new game by Etermax, the creator of Trivia Crack and Trivia Crack 2. This game offers unique gameplay not explored in Trivia Crack before. In this game, the player gets to keep playing without ever having to wait for their opponent to answer their question. The story of the game follows Willy on an adventure to save his friends. Move through the game together, answer questions, and beat your evil opponent.
Unlike the other games we’ve explored in this article, Trivia Crack Explorer is a game you play once. After you’ve reached the final level, you cannot replay the game with different questions. It also has an overwhelming amount of ads that can feel quite intrusive when you’re playing. Trivia Crack Explorer is a great option for players who enjoy all the Etermax games and want to try something new.
If you’re looking for a trivia quiz on the subject of film, then Popcorn Trivia is the right choice for you. The app is filled with movie trivia for all film lovers. There is a wide range of questions from different movie genres that you can pick. The idea is similar to QuizUp in the sense that you can pick the subcategory that you like. Though film is not a narrow category, this game is only suitable for people who enjoy watching movies and following the newest trends in the industry. A person who’s not knowledgeable about film would not enjoy this category very much.
Many players praise the game online, but point out a few things that could be improved. Small bugs may alter the playing experience, but they don’t really make a difference in the long run. If you enjoy movie trivia and want to test your knowledge in this category, you will definitely enjoy this game.
Random Trivia Generator
Random Trivia Generator offers questions in six different categories: Arts, Geography, Entertainment, History, Science, and General. There are over 17,000 questions overall. Instead of giving you questions one by one, the app offers you six questions at once, one in each category. This way you can strategize what question you want to go for first. You can customize your quiz and pick only the categories that you enjoy. It’s not as niche as QuizUp, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Random Trivia Generator hit the same wall that most apps in this day and age—ads. Pop-up ads can disrupt your game flow and become quite annoying. There is not much we can do about it, especially because the app doesn’t have a paid version with no ads.
Sporcle Party is an online platform that allows you to play trivia games with your friends. You can use it for live trivia events, as well as virtual trivia. The way it works is very simple; open the app, create your own trivia game or use a pack designed by another player, and get to it! You can share your question packs with other players too.
There is a wager element to Sporcle Party. In addition to submitting your answer, you can also make a bet on it. If you’re 100% confident in your knowledge, you can wager 10 points. If your answer turns out to be correct, just as you thought, the 10 points you wagered will be added to your final score.
The reason Sporcle Party made it on this list is the customization element. You can customize the game to your liking, with your own categories and questions. It’s not as easy as in QuizUp, where you could choose a topic, no matter how niche, with hundreds of questions ready for you. However, Sporcle Party is on the right path to making that happen.
Logo Quiz is the game of my childhood. It’s the app that got me into trivia and for that reason, I will always appreciate it. The premise is very simple: you have to figure out the name of the brand from a picture of the logo with some missing elements. You know the number of characters you’re looking for and you’re even shown exactly the letters you can pick from. How hard can it be?
Not very hard at first, but it gets harder with each level. There are over 2,500 logos to guess with many additional levels. Some levels even let you guess the color of the logos. If you’re really struggling to find the right answer, spend your hard-earned coins on hints. It’s not difficult to earn more coins, anyway. You can also skip a logo that you don’t know and come back to it later.
Logo Quiz is somewhat of a unicorn because it still hasn’t been taken over by pop-up ads. You can enjoy the gameplay without intrusive adverts ruining the experience. In a similar way to Popcorn Trivia, Logo Quiz can be regarded as a small portion of QuizUp. It is just one category of trivia that many people enjoy. If you cannot have QuizUp, you can construct your own QuizUp from different apps! And, if you enjoy solving logo puzzles and exercising your brain, this game will be fun for you.
You’ve probably heard of Heads Up. It is essentially a game of charades, but you don’t have to think of the topics yourself. The creators of Heads Up decided to build on the success of the game and came out with another app called Psych! This time, the theme is trivia. Psych! is marketed as a party game for big groups of people because of its fun and dynamic nature.
It’s very easy to play. You choose a topic that you like, create a game, and share the code to enter with your friends. Once everybody is ready, the game can begin. All you do is answer the questions the game throws at you and see who gets the most points. It’s a great game to play remotely, when you can’t be with your friends physically.
Unfortunately, the game has been polluted with ads. Unlike QuizUp and Logo Quiz, Psych! has been labelled as a cash grab from the beginning. The game was developed in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres, who was very famous at the time of its conception.
I love that you can play this game with just your friends; it makes the game more interactive and exciting. I do, however, wish that you could also play alone. The game’s similarities to QuizUp are limited to the fact that you can choose the category of your game and challenge your friends to a battle of wits.
Quizoid is one of the few apps that actually offers offline trivia. That means that you can play on the plane, undisturbed by ads. At the same time, you cannot play against a real opponent, which some people crave. The app was last updated in September 2020, providing new questions from that year. There are over 7,000 questions in the database that you can answer. There are different game modes including Classic, where you can answer as many questions as you can before you fail, and Arcade, where you get to answer as many questions as you can in 60 seconds before the time runs out.
Quizoid doesn’t have as many categories as QuizUp did; there are only 10. However, even that is an improvement from some other trivia game apps we know. The fact that you can play offline takes away the social element and makes Quizoid all about trivia. There are no fancy upgrades and features that players find so annoying about Trivia Crack. It’s all about the questions.
QuizDuel is a newer game that is quite reminiscent of Trivial Pursuit. You can play against friends and strangers on the internet in the app’s trivia games. In addition to that, you can also explore Solo Mode and go through the game alone. The biggest downside of this game is that you have to wait around for your opponent to play, much like in Trivia Crack. In order to kill time, you have to join other games too. Of course, that won’t happen if you choose to play in Solo Mode.
There are around 20 categories and new themes coming out every day. The game is quite simple and doesn’t require extraordinary effort. If you’re looking for an easy game to get your mind off the death of QuizUp, QuizDuel will do it.
Many new games have emerged since we lost QuizUp, but there is nothing quite like it. In order to get the best experience, I recommend you combine different apps and reap the benefits of all. Apps like Sporcle Party will allow you to play with friends and create customized games, while Popcorn Trivia and Logo Quiz can quench your thirst for niche categories.
Which game do you think is most like QuizUp? What apps have you turned to since the disappearance of QuizUp? Is there any trivia game that you would recommend to other players in need? Share your tips with us in the comments!