Buzzword is an exciting online game of knowledge and recall. It will challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in an engaging, audio-based format and let you compare your results with those of players at your level from around the world.

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What is quiz bowl?

Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of popular culture and current events.

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

August 1, 2020

NAQT Rules Changes for 2020-2021

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Highlights:

  • Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions.
  • In the Middle School Eligibility Rules and High School Eligibility Rules, we added extensive rules regarding online schools and homeschools, and clarified the effect of non-online schools implementing online instruction temporarily.
  • Matches at the Community College Championship Tournament will now use 11-minute halves.

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August 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These Romantic-Era Composers

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten major composers of the Romantic Era.

July 28, 2020

Division II Eligibility and the 2020 ICT

NAQT would like to let the community know about the status of Division II eligibility with respect to the cancellation of the 2020 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. We've decided that players on Sectionals teams for four-year schools that earned invitations to the 2020 ICT (in either division) will not retain Division II eligibility for the 2020-2021 competition year or beyond. (The full text of our Division II eligibility rules can be read here.) Please note that players from SCT host schools who did not play the 2020 SCT, but whose schools earned automatic bids to the 2020 ICT, retain Division II eligibility for future competition years if they already had it.

July 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These African-American Authors

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten eminent African-American authors.

June 29, 2020

Buzzword Leagues

Leagues let you experience Buzzword with other players. See how you stack up against friends, teammates, colleagues, family, and more. You can create your own leagues or join an existing league, public or private.

June 26, 2020

Buzzword Popular Culture Season

NAQT is pleased to announce that Buzzword is adding a season of games about popular culture. Join us starting July 3 for eight weeks of questions about television, film, music, video games, musicals, and comics! Registration is now open.