What's in a Game?

The short answer is...anything and everything. Things you learned as a kid, stuff you learned in school and oh yes, a smattering of pop culture and sports.

There are new categories played each round.

Campus Game Play Database:

  • In Rounds 1, 2 and 3, there are three categories each round. Each category has three Face-Off and Bonus questions. If the Face-Off is not answered correctly, the Bonus is not played.
  • In Round 4, there are three categories from which the teams choose. In each category there are 10 Ultimate Challenge questions.

At the National Qualifying tournaments and the National Championship Tournament:

  • In Rounds 1, 2 and 3, there are four categories each round. Each category has three Face-Off and Bonus questions. If the Face-Off is not answered correctly, the Bonus is not played.
  • In Round 4, there are four categories from which the teams choose. In each category there are 10 Ultimate Challenge questions.

Here is a list of content areas used in HCASC games and the rough distribution of how often each content area will appear in a game. The distribution of content areas in each game does vary slightly, so as to keep each game unique and challenging to the players.

The content distribution does not change materially between the campus, NQT and National Championship games, but the questions are progressively more difficult.

Content Area

Frequency
(Face-Off & Bonuses)

Frequency
(Ultimate Challenge
)

Business Every 2nd to 3rd game Every 5th game
Current Events Every 2nd to 3rd game Every 10th game
Fine Arts Every 4th or 5th game Every 10th game
Gen. Knowledge/Multi-Disciplinary Every game Every game
Geography Every game Every 2nd or 3rd game
History Every game Every 2nd or 3rd game
Literature Every game Every 2nd or 3rd game
Multi-Disciplinary Every game Every other game
Pop Culture Every other game Every 3rd or 4th game
Religion Every 4th or 5th game Every 10th game
Science Every game Every 2nd or 3rd game
Social Science Every 4th or 5th game Every 10th game
Sports Every other game Every 5th game
African American content Every game Every game

Take a look at the 2 campus sample games.