Geek Bowl XII comes to Boston, Feb. 17

Geek Bowl will hold its trivia event Feb. 17 at the Agganis Arena. (Image courtesy of DPA Communications.)

Geeks Who Drink brings America’s biggest, live trivia event to Boston with musical guest Letters to Cleo, all in support of Boston-based Artists for Humanity.

BOSTON, MA – December 4, 2017 – Get ready for America’s biggest, live trivia event of the year! For the first time, Geeks Who Drink will host Geek Bowl XII on the East Coast. Geeks Who Drink run pub trivia quizzes at over 800 bars and restaurants all over the United States. With over 1,400 attendees and $20,000 in prize money on the line, Geek Bowl, will be held on Saturday, February 17, at Agganis Arena in Boston. Not sure how to get there? Just follow Mayor Marty Walsh’s explicit directions!

Geek Bowl offers the opportunity to compete for cash all while enjoying a few laughs, beers and live entertainment. Through pageantry, performance and multimedia questions, teams battle cash prizes and bragging rights, but mostly cash prizes. Geek Bowl has been held in Denver, Austin, Albuquerque and Seattle.  Its 12th consecutive year marks its first foray east of the Mississippi.

To add to the spectacle, Geek Bowl will be bringing a little 90’s alternative music to the millennium with guests, Letters to Cleo! The famed alternative band will be playing sets between rounds as well as performing the famed music round. In addition to albums like Here and Now, LTC are known for the soundtrack to the film 10 Things I Hate About You and enjoyed a revival when Adam Scott’s character on NBC’s Parks and Recreation wore the band’s shirt for an entire episode.

Tickets are sold in groups of six and go on sale Wednesday, December 13th at For trivia teams, the price per team is $240 ($40 per ticket). There’s also a premier treatment for the “Very Entitled Geek.” Those tickets are $480 per team ($80 per ticket). The “Very Entitled Geek” package comes with priority seating up front and center, larger tables, a private bar and a swag bag! Spectator tickets are also available for $25.

“Teams come from all over the US and Canada for this, but we’ve been particularly anxious to host it in Boston since it has long been a hotbed for bar trivia,” said John Dicker, Geeks Who Drink’s Quizmaster-In-Chief.

Geek Bowl XII will donate a portion of proceeds to Artists for Humanity, a Boston-based organization whose mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced youth with keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

For more information on Geek Bowl XII, please visit the FAQ page on their website, or check out the event page on Facebook. Follow Geeks Who Drink on Twitter and Instagram @geekswhodrink.

A few links from Geek Bowls past:

Geek Bowl IX’s Live Dance Round

Geek Bowl XIII’s Celebrity Round

Geek Bowl X’s 10 Year Olds Act Out Movies From 10 Years Ago Round

About Geeks Who Drink

Geeks Who Drink host pub trivia quizzes at over 800 pubs and restaurants all over the US. Their quizzes are a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists. Besides their free weekly pub quiz, they also offer private event quizzes for corporate functions/bar mitzvahs/weddings/parties and fundraisers for non-profits through its “Quiz for a Cause” program. For more information, check

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