Since 1990, Paul Paquet has been active in the world of trivia
- Online Trivia: The games on this site
attract champions from both Jeopardy and Millionaire, as well as players
from every continent.
- Trivia Clients: Whether writing custom questions or mining a database of 100,000+ questions, Paul Paquet has written more than 125,000 trivia questions, having contributed to books from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader and by Geeks Who Drink. He is the author of the Brain Boosting Trivia Book for Adults. He has written for the HQ app, Trivial Pursuit, the International Quizzing Association and a Canadian quiz show called Instant Cash, among many others. He had a nationally syndicated newspaper column called Trivia Bits and wrote another trivia column for Reader’s Digest. He also has provided content for Who Wants to be a Millionaire merchandising in the UK and for the online version of 1v100 on nbc.com. For more than 20 years, he has run a pub trivia circuit called the Ottawa Trivia League and he curates the Trivia Hall of Fame
- Trivia Parties and Teambuilding Events: Paul
is available for private trivia events, including year-end parties, birthday parties, retreats and team-builders.
He can even run bilingually. He has done dozens of events
around Ottawa and as far afield as Chateau Montebello and Strathmere.
In 2016, he used a buzzer system for an event at the Museum of Nature.
- Charity Events: Since 2000, Paul has provided
questions for, and acted as chief judge for, North America's largest annual
trivia event, which has raised more than $50,000 a
the local children's aid charity. He does this pro bono
and, over the years, he has played a greater role behind
the scenes, handling public relations and other work.
- Reach for the Top: Paul has been
interested in trivia since he appeared on Reach for the
Top, a high school quiz program, in 1982. In 2000, the Reach team he coached at Lisgar Collegiate won the
city championship, and in 2002, he judged the Ontario Reach championship, which was televised on TVO.
- Game Show Appearances: Paul has passed the Jeopardy qualifying test
several times (and his wife was on the show in 2004). He appeared
on Time Chase, a quiz show that ran on the History
Channel. He produced a trivia-themed podcast game show called Quizcaster.
- Media Appearances and Interviews: He has been
interviewed about the trivia business by Ron Charles on
CBC National News, as well as by CBC Radio in
Ottawa, by Ben Mulroney on Talk TV's Chat Room and
by Global National News (TV), as well as by numerous radio
shows across Canada and several of Ottawa's TV media. In
2004, he hosted a three-hour trivia show on CFRA, an
Ottawa radio station. CJOH (Ottawa's
#1 radio station) has also used his content for on-air
trivia contests. In 2006, his pub game was featured in a segment on TVO's Studio 2. He also is mentioned in books by Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Bob Harris, who refer to Paul's status as one of North America's pre-eminent quizmasters.
- Prime Minister Paul Martin: He provided trivia
for Paul Martin's campaign Web site when he was running
for party leader. And he became prime minister. Not that
we're taking the credit. We're just saying ...
- Paul the Player: As part of the dreaded trivia
team known as the Plush Toy of Darkness, Paul has won more than $1000 in
cash and prizes since 2002 at local trivia events. Paul used to play NTN as WLDCAT and participates in Learned League, Online Quiz League and several other formats.