What’s Wordplay?

It’s Charlottesville’s own live game show. It’s a team-based competition for people who love words, vocabulary, pop culture, history, literature, and showing off how smart they are. It’s also a fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle.

When and where is it?

April 22, 2015, 7 pm, at the beautiful Paramount Theater!

How do we participate?

Businesses and organizations can participate by purchasing a sponsorship. Minimum level is $500. Individuals without corporate backing who want to play and raise funds for Literacy Volunteers can register online here.

Prefer to download and mail in a paper form and check? Grab this file.

The game is open to everyone who wants to participate on a team of three. While it is geared for adults, teens should do fine.

What’s the game like?

Go play a little sample game. Note that in the live competition there is a time limit for each question. In the sample, you can take as a long as you want. You need to be able to view Flash movies, and you need sound.

You can also see the quick video our friends at earless rabbit made in 2012.

What’s great about Wordplay?

Wordplay is the opposite of most fundraisers, as every single person in the room is participating the entire time. The teams are competing, but everyone in the audience is playing along, too. Each audience member has their own answer sheets just like the teams. Trust us when we tell you that the vibe in the room is fantastic. The game is fun, entertaining, and challenging. It makes for a great live show that’s really amusing to attend.