Online Friday Night Games

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Join CULT for Trivial Fun Every Friday Night!

*NOTE: CULT games will only run the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month in June, July, and August 2022.

Every Friday night, players from across the U.S. and the globe join trivia host Julie Laut for some trivial fun. Launched in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in March 2020 with just a few close friends, CU Lockdown Trivia's (CULT) Friday night games bring together teams matching wits over unique trivia content. There is no fee to play and all are welcome. Players are encouraged to donate to the weekly featured non-profit and to help sustain CULT through periodic or sustained support.

How Friday night CULT works:

Signing up: Teams of up to six (6) players sign up via a webform (see top right of this webpage) between noon CT Monday mornings and 9 am CT each Friday. All players will receive an invite to the game by noon CT. Feel free to study for the weekly theme round!


Game prep: Julie opens the Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm CT. Players must sign in by 7:15 pm to ensure the breakouts rooms are organized by game time. A unique playlist of songs related to the night's theme plays from 7:00-7:30 pm.

Game time: The game consists of four rounds of 10 questions each, which are read aloud and then pasted into the chat box. Teams have 15 minutes in breakout rooms between rounds to consult. Answers are emailed to The game typically ends by 9:30 pm CT.

Meet The Team


Julie Laut

Founder and host


Celia Barbieri

Theme-song and co-host


Julian Barbieri

Weekly grading support and humor


Nicole Frydman

Guest host, co-host, and grading


Michele Plante

 Website consultant and grading


Eric Benson

Logo design