Who doesn’t need a little trivia in their life? Especially when it’s all about Corvettes. Well, thanks to the National Corvette Museum, if you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, you can play its new Corvette Trivia game. All you have to do to get started is say, “Alexa, Play Corvette Trivia”. (On some devices you may have to enable or turn on this feature within your Alexa app.)
The museum created the game as part of its mission to educate the public about the Corvette. Here’s how the game works. Alexa will ask you a series of Corvette history questions and the game keeps up with your points as you go. After each question are additional facts and details, so you can dive deeper into the various stories behind Corvette through each question. Players get three wrong answers before they are out… but can play as many times as they like.
“The tech committee was brainstorming ways to engage with our enthusiasts, and we were talking about different games you can do through Amazon, so we looked up what it would take to build some skills,” shared Chris Huffman, IT Operations Manager. “One thing led to another and we created the trivia game.”
Trivia questions will be updated periodically with help from Museum Educator Deb Howard, with some of the answers available through the Museum's Vettecademy YouTube series.
“We think our audience will enjoy mastering the questions and answers, so we’re excited to freshen those up, giving them the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Corvette and keep them entertained,” said Howard.
Huffman also says the museum is also working on some other new interactive applications that include augmented and virtual reality.
“Over the years a lot of new, affordable options have become available for Museum use and we’ve been testing some of those out. We’re excited and hope to roll out some new interactive offerings for our exhibits later this year,” said Huffman.
The National Corvette Museum opened in 1994. It’s located in Bowling Green, Kentucky just across the street from GM’s Corvette assembly plant. (Museum guided tours and Corvette plant tours are currently unavailable. For more the most up-to-date information on the museum’s current operations visit the museum’s website.)
Several years ago, the Museum made national headlines when a sinkhole collapsed in the Skydome of the Museum, swallowing eight Corvettes on display. It happened in the early morning hours when the building was empty, so no one was hurt.
As for the fate of the Corvettes, GM restored two of them. Six others look as they did when they were rescued from the sinkhole and the museum says it has one car left to repair, a1962 Black Convertible.
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