Play Quiz Bowl LLC produces multiple pop culture tournament sets per year. Its primary tournament, ACRONYM, originated with Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Plymouth, MN. It is now produced annually by Play Quiz Bowl LLC.

Current Tournaments

ACRONYM X is now available for mirrors! For more details on the tournament, check out this forums thread. If you’re interested in hosting a tournament with ACRONYM X, please contact Erik Nelson.

Super ACRONYM is a high-difficulty pop culture set, which is also available for mirrors. For more details, click here.

Coming Soon

TOEJAMANDEARL, a tournament composed of difficult video game tossups, is coming this November. Proceeds from TOEJAMANDEARL will go towards Play Quiz Bowl’s charitable efforts.

ACRONYM 11 will be released in February 2018. More details on this set will be made available in the coming months.


ACRONYM began as a fundraiser for the quiz bowl team at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in Minnesota. Initially running on NAQT questions, it later evolved into a house-written pop culture tournament, which was head edited by Matt Quinn. Beginning with ACRONYM VII in 2014, head editing duties were handled by Erik Nelson. A year later, ACRONYM VIII became the first ACRONYM to be mirrored across North America, and it has grown into the most widely-played pop culture set in the world for high school students.