so a group of us were playing quiz party
it was someone else's turn to pick a category, but the player before them signaled the question.
this meant that the player trying to choose couldn't, so the game master restarted the game
when it got to the master's turn to pick a category he couldn't either (despite the whole game being restarted)
the only way we could play was for us all to leave, and then create a new table
then it worked