Featured Game of the Week (10/29/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us. Here’s the pick of the week!

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Click a Kate

by trusting365

Featured October 23, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Click a Kate is trusting365′s 5th quiz to be published but she’s contributed 376 other quizzes. She’s been on Sporcle since November 2011 and has played almost 6,000 quizzes since then. She has 27 badges and has left 774 comments. Keep up the good work, trusting365.

What’s the Quiz About?

Click a Kate tests how well you know famous people named Kate (or Catherine, Katie, etc.). You are given a description of a Kate and you have to click their last name. First names are omitted since everyone in this quiz has the same (almost) name. There are 20 Kates in this quiz and you have 5 minutes to figure them all out. Kates mentioned vary from Katie Holmes to Catherine the Great.  No matter whether you know history, music, movies, or reality television, there’s a Kate in this quiz for you.

Click a Kate was played 32,591 times during its stay on the front page and finished with a rating of 4.1.




Top Tweets (10/28/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

New Badges: Monster Mash, Newfangled November, and The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog

Rabbits and monsters and new games, oh my!

MonsterMash_1Monster Mash: It’s the time of the year when scary movies and monsters abound. In order to survive, you’ll want to know what you’re dealing with. Get 50% on Movie Monster Mania, Zombieland Rules, and Click the Vampire in order to collect this badge.

New_vember_3Newfangled November: Time to take a chance on some new games! For this badge, step out on a limb and play 200 games you haven’t played before in the month of November. They can be published or unpublished; they just need to be new to you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new favorite quiz!

MontyPython_3The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog: First shalt thou log on to Sporcle, then shalt thou play twenty-five Monty Python quizzes, no more, no less. Twenty-five shall be the number thou shalt play, and the number of the playing shall be twenty-five. Twenty-six shalt thou not play, neither play thou twenty-four, excepting that thou then proceed to twenty-five. Twenty-seven is right out.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Featured Game of the Week (10/22/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us. Here’s the pick of the week!

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Band Names by Literal Images

by slipkid

Featured October 16, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Band Names by Literal Images was made by slipkid, who has been a user since June 2010. He’s made 819 quizzes and has had 202 quizzes published. He’s played 2,309 quizzes total and has 70 badges. He also is a curator for our Spanish subcategory and an editor for our Entertainment category.

What’s the Quiz About?

This slideshow quiz shows you images that literally describe a band name. Each slide has 2 pictures right next to one another. Each picture gives you a clue for part of the band name. Using the clues, you must figure out which band the slide is referring to. You have five minutes, which gives you enough time to think about each slide and try to solve the puzzle. As with many quizzes, especially slideshow quizzes, a good strategy is to do a preliminary run through, answering anything that seems obvious to you. Then you can make your way through the slideshow again, taking more time to actually think about what each band could be. Some of them are tricky, so if you get stuck, it might be helpful to move on and come back to it later.

What did Users Think?

naturalghost commented “More quizzes like this, please.”

ImperialTopaz made us laugh when he wrote “You know it’s early when you try typing “Herb Women” instead of Spice Girls…”

And megascarp commented “I enjoyed that. Looking forward to a sequel.”

Band Names by Literal Images had a fantastic day on the front page, getting played 26,641 times and ending up with a rating of 4.3.

Top Tweets (10/21/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.

New Badges: Beyond Thunderdome, Postmaster General, and Taco Tuesday

New badges incoming!

BeyondThunderdome_2Beyond Thunderdome: Here’s the deal. You want to earn this badge, you’ll have to take on all comers. Time to make like Mad Max and win 500 challenges against other users.

PostmasterGeneral_1Postmaster General: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Sporclers from playing quizzes. You can show your dedication to badge earning (and the postal service) by getting 50% or better on Street Suffixes, which will earn you this badge.

TacoTuesday_2Taco Tuesday: Would you rather have badges or tacos? We figured, why not both? Play 15 food quizzes on a Tuesday to earn this badge, then reward yourself with delicious food.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Better Know a Curator: TheCleverone

 

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This is part of Sporcle’s long-running series highlighting our hard-working curators. Curators are editors for a specific subcategory, and their diligent work finding great quizzes from their subcategories (and sometimes others) helps to shape the site. We asked our curators to complete an interview of sorts, and we’re sharing their responses here on the blog.

This next post is from TheCleverone, curator for mixed word.

 

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Featured Game of the Week (10/15/2014)

Over here in Sporcle-land, we’ve been writing a weekly blog post featuring a quiz published within the last 7 days that really wowed us. Here’s the pick of the week!

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Tricky State Capital Click

by butterfly75

Featured October 13, 2014

 
 
 
About the Quizmaker

Butterfly75 made Tricky State Capital Click and it’s her first quiz to be published. She’s made three other quizzes. She’s been on Sporcle since March 2011 and has played just over 6,000 games. She has 93 badges. Great job, butterfly75.

What’s the Quiz About?

This quiz lives up to its name. It’s a tricky way to find out how well you know the US state capitals. This clickable quiz has decoys throughout, all of which will end the game if you click them. That’s right, this quiz is a minefield. Hidden among Little Rock, Atlanta, and Denver are Seattle, New Orleans, and Louisville. The time limit is something you have to think about as well, as you have only 2 minutes to find the correct capitals. This quiz is over a topic that most people learned in middle school, so you should know the right answers. It’s frustrating to get an answer wrong because you know you can do better. So you try again. How many times will it take you to get 100%? It took me 6 tries. Can you do better?

What did Users Think?

 Yeti_ commented “Good quiz butterfly75, make more of these!”

kenweaver said “Man, I knew my grandfather and parents excessively drilling me on state capitals in Kindergarten would eventually pay off. Got all in :58. Awesome quiz.”

And rddiid97 commented “Capitals in any variation……………always fun”

Tricky State Capital Click did very well during its stay on the front page. It was played 60,748 times and finished with a rating of 4.1.

Who’s Talking to North Korea?

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North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has been found. Kim had not been seen in the public eye since September 3rd, raising speculations about his whereabouts and well-being. During his absence, he missed two important events, both of which he was expected to attend. In the recently released pictures, Kim is seen walking with a cane, but looking happy and healthy. However, since only still photographs were released, it’s tough to tell if the 31-year-old was having trouble walking.

Kim has been the head of the government of North Korea since 2012, and since he assumed leadership, their standing in the international community has not changed all that much, and there are 32 countries that refuse to have diplomatic ties to the country. Play the quiz below to see if you can figure out who they are.


Top Tweets (10/14/14)

toptweetsv65oai7fxn47qv9nectxWhen you see something you really like, sometimes retweeting and favoriting isn’t enough – that’s why @Sporcle has this weekly blog post. Congrats to the tweeters who made the cut this week!

Remember, you can always reach us on Facebook or Twitter with any questions or comments you have.