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Featured Game of the Week (12/17/2014)

We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile. Here’s the quiz of the week!

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Poker Hands: Best to Worst

by Spacemaniac

Featured December 11, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Spacemaniac made this week’s featured quiz, and it’s his 87th (wow!) quiz to be published.  He’s been on Sporcle since May 2011, and has played over 10,000 quizzes since then. He has 74 badges. Thanks for making a great quiz, Spacemaniac.

What’s the Quiz About?

Poker Hands: Best to Worst is a clickable quiz that tests your poker knowledge. When given a list of possible poker hands, can you choose the hands in order from best to worst?  Make sure to read all the options ahead of time, since this quiz is a minefield. If you get one wrong, the quiz is over.. You’ll also have to move quickly to finish this quiz in time; you only have one minute. While this may seem intimidating, don’t be too apprehensive about taking this quiz. There are only nine answers, so if you know the answers, you’ll have plenty of time to click them all in the right order. 

Poker Hands: Best to Worst was played 48,886 times while it was on the front page and ended up with a rating of 4.0.


Featured Game of the Week (12/3/2014)

We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile. Here’s the quiz of the week!

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Evolution of Species

by Buckler

Featured December 4, 2014

 

 

About the Quizmaker

Buckler made this week’s featured quiz, Evolution of Species, and it’s his 10th quiz to be published. He’s been on Sporcle since August 2011 and is a curator for the How I Met Your Mother, Minefield, and Logic subcategories. Since joining Sporcle in 2011, he’s played over 2600 games and has 48 badges.

What’s the Quiz About?

To get 100% on Evolution of Species, you must click the order in which different types of life forms evolved on Earth. You’re given how many years it’s been since the organism evolved, and it’s up to you to figure out what the order is. The life forms in question range from amphibians to land plants to multicellular life. With terms like this, which most people are familiar with, this quiz seems like it should be a lot easier than it is. It’s a minefield, so getting an answer wrong ends the game. Additionally, you cannot skip questions in this quiz, so even if you think you know a different answer, you can’t skip to another question. The first organism to evolve should be a given, so make sure you read all the choices before choosing one.

Evolution of Species was played 113,619(!) times while it was featured, and ended up with a rating of 3.5. Thanks for making a great quiz, Buckler.

Featured Game of the Week (12/3/2014)

We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile. Here’s the quiz of the week!

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Continents by Population

by Norwegian_dude

Featured November 28, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Norwegian_dude made the featured quiz this week, Continents by Population. This is his 4th quiz to be published, and he’s contributed 64 more quizzes. He’s been on Sporcle since May 2011 and has played more than 2,000 games since then.

What’s the Quiz About?

Continents by Population asks you to list the continents in order by population. You are able to see the population of the country and the rank. Since there are no permanent residents of Antarctica, it wasn’t included, so you have 6 continents to choose from. There are only 6 answers, how hard could it be? There are a few things that make this quiz difficult: it’s in forced order, you can’t skip to the next answer, and it’s a minefield. The combination of these features made it difficult to get 100% on this quiz. You’ll get the first few, then mess up. Then you’ll think “Oh, I should’ve put South America, not North America!” And so it goes, you’ll play this quiz again and again until you get them all right.

Continents by Population was played 48,919 times during its stay on the front page and it ended up with a rating of 4.1. Great job, Norwegian_dude!


Featured Game of the Week (11/19/2014)

We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile. Here’s the quiz of the week!

 

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Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks

by BanjoZebra

Featured November 21, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is BanjoZebra’s 105th published quiz, making him one of our top published quizmakers. He’s also made 269 contributed games. He has 40 badges and has been on Sporcle since September 2011. Keep making great quizzes, BanjoZebra!

What’s the Quiz About?

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks is a classic quiz that asks if you know which Tom is which. You’re given a movie title and you have to enter whether Tom Cruise (C) or Tom Hanks (H) was in it. There are 26 movies, and each actor is in the quiz 13 times, so even if you have no idea, you have a 50/50 shot at getting it right. Don’t try to memorize the order or Toms, however. This quiz has random order enabled, so the movies will show up in a different order each time you take it. You have 2 minutes to get through the quiz. This is a This or That quiz, where we give you a limited number of choices to pick from. In this case, the choices are Hanks or Cruise.

Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks was played 26,392 times while it was on the front page and it has a rating of 3.9.


Featured Game of the Week (11/19/2014)

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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Missing Letter Blitz 

by gunthertoody

Featured November 16, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Missing Letter Blitz is gunthertoody’s 10th published quiz, which means it earned him the Homepage Hero badge! This brings his total number of badges up to 16. He’s been a user since August 2011 and he’s played just over 4,000 quizzes since then.

What’s the Quiz About?

Missing Letter Blitz is a quiz full of four letter words. Each word has one letter missing and you have to figure out which letter of the alphabet should be there to complete the word. Each letter is used once in this quiz, so there are 26 words to figure out. This quiz is a blitz, which means that you have very little time to complete it. In this case, you have a minute and 30 seconds.

There is a nice mix of easy and challenging words, so one strategy you can use is to cycle through the words once, just getting the words that are obvious to you. This will help in the second cycle, where you have to think a bit more to figure out which letter is correct. Your choices will be narrowed down so when the timer flashes red at 10 seconds and you start frantically clicking, you’ll be more likely to get some answers right.

Missing Letter Blitz was played 31,325 times on the 16th and it has a rating of 4.2.


Featured Game of the Week (11/12/2014)

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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First 10 Countries with a McDonalds

by GeogTeacher

Featured November 6, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

First 10 Countries with a McDonald’s is GeogTeacher’s 1st quiz to be published, but he’s contributed 11 other quizzes. He’s been a Sporcle user since October 2009; he was one of the first people to sign up. He’s played almost 2,000 games since then and has 33 badges. Thanks for being awesome, GeogTeacher.

What’s the Quiz About?

Can you figure out which countries had the first McDonald’s? If you can, then this quiz is for you. You’re given the year that the restaurant was first built in the country, and you have to give the country. The first country should be a given, in fact, 99.5% of users get this country right. (Hint: It’s the USA). The rest of the countries are less obvious. Some countries are far more surprising. You have 3 minutes to enter all 10 countries. This isn’t enough time to just list countries randomly. Try to be logical about which countries you’re trying. Put yourself into Ray Kroc’s mind. If you were trying to get your Big Macs in every corner of the world, where would you start?

First 10 Countries with a McDonalds was played 24,391 times while it was on the front page and it ended up with a rating of 4.3.


Featured Game of the Week (11/5/2014)

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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Nine Number Logic Puzzle

by sparkey77

Featured October 30, 2014

 

About the Quizmaker

Nine Number Logic Puzzle is sparkey77′s first quiz to be published! He has contributed 11 other quizzes, all logic puzzles. He’s been a Sporcle user since August 2013 and has played almost 1,200 games since then. He has 14 badges and has left 71 comments.

What’s the Quiz About?

Nine Number Logic Puzzle is a quiz that asks you to figure out which number goes in which box. There are 25 boxes, and each of them has a number (1-9) in it. It’s up to you to figure out which number belongs in each box. Like with any other Logic Puzzle, there are hints to help you along the way to solving the puzzle. This quiz requires no guessing to know which number goes in each box. You also don’t need any prior knowledge to help you with the hints, just a basic understanding of arithmetic. This is a particularly tricky Logic Puzzle, with only 6.3% of people getting all the numbers right. Many users played this quiz multiple times in hopes of getting a higher score. Logic Puzzles are tricky to do but when you finally get 100%, it’s very satisfying. How many tries will it take you to figure out the logic puzzle?

What did Users Think?

el_bandito commented “managed to complete it first time :) really enjoyed it – thanks!”

Truvy wrote “loved the game! Needed to think and reread some clues many times, that’s the fun of the game :)”

And beletbon commented “one of the harder puzzles I’ve taken on this site, but really enjoyable! kudos!”

Nine Number Logic Puzzle was played 48,540 times while it was on the front page, and it ended up with a rating of 4.4.

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.




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.

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.