A few months ago we introduced a variation of Clickable quizzes that we like to call ‘Matching’. While we were developing these Matching quizzes, we had some ideas about games where you could match more than 2 columns, sort of like the Slot Machine quizzes we’ve featured on the homepage in the past.
It took us some time to iron out the kinks and we allowed the Sporcle Editors to test them out for a week, but today we’re pretty excited to release them to the entire Sporcle community.
How does it work?
In order to enable this format, you must go to the Options tab of a Clickable game. You’ll see a heading titled Matching.
Multi-Column Match Options
Select Multi-Column Match from this section, then decide how many columns you’d like to match (up to 6). You can also choose whether or not a wrong match will count against the total, or if the player will be allowed to guess as many times as they’d like.
Other display options for this type of quiz are similar to other Matching and Clickable quizzes with regards to display order and button size.
Example of the data tab on a multi-column match quiz.
In order to implement this feature we had to change the way you input data for just this kind of quiz. Depending on the number of columns, you need to separate them with slashes individually. For 3 column quiz your data column answers would look like this.
Answer 1/Answer 1/Answer 1
Answer 2/Answer 2/Answer 2
The number of slashes is dependent on the number of match columns, for example, on a quiz with six columns, you need to add six answers on each line in the data tab.
Answer 1/Answer 1/Answer 1/Answer 1/Answer 1/Answer 1
Answer 2/Answer 2/Answer 2/Answer 2/Answer 2/Answer 2
As usual, please let us know if you have any questions about Multi-Column Match at our Feedback Page or Sporcle University.