Welcome to ‘Back to Sporcle’ Week 2014

sweater_weather_-9526It’s the first day of our 4th annual Back to Sporcle week. It’s a special time where we discuss our love of sweaters, look forward to fall, and talk about what Sporcle’s been up to over the last few months

Today we’re going to focus on some of the sweet new features we’ve released into the wild recently. Everything from new quiz types, to live theme nights, we’ve pretty much done it all.

Here’s some of the good stuff we’ve been working on:

Trivia Bingo

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The first real-time trivia game on Sporcle itself. Trivia Bingo uses our vast repository of Sporcle Live questions and lets you play them against your friends (and enemies online). It just takes a lot of trivia knowledge (and a little) luck to crown yourself a Trivia Bingo champion.

 


Live Theme Nights

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We’ve taken our usual Sporcle Live theme nights and expanded them as far as they can go. Every month we have new rounds on topics like Star Trek, The Simpsons and Arrested Development, so check back often.

 
 


Quiz Lab

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We’ve embiggened the noble soul of our Discover section and turned into Quiz Lab. Quiz Lab is the place to release new quizzes and get them played by other users. It’s the perfect place to test out your new ideas, and show other Sporclers your quizmaking chops. Unfortunately, we ran out of free labcoats, so you might have to make your own.

Tomorrow we’ll be back talking about our favorite quizzes of the summer, so stay tuned.

Top Comments of the Week (09/12)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Cities In Movie Titles On A Map

WyattsTorch: Apparently there are no towns named “Kindergarten” or “Robo” in California.


2. From: Movie Title Bar and Line Graphs: The Sequel

bachesonI guessed “100 Days of Summer” for “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Turns out axes labels are important. As is reading.


3. From: Yellow Logos

GoldenWhat kind of a logo is written on post-it notes? Oh well, I’ve no idea, no point guessing, I’ll just give up…


4. From: NFL Teams (Redux)

mustangoI hope that if Washington is forced to change their nickname, they choose from one of the decoys on this quiz. Preferably the Unicorns.


5. From: Those Awkward Teen Years

chronoObama in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the sake of avid Sporclers? Please make it happen Mr. President

New Badges: You Go Glen Coco, Lemme Take A Selfie, and Logic Lover

Bring in the badges!

MeanGirls_1You Go Glen Coco: You might never be able to make “fetch” happen, but you can play Follow That Line: Mean Girls, ‘Mean Girls’ Character Images, and Things That Are Pink on October 3rd to collect this badge. The limit of Mean Girls references does not exist!

Badges_SelfieLemme Take a Selfie: This badge is as easy to get as snapping a photo. Make like a Kardashian and upload a picture of yourself to your profile. Then sit back and enjoy the inexplicable fame and badges.

LogicLover_1Logic Lover: You’re clever and you know it. Show your passion for all things logic and earn this badge by playing 75 Logic games.

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

Top Tweets (9/9/14)

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.

Top Comments of the Week (09/05)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Joan Rivers Quotes

2Dfruity: “I want Meryl Streep at my funeral crying in 5 different accents”


2. From: Those Awkward Teen Years

Phil112Hugh Jackman’s awkward years were not awkward in the least.


3. From: Art or Not?

baldorrWell, that’s just like… your opinion, man.


4. From: The Great Elimination Mystery!

armadillokingWith a name like Cad Avver, he probably should have seen this coming.


5. From: Those Awkward Teen Years

roxfan9Kesha looks like Weird Al

21 Quizzes You Might Have Missed (August 2014)

432004_10151382834450010_1179365295_nIt was a busy month here at Sporcle, and if you skipped a few days of Sporcling, you might just have missed one of the best quizzes of the month.

Instead of feeling bad about it, we thought we’d put together a monthly recap of all the most interesting games on Sporcle.

Take a look at our full list of top games below, and let us know about your favorites in the comments.

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Top Tweets (9/2/14)

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: September Slam, Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse, and The Gambler

Did someone say new Sporcle badges? We’re on it!

EveryDayInSeptemberSeptember Slam: School is in session. Leaves are falling through the air. Time to study – or procrastinate – like a champ. Play 300 games in the month of September and pick up this badge as a reward.

EverythingsComingUpMilhouse_3Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse: You’re a Simpsons fan and you know it. Crack open a Duff, grab a donut, and play 50 Simpsons quizzes for the honor and glory of Springfield, USA.

TestYourLuck_2The Gambler: Are you feeling lucky? Get 50% or better on The Uncheatable Challenge and Heads or Tails, then take your lucky streak all the way to the bank for this badge.

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