How to Make a Marvelous Picture Click Quiz

By now you’ve definitely noticed our latest quiz type popping up around the site. Picture Click quizzes are a hybrid between Map and Clickable quizzes. And they are awesome! This post is for anyone interested in creating a Picture Click quiz on Sporcle, but who isn’t sure how to get started.

Read through the instructions, contribute a quiz, and you’ll be a Picture Click master before you know it!

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Getting Started

First things first, navigate to the Game Creation Center and click the orange ‘Create a New Game’ button. Then enter some basic information about the quiz you’re making.

Game Name:
Start by typing in the name of your quiz. (Don’t worry, you can change this later if you want.)

Similar Games:
If your quiz has already been made by another user, it will display in the ‘Similar Games’ box below.

Game Type:
For ‘Game Type,’ choose ‘Picture Click.’

After selecting your game type click the ‘Create Game’ button.

Once Your Draft is Created:

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1. Upload an Image

Now that you’ve created the game, you’ll start off in the ‘Game Info’ tab. Like when making a Map quiz, you’ll notice there is a field for an Image URL near the top.

First, upload the image you’d like to use to a popular image hosting site like FlickrImgur or Photobucket, and paste the URL of the image into this field. Images must be smaller than 400kb in size, and cannot be more than 920 pixels wide.

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2. Enter the Data

Before you can start drawing shapes on your image, you must enter all the answers you’d like to use in the data tab.

The data you enter into the ‘Hint’ column will be what you are being asked to click on. The data you enter into the ‘Answer’ column will be what displays when you click the shape on the image.

3. Draw your Shapes

Now that you’ve entered your data, go back to the ‘Game Info’ tab, and click the ‘Edit Map’ link above the Image URL.

On the ‘Edit Map’ page, you’ll see all the answers you entered on the data tab in a box to the left and your image in the middle. Simply drag your answer to a spot on the map, and that’s where it’ll show up when someone guesses it. (Note: All changes are automatically saved on this page.)

When an answer is selected, click the box with ‘Draw Shape Area’ written next to it. You can now begin drawing the shape for the selected answer by moving your cursor over the image and simply  clicking your way around the portion you want quiz players to choose. You’ll notice small, white boxes appear after each click. Once you have made your way entirely around the part of the image you want people to select, click the first white box you placed to enclose the shape. You also can click the ‘Close Shape’ button to do this automatically. The small white boxes can be moved around and adjusted as needed once the image is complete.3

If you are unsatisfied with the shape you drew, you can click the small trash can icon to delete it and start over. Once all shapes have been drawn you can test the game.

Additionally, you can show or hide the answer boxes using the Answers link. If you’d like to line up your answers perfectly on the same line use the Grid option as well as Grid Snap which aligns your answer boxes to the nearest grid row or column. You can toggle through shape visibility by using the Finished Shapes icon.

After that, your quiz is all ready to play, and all that’s left is tweaking a few options so your quiz can be played just how you want it.

New Badges: Euro-Trip, Bring the Action, and Click Bait

Quiz free or die hard.

Euro-Trip: Europe’s got a lot going for it, with some of the richest and happiest countries in the world. On the other hand, there’s spotty Netflix availability, so that’s kinda rough. Play 100 quizzes with the Europe tag to earn this badge.

Bring the Action: A witty tagline, a flashy poster, and a stone-faced lead with a weapon in hand. All you need to sell an action film. For this one, get 50% or more on Action Movies by TaglineAction Movie Posters, and Actor By Action Role.

Click Bait: Go ahead and disconnect your keyboard for this badge; it’s time for the mouse to be star of the show. To earn this badge, flex your fingers and play 25 Clickable quizzes in one day.

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

25 Quotes from Quotable Movies: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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.

This week’s quiz is 25 Quotes from Quotable Movies by Sporcle User Flick.

What’s the Quiz About?
You know a movie‘s a classic when you can name the title just by recognizing one of its lines. Once given a popular movie quote, see if you can click on its matching title. While all of these films are highly quotable, there is a slight challenge: the displayed quote may not be the most memorable line from the film. Don’t be too intimidated though, over 66% of Sporclers got the least guessed answer correct!


The Great ‘Where’s Sporcle?’ Quiz

Come one, come all and be a part of the Where’s Sporcle? slideshow quiz.

sporcle gear

Sporcle is doing something a little different. We are putting together a new community based quiz we will evenutally feature on our home page. This quiz posts pictures of you, the Sporcler, in famous cities, near well-known landmarks, or by recognizable structures wearing Sporcle gear. We want to celebrate our users from around the world, so send us your photos and there is a good chance you can become a part of this quiz.

What we need:

  • A picture of you wearing or holding official Sporcle gear
  • A famous landmark or recognizable scene in the photo to help people make guesses
  • A link to the image or a copy of the image
  • Your Sporcle username
  • Note: The image should be 640 x 480

Send photos to admin@sporcle.com

Once we get 25 images in the quiz, we will feature this on our home page. BUT keep sending those pictures to us and we will keep updating the quiz.

New Badges: The Linguist, Gimme Shelter, and Mr. Manager

They’re not buttons, Michael, they’re badges.

The Linguist: This one goes out to the word nerds and polyglots alike. To earn The Linguist, brush up on your conjugations and have 5 quizzes published in the Language category.

Gimme Shelter: If you score a spot at a Rolling Stones gig, check the crowd; you might spot some famous faces. Martin Scorsese, Elton John, Cara Delevingne, and Johnny Depp are all fans. Get 100% on Rolling Stones Albums for this badge.

Mr. Manager: Hop-ons, cornballers, loose seals… that’s why you always leave a note. For this badge, get 50% or more on Ann Veal’s Nicknames, Arrested Development Opening, and Follow That Line: Arrested Development.

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

Letters Minefield: NFL Teams: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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.

This week’s quiz is Letters Minefield: NFL Teams by Sporcle User LTH.

What’s the Quiz About?

Even if you don’t know every player and their stats, you should at least know your football teams. In this minefield quiz, just click on all of the letters that begin NFL team nicknames. If there were an NFL team called the “Sporclers”, you’d click on “S”. Thirteen of the letters are correct, so there’s room for guessing if needed. But as with every minefield, only one wrong answer will end the game!


New Badges: Bern Baby Bern, Badgevertising, and Mad Scientist

Nikola Tesla fell in love with a pigeon once, but that’s more Sad Scientist.

Bern Baby Bern Badge IconBern Baby Bern: Switzerland is known for peace, prosperity, and chocolate. No wonder they’re the happiest country in the world. Get 50% or more on Country Quiz: Switzerland, Cantons of Switzerland, and Swiss Borders to earn this badge.

Badgevertising Badge IconBadgevertising: Apply directly to the brain cells. Side effects may include: jingle humming, better game show scores, and food cravings. Play 25 quizzes with the Slogans tag to earn this badge.

Mad Scientist Badge IconMad Scientist: There’s plenty of scientific madness to go around – brain transplants, atomic power, radioactivity. Who knows what’s next? Super Science Bunker, Super Science Bunker II, and Super Science Bunker III.

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

New Badges: Graveyard Shift, Star Struck, and Country Locator

Click your way across the world…

Graveyard Shift Badge IconGraveyard Shift: The perfect badge for night owls and third-shift workers alike. Nocturnal knowledge seekers can earn this badge, by playing 15 quizzes between 3am and 6am.

Star Struck: Give your favorite celebs another the 15 minutes of fame, or take this chance to catch up a hip new crowd. Earn Star Struck by playing 100 Celebrity quizzes.

Country Locator Badge IConCountry Locator: Intrepid explorers welcome. To earn this badge, earn 100% on Find the Countries of… Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, North America, and Oceania.

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

Top 15 Quizzes of 2015

top-quizzes-20152015 has been an incredible year for Sporcle. We introduced tons of great new features, published nearly 6,000 new quizzes and even introduced a store.

In this post, we’re highlighting the best of the best: The 15 most popular new quizzes of 2015. Check ‘em out below and let us know of your favorites in the comments.

  1. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield
  2. Harry Potter Logic Puzzle
  3. 1-20 Clickable Mines
  4. 10 Most Populous Countries in Order
  5. Classroom Grades Logic Puzzle
  6. 10 Most Populous US States in Order
  7. 10 Largest Countries in Order
  8. Europe (Redux)
  9. Star Wars Bunker
  10. US States Trivia Logic Puzzle
  11. Multi-Category Minefield Blitz II
  12. 10 Most Populous U.S. Cities In Order
  13. Criteria NFL Teams
  14. 10 Largest US States in Order
  15. Clickable 1-10 Mines

By Popular Request, we’ve also added the 15 most popular non-minefield quizzes of 2015:

  1. Almost Useless Movie Trivia V
  2. League of Legends Champions By Ultimate
  3. 30 in 60: Music Artists
  4. 30 in 60: TV Characters
  5. US Citizenship Test: Would You Pass?
  6. Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style
  7. 50 Flicks to Click (1995)
  8. Passable General Knowledge Trivia
  9. Almost Useless Trivia IX
  10. Vocabulary Blitz XI
  11. Disney Character Movie Match
  12. 30 in 60: World Capitals
  13. Almost Useless Movie Trivia III
  14. 30 in 60: State Capitals
  15. Odd But True Facts III  

New Badges: 12 Days of Sporcle, Worldwide Wednesday, and ‘Tis the Season

4 staff pick quizzes, 3 brand new badges, 2 puzzle hunts, and a brand new stylish hoodie…

12 Days of Sporcle Badge Icon12 Days of Sporcle: Over the 12 Days of Christmas, the singer gets 184 birds. So. Many. Birds. For the 12 Days of Sporcle (starting Dec. 25), play the number of quizzes according to which Day of Christmas it is. (E.g. play 3 quizzes on Dec. 27).

Wordlwide Wednesday Badge IconWorldwide Wednesday: When work gets you weary and worn down, wander the world with us while winning badges. To earn Worldwide Wednesday, play 15 Geography quizzes on a Wednesday.

'Tis the Season Badge Icon‘Tis the Season: Get in the spirit this year with some jolly winter quizzes. Or take the chance to reminisce over Halloween and Talk Like A Pirate Day. Your call. To earn this badge, play 25 Holiday quizzes in one day.

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