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Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: Just for Fun

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular Just for Fun games from 2014.

Top Just for Fun Quizzes

10. Tiny Almost Useless TriviaIt’s so cute! With one question for each Sporcle category, this quiz has everything wrapped up in one teeny tiny package of fun.

hobbits9. Reindeer, Hobbits, and the Zodiac: You’ve got Middle Earth, the North Pole, and the constellations to contend with on this one. Is a perfect score in your stars?

8. Bingo Card Logic Puzzle: B-I-N-G-Woooah this quiz was fun! It provides all the excitement you’d find in traditional game, no bingo daubers required.

7. A-B-C-D-E Quiz: This quiz is as easy as A-B-C…D-E. Don’t get an F, and make sure you frantically click all 150 letters to freedom.

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6. Quick! Click the Only One!: Simpsons, Beatles, Hogwarts, and Disney. The gang’s all here, will you be?

5. Cats, Dogs, and Kangaroos! Logic Puzzle: Kangaroos have infiltrated the Happy Sunshine Dog and Cat Funland and are wreaking havoc! What compelled this, we can’t say. What we do know is that it was a blast to figure out.

4. 99 Nimble Numbers Match-Up: A Match-Up. A blitz. A lot of fun! This is the kind of quiz that makes you frantic until you succeed. And that’s what we call fun.

3. ANYTHING But US States: This quiz was ANYTHING but boring! With decoys like Sir Mixalot, Whiskies, and Meatball Marinara, its greatest challenge is beating the clock without getting distracted by fits of laughter.

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2. 25 Number Logic Puzzle: Well done doesn’t begin to describe this one. There’s something satisfying in finishing a logic puzzle, and this one was the perfect blend of difficult and devious.

1. Find Voldemort! A Harry Potter Logic Puzzle: Here’s hoping you can do a better job of sniffing out these clues than Voldemort. In only one month, this quiz became the highest played Just for Fun quiz of 2014. It must be magic!

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.


Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: Movies

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular Movie games from 2014.

Top Movie Quizzes

10. Movie Posters XVIn our fifteenth (yes, that’s correct!) installment of the Movie Posters quiz series, we saw a nice blend of old and new. ‘Frozen’? Check. ‘My Fair Lady’? Got it. Let’s just say we never get bored of these gems.

9. Animated Movie Couple Match: Romance is in the air. From Legos to cars to skeletons, this quiz showed us that any animated creature can find love. And we love that.

8. Movie Quote Match-Up‘I do wish we could talk about this quiz for longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.’ That’s how it went, right?

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7. 50 Flicks to Click (2000): As this quiz proved, the year 2000 was a damn good one on the movie front. Meet the Parents AND American Psycho?! It also provided a gentle reminder that yes, these movies were released 14 years ago, and yes, that makes us old.

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6. 5-Star Movie Villains: If we said this quiz was *evil*, would you believe us?

5. The Answer is the Film Title: This quiz paired ‘Glinda, Maleficent & Jabba the Hutt’. Enough said.

4. Disney-pedia: The Disney Princesses: If this quiz taught us anything, it taught us that less is more. Only 11 answers needed on this Princess quiz, where we learned what the name Pocahontas means, and the age of Snow White (gasp, she’s younger than you think!). 

3. Disney Animated Classics (Redux): You can never have too many fun Disney quizzes, at least that’s what we always say! This one forced us to memorize all the classics by guessing them all correctly without making a single mistake. Sounds like our kind of challenge.

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2. Pixar Bunker: The only thing more fun than a Redux is a Bunker, and we got a fun one in the Pixer Bunker. You get to show off your Pixar knowledge, until you botch the thing and accidentally say that at the end of Toy Story, Sid ends up with Woody. That would be a disaster! 

1. Complete the Disney Movie Title: This quiz is about as classic as they come. Part of its beauty is that you’ll see ’Oliver &’ and look for Hardy. When you realize how silly that was and look for Twist, the only thing left to do is laugh.

7 Comments That Prove You’re a Sporcler

Sporclers say the darndest things…

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7. ”Sporclophobia – the fear of your brain freezing when the counter hits 10 seconds remaining.”UnitedRoadRed

(From: Face Your Fears)

6. ”Sporcle: My only source for knowing when a country changes their name.”crazydiamond1to9

(From: Country Sorting Blitz)

5. ”So I was racking my brain for the last minute and a half to find which one country I was missing, only to realize that it was… China. Yeah, that happened. That’s a clear cut case of Sporclitis.” Jesuslovesya

(From: Asia by ANY 3 Letters)

4. ”Chuck Norris’s quiz on Sporcle is currently getting a rating of 8.4 Globes.” - multigerinky

(From: Complete the Chuck Norris Joke)

kyrgz3. “Kyrgyzstan may only contain 0.0804638529% of the world’s population, but it occupies 100% of my heart.” - abard124

(From: Countries With 1% or More of the World’s Population)

 

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2. ”I must say that I never have let schooling get in the way of my Sporcle addiction.”milc

(From: Famous ‘Sporcle’ Quotes)

1. ”To hell with how many times it’s been re-tweeted, whatever that means. When your selfie turns into a Sporcle quiz within an hour after it’s taken, you have arrived.”strags11

(From: Ellen’s 2014 Oscars Selfie)

Top Tweets (12/16/14)

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.

Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: Miscellaneous

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular Miscellaneous games from 2014.

Top Miscellaneous Quizzes

10. 30 Things You Should Know That Start With ‘E’To start off, quizzes like this are one of the reasons we love the Miscellaneous category. If you’re truly looking to test your trivia, no matter the subject, this E quiz is a fantastic place to start. And even better, it’s part of a series by user QuizzleMyShizzle, so you can test your knowledge through every letter of the alphabet.

9. Any Food but VeganSo many answers, so little time. You’ll be trying so hard to figure out whether or not Marmite and Nutella are vegan within the time limit that you’ll panic and accidentally blow up on something obvious like “Limes” or “Iceberg Lettuce,” probably leading you to curse vegetables forever.

cake8. Classic American FoodNo such thing as American cuisine, you say? Think again! Match the two parts of these classic dishes and tell us American cuisine doesn’t exist.

7. Restaurant LogosAnd if you’re still hungry after the two previous games, try this one next. We’re going to hazard a guess and say that Sporcle users enjoy playing quizzes about food.

6. Almost Useless Trivia VIII: ”But why should I play this quiz?” you ask. “The trivia is useless!” To that, we only have two things to say. First, that’s why that “almost” is there. Second, if you think that  trivia is useless, then you clearly haven’t been playing Sporcle long enough.


5. Alphabet Booby Trap Bonanza: After playing this quiz, you’ll see the alphabet in a whole new light. You’ll never look at letters the same ever again.

bill-nye4. Guess Who in 3 Words: Tired of guessing people from pictures? Try these bare minimum descriptions instead. The amount of information you can glean from just three words is surprising!

3. Quick! Click the Only Two!: This is the perfect definition of a blitz quiz. You have to move fast, and one wrong move and that perfect score is ruined. Our hearts were racing by the end, and finishing brought a sense of relief, but that 100% just feels so good.

2. Food, Drink, and Poison Sorting Blitz: This minefield is deadly in more ways than one! Hopefully, after playing this quiz, you will never again confuse exotic alcohol for poison. And you might even discover some new favorite foods.  Just make sure you correctly sorted everything before ordering something new.

1. Planets, Lakes, and Princesses: We’re not quite sure what it is about this wacky combination that makes this game so fun, but somehow it works, because Planets, Lakes, and Princesses was the most-played Miscellaneous game published in 2014. Sharpen your terrestrial and extraterrestrial geography skills, watch a few Disney movies, and get to work!

Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: History

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular History games from 2014.

Top History Quizzes

10. What’s the Nickname?: This game seems simple enough until you realize that some of these nicknames could apply to any one of the answers. You have to go a little deeper: you might know who these people are, but do you know their nicknames? Or, for those who are better known by their nicknames, do you know their real names?

9. Birth Country MatchWatch out! Sometimes people weren’t born in the countries with which you tend to associate them, and linguistic clues only help so much when there are four countries that speak English.

8. 1940s Match-UpWe’ll give you a hint: as much as you might want it to be, Frank Frank is never going to be correct. The match-up element in this quiz makes you realize just how different a familiar term can look when it’s split in half – there will undoubtedly be a few moments in this quiz where you unthinkingly select the wrong answer and then groan as the right one becomes immediately apparent as you read on through the list.

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7. Was I Assassinated?Clearly, this quiz is asking the important questions. You’ll be surprised at how many of the decoys seem really, really plausible… until you click them and immediately regret it.

6. The 22 Countries Britain Has Never Invaded: This quiz really manages to convey the size and power of Britain throughout history. 22/197 modern countries is practically nothing!

5. Missing ‘D’ Quotes: Just one quiz in a great series by Sporcle user citkeane! You’ll be cursing the letter ‘D’ by the time you’re done with this quiz… especially since “delusion” seems to fit in every single quote.

4. Three Images: Guess the Historical Figure: History quizzes with pictures are all too rare, and this is one that’ll have you saying each image out loud in attempt to interpret them. You might want to play this one   alone… or at least somewhere where nobody will judge you.

3. Not American History: This quiz’s title is a little misleading. Don’t go forgetting all your American history knowledge yet – it will certainly serve you well in eliminating the other options in this multiple choice quiz.

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2. British Monarchs MinefieldYou’ve probably mastered the US presidents quiz by now. Perhaps this should be your next feat? Remember, all the numbered monarchs will go in backwards order, but that doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be other names in between! Be prepared to curse at least one Richard, Henry, and Edward before conquering this quiz once and for all.  

1. Anyone but US PresidentsAny quiz with Shakira, Pacman, Mr Monopoly, and Jabba the Hutt as correct answers gets our vote. This quiz was quick, fun, hilarious, and the most played history quiz published in 2014. Sounds like it’s a keeper!

 

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.

Sporcle Wrap-Up 2014: Geography

2014 has been awesome at Sporcle. If you missed out on any quizzes from one of our favorite categories, look no further! Here are 10 of the most popular Geography games from 2014.

Top Geography Quizzes

10. Tricky State Capital ClickAh, decoys, how we love and detest thee. If you’re like most Geography nuts, you probably have spent some quality time memorizing this familiar list. But, how do you fare under pressure? Let’s just say, we don’t call it ‘Tricky’ for nothin’…

9. ‘A’ Countries on a MapMap quizzes make us happy, and this one is no exception. All you need to do is answer the 11 countries that start with ‘A’ based on their location on the map. To all your friends who think that you spend too much time on Sporcle, challenge them to this and watch them fail miserably.

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8. Countries & Capitals Sorting BlitzDon’t play this with friends in the room, you will embarrass yourself. You’ll start talking out loud, clicking frantically, and probably groan at the screen more than once. But at the end, you’ll be so satisfied with yourself that it will all be worth it.

7. Avoid the ‘A’ CountriesPesky ‘A’! After this quiz it will soon become your most-hated letter.



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6. Continents by Forest Area: Now, forest area might not be something that had tickled your fancy before this quiz, but you’ll be DAMNED if you don’t figure it out!

5. 13 US States that Border Canada: O, Canada! This quiz is what Sporcle is all about. These 13 states were just waiting to be made into a quiz, and we were more than happy to oblige.

4. US States (Redux): This is a quiz that makes you go, huh, shouldn’t we have already published that?  And on November 17, that all changed. This glorious game hit the homepage, and left users either laughing all the way home, or crying because something willed them to click ‘Massachoosetts’.

3. Geography Bunker V: Bunkers are to Sporcle as ice cream is to cake. You don’t get them together very often, but when you do, it’s a magical experience. In 2014, not only did we get Geography Bunker V, but we also got Geography Bunker VI. Can you say spoiled?

2. Most Populous US Cities Minefield: If you want something that’s evil, you’ve come to the right place. This quiz is for the ultimate geography buff. As MTwhiz put it, ‘This was a fun (and really frustrating) quiz for geography nerds. I still can’t figure the final 3 answers after 11 tries.’ If that’s not success, we don’t know what is.

1. Largest to Smallest: Most Populous Countries: Who doesn’t love sorting? That’s probably why the most-played 2014 geography game was ‘Largest to Smallest: Most Populous Countries’. Published on April 9th, it’s a quiz that infuriates you all the way to the end. At only 12 answers, it is a short little quiz that packs a punch. And we loved it.

Top Tweets (12/9/14)

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.