mentally stimulating diversions
Just For Fun
Can you name the proper 5-letter anagrams and word ladder links to climb to the top?
Enter a 5-letter word in the box below
Correctly named 5-letter words will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
To move ← or → through a chute, the clue's answer is an anagram of the previous one; to move ↑ or ↓ on a ladder, solve the clue by changing one letter of the previous word
Chutes and Ladders III
Popular trivia games today
Close Up 100!
Symbol Match Minefield
The 'Wolf Pack' Toast
UEFA Champions League Final Host Cities
Voice Actor Match
4-6 Letter States
Word Ladder: WWE Actors
Sports Illustrated Covers (1990s)
Enter 5-letter word:
/105 5-letter words correct
Show Missed Answers
HIDE THIS WARNING
You might also like these games:
Word Laddyrinth VII
Bible Book Giant Word Ladder
3 Words, Same 6 Letters
for this game.
(Warning: comments may contain spoilers)
Chutes and Ladders IV Quiz
Created May 30, 2011 in
Featured Jul 10, 2012
Game Plays 40,182
Report a Mistake
Word ladder Quizzes
Friend Scores and Standings
Loading friend results....
Top Games Today in Language
Rhymes with Cat
Commonly Misspelled Words
Commonest English Words
Top Games with Similar Tags
Word Laddyrinth VII
Bible Book Giant Word Ladder
Road to Vegetarianism Giant Wo...
Top User Games in Language
'W' Vocabulary (Hard)
Concrete or Abstract?
Rhymes with 'Drunk'
May 30th, 2011 at 22:07 GMT
Interesting quiz, but the finish is pretty obscure. How about changing the top 6 rows of the last column as below (use ROT-13 to decode)?
▲ Oernq znxre ▲
▲ Xbor, sbe bar ▲
▲ jrqqvat pnxr ▲
Then the anagram clues can point to the left, so column 3 & 4 would become:
OERNX | ◄ funggre ◄
----------- | -----------
(Copy & paste this text to ROT13.com to decode.)
May 30th, 2011 at 22:18 GMT
What the hay Rockgolf? How did you figure that out and where did you find that website.
May 30th, 2011 at 22:30 GMT
@rockgolf - I'm not quite sure I understand what you're suggesting. Do you think the clues leading up to the finishing point are too tricky, or do you think the structure of the final path is too strange?
May 30th, 2011 at 23:11 GMT
Oh, the path is fine. It's just that getting to the last clueand having the answer be a word that probably 98% of the population would be unfamiliar with is a letdown. With this suggestion the last word is a) common, b) located in the centre column, so the "warnings" on the left 2 columns point right to it.
May 30th, 2011 at 23:15 GMT
@Saints09: Rot-13 is a very old (20+ years) method of encryption. It's very easy to break (basically each letter in the first half of the alphabet is substituted with the same position in the last half and vice versa). Google found me the website.
Neat part about ROT-13 is that the same algorithm is used to both encode and decode.
May 31st, 2011 at 00:09 GMT
@rockgolf - I'm optimistic in thinking that solvers will enjoy learning a new vocabulary word in the last move (as it's at least guessable, knowing it's an anagram of five letters that are already known), so I'll see what the reception is before I go about changing it. Definitely will be making more puzzles of this style in the future, and I think the next one will be an all-around simple one to be a little easier on the brain.
May 31st, 2011 at 00:56 GMT
@apeminkie: I'm with you keeping things as is. The early statistics indicate that most people who get to the 30th clue will have had enough time to figure out the 31st, obscure as it may be.
May 31st, 2011 at 01:50 GMT
I think this format has a lot of potential! I'm also not thrilled with the final word, personally, but I agree that it was pretty guessable.
May 31st, 2011 at 01:54 GMT
The structure of the path was wonderful! I loved having to solve almost all the clues before the final one. It was definitely a refreshing change from the typical word ladders.
May 31st, 2011 at 02:20 GMT
I love the format, and was fairly OK with the final word, but a bit less happy with having so many unguessable-if-you-don’t-know-them general knowledge questions elsewhere, especially since they were on the main path, not just sidetracks. Several are particularly inaccessible for non-American sporclers (Oscar Meyer bologna??). The more global word-based clues were much nicer :-)
May 31st, 2011 at 04:59 GMT
I'm with you on this one Pit_trout. I loved the idea behind the game but was frustrated by the 'inaccessible' clues, particulary as without that knowledge the game comes to an abrupt end.
May 31st, 2011 at 18:50 GMT
For those of you who enjoyed this puzzle, here's another!
Jun 4th, 2011 at 22:16 GMT
I like how rockgolf always lingers around a quiz he's commented on to answer other people's questions.
May 11th, 2012 at 23:23 GMT
there's a serious dropoff in scores at "ready for anything". Maybe a better clue would be "watchful"?
Game published: Jul 10th, 2012 at 18:03 GMT
Jul 10th, 2012 at 18:08 GMT
Don't (last answer) me, bro!
Jul 10th, 2012 at 18:21 GMT
Throwing 'dart' in the description of a taser really threw me off.
Jul 10th, 2012 at 18:36 GMT
This seemed to me more like a Ladderynth than Chutes-and-Ladders.
Jul 10th, 2012 at 18:43 GMT
I normally like these kind of quizzes but i got stuck because I havent the faintest idea who or what a '61 homer king is' haha
Jul 10th, 2012 at 19:17 GMT
i guess i am not eligible for mensa...
Jul 10th, 2012 at 19:54 GMT
I like this quiz a lot; the only thing that bothered me were the bottlenecks. Good job, though
Jul 10th, 2012 at 21:06 GMT
this is a little confusing
Jul 10th, 2012 at 21:16 GMT
Chute! That was fun!
Comment below threshold:
Jul 10th, 2012 at 21:31 GMT
It's "snakes and ladders", stupid Americans!
Jul 10th, 2012 at 21:47 GMT
"Travels in time" for warps may be the most misleading clue I've ever seen on Sporcle.
Jul 10th, 2012 at 22:07 GMT
good stuff, definitely had to stop and think a lot!
Jul 10th, 2012 at 22:30 GMT
I dont much fancy totally culture spefifc questions as bottleneck questions
Jul 10th, 2012 at 22:46 GMT
North America-centric, which is particularly problematic because at most points there are no other questions to answer to get to the end.
Jul 11th, 2012 at 00:03 GMT
Barely managed to get to the end even though I cheated to reveal the maze walls. :p
Jul 11th, 2012 at 01:58 GMT
This was a really good idea for a quiz but could have been better with a different selection of words. '61 Homer King??? Really? I got stuck on that and had nowhere else to go. The words could have all been generic and grammatical without resorting to some bloke who played baseball 50 years ago.
Jul 11th, 2012 at 03:56 GMT
Got hung up on "Stuffs a container full" because Packs seemed to fit.
Jul 11th, 2012 at 16:11 GMT
Too many pop culture references, especially at the bottlenecks. Even as an American, I have no idea who Maris, Marlo Thomas (Thomas Marlo?), or Carly Rae Jepsen are. No offense to them or their fans, I'm just kind of clueless on some of these things, which is why I generally prefer the language quizzes and such over the music/tv/movie quizzes on Sporcle! :)
Jul 11th, 2012 at 17:06 GMT
mallorn_hugger, I understand your confusion at the first two.. But Carly Rae Jepsen?? Have you been living under a rock?!
Jul 11th, 2012 at 20:28 GMT
Jinxxeh, it's a big rock. Millions of us under here, including almost everyone over 30!
Jul 11th, 2012 at 20:42 GMT
"Lesson from Aesop" really shouldn't be anything other than 'fable'.
Jul 12th, 2012 at 02:31 GMT
gvigary- how'd you guess my age? Not far over 30, but apparently far enough to earn me a spot living under that big rock. ;D
Jul 12th, 2012 at 04:22 GMT
"Travels in Time" should have been "waits". We're always travelling forward in time, all you have to do is wait!
Jul 12th, 2012 at 07:18 GMT
Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, breaking Babe Ruth's record (you've heard of him, at least?). Maris's record was broken in 1998 by Mark McGwire (and Sammy Sosa); both events were big deals. Marlo Thomas starred in That Girl, a sitcom that ran from 1966-71. Carly Rae Jepsen sang Call Me Maybe, which is all over the radio and being rampantly parodied online, most recently by Cookie Monster.
Jul 12th, 2012 at 11:42 GMT
what is a homer king please? Oh I forgot, 'global' starts at the Atlantic and ends at the Pacific.
Jul 17th, 2012 at 19:59 GMT
Who said anything about "global"?
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Google+
2007-13 © Sporcle, Inc.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties
Go to the Sporcle.com Mobile Site →