A Message from Matt Ramme
When I started Sporcle 6 years ago, I could never have expected that so many people would end up playing these quick trivia and puzzle games. What started as a better way to remember the U.S. Presidents has become a totally new way to play trivia on the web. In the process, it has spawned the collective creativity of millions of people all around the world.
So today we have reached a billion games played. Since we know the average game takes about 3 1/2 minutes to play, that means Sporclers have spent nearly 3 million days playing Sporcle games. That’s 8,200 years of naming presidents, countries, and things Meatloaf wouldn’t do for love.
I started Sporcle as a way to improve my Jeopardy and crossword skills and ended up learning so much more than that. Hopefully that is an experience a lot of users have…stumbling upon some new tidbit of knowledge or learning something about the world they didn’t know, such as which countries have the most chickens.
We here at Sporcle have been blessed with the best community on the internet, and we have a blast every day seeing what Sporclers come up with. You’ve taken our love of trivia and focus on quality, and helped create nearly a half million quizzes on every topic imaginable, even 19th Century Composers from Finland.
We love hearing from Sporclers about the fun times they’ve had trying to come up with that one last answer, or finding themselves pulled down a rabbit hole into quizzes they didn’t even know they had an interest in.
We’ve gotten so many great emails over the years, I wanted to share just a few:
“Sporcle truly feels like the perfect combination of entertainment and education that I have been craving my entire life”
“My 13 year old son, Oliver, who has Aspergers Syndrome has been on (Sporcle) all week and is now up to about 95 on the Periodic Table quiz as well as being an expert on Kings/Queens, countries in Asia and Europe. To quote him ‘I really love this sort of thing. It’s the best website ever’”
“Thank you for saving me from many hours of boredom.”
We’re really excited about what’s coming next. In the coming months, we plan on adding more new game and trivia experiences to the web, and we’re committed to making our mobile experiences the best in the world. Also, keep an eye out for Sporcle Live, live trivia shows in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota, and eventually coming to a bar or restaurant near you.
We really do love each and every one of you. To those who create games and help make them better and more accurate, and those of you who just come to have fun and maybe learn something in the process, we are humbled and we hope we can continue to meet and exceed your expectations for the next billion games.