Daily doses are quick general knowledge quizzes that release every day (thus the name) at 12:00 am Eastern time.
In a Word Ladder, clues are given for a series of answers that share the same number of letters. Exactly one letter changes from word to word. The letter that changes must be in a different position from the last changed letter. They’re often themed.
We’ve written a guide to help you make great ladders: Sporcle Word Ladders: Best Practices; it may also be a help for anyone looking for an in-depth explanation of the format and history.
A Quick Pick quiz is a short, clickable quiz with few questions.
The ideal Quick Pick should be playable by most people, even without deep knowledge of the subject. These are more about the crazy low time limit than about reasoning through answers. You can find out more about the game format here: Quick Pick Daily Dose.
Missing Word is a quick fill-in-the blank style classic quiz. Anything with multiple word titles or names can work well in a Missing Word quiz. Themes are strongly encouraged.
Get the Picture
Get the Picture quizzes are multiple choice image quizzes with a “this or that” inspired format. Images serve as the multiple choice options, and hints should be brief. They’re under 5 minutes and you can see more in-depth criteria here: Get the Picture.
Our weekly doses release on Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 am Eastern time.
Most of you are probably familiar with Sudoku, but just in case: a Sudoku is a 9 by 9 grid puzzle, where you can use logic to deduce the locations of the numbers 1-9 in each square, column, and row. Our Saturday Sudoku series will feature primarily traditional Sudoku puzzles of all difficulty levels.
We’re also embracing crosswords – another tried and true puzzle format. Our Sunday Crosswords should be perfect way to kick off your weekend morning. Both American and British style puzzles are welcome, and themes are encouraged but not required. Find out more about our guidelines here: Sunday Crossword: Guidelines & Tips.