Oh, 2021. We had such high hopes for what the year might have in store, only to find ourselves back in a repeat of 2020. It’s been another tough year for so many, but hopefully you found at least a few mentally stimulating diversions from all the madness on Sporcle.
As we look back on the year that was, it is also important to focus on some of the good things that took place. There is always much to celebrate on our website. Each year brings with it new quizzes and quiz makers, fresh new ideas and content, and many other bright spots around the site. We continue to be amazed by the creativity, open-mindedness, and intelligence of our community.
In this post, we’re looking back on some of the top quizzes that have been played, published, and created in 2021. We’ve broken things down into the following categories: Top Quizzes Played in 2021, Top Quizzes Published in 2021, Top Quizzes Made in 2021, and Top Quizzes Made in 2021 (Non-Minefield).
At the very top of the list, you’ll notice the quiz monster that is Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield. This was the most played quiz of the day virtually every day in 2021, and was played over twice as many times as number 2 in the list, Find the Countries of Europe – No Outlines Minefield.
It also clear geography is still the most popular of our Sporcle categories. Just like last year, 12 of the top 15 most played quizzes in 2021 were all in the geography category. And 11 of the top 15 quizzes actually published in 2021 were geography quizzes.
Beyond the world of geography, it’s clear our users enjoy soccer, US presidents, and general knowledge quizzes. Sporcle also has a large kpop audience, as evidenced by Name All 23 NCT Members (SPEED QUIZ) making our top 15 most played list.
Find the US States, Pic Click Minefields!, and Complete the Map Snippet – 1 of 3 are a few of the playlists that produced multiple quizzes in our lists. But we can’t ignore the Letter Fall playlist, which was made in 2021 and contains 3 quizzes from below.
What fun new quizzes and quiz playlists will emerge in 2022? We can only wait and see. But for now, enjoy the top quizzes of 2021.
Top Quizzes Played in 2021
In this list you’ll find the most played quizzes of 2021, regardless of when they were originally published.
1. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield
2. Find the Countries of Europe – No Outlines Minefield
6. US States
7. Countries of the World – No Outlines Minefield
11. Find the US States Ultimate Minefield
13. Name All 23 NCT Members (SPEED QUIZ)
15. Country Trivia Logic Puzzle
Top Quizzes Published in 2021
In this list you’ll find the most played quizzes that were actually published in 2021.
1. Europe: Few Outlines, No Skipping Minefield
3. Click the US Presidents by Picture (Minefield)
4. Weakest Link: World Languages
5. Obscure Knowledge – All-Time Premier League Clubs
6. Continents in Order of Population
7. Erase Africa by Capital (No Skips)
8. Score a Goal at the World Cup
9. 10 States: The Least Populous
10. Tic-Tac-Trivia: General Knowledge
11. Triple Criteria Quiz: US States
12. Complete the Map Snippet VI
13. Complete the Map Snippet IV
14. Complete the Map Snippet VII
Top Quizzes Made in 2021
In this list you’ll find the most played quizzes that were made in 2021. We’ve excluded quizzes with ratings below 3.0, and quizzes made by partners which were embedded on other websites.
1. Weakest Link: ‘N’ Countries
2. Hit the Shrinking Middle: Europe
3. Letter Fall: European Countries
4. 10 Least Populous US States in Order
5. Complete the Map Snippet (Minefield)
6. North America Road Trip Minefield
8. 10 States: Most Populous Cities
10. 4-to-1 Blitz: North America
12. Who Am I? Famous People XXII
15. 16 Little 6-Letter Word Pictograms
Top Quizzes Made in 2021 (Non-Minefield)
In this list you’ll find the most played quizzes that were made in 2021, not including minefield quizzes. We’ve excluded quizzes with ratings below 3.0, and quizzes made by partners which were embedded on other websites.
1. Letter Fall: European Countries
2. 10 States: Most Populous Cities
4. 4-to-1 Blitz: North America
6. Who Am I? Famous People XXII
8. 16 Little 6-Letter Word Pictograms
9. Complete the Map Snippet XIX
10. Prove You Aren’t a Robot – ‘A’ Countries of Europe
11. Full Name Films
12. Match Game: Christmas Movies
13. 2020 Movie Characters by Film Blitz
14. Complete the Map Snippet XX
15. Letter Fall: Asian Countries
*Do keep in mind that determining a “top quiz” can be a bit relative. We all have different ideas of what makes a great quiz. So each year we make these lists, we simply look at what quizzes are played the most, realizing that quiz plays are not necessarily the only measure of success. But we have to go with some sort of criteria though.
What did you think of these lists? Let us know some of your favorite Sporcle quizzes in the comments below.
And did you know we have Top Quizzes Lists for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 as well?