Sporcle 2022 Year in Review

Sporcle 2022 Year in Review

To paraphrase Taylor Swift: we don’t know about you, but we’re still reeling from 2022. Around the globe, COVID continued to spread and mutate, climate change brought about record-breaking heat waves, and the world population reached eight billion people. From across the pond, we witnessed the death of a queen who defined the British monarchy for 70 years, a head of lettuce outlast Liz Truss, and Rishi Sunak—the UK’s first-ever prime minister of color—take office, all in the last few months. Russia invaded Ukraine, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and Mahsa Amini’s death sparked women’s rights protests in Iran.

Through it all, we kept the light on at Sporcle, and at least appeared to have marginally more success with this than Elon Musk did on Twitter. The biggest change we made, of which you’re all probably aware, was the Great Website Redesign of 2022. We have added and updated some features, moved and removed some others, and we continue to make tweaks in response to your valued feedback. We changed our logo (twice!), streamlining and modernizing the orange globe that everyone has come to love.

Off the website, we partnered with Netflix to bring the interactive Triviaverse experience to your screens. Oh, and we held the inaugural SporcleCon in Washington, D.C., in September! Thanks to all of you, the event was a huge success, and we are all eagerly preparing for and anticipating SporcleCon 2023. This coming year, we’re also working on a new flagship Sporcle app and many more site features for you to enjoy.

Without further ado, we are proud to present this inside look at some data on quiz plays, site usage, badge earning, publishes, events, and more. If you’re interested in quiz-specific details, we also have our annual post going over the year’s published and contributed quizzes for your reading pleasure. Welcome to Sporcle’s 2022 Year in Review!

Sporcle 2022 Year in Review Digital Stats:

  • 299,965 quizzes created
  • 5,310 quizzes published
  • 840 unique users published
  • 239 users who got their first publish
  • 513,075,772 quizzes played
  • 2,306,712 showdowns played
  • 3,653,207 challenges completed
  • 239,495 comments made
  • 6,864,190 badges earned

Sporcle Pub Trivia 2022 Stats:

  • 23,748 total events hosted by 635 Hosts
  • 21,100 In-Person Bar/Restaurant Events hosted
    • 20,016 Pub Quiz/Stump Trivia games
    • 3,707 OpinioNation games
    • 25 Mishmash games
    • (*472 Events with over 100 people in attendance!)
  • 1,664 Virtual Trivia Events
  • 984 Private Events
  • In-Person Bar/Restaurant Events hosted in 32 states at 641 partnered locations
    • Top States:
      • Michigan – 5,746
      • Ohio – 4,414
      • Massachusetts – 3,876
      • Washington – 1,437
      • Minnesota – 1,023
  • 17,000+ total questions asked in Live Trivia Events
  • 4,595 New Globe Teams Signed-Up
  • 45,828 Globe League Scores Registered

Sporclecon 2022 Stats:

  • 700 total attendees
  • 70 staff members working
  • Over 50 events
  • People came from 40 states and 4 countries
  • $7,500 in charitable donations raised for five charities
  • Over $10,000 in cash prizes awarded

And now here is a closer look at some of the nitty gritty stats for the year.

Most Played Quizzes of 2022:

  1. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield
  2. Find the Countries of Europe – No Outlines Minefield
  3. Countries of the World
  4. Countries of Europe
  5. Find the US States
  6. US States
  7. Flags of the World
  8.  Countries of the World – No Outlines Minefield
  9. Countries of Africa
  10. Countries of Asia

Quizzes Created by Type in 2022:

Quizzes Created by Category in 2022:

Most Bookmarked Quizzes of 2022:

  1. Countries of the World – 2,378
  2. Flags of the World – 1,236
  3. Countries of Europe – 1,155
  4. US States – 858
  5. Countries of Africa – 764
  6. Countries of Asia – 739
  7. Find the US States – 675
  8. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield – 651
  9. Countries of South America – 575
  10. Countries of North America – 553

Most Favorited Quizzes of 2022:

  1. Countries of the World – 1,213
  2. Flags of the World – 663
  3. Countries of Europe – 500
  4. US States – 322
  5. Countries of Africa – 313
  6. Countries of Asia – 304
  7. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield – 272
  8. Find the US States – 271
  9. Countries of South America – 198
  10. Countries of North America – 194

Most Badges Earned of 2022:

  1. Baby Steps – 190,959
  2. Overdose – 88,730
  3. The Conqueror – 78,033
  4. Power Hour – 70,666
  5. Happy Hour – 58,806
  6. Newbie – 53,209
  7. Extreme Overdose – 48,406
  8. Europe to No Good – 47,047
  9. Geography Binge – 46,419
  10. Unwind Time – 46,362

Most Published Users* of 2022:

  1. MSUKent – 98
  2. GeoEarthling – 89
  3. Flick – 89
  4. t_rev19 – 83
  5. Hejman – 82
  6. Barbecue – 71
  7. Doctor_Arzt – 69
  8. strokes_static – 63
  9. Pilgab – 55
  10. ghcgh – 50

* Staff members are not included

Most Published Users Who Got Their First Publish in 2022:

  1. NeoAnabaptist – 21
  2. daran – 15
  3. Noodle33 – 10
  4. lukepisani3 – 8
  5. liongirl8188 – 8
  6. EddievB – 7
  7. cabruce1 – 6
  8. AstronoMae – 6
  9. christinadamson – 6
  10. abstractcouch – 5
  11. rae_cat – 5

Most Published Categories of 2022:

  1. Just For Fun – 1,656
  2. Geography – 609
  3. Movies – 474
  4. Sports – 379
  5. Music – 302
  6. Television – 281
  7. Miscellaneous – 280
  8. History – 259
  9. Language – 223
  10. Entertainment – 194
  11. Science – 182
  12. Literature – 181
  13. Gaming – 138
  14. Holiday – 80
  15. Religion – 72

Most Published Subcategories* of 2022:

  1. Country – 526
  2. Letter – 497
  3. Movie Titles – 428
  4. Song – 335
  5. World – 275

* Doses and functional tags (e.g. Clickable) not included

Most Discussed Published Quizzes of 2022:

  1. Countries of the World – 179
  2. Flags of the World – 108
  3. The Dinner Party Puzzle Hunt – 75
  4. British Rule in India: Know Your History – 64
  5. 16 Little 6-Letter Word Pictograms – 64

Most Showdowned Published Quizzes of 2022:

  1. Countries of the World – 18,566
  2. Find the US States – No Outlines Minefield – 13,928
  3. Find the US States – 9,717
  4. Flags of the World – 8,887
  5. Countries of Europe – 7,663

Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2022:

  1. What Is the Story Behind This Little Piggy?
  2. Which States Are the Farthest North, South, East, and West?
  3. What Is the Real Meaning Behind ‘Ring Around the Rosie’?
  4. What is a Country? How Many Countries Are There?
  5. 15 Cheese Themed Pick-Up Lines for the Cheesy

Most Viewed Sporcle Videos of 2022:

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