5 Fun Website Games in Your Browser: Google, YouTube, IMDb, & Wikipedia
We use some websites so regularly that they become an integral part of the internet for us. Can you imagine the web without Google? Or devoid of crazy videos on YouTube? But now, it’s time to test how well you know these sites.
This article is all about five weirdly wonderful games. A couple test your knowledge of Google and Wikipedia, another finds how well you know YouTube memes, and the last two are all about IMDb and movies. Strap in for a crazy ride.
1. Google Feud (Web): Guess the Google Autocomplete
When you start typing a query in Google’s search box, it offers a few suggestions, autocompleting your keywords. These can be interesting suggestions or downright hilarious. But as a Google ninja, can you guess what Google will suggest?
Google Feud is like Family Feud, where you have to guess Google’s top 10 autocomplete suggestions for any phrase. Choose from four categories (culture, people, name, questions) to get an incomplete phrase. Type out what you think Google will say at the end, and see how right you are.
The autocomplete suggestions aren’t always a single word, so don’t be afraid to be creative. There are three wrong guesses per round, so rack up as many points as you can before you run out.
2. YouTube A to Z (Web): Do You Know Your YouTube Videos?
For the 10th anniversary of YouTube in 2015, the company made a cool game. It picked 26 from its most popular videos, and created a quiz.
In each round, you need to match an icon to the question. The question isn’t straightforward, so you are testing your pop culture knowledge here. Get it right and YouTube will show the video in question, letting you relive the good times.
As you probably know, some of the most popular YouTube videos are really weird . It’s not all going to be Gangnam Style or Charlie Bit My Finger here, but that’s the fun of it!
3. The Wiki Game (Web, iOS): Six Wikis of Separation
If you love Wikipedia, then get ready to spend a whole lot of time on this game. The Wiki Game is a bit like playing six degrees of separation, but with random Wikipedia articles.
Here’s how it works: You’ll be given a topic, and a Wikipedia page to start with. Your objective is to go from the first page to the topic using as few links as possible (and no more than six).
There are different variations of the game, including five clicks, least number of clicks possible, and a speed race. Not only is it a cool way to test your general knowledge, but you’ll also discover weird or interesting Wikipedia articles .
4. The IMDb Plot Keyword Game (Web): Think You Know Movies?
If you’re a fan of movies, then there are some awesome websites to give you more to talk about . But what you really want is a test of your knowledge, isn’t it?
Noah Veltman’s fiendish game will make you tear your hair out in frustration. The game relies on IMDb, which uses keywords to describe each movie in its massive database. Veltman’s game lists keyword after keyword, asking you to guess the movie based on that.
It’s a lot harder than you can imagine, especially since the keywords appear in random order, and aren’t necessarily the ones that best describe the film. It’s frustrating, it’s awesome, and it’s fantastic fun.
5. The IMDb Game (Web): For Real Life Fun
The other four games in this list are all single-player games. The IMDb Game, invented by the folks at Tribeca Film, requires two or more players.
Here’s how to play: One person (questioner) says the name of any actor, and searches for his profile on IMDb. Scroll down and you’ll see “Known For”, with four films listed there. The other people (guessers) have to guess all four movies. Three strikes and you’re out. After two correct guesses, the questioner has to reveal the dates of the remaining two movies.
It’s a fantastic party game, not to mention a cool game to play in the office with your work buddies. And if you like this, you should also check out the essential YouTube channels for movie lovers .
Tell Us Your Internet Party Games!
The IMDb Game would be a lot of fun to play with friends, but it’s not the only party game based on a website. We know you have one of your own, so share it in the comments.
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