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Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby dread41 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:32 pm UTC

So, a game I made at my mindless job. For any number of players.
1: Choose a wikipedia page. For example we used Potato Chips, Great Wall of China, Alpaca, and Sagittarius. Inform everyone of the page.
2: on the mark, everyone clicks to a random wiki page
3: every person clicks links in the article to try to get to the predetermined article. Search is cheating.
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Re: Wikirace

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

So, Photosynthesis to Chewbacca, compare score at the end, yes?

I love games like this.

For longevity, I have expanded the scope of the thread to include any wikipedia related games, or search engine games such as Google Seppuku.

If you are unfamiliar with Google Seppuku, I suggest you remain so.
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby JBJ » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:17 pm UTC

So, you sacked the cocky khaki Kicky Sack sock plucker?
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby headprogrammingczar » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:30 pm UTC

Wikirace must be fun on tvtropes.
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:35 pm UTC

Genre shifting via tropes, perhaps? Serenity to Minecraft, must stop on Friendly Neighborhood Vampire along the way eh?
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby broken_escalator » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:46 pm UTC

I used to race in a computer science class. Click random page and first person to return to pie (food) was the winner. Could change what we raced to, but pie always seemed best. Maybe it's just because pie is awesome...
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby EmptySet » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:14 am UTC

I used to play Wikitrivia - someone reads out an article, replacing the title with "blank". First person to correctly guess the article gets a point.
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby dread41 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:50 am UTC

Photosynthesis to Chewbacca. I got 6
Spoiler:
Photosynthesis -> Life -> Extraterrestial Life -> Extraterrestials in Fiction -> List of Fictional Extraterrestials -> Wookies -> Chewbacca
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby McCaber » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:41 am UTC

I have a 2008 Map of Wikipedia lying around somewhere in my bookmarks. Unfortunately, the suggested path has since been edited out, so I'm as lost as anyone.

For the record:
Spoiler:
Photosynthesis
University of California, Berkeley
South Park
Chewbacca
Spoiler:
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby mike-l » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:52 pm UTC

McCaber wrote:I have a 2008 Map of Wikipedia lying around somewhere in my bookmarks. Unfortunately, the suggested path has since been edited out, so I'm as lost as anyone.

For the record:
Spoiler:
Photosynthesis
University of California, Berkeley
South Park
Chewbacca


I don't see a link from the first to the second...
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby Token » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:12 pm UTC

But there was one in 2008.
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Re: Wikirace (And other Wikipedia / Search Engine Games)

Postby d0nk3y_k0n9 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:36 am UTC

My favorite way to play this is to have two people each hit random, and then each person tries to get to the other's randomly determined page first. Obviously, this isn't fair and involves quite a bit of luck. Also, I think this one is more fun to do head-to-head and see who finishes first instead of going for least steps.
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