When homework and freerice.com have ceased to hold your attention

Some of you have no doubted played a version of this game, but here is my version of the rules.

1. In recognition of the film series’ worthy tribute to Richard Pryor last Friday, and to keep the games fair, all games must begin with his Wikipedia article.
2. Control-F is okay, but clicking back is not! If you have somehow got yourself stuck in the article on the Holden Captiva, tough shit! More clicks; you lose.
3. The goal is minimum number of clicks. Absolutely no searches.

Here are some warm-ups for you:

Richard Pryor –> FairTax (5 clicks)
Richard Pryor –> Gothic Architecture (3 clicks)
Richard Pryor –> Genital herpes (but which simplex, you ask?!) 7 clicks
Richard Pryor –> Vermont Law School (6 clicks)

Good luck
, and godspeed.

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6 thoughts on “When homework and freerice.com have ceased to hold your attention

  1. Sammy K

    As a seasoned veteran of The Wikipedia Game, I can say your rules need modification.1. Use the “random page” link to find a starting page (one person does it, then everyone else goes to the same page).2. Someone shouts out something random, which is the target page.3. Using ctrl-F or any other browser search is lame and against the rules. This game should encourage random-fact learning and speed-reading skillz.4. Only use in-article links, no navigating to the main page.5. The winner depends on how you choose to play, it can either be who gets there fastest, or in the fewest clicks (or possibly using some formula involving the two). If you play the fewest-clicks version, you may want to make clicking back legal (discuss before you start the game). In my experience, the whoever-gets-there-fastest version is much more fun.

  2. Sammy K

    As a seasoned veteran of The Wikipedia Game, I can say your rules need modification.1. Use the “random page” link to find a starting page (one person does it, then everyone else goes to the same page).2. Someone shouts out something random, which is the target page.3. Using ctrl-F or any other browser search is lame and against the rules. This game should encourage random-fact learning and speed-reading skillz.4. Only use in-article links, no navigating to the main page.5. The winner depends on how you choose to play, it can either be who gets there fastest, or in the fewest clicks (or possibly using some formula involving the two). If you play the fewest-clicks version, you may want to make clicking back legal (discuss before you start the game). In my experience, the whoever-gets-there-fastest version is much more fun.

  3. Sammy K

    As a seasoned veteran of The Wikipedia Game, I can say your rules need modification.

    1. Use the “random page” link to find a starting page (one person does it, then everyone else goes to the same page).

    2. Someone shouts out something random, which is the target page.

    3. Using ctrl-F or any other browser search is lame and against the rules. This game should encourage random-fact learning and speed-reading skillz.

    4. Only use in-article links, no navigating to the main page.

    5. The winner depends on how you choose to play, it can either be who gets there fastest, or in the fewest clicks (or possibly using some formula involving the two). If you play the fewest-clicks version, you may want to make clicking back legal (discuss before you start the game). In my experience, the whoever-gets-there-fastest version is much more fun.

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