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The Wiki Game is like Trivial Pursuit on steroids

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If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a bit of a bright spark – you know the type, can’t stop answering obscure questions down the local bar – then you’ll be right at home with the latest generation of games which use technology to exercise the mind in interesting ways. We’re thinking specifically about fun activities such as online quizzes, or even Geo-Caching games with your mobile phone.

The Wiki Game offers the same kind of brain teasing fun, but this time you spend your play hours trying to use your general knowledge and ability with a mouse to join the dots in Wikipedia.org. There are several games available, most of which involve tracing a route from a starting page on Wikipedia to an end point. The challenge is to do so in the shortest time and with the fewest clicks.

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It may sound mundane, but it’s rather addictive. And like golf, really annoying if you can’t easily make the connection. What makes it even worse is the fact that you get to see how clever the other online challengers were when a round finishes. If you fancy wasting some time, give it a go, it’s actually great fun.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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