Today Google launched “Google Trivia,” a new online game that allows you to search for answers, while posing the questions in such a way that there is no easily searchable answer.
Traditional trivia games have a rule that you can’t cheat–you can’t look things up in books, you can’t ask your friends and you certainly can’t ask Google.
A Google a Day is a new daily puzzle that can be solved using your creativity and clever search skills on Google. Questions will be posted every day on agoogleaday.com and printed on weekdays above the New York Times crossword puzzle. “We’ll reveal each puzzle’s answer the next day in the Times and on agoogleaday.com, along with the search tips and features used to find it,” stated Google.
Here’s a sample question:
Just like traditional crossword puzzles, the difficulty of the questions increases over the course of the week, so by Thursday or Friday, even the most seasoned searcher may be stumped.
“To prevent spoilers from appearing as you search the web, look for the answers on agoogleaday.com instead of regular google.com–we’ve made a special version of Google that excludes real-time updates and other things that are likely to include spoilers as people post the answers to the puzzle online.”
The clues are currently only in English, but anyone can attempt to solve the puzzles.
[Source: Google Blog]