Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wikiraces


I just learned about a game that has apparently been around for some time, but somehow I missed it.  It's called Wikiraces and it sounds like a lot of fun.

Here's how it works.
First, get a group of  players together in the same room each with their own web browser.
Pick a web page from Wikipedia as your starting point.
Pick another unrelated or random Wikipedia page as a goal.
Everyone loads up the start page on their web browser.
At the signal, each player starts clicking on links trying to find a path to the goal page.
Players are not allowed to type (no searches), use the back button or any other browser navigation features (just click on links)
First player to the goal page wins!

Of course the official rules are available on Wikipedia.

I think we might need to try this tonight.  If you've played, let us know how it went.