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Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends

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How much do you know about this year’s top search trends?

Test your knowledge of Google Search in 2018 by taking the new ‘Game of the Year’ quiz.

Every year Google releases a roundup of top search trends, but this is the first time the company has developed a game based on search data.

The way it works is simple:

  • Answer a series of questions about this year’s trending searches
  • Collect points for correct answers
  • Unlock harder questions by progressing through the game
  • A special bonus round at the end ups the difficulty even more
  • After three wrong answers, it’s game over

I played it a few times and it’s actually pretty challenging. I managed to finish it with a high score of 603 points.

Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends

The game is easy enough to play, it’s just 20 multiple-choice questions and you have to pick what was searched more between several possible answers.

Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends

Bonus rounds appear throughout the game where you’re presented with a topic and have to choose whether it trended more or trended less in 2018.

Google Launches First-Ever Game Based on Google Search Trends

If you lose the game by giving three wrong answers you can play again, but the questions are different every time.

Also, there is a 10-second time limit on each question, so you can’t look up the answers as you’re playing.

Questions vary wildly in terms of topics, including world events, celebrities, internet memes, sports, consumer products, food & beverage, and more.

The game works on both mobile and desktop, but it seems to be better optimized for mobile devices.

Try it out, and if you beat my high score send me a screenshot on Twitter!

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Matt Southern

Lead News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt Southern has been the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a degree in communications, Matt ... [Read full bio]

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