#47: Online image games

Still in festive mood, I thought today’s invention should take the form of a new game.

A web page allows input of a search term by one player. It then displays the images which Google image search has found for that term (but only the images, without any text, URL’s or other information attached –Windows Live search displays the extra information only when the images are rolled over, but for some reason the images seem somehow less compelling).


The other players then have to view the returned images and the first to correctly come up with the search term, wins.

This is relatively easy for concrete nouns (eg ‘bicycle’) but unbelieveably difficult for abstract terms (eg ‘nature’).

One nice feature is that the game can of course be adapted to be played by any number of remotely located people.

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