A cheat’s guide to getting a high score in Guess-the-Google


How to get your name in lights. Temporarily.

Have you played Grant Robinson‘s Guess-the-Google yet?

It’s an infuriatingly entertaining game in which you are presented with an automatically generated montage of pictures from a single word google image search and you have to guess what the word is. Easy eh? Well yes and no. Sometimes the word jumps right out at you, other times you stare at the screen in bewilderment and start typing gibberish because you’ve no idea what the word could possbily be.

When you’ve finished a round of games your total score is totted up and you can enter it onto the scoreboard and compare your performance against others playing at the same time.

But with all these young turks playing alongside it’s not likely that wrinkly old grannies like yours truly will ever get a score high enough to make the scoreboard.

Until now. I started playing at 23:59, got an average score of 359 and checked the scoreboard. Number 1!

Screenshot showing top 3 scores with me at number 1 and number 2 and scores of 359 and 323

Sods law dictates that I’d get a lower score in the next game (not being very hip meant that I feverishly typed in braids, plaits, dreadlock, dreadlocks and finally dreads) but still. I ruled the scoreboard for a precious few minutes and I shall bask in the glow for days.

So that’s the tip o’ the day – start playing online games just before midnight and watch those scoreboards tremble.

[tags]guess-a-google, google, images, game, cheat, high, score[/tags]

2 Responses to “A cheat’s guide to getting a high score in Guess-the-Google”

  1. briggy
    March 28th, 2006 11:13

    and you beat Darius too!

  2. Amber
    March 29th, 2006 07:23

    You totally rock! – How will I ever get my list of chores done today now?

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