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Sporcle

by Sporcle
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.3.0
  • * You can now comment and rate comments on quizzes!
  • * Some pixel and crashing bugs are now a distant memory.
  • Read on for more...
  • First, there was Sporcle. And it was good. And then there were comments on Sporcle, and it was also good. Much much later, there were comments on the Sporcle app, and it was still good. So go, be merry, and comment and vote from the Sporcle app...finally.
  • Let us know how we're doing by commenting or sending us feedback. And we obviously love those high ratings, it helps us know we're doing a good job, and allows us to continue to bring you great features.
  • Professional Airer of Grievances, Matt Ramme

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004Z26ADA
  • Original Release Date: March 9, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #895 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Thousands of unique and fun quizzes on every imaginable topic
  • Network access not required to play (but is to download new quizzes)
  • Unique and addicting game play

Product Description
Browse categories or try a random quiz
Browse categories or try a random quiz
Take a quiz, then compare results and read comments
Take a quiz, then compare results and read comments

If you rule the local pub on trivia night, or just dream of the day you will, Sporcle is the perfect app for you. This popular quiz game for Android has got all the bells and whistles. More importantly, it's got great quizzes!

A Quiz for Every Occasion

"Oh sure," you're thinking. "Another app with 10 or 15 lame quizzes." Au contraire! Sporcle for Android has hundreds of inventive and challenging trivia games. Running the gamut from Entertainment to Religion, from Sports to Literature, there's a quiz here for anyone and everyone. You can browse through 15 different categories or simply select a random quiz and start playing.

Here's just a small sampling of the types of trivia tests you'll find on Sporcle: "50 Largest U.S. Cities." "Name that Sitcom." "Ancient Wonders." "Baby Names from Shakespeare." (?) "Guess Your NBA Team." "SNL Cast Blitz." "Famous Biologists." (??) And on and on.

These aren't your grandpa's multiple-choice quizzes, either--each one has a written answer that you must provide. Time limits make the experience even more challenging, and more fun.

How Do You Measure Up?

Sporcle scores your performance on every quiz and stores the information right in the app, so you can track which ones you've taken and how you did. You can also get more in-depth statistics on each game, seeing how your performance stacks up against others who have taken that quiz. And don't worry; each quiz reveals the correct answers once you've completed it, so you don't have to wonder. You can also take the same quiz again if you like.

It Gets Better

One of the best things about Sporcle is the "connectivity" it provides. You can see comments from other players about each quiz and compare your score against theirs right on your phone--but that's just the beginning. You can then go online, create an account on Sporcle.com, and have even more fun. On the site you can comment on quizzes you've taken, rate them, view all kinds of statistics, invite and connect with your friends, post your results to Facebook and Twitter, and more. You can even create your own quiz.

Even if you just stick to the app, there's more than enough to keep you busy and entertained for a long while. It features dozens of quizzes pre-loaded in every category--and you don't have to have network access to play them. Just download the Android app and start exercising your brain. With Sporcle, there's always a new challenge waiting for you.


Technical Details

  • Size: 3.2MB
  • Version: 3.3.0
  • Developed By: Sporcle (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the concept, needs tweaking June 3, 2012
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I wish that the games would update more frequently. I follow Sporcle on Twitter, where they tweet when new games are added to sporcle.com. The same games don't show up on the Sporcle app until days later. Another annoying thing is when you have to add a comma to a word (i.e. in song lyrics) when you already entered that word.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More categories please! August 19, 2011
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I'm always on the lookout for a good new game app for Android, especially a trivia/mind game that doesn't wear out its welcome in 10 minutes. Sporcle is a timed quiz program that challenges you on a range of different topics and themes. Lots of fun at times and annoyingly difficult at others, definitely recommended if you like this type of game. On the downside, it could use more frequent updates and new categories.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good concept, needs work August 2, 2011
By Eagle
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Quizzes are timed and answers have to be typed in exactly. There are a number of questions I knew the answer to but could not get it to acknowledge. For example I spent over a minute working on getting it to take "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer." but could not get credit for it because I was not capitalizing the "T" the "The." Also I have found list where the list of answers are not complete. I picked up this app because it was free, but probably will not be installing it on my phone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs work. August 7, 2011
By Thomas
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This would be fun if the answers did not have to be so exact. Song titles have to have each word start with a capitol letter. Words have to be hyphenated. UI is also lacking. You can only answer items in order you can't skip then return to a previous item. This makes showing all items like the song title quiz pointless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I love this app, but not the Kindle version May 21, 2013
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I bought the Sporcle app for my Kindle after going on the website and playing the Trivia games there. I also have the Ipod version, which I have to admit is a lot better than the Kindle version.
The Kindle version has plenty of games on it if you're just using it to keep yourself busy, but my main issue with the app is how you type your answers in. When you start typing, the word you are typing either will not show up, or the first few letters with show up and the rest will appear to be blank. This makes it very confusing when you don't know if you spelled everything right or need to delete a few letters. When you go to delete the answer you typed in, the words you typed will still appear there even if you constantly push the delete button. They will usually only disappear if you start typing another word.
Overall, I just don't like the Kindle version as much but I still will use it if I really do not have anything better to do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No star rating that could have got 5 August 2, 2011
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I could not even submit the right answer to move onto number 2 out of????. Would love a multiple guess. or just a chance at with the enter button ... phone optimus v.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah....Sprocle March 18, 2013
Sprocle is an interesting way to pass the time. Testing my knowledge on Harry Potter, The USA, Movie posters, and many more. It challenges the brain, and makes you think. But it is fun, you can laugh at the silly things you forgot. There are puzzles about movies, books, history, and words. I think my favorite puzzles are the minefields, if you make a mistake you have to start over. But...you can do them over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near as good as online or on your phone. December 19, 2012
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I love Sporcle, but the kindle version has about 20 games, instead of the 2000~ on my phone. Kindle's are also harder to type on for something like this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly implemented for Kindle Fire
I love the Sporcle website. I play all the time and find it well-implemented, clever, and entertaining. I like it so much I paid for this, which was a mistake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Feets McGinty
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for groups play
Really like this app - great for trivia buffs. Especially if you like to play trivia in bars - this app allows the same entertainment at home.
Published 3 months ago by Rebecca Leister
1.0 out of 5 stars just use the web site directly
I would not recommend paying for this app, it offers less functionality then what is offered FREE on their website directly. Just go to their web site and play from there... Read more
Published 3 months ago by mstraw@ucsd.edu
5.0 out of 5 stars fun and challenging
Good for a range of knowledge. Ice breaker, and a way to pass the time when between events at a party.
Published 3 months ago by Captain Disappointed
5.0 out of 5 stars great app
It is a great app. I love sporcle and I'm glad I could have it with me all the time.
Published 3 months ago by Daniil
5.0 out of 5 stars Sporcle Is Awesome!
Fun, plus challenging and educational for all ages and genres. Great way to get your mind working! Hard to quit playing!
Published 4 months ago by C Selby
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm addicted.
I love this game. It's my number-one go-to app when I have downtime. My only criticism about it is that I wish I didn't have to log in to my account every time I open the app. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Adam Kranz
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game
Sporcle is fun both alone or in a party/group setting. Some of the quizzes are obscure - but with thousands to choose from - everyone can find something they like.
Published 5 months ago by Chris C.
3.0 out of 5 stars What happened??
I used to love this game. I didn't care that you had to spell everything correctly or that it was timed. It was awesome for me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars unexpectaley stops
I downloaded the newest update and now the program won't open correctly it just says that it has an issue and give you the option of waiting or closing it out
Published 6 months ago by chris
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