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Have you ever played the Wikipedia game? If not, it’s simple: go to Wikipedia. Decided what article you want to find. Then push “Random Article.” Then, use as few clicks as possible to get to the target article. Usually, in real life this is a “race” against friends who are watching over your shoulder. The Wiki Hunt app, however, takes this game and turns it into a solo contest to get from Point A to Point B in six clicks or less.
Wiki Hunt includes three options for play: random, where both articles are random; Six Clicks To Jesus; and a mode where you can choose your own articles. Six Clicks To Jesus is pretty easy—he’s everywhere!—but the path to get to your goal article is always, always hilarious. I managed to get to the Jesus of Nazareth article from a Chinese film called The Detective; an airport led me to Meniscorceras…a type of flower. If there’s one thing this game does, it reveals the awe-inspiring web of hyperlinks that forms Wikipedia. If you can’t figure out how to navigate from one article to another, the app will show you the solution. Just looking at the solutions is half of the fun.
Of course, you don’t need the app in order to play: Wikipedia does have a mobile version, after all. But Wiki Hunt provides you with random articles, solutions, and condenses the experience to focus you on the game. The solutions alone are worth the app’s low asking price. If you’re interested in skimming random Wikipedia articles (trust me, there’s a treasure trove of random information) or just in trying a novel new “puzzle,” Wiki Hunt is a simple, entertaining app that harnesses the full might of Wikipedia.
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