I have an idea for a game. I don't know if it's feasible but here goes. It would involve a lot of writing as I don't think you couldn't the current quizzes. New quizzes in this format would have to be written but the II could be eliminated and therefore cut down on the time. I'd call the game “Countdown”. There are ten clues given one by one and in flash format it would be fine as you couldn't go back to the first clue after you've already bypassed it.
There would be 10 questions. Answer correctly on the first question and get maximum pts. Answer correctly on the 2nd q and receive 90% of the pts and so on. If you fluke the answer on the first go, bravo to you! The subject could be almost anything – people, plants, animals, minerals, rivers, mountains, mountain ranges, tv shows, movies. I'd limit the animal and plant answers to a generic answer such as “sheep” or “rose” rather than “merino” or “Peace”. It would be possible to write more than one quiz on each subject. It could be timed or untimed. Not everyone would like this game as there would be times when you'd score NO pts. Hey, it's only a game and no one lives or dies by the number of points you score. I'd get a laugh from scoring zero as I know I would on a few subjects. I'd arrange the questions from hardest to easiest of course.
Here's an example with the question first and the guessed answer in inverted commas.
I am a country in the northern hemisphere. "Canada"
My national holiday is celebrated in July. "USA"
My area is 551,500 square km with another 92,000 sq kms in overseas territories. "Spain"
My population was 62 million in 2009 "Germany"
I am a republic "Portugal"
My dominant religion is catholicism "Mexico"
I am divided into departments "Switzerland"
One of my major rivers is the lorraine. “Belgium”
My tallest mountain is mont blanc. “Italy”
Paris is my capital. “France”
Bingo.. I get 10% of the available pts (and time bonues or how ever it would be arranged). If I had answered “France” on the 3rd guess I'd get 80% of the points.
Well, that's one idea that I had to get out of my head. I've been longing to mention this for months and now seems like the time. I don't know if anyone else likes it but I feel better for mentioning it. Cheers
Wes, love the idea for team contribution in the daily games too as I play most if not all the games