Google Feud is a fresh re-imagining of a television game show where the contestants are given various phrases and try to take their best guesses as to how the audience chose to finish those phrases. The trick is to imagine what the most popular responses would be, not what is necessarily the most logical. In this case the results are based on Google autocomplete suggestions instead, so the player’s goal is to estimate the most searched variation of a certain inquiry.
Every Google Feud game starts with selecting one of four categories. There are phrases rooted in general culture, people and individual issues, popular celebrity names and questions of any kind. Here’s an example: “Why is my skin...” - what would be the most popular ending to this question? Probably many people try to find out why their skin is dry or oily. Both of these options will be somewhere in the top search results and will grant you a good amount of points. The more guesses you take, the trickier it gets. If you make three mistakes the round will be over and you will have to start a new game.
One cool thing about this title is that it is very accessible and doesn’t require any additional knowledge as long as you are familiar with the basics of how the Internet operates. There is also no need to install it – you can play Google Feud online in your browser window from any PC, Mac or other device.
Ultimately what makes the guessing so much fun is the fact that you get some interesting insights about what goes on through the humanity’s hive mind during our everyday life. What does the majority of people look for when they start typing “I love...” into the search bar? What kind of questions start with: “What is my...”? If you think you won’t have any problems figuring that out in Google Feud play a couple of rounds and find out how accurate your assumptions are.