Wikiracing is a game using the online encyclopedia Wikipedia qui Focuses is traversing links from one page to Reviews another. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] It has Many different variations and names, Including The Wikipedia Game , Wikipedia Maze , Wikispeedia , Wikiwars , Wikipedia Ball, and Litner Ball . [6] External websites have been created to facilitate the game. [7]

The Seattle Times has a good education for children [8] and the Larchmont Gazette has said, “While I do not know any teenagers who would curl up with an encyclopedia for a good read Reading it in the process of playing the Wikipedia Game “. [9]

The Amazing Wiki Race has been an event at the TechOlympics [10] and the Yale Freshman Olympics . [11]

The average number of links separating the Wikipedia page from the United Kingdom is 3.67. Other common houserules such as not using the United States page increase the difficulty of the game. [12]


Wikiracing has 2 different variations.

The first is Commonly Known As Wikispeed in the qui participants compete to reach the finish page (previously concurred upon) Within a limited time. The first that reaches the final page within the time limit is crowned the winner. [13]

The second is regarded as Wiki where participants race to reach the final page with the certain amount of clicks.


  1. Jump up^ Aubrey Whelan. “‘Wikiracing’ picking up speed among college students”. The Philadelphia Inquirer , 7/21/2010.
  2. Jump up^ Ben Jones. “Latest game for bored students? Wikiracing”.Star Tribune , 6/20/2010.
  3. Jump up^ Ariel Doctoroff. “Want To Waste An Hour (Or Three)? Go On A Wikirace”. Huffington Post , 7/22/10.
  4. Jump up^ Colin Hepke (2008). “On Your Mark, Get Set, Wikipedia”!Cornerstone 2 (3), 8.
  5. Jump up^ Ben Jones. “Students glued to computers turn Wikipedia into a game”. College Times , 7/8/2010.
  6. Jump up^ Stefan Thaler, Katharina Siorpaes, Elena Simperl and Christian Hofe (2011). “A Survey on Games for Knowledge Acquisition”.Semantic Technology Institute International . Pgs 14-17.
  7. Jump up^ John Walker. “Searching For Fun: Wikipedia Game”. Rock, Paper, Shotgun , 6/10/2010.
  8. Jump up^ Heidi Stevens. “Zero in on your child’s lack of focus”. Seattle Times , 8/14/2011.
  9. Jump up^ Jacqueline Hornor Plumez. “The Career Doctor”. Larchmont Gazette , 9/25/2008.
  10. Jump up^ Denise Smith Amos. “500 teens converge for TechOlympics”. Cincinnati Enquirer , 3/5/2010
  11. Jump up^ Alison Griswold. “Saybrook frosh win”. Yale Daily News , 4/11/2011.
  12. Jump up^ Brock Read. “6 Degrees of Wikipedia”. The Chronicle of Higher Education , 5/28/2008.
  13. Jump up^ “The Wiki Game” . Retrieved 2016-08-04 .

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