Discover Query

Query is a party game where players earn points for identifying the top Internet search predictions and for fooling others into choosing their well-crafted answers. It's great in a family or more adult social setting.

For ages 14+ Play with 3+ players

Object of the Game

  • To write a Query ending that other players will choose as the correct answers
  • To select the correct Query ending from those read aloud by the dealer
  • To be the first player to reach the space marked FINISH on the play surface

Each card has a Query beginning and 4 real Query endings. The dealer reads the Query beginning out loud and players come up with their own endings, write them down on whiteboards, and submit them to the dealer.

Meanwhile the dealer chooses a real Query ending that he thinks nobody will guess from the card and writes it down on a whiteboard. The dealer reads all the endings out loud, including the one he chose. Players then take turns guessing which is the real ending.

Each of the 600 Query Beginnings were entered into search engines in at least 40 states and 5 provinces across North America (the higher the state population, the higher the sample size from that state). Over a period of a year, more than 2 million Query endings were collected.

Interestingly, in some cases there was a wide variance in Query endings, in others there was a small one, and often there was hardly any variance at all. For every card (i.e. "Query Beginning" and related "Query Ending”) the process of selecting the top autocompletes was the same. We took the top four Query Endings that on average ranked the highest across the sample size.

Ultimately, we were as methodical as possible to determine what the average Query Endings are for North Americans. For us, that was the most critical component of establishing the credibility of this game.