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Predictive Search Board Games

The Query Game Plays Off Google's Predictive Search Feature

— March 3, 2015 — Tech
The Query game is a board game that revolves around Google's predictive search feature. If you've ever begun Googling a particular term and enjoyed seeing the random, hilarious and downright disturbing predictive search options that come up, you'll probably enjoy this game. The game is the brainchild of Toronto-based Nikki Flowerday and Phoebe Stevens. Like many great ideas, this one started off simply -- the two began playing an Autocomplete guessing game via text message, before evolving it into a board game concept.

The game requires a designated dealer to choose one of 600 Query cards included in the game and read out the provided query. Each card has four endings taken from actual Google Autocomplete searches. Players then guess the endings and write them on whiteboards, while the dealer adds the actual ending to the list. Players then take turns guessing the real ending.

Inspired by the eccentricities of the online world we inhabit, the Query game is a great way to share some laughs and win some bragging rights.
Trend Themes
1. Board Game Innovation - Innovative board games that incorporate technology or online culture present an opportunity to tap into new markets and attract younger audiences.
2. Gamification of Popular Online Activities - Companies can tap into the increasing interest in gamification to create products that allow users to engage with online culture in new and fun ways.
3. Digital-inspired Entertainment - With the rise of digital and online media, companies have the opportunity to create entertainment products that reflect and draw inspiration from the online world.
Industry Implications
1. Board Game Industry - Incorporating popular online culture into board game design presents a niche opportunity to differentiate and appeal to younger audiences.
2. Entertainment Industry - Creating innovative and engaging products that gamify online activities can help drive revenue growth and build brand loyalty.
3. Technology Industry - Incorporating popular online culture into technology products can help differentiate and create new opportunities in competitive markets.
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