It's time for the Family Feud! Actually, it's time for Google Feud.

Did you know that every time we used Google to search, and autocomplete popped up to make a suggestion, that was actually prep for one of the most addictive, new games to hit the Interwebs? Well, it was, and I hope you've been practicing and cancelled all of your plans, because Google Feud is going to consume your life for the next 72 hours or so.

Google Feud is a web game in the style of the classic game show Family Feud. However, instead of Steve Harvey asking you to try to guess how 100 randos surveyed for the game show answered a ridiculous prompt — and then subsequently having his mustachioed face judge you for your response — Google Feud asks you to guess how Google autocompleted various words and phrases that fall into four categories: Culture, People, Names, Questions. Google Feud uses the Google API to pull the top 10 Google Autocomplete suggestions for each word or phrase selected by the creator of the game, writer Justin Hook.

All you have to do to play is type in your response to each of the prompts.  If your guess matches one of the top autocomplete suggestions on Google, you get points. If it doesn't, you get a big old red X, signifying a strike. Three strikes, and you're out and all that jazz.

The description for Google Feud warns that "certain results may be offensive and/or incomprehensible," which should give you an idea of how hard it is to do well in this game. For instance, the prompt "Harry Potter and the" had 10 empty spots to fill with answers, six of which were taken up by titles of books in the series (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban didn't make the cut for some reason). You have to dig a bit deeper for the rest of the answers, which ended up including "sorcerer's stone movie" and "deathly hallows part 2." All the more reason to keep playing Google Feud until you become a Google Autocomplete master.

The only problem with this game is that you tend to get some repeat prompts in only a short period of time. Hopefully now that Google Feud has achieved its 15 minutes of Internet fame, Hook will add some new questions to the game to retain our interest. Survey says: The people want it. 


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