Think Googly Rules

The Basics

Play either Twenty20 (20 questions) or a One Day International (50 questions).

Each game consists of fast (general knowledge - think quick), medium pace (challenges that require research using the Internet - think deep) and spin (cryptic clues - think googly, using the hints on how to play spinning deliveries in the forum topic) questions randomly drawn from the database.

The quicker you respond, the more runs you score.

If your answer is wrong, you lose a wicket - 10 wickets, all out, game over!

A toss of the coin determines whether you are batting first or second - the ‘opposition score' is the average score of games completed by other players earlier the same day or yesterday (so it will vary). If you bat first, you won't know what this score is; if you're batting second, you'll know the target score to beat.

Your score is updated after every question and you can save a game after any question. This saved game will load the next time you play the same type of game (i.e. Twenty20 or ODI).

There are rules for how you answer a question:

If a player's name is required, just enter the last name, don't give initials or first names. Type Tendulkar or Ponting, NOT Sachin Tendulkar or R Ponting. If the actual answer is ‘Steve Waugh', just enter Waugh, even though this could mean Mark as well!

Read the clue carefully as this will often give you a guide on how to answer, e.g. The ‘What' Stadium means just enter the name (e.g. Wankhede) and NOT The Wankhede Stadium.

If the answer is a number, don't spell the answer. Use numbers (7, 29, 436) and NOT words (seven, twenty-nine, four hundred and thirty-six).

For medium pace questions, research is required so use the Internet. Questions have been written using a range of online resources, so all the answers are on the internet. Where and how you look for them is a skill that might set you apart from other players!

If you don't want to answer a question, you can let the ‘delivery through to the keeper' by clicking on ‘Pass' (but you can't go back to it).

At the end of each game, you find out the result (win/lose) and a record of the games you've played. Click on ‘details' to get information on all the questions.

Think Googly uses three key performance measures:

Win%, the percentage of games you win

SA, your scoring average (average runs per game), and

BA, your batting average (average runs per wicket)

These cumulative measures are displayed on your homepage, along with a small leaderboard.

A complete leaderboard is presented in ‘Rankings'. You will be able to compare how you rate, relative to all other players, on these measures.

If you have any queries or problems, please contact us or check out the forum discussions.

Think Googly, a great game with simple rules and challenging questions. The tactics you use are vital, just like in a game of cricket. Good Luck!

The Details

Deliveries by game


Twenty20ODI
Fast718
Medium718
Spin614
Total2050

Time limits by game and delivery (seconds)

 Twenty20ODI
Fast6075
Medium480600
Spin360450

Scoring in Twenty20 Games by time (seconds)

 

 

 6 runs

4 runs 

3 runs 

2 runs

1 run

Fast

<10 secs 

10.01-20 

20.01-30 

30.01-40

40.01-60

Medium 

<90 secs 

90.01-150 

150.01-270 

270.01-360

360.01-480

Spin

<60 secs 

60.01-120 

120.01-180 

180.01-270

270.01-360

Scoring in ODIs by time (seconds)

 

 6 runs

4 runs 

3 runs 

2 runs

1 run

Fast

<10 secs 

10.01-24 

24.01-40 

40.01-60

60.01-75

Medium  

<120 secs 

120.01-210 

210.01-300 

300.01-420

420.01-600

Spin

<90 secs 

90.01-150 

150.01-240 

240.01-330

330.01-450

Presentation order by type of game

Twenty20ODI
4 Fast

6 Fast 

 4 Medium

 6 Medium

 3 Spin

4 Spin

 3 Fast

 6 Fast

 3 Spin

 6 Medium

 3 Medium

 6 Spin

 

 6 Medium

 

 4 Spin

 

6 Fast