Addictive Wikipedia game will hook you for hours – can you beat our score?

AN ADDICTIVE Wikipedia game will have you hooked for hours.

It's called Wikitrivia, and it's a simple card game that you play in a web browser.

The game – shared by The Verge – works on desktop and mobile, and is totally free to play.

You simply order key events – like wars, birthdates of historical figures, founding years of businesses – in time order.

You're presented with a single card at a time, each pulled from Wikipedia.

For instance, you might be asked whether the hard disk drive was invented before or after Green Day.

Then you could be asked to place the War of the Third Coalition, or the United Kingdom's Regency Era.

You're tasked with racking up as long of a streak as possible. Check it out:

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But you only have three lives – and each mistake will cost you one.

Early rounds might be easy, but difficulty ramps up once the dates become more dense.

Even if you don't know the answer for sure, sometimes the brief description or style of image can offer important clues.

But it's very easy to make a mistake and lose a life if certain dates are very close together.

The game was coded by Tom Watson, a software engineer based in Madrid, Spain.

He describes Wikitrivia as a "trivia card game" based on Wikipedia.

It has the simplicity of recent viral game Wordle, which is also a free browser-based puzzle.

But Wikitrivia is endlessly repayable, so you don't have to wait each day for a new puzzle.

It works on desktop, as well as the browser on your iPhone or Android device.

And you can play with a keyboard and mouse as well as a touchscreen.

Our best score after about 30 games is a 19 streak – can you beat it?

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