I love games… especially ones that involve IQ testing. Playbuzz has a new challenge out that involves spotting a square in the middle of a sea of squares. It gets visually more challenging as you go. I played it and got a perfect score quickly… I don’t know whether that is common or not. They claim it is very rare, but then again… don’t they always?
The game claims that if you can spot the square in the middle of the diagram, you have an incredible ability to analyze and calculate. I would say, focus, but whatever. They also claim that if you can do this, you are more intelligent than the majority of people. I wouldn’t go that far by any means, but it is kind of fun. Give it a shot and see how you do!
From the Daily Mail:
A mind-boggling quiz that asks users to spot the square in the centre of the puzzle apparently proves whether or not you’re ‘visually intellectual’.
Makers of the test, created by Playbuzz, claim that if you can spot the square in the centre of most of the pictures, you have an incredible ability to analyse and calculate what you see.
There are ten slides and each round gets harder and harder. The first question asks you to spot a yellow square in the middle of a picture and by question 10, the centre square is surrounded by seven others, making it much tougher.
If you achieve a perfect score (I did) – this is the message you will see:
You hit all the centered squares correctly which means that you have an incredible ability to understand what you see, analyze and calculate it immediately.
On top of that, you’re very patient when you need to be and that gives you the peace of mind to actually concentrate and reach the right conclusion instead of giving up and pick a random solution.
All these indicate that you’re officially smarter than most of the population. That’s pretty impressive and you should be proud of yourself!!
My guess is that pretty much everyone gets it right, but I think it is a great test to see if you can intellectually focus on a given spot with your attention intact. It is a test of mental computation and logic. Of course, there are ways to cheat on this as there is no time limit. If you can count and not instinctively see where the center is, you can still beat the game. But where’s the fun in that?
When I was a kid, my favorite games were puzzles. Usually jig saw puzzles, but I also love find-the-word puzzles. When given IQ tests, I always score highest on problem solving, which explains what I do for a living in many regards. I’m a professional trouble shooter for businesses. After having said all that, I hate crossword puzzles. Which given that I write so much is kind of odd. But then again, I’m kind of a weird puzzle as well. LOL.