Which Came First?:
- The invention of the Rubik’s Cube or the birth of Oprah Winfrey?
- The Arc de Triomphe or Vincent van Gogh’s painting Roses?
- Elton John’s album Greatest Hits 1970–2002 or the invention of the Blu-ray disc?
The faster you can answer these questions, the more points you’ll rack up as you play What Came First?, published in the summer of 2020 as part of the Google Arts & Culture Games collection.
The games in this collection are the perfect blend of challenge (They’re not easy!), accessibility (They’re free!), and education (Did you know that the Burr Truss was invented nearly fifty years before Sir Edwin Lassiter painted The Monarch of the Glen? I didn’t before, but I do now!).
The game lasts as long as you keep giving correct answers. However, the timer gets progressively faster as you answer more and more questions correctly. As soon as you miss your third question, which is easy to do when you only have a split second to make a judgment call, your game ends.
Chances are, however, that you’ll want to start a new game immediately.
Wait, you’re telling me Caravaggio’s painting Sacrifice of Isaac came before Boulle’s invention of the barometer clock? You learn something new everyday!