I would like to invite you to participate in my Jules Verne rare entries contest. It was inspired by the rare entries contests organized by Mark Brader in various newsgroups, such as rec.games.trivia. I am grateful to Mark Brader for allowing me to use his contest format, and for sending me his scoring script.

The purpose of this game is as follows: for each of the questions, your objective is to give an answer that (1) is correct, and (2) will be duplicated by as few other people as possible. More details can be found in the rules.

To win the game, you need knowledge about Jules Verne, searching skills and good tactics. For example, if I ask for one of Jules Verne’s first names, the answer “Jules” is obviously correct. But it is also an answer that many people are likely to think of. So if you know, or manage to find out, that Verne’s second name was Gabriel, you can answer that. However, there are perhaps more people who try to avoid the obvious answer, and answering “Jules” may not be such a bad move after all …

I have run three of these contests so far, but the number of participants was rather small. I may decide some day to run another rare entries contest, but for now you can have a look at the past results.

Past contests